IT managers looking to enforce restrictions and security settings on SharePoint users might wish to look at Documentum 6.5, according to Information Week.
Andrew Conry-Murray writes for the publication of the potential benefits to be derived from adopting Documentum and its Federated Records Services (FRS).
"FRS makes Documentum the rules engine for content in third-party repositories, including SharePoint," he asserts.
The author adds that this in effect means there is a "new SharePoint sheriff in town".
He previously explained that, under FRS, settings which might typically be applied to the top level of a document repository are instead enforced on a more localized level.
This also means that Documentum may be employed to act as a third-party rules engine for environments such as SharePoint, he pointed out.
Alternatively, the platform”s own CenterStage Essentials element was noted as an avenue towards document conversion for employees.
Industry analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe recently commented that, whatever your enterprise content management (ECM) platform, administration plays a necessary role in ensuring data is handled correctly.
"SharePoint requires the same vigorous procurement and technical vetting process you would apply to the likes of EMC Documentum," he asserted.
Through rules engines such as FRS, administrators wishing to allow document conversion and access across different ECM systems might find they are able to do so from a centralized management platform.