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Solving The SharePoint ECM Puzzle

March 9, 2012

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  • Presented by Alan Weintraub


The evolvement of SharePoint's ECM functionality has created a quandary for organizations looking to implement an enterprise ECM solution. They ask: "Will SharePoint meet all of our needs or do we need another ECM solution?" Answering this question is not often simple, as the gaps in SharePoint functionality are filled by the ECM vendors in many different ways. Matching the gaps to an ECM vendor's capabilities will lead to the best overall solution to the SharePoint/ECM jigsaw puzzle.

Many organizations have already implemented ECM solutions to address a specific business application, e.g., invoice processing, accounts payables, or policy management. Often, these apps include extensive customizations, company-specific workflows, and even tailored end user interfaces. Now SharePoint is forcing Content & Collaboration pros to consider three options: 1) continue using their current ECM tool; 2) replace the current tool with SharePoint; or 3) integrate SharePoint with the current ECM tool to fill gaps.

This presentation provides an overview of SharePoint ECM gaps and overlaps, and it provides prescriptive guidance for how to start solving this SharePoint ECM puzzle.


  • Disruptions In The ECM market
  • Functionality Overlaps Between SharePoint And Traditional ECM Solution
  • Filling The Requirement Gaps

Vendors mentioned: Adam Software, AnyDoc, ARX, AvePoint, Brava, Cadac Organice, DocuSign, EMC, Equilibrium, Gimmelsoft, HP, IBM, K2, Knowledge Lake, Kofax, McLaren Software, Metalogix, Nintex, OpenText, and SharePoint Solutions.

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