IEEE Documentum and   CYA Case Study      13 October 2011EMC Momentum NYC User Group          Meeting          Ken Rawson ...
IEEE and Its Publishing Program•   IEEE is the world’s largest professional    technical association    •   39 societies a...
Move to Electronic Publishing Has        Transformed The Publishing Process•   Volume of articles published has grown    s...
IEEE Publishing Operations•   IEEE Publishing Operations runs as a    competitive publishing service to IEEE    Societies ...
Vendor Selection Process Was Detailed &            Comprehensive•   Did site visits to see existing journal    production ...
Documentum-Based Workflow Management  System (WMS) Was Selected and Built•   WMS is used by the IEEE Publishing    Operati...
Selected a Documentum-Based System          Building on Existing Solution•   Worked with Flatirons Solutions to customize ...
Defining Requirements, Developing        Workflows & Designing UIs Took Time•   Core team identified to work with Flatiron...
The Final Implementation Was Reasonably           Close to What We Expected•   The workflows, the most complex part of the...
WMS Is Based on an End-to-End               Digital Workflow•   All articles and other materials for publication    are im...
WMS Provides All Involved With Real-Time Information About Content in Our Queue•   Through Web-based portals, WMS gives   ...
IEEE WMS Content Flows                   Journal                   Articles                                               ...
Other Benefits of WMS IncludeComponent-Level Content Management &        Enhanced Reporting•   WMS is designed to manage o...
Training End Users Is a Critical Part of                     the Process•   Staff training was done using:    •    Demos  ...
What Does WMS Look Like?•   Screen shots illustrate some system    highlights    •   Inbox view: editorial staff interact ...
Extensive use of metadata to      driveautomation and    reporting         Metadata fields         with asterisks         ...
Detailedtracking ofprocess is possible
Overall Benefits of WMS to IEEE•   WMS has enabled IEEE Publishing    Operations to increase the amount of content    publ...
System Size and Basic Architecture•   Approximately 50 users•   Using Documentum v6.5, SP2•   6 TB of content, 100 GB data...
Complex Workflows•   System has 5 very complex workflows    •   3 article-based workflows and 2 issue-based        (conten...
Business Case for CYA Documentum-         Specific Recovery Solution•   A user we could not identify through the audit    ...
Lack of a Reliable Restoration System          = Big Business Problem•   A mission-critical production system that    we c...
CYA Turned Out to be a Great                 Solution•   Learned about CYA at EMC World•   After extensive investigation, ...
Installation Was Fine, But Had Some                 Early Issues•   The installation of CYA went fine, just as    promised...
Tuning of CYA Took Some Time•   Once we completed the full backup, we    went to a one-hour incremental backup    •   This...
CYA is a Success at the IEEE•   Our admins were able to fairly easily    locate articles to restore in the CYA    backup r...
Q&A•   Questions?•   Comments?
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EMC Manhattan Momentum User Group- IEEE & CYA Customer Case Study: Must-have Technologies for Mitigating Documentum Downtime and Protecting Complex Workflows

  1. 1. IEEE Documentum and CYA Case Study 13 October 2011EMC Momentum NYC User Group Meeting Ken Rawson Manager, Publishing Systems IEEE
  2. 2. IEEE and Its Publishing Program• IEEE is the world’s largest professional technical association • 39 societies and 7 technical councils • 400,000 members in more than 160 countries; 50 percent of whom are from outside the USA • Best known for its standards, such as the 802.11 wireless networking standards • Sponsors over 1,200 conferences in 73 countries • Publishes 148 transactions, journals and magazines—approximately 1/3 of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics • Also publishes books and standards
  3. 3. Move to Electronic Publishing Has Transformed The Publishing Process• Volume of articles published has grown steadily • Web-based peer review has greatly increased the number of article submissions • E-first publication allows for faster dissemination • The rise of Web-only journals enables a larger volume of articles than previously• Primary delivery model and “copy of record” have shifted from print to electronic• Focus of periodical process has become article-by-article electronic publication
  4. 4. IEEE Publishing Operations• IEEE Publishing Operations runs as a competitive publishing service to IEEE Societies and Councils • 89 peer reviewed journals • 19 magazines and 11 newsletters • Some IEEE Societies and Councils publish with external vendors• Having to operate as a competitive business has driven continuous improvements and increased efficiency • Compelled the decision to move to a next- generation editorial and production system
  5. 5. Vendor Selection Process Was Detailed & Comprehensive• Did site visits to see existing journal production CMSs• Looked at a number of proposals, based on all leading CMS available at the time • Documentum • Other proprietary systems• Reviewed detailed written proposals• Invited leading contenders in for presentations • Evaluated vendors using an evaluation matrix
  6. 6. Documentum-Based Workflow Management System (WMS) Was Selected and Built• WMS is used by the IEEE Publishing Operations Department to: • Streamline and automate the editorial/production process • Provide the ability to quickly adapt to changing business conditions• Worked with consultants to build IEEE customizations into third-party software• Built in phases, beginning with vendor proposals in 2004 and ending with launch in late 2007• Rolled out in 2008
  7. 7. Selected a Documentum-Based System Building on Existing Solution• Worked with Flatirons Solutions to customize PubFusion, a system built for Wolters Kluwer • Purchased base code and customized extensively to fit IEEE needs• Worked in phases, using an iterative design process • Phase 1: Functional specs, solution design • Phase 2: Core functionality • Phase 3: Automation • Phase 4: Integrations
  8. 8. Defining Requirements, Developing Workflows & Designing UIs Took Time• Core team identified to work with Flatirons Solutions to review process in detail • Started in 2004, system went live at end 2007 • Called in larger groups of stakeholders for review & input as portions of system were being developed • First step was to review existing workflows • Workflow development in process while UI prototypes were built, reviewed, refined, and then reviewed and refined again • Reviewing as the system was being developed was critical to success
  9. 9. The Final Implementation Was Reasonably Close to What We Expected• The workflows, the most complex part of the system, were reasonably close to our expectations • We are did a major update all of the workflows in 2010 • New workflows were more streamlined and more flexible • Integration with composition system went well • The testing process was challenging • The system was less stable than we expected at launch • We ended up launching without a reporting module
  10. 10. WMS Is Based on an End-to-End Digital Workflow• All articles and other materials for publication are imported directly from external systems (i.e., online peer review systems) • The ability to import manually exists• Articles move through the production process based on pre-defined workflows, milestones trigger the update of schedule information • Important not to over-engineer—need flexibility to react to changing business needs• Contact with authors, EICs, IEEE volunteers, and others is done through system portals
  11. 11. WMS Provides All Involved With Real-Time Information About Content in Our Queue• Through Web-based portals, WMS gives authors, editors-in-chief, and Society staff the ability to • Check the status of an article • What has happened, what will happen and when • Update personal information (bio, photo, contact information) • Review article proof and submit alterations • Contact IEEE editorial staff • Review the queue of articles available for publication (EIC/society) • Create issue line-ups (EIC/society) • View information about page budget and pages published (EIC/society)
  12. 12. IEEE WMS Content Flows Journal Articles IDAMS Peer Review • ScholarOne Workflow Digital Asset System Manuscripts Management Mgmt. System Peer Review System • Other Systems System (Documentum) (Documentum)Conversion andOutsourced Vendors IEEE Xplore Author Digital Production Print Gateway Portal Portal Vendor Library
  13. 13. Other Benefits of WMS IncludeComponent-Level Content Management & Enhanced Reporting• WMS is designed to manage our content at the component level • Figures, photos, multimedia, text • This will prepare us to act on opportunities for component-based publishing• Better, more automated tracking through the production process allows for more detailed reporting • Audit trails, milestones, and system events can all be used to create meaningful, targeted reports
  14. 14. Training End Users Is a Critical Part of the Process• Staff training was done using: • Demos • FAQs • User guide • Weekly open user group meetings • Expert Users on the floor • Blog site • Centralized help desk• Despite our best efforts, training & documentation were challenging• Documentum interface was radically new to the staff users
  15. 15. What Does WMS Look Like?• Screen shots illustrate some system highlights • Inbox view: editorial staff interact with WMS through the inbox • Highly customized to provide ability to organize work in different ways • Tasks sortable by columns • Additional filters to screen visible tasks by type, publication, issue • Metadata • Used to automate the production process, for reporting, and to track performance to schedule • Detailed tracking of process/system events • Easily identify bottlenecks • Analyze where time is lost/gained • Measure staff productivity
  16. 16. Extensive use of metadata to driveautomation and reporting Metadata fields with asterisks are required
  17. 17. Detailedtracking ofprocess is possible
  18. 18. Overall Benefits of WMS to IEEE• WMS has enabled IEEE Publishing Operations to increase the amount of content published with flat staff levels every year • Number of pages has increased 7-10% per year • We add 4-5 new journals every year• Improved staff morale (work remotely)• Handles both in-house edited-and-composed journals and outsourced journals• Supports an all-digital workflow• Has enabled Pub Ops to respond more easily to new business requirements and opportunities• Enhanced reporting
  19. 19. System Size and Basic Architecture• Approximately 50 users• Using Documentum v6.5, SP2• 6 TB of content, 100 GB database• Runs on 8 servers: 2 DB, 2 Documentum content servers, 2 WebLogic application servers, 2 tools servers • Tools servers provide XML-based article composition and editing services• Operates 24 x 7 • Maintenance is a challenge • Must be done in off-hours
  20. 20. Complex Workflows• System has 5 very complex workflows • 3 article-based workflows and 2 issue-based (content packaging) workflows• Workflows were hard to design and are tough to change and to test • Found it required an business analyst and workflow expert for design and for writing programming requirements • QA testers found workflows hard to test. They had to use different methods from standard test case development from requirements • System is so large and complex we can’t fully regression test it with each code deployment
  21. 21. Business Case for CYA Documentum- Specific Recovery Solution• A user we could not identify through the audit trail deleted 80 articles in mid-2010 • All of the extensive metadata (9 “Blue I” tabs of data), along with several subfolders of article content• Our standard IT backup/restore process could only restore an entire days-worth of data • Would wipe out an entire day’s work from 50 users to restore only 80 articles• We ended up restoring these articles by hiring a temp and manually restoring the content from other systems • Metadata restoration was especially painful
  22. 22. Lack of a Reliable Restoration System = Big Business Problem• A mission-critical production system that we couldn’t completely rely on was a major problem• We needed a much more granular restoration solution that would keep both the Documentum content store and the database in sync• Had to be able to restore down to the object level• No traditional backup product would work
  23. 23. CYA Turned Out to be a Great Solution• Learned about CYA at EMC World• After extensive investigation, it looked like it would fit all of our needs• All set to purchase, when the contract was killed by our IT department• Required some intense justification to get the contract approved• Finally got CYA SmartRecovery installed in January of 2011
  24. 24. Installation Was Fine, But Had Some Early Issues• The installation of CYA went fine, just as promised. • The training of our Documentum admins went well also• The initial full backup by CYA ran into performance problems • Heavily used system with millions of objects and object relationships • Ended up taking 3-4 weeks running at off hours
  25. 25. Tuning of CYA Took Some Time• Once we completed the full backup, we went to a one-hour incremental backup • This did not work due to intensive use • WMS communicates with a variety of other systems, such as DB apps, Web portals, MassTransit, etc.• Now running an hourly backup that is working very well• Have done around 20 restores of articles so far this year
  26. 26. CYA is a Success at the IEEE• Our admins were able to fairly easily locate articles to restore in the CYA backup repository• The process takes around 15-20 minutes to find an article and restore it to production quite easily• We no longer feel we need to lock down the system, just in case• Also find it useful as a troubleshooting tool
  27. 27. Q&A• Questions?• Comments?
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