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8 things you should know about open source ecm

  1. 1. 8 Things... You Should Know About Open Source ECM Cheryl McKinnon, Chief Marketing Officer cmckinnon@nuxeo.com April 28, 2010 Recorded Webinar Now Available: http://www.nuxeo.com/en/about/events/8things-open-source-ecm/registration Friday, April 30, 2010
  2. 2. Nuxeo Market Advantage • Our Focus is Enterprise Content Management Not an onramp to another core offering • Open Source as Efficient Development Model Open development process, freely available ECM platform & components to download / deploy / extend, trick-free business-friendly licensing, etc. • Built for 21st Century business Architecture intended for world of lean, mobile, social, interoperability, standards-friendly, where organizations run on content & information • A Social Marketplace in action Innovation driven by community of customers, partners, our core developers 2 Friday, April 30, 2010
  3. 3. Who We Are Today 10 Years of Growth • Open Source Enterprise Content Management provider with global install base • Current ECM Platform fully based on the Java environment – technology refresh in 2005 • Execution on global expansion plan • Established full time North American operations • Strategic partnership to cover Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa 3 Friday, April 30, 2010
  4. 4. Acknowledgement • Thanks to AIIM - the ECM Association for the inspiration of the “8 Things...” Theme • John Mancini - AIIM President and publisher of the Digital Landfill ECM blog and “8 Things...” series of e- books • www.aiim.org • http://aiim.typepad.com/aiim_blog/2009/12/8-things- that-you-should-know-about-open-source-ecm-.html 4 Friday, April 30, 2010
  5. 5. #1 You Can Get Started on an ECM Project... Now 5 Friday, April 30, 2010
  6. 6. #1 - You Can Get Started on an ECM Project... Now • No need to let business problems escalate due to lack of short term budget funding • Early requirements research can be done with little or no up-front financial investment • Simplified approach to product procurement allows more transparent financial planning for development and deployment 6 Friday, April 30, 2010
  7. 7. #2 Open Source ECM is *NOT* Written by Some Guy in his Mom’s Basement 7 Friday, April 30, 2010
  8. 8. #2 - It is *NOT* Written by Some Guy in his Mom’s Basement • Still a lingering - and out-dated - perception of open source as hobbyist driven • IT managers and software architects have long recognized open source for infrastructure use • Professional support, developers, QA and services are all provided by vendors who understand enterprise needs • Beware of the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) from legacy vendors 8 Friday, April 30, 2010
  9. 9. #3 You Don’t Need to be a Developer to Use Open Source ECM 9 Friday, April 30, 2010
  10. 10. #3 - You Don’t Need to be a Developer to Use Open Source ECM • Organizations with complex or unique ECM requirements can always choose to customize • Clean, approachable user experience designed for use by typical information workers • Graphical, wizard-driven customization and configuration environment puts control into hands of information architects and business analysts 10 Friday, April 30, 2010
  11. 11. #4 Don’t Confuse Open Source with “Free” 11 Friday, April 30, 2010
  12. 12. #4 - Don’t Confuse Open Source with “Free” • All ECM projects require a long term plan for deployment, needs analysis, training and ongoing support and maintenance • Select an ECM platform because it meets your business and technical needs - not because there is a perception of ‘no cost’ • Prepare to invest in the support and assurances that best align with the mission critical nature of the content application 12 Friday, April 30, 2010
  13. 13. #5 Open Source ECM Vendors Walk the Enterprise 2.0 Talk 13 Friday, April 30, 2010
  14. 14. #5 - Open Source ECM Vendors Walk the Enterprise 2.0 Talk • Successful open source projects are vibrant communities that encourage peer-to-peer engagement • Proprietary vendors jumped on the “Community” and “Social Marketplace” bandwagon over last 2 years • Open source ECM has valued knowledge-sharing, online community, peer support and customer input for years 14 Friday, April 30, 2010
  15. 15. #6 Open Source Vendors Better Align Their Values to Yours 15 Friday, April 30, 2010
  16. 16. #6 - Open Source Vendors Better Align Their Values to Yours • Vendors who derive revenue from proprietary license sales will benefit far in advance of their customers • ECM deployments require weeks or months to show ROI and deliver on deployment objectives • Open Source vendors benefit when the customer does: during the application build and deployment phases • Ongoing maintenance and support costs need to be transparent and predictable 16 Friday, April 30, 2010
  17. 17. #7 Not All Vendor Business Models are the Same 17 Friday, April 30, 2010
  18. 18. #7 - Not All Vendor Business Models are the Same • Insist upon clarity and transparency from the open source ECM vendor • Ensure the software that is tested and piloted is the same software that the vendor will support • Do due diligence to ensure no hidden catches or unexpected costs or upgrade charges • Ensure the vendor open source license model is a good fit for your overall IT architecture 18 Friday, April 30, 2010
  19. 19. #8 ECM is no Longer a Frill It is Essential to 21 st Century Business 19 Friday, April 30, 2010
  20. 20. #8 - ECM is no Longer a Frill • Rise of the Web means small and new companies can compete with incumbents • Democratization of opportunity = democratization of risk • Requirements to manage, capture and preserve content extends to companies of all sizes and corporate structures • Open source ECM helps keep the playing field level 20 Friday, April 30, 2010
  21. 21. Nuxeo ECM - Our Approach Construction Media Government Life Sciences Business Solutions Correspondence Contracts Records Invoice Processing Management Management Management Case Structured Horizontal Document Digital Asset Content Management Document Packages Management Management Framework Server Aggregator Nuxeo Enterprise Platform Platform Complete set of components covering all aspects of ECM Content Infrastructure Nuxeo Core Lightweight, scalable, embeddable content repository 21 Friday, April 30, 2010
  22. 22. Thank You Q & A Now Open Cheryl McKinnon, Chief Marketing Officer - cmckinnon@nuxeo.com April 28, 2010 Friday, April 30, 2010

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