recommended content management solutions

Which of the below content management solutions would be highly recommended? If there are others not listed below but recommended, please suggest.
FileNet Content Manager
M-Files - US
OpenText ECM Suite
OnBase - Switzerland
Perceptive Software
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
From your list, I've had experience only with Alfresco, FileNet, LaserFiche, OpenText, OnBase, and Perceptive. They have varying features, but I consider all of them to be in the "highly recommended" category — with the caveat that it depends heavily on your exact requirements. A product that is "highly recommended" for one set of needs may not be the right choice for a different set of needs.

For example, if you're looking to automate invoice processing (Accounts Payable), I highly recommend Kofax MarkView for AP (disclosure: I worked for the company that developed MarkView before Kofax acquired it):

But if you're not looking to automate AP, MarkView is likely not the right product.

Other well-known CMS/DMS products not on your list are:




Kokax (they have other products besides MarkView)

Microsoft SharePoint



They are all considered "highly recommended" by many users, but, once again, the caveat about meeting needs applies. Regards, Joe
I have experience with FileNet, Documetum, Alfresco... recommendation is dependent on your company size, company's IT infrastructure , your company's IT skill set, and business requirement... If your IT dept, can handle coding in Java I will recommend using Alfresco. .. You start start using it free today ... takes 5 minutes or less to install the community version.
grnowAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback. Heard a user recommends Kentico. Anyone has experience with this CMS?
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I've had no experience with Kentico.
grnowAuthor Commented:
Thanks. What's the pros and cons between those hosted / paid CMS solutions versus the free CMS solutions?
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
There's no short answer to that. These are large, complex, robust systems that can take months to evaluate. The pros and cons depend heavily on what you're going to use it for (i.e., your exact requirements). As I mentioned earlier, I worked for the company that developed MarkView before Kofax acquired it. We used to send out an 8-page questionnaire with around 100 questions in it just for the Accounts Payable requirements. An average size deal in the high-end CMS/DMS arena is a half-million dollars and the sales cycle on it averages more than a year. So there's simply no way to give you a quick pros and cons. You're going to have to take a deep dive and likely spend a great deal of time evaluating the list of CMS/DMS products against your requirements. Regards, Joe

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