Category: ECM

State of the ECM Industry 2010: Promising Outlook for Open Source

Posted by on May 20, 2010

AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management), released its “State of the ECM Industry 2010″ report yesterday. This report, underwritten by Rivet Logic, surveyed over 750 members of the AIIM community and yields some interesting facts about ECM, and in particular, open source ECM.

The study revealed that open source ECM solutions are only used by 6% of organizations, along with 3% for WCM and 2% for portals. But the good news is that an additional 9% plan to adopt open source for ECM, WCM or portals within the next 2 years. Most respondents also have an open mind on open source usage, with 64% saying that they would consider it mainly due to its cost benefits.

The report also covers other ECM-related topics including ECM business drivers, SharePoint, and Enterprise 2.0.

To download a full copy of the report, click here.

Rivet Logic To Host Reception at Upcoming AIIM Expo & Conference

Posted by on March 24, 2009

The annual AIIM Expo & Conference is less than a week away, and this year, Rivet Logic will be an active participant. Not only will we be exhibiting on the show floor, we will also be hosting a seminar and cocktail reception.

The reception will be held on Wednesday, April 1st, at 5pm at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott adjoining the Philadelphia Convention Center where the AIIM Expo will be held.

The topic of the seminar will be Open Source ECM in Action, an opportunity for attendees to learn from our real-world experiences implementing Alfresco across a wide range of vertical markets & application areas, including a case study from the pharmaceutical industry.

To top off the free food, drinks, and engaging topic, we will also be raffling off a Kindle!

For full event details and to register, please visit

And if you’re planning to attend the AIIM Expo, don’t forget to come visit us at Booth #524 or our virtual booth!

We hope to see you there!

Going Green with ECM

Posted by on October 31, 2008

With the “going green” trend gaining popularity, more businesses are starting to migrate towards a paperless office. Green computing is more than just choosing the right hardware for maximum energy efficiency, it’s also about reducing the amount of paper waste in our daily office operations. Going paperless would not only reduce clutter and increase productivity, but also help conserve natural resources at the same time. Think of all the times you’ve had to look and sort through piles of papers just to find that one small piece of information, all the while making more of a mess to make it even more difficult the next time around. Imagine that multiplied by the number of employees in your organization. That’s a lot of time wasted right?

With the right enterprise content management system, all those paper documents can be managed electronically. Better yet, those items can be tagged with keywords to make finding and sharing that piece of information hassle free. All that time saved can be used more productively. The fact that you’re helping to conserve natural resources is an added bonus. We all want a better environment for our future generations, right?

New Case Study: Liferay and Alfresco enables collaboration in education sector

Posted by on August 17, 2008

We just published a new case study on one of our projects in the public education sector. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) does great work for advancing public education goals at the US Federal and State levels, and open source portals and content management from Liferay and Alfresco help them collaborate, find, and share critical information in support of many of their projects.

Learn more from our new Case Study: CCSSO Increases Project Efficiency Through Open Source Content Management and Collaboration.

New White Paper on Open Source Document Management

Posted by on April 11, 2007

Our latest white paper on Open Source Document Management is now available.

Register for it here.

In it, we talk about how open source ECM and portal software can help with fundamental document management requirements including:

  • Rules based repository that can replace shared network drives
  • Effective search and retrieval
  • Standards based interfaces, including WebDAV, FTP, CIFS
  • Library services
  • Forums and other ways to facilitate team collaboration beyond email
  • Workflow
  • Scanning and document imaging support
  • Records management
  • Security