Our team is continuously working on making migration-center a better product, be it through new features, expanding our partner network, participating in events, or offering content on migration-related topics such as blogposts, webinars, and the like. This section is intended to provide a quick overview of the most recent of these activities.
If you have any questions or comments about the marketing activities listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Product-related questions are best still submitted through our sales form.
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2022-05-12 | PRODUCT INFORMATION ➤ New migration-center LinkedIn pages available
As we are constantly working to improve our social media presence for migration-center, we have decided to create a dedicated migration-center product page and a so-called showcase page on LinkedIn.
How can you benefit from these two new pages?
- Follow our showcase page to catch the latest news about migration-center directly in your newsfeed
- Visit our product page and assign your own LinkedIn profile the new migration-center skill to show that you are proficient with our migration software
Important note: The current migration-center LinkedIn group will be disbanded after a transitional period
2022-04-28 | BLOGPOST ➤ Content migration is an opportunity, not a like-for-like copy exericse
When organizations take the decision to migrate content to a new, modern system – whether to retire end-of-life legacy systems, or as part of a broader digital transformation journey – the temptation is to view this as a large ‘copy’ operation. The assumption is that all content from the old system will be ported across to the new environment, like for like.
This is not only to vastly over-simplify the undertaking; it also misses the opportunity to rethink the way companies and teams capture and manage content, and to thereby transform business processes.
Read more and benefit from five tips to optimize your content migration project outcomes.
2022-04-26 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme AG offers a discount opportunity for revised dqMan version for the administration of OpenText Documentum applications
Braunschweig, Germany – April 26, 2022: On their recently published product landingpage, fme AG is promoting an exclusive early bird discount for the upcoming dqMan, which is planned to be released at the end of June 2022.
In December 2021 fme AG announced the development of a revised dqMan version to be able to provide customers a connection to the current OpenText Documentum environment. “The development of the new dqMan is progressing very well and we are looking forward to release the enhanced product by end of June 2022”, summarizes Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products.
With the lately published product landingpage, fme AG achieved an important milestone in their product development process. Users can get first insights into revised and newly added features, that are designed to leverage the quality of their OpenText Documentum applica-tions. A frequently asked question section is also part of the new landingpage and is intended to give answers the most common questions about compatibility and outdated product ver-sions.
In addition, visitors benefit from an overview of existing pricing options. License packages are designed for small teams with up to five users, medium teams with up to 10 users, large teams with up to 20 users, and enterprises with more than 20 users. Most importantly, companies are offered a 10 % early bird discount for the first year of their dqMan license.
“OpenText Documentum experts can expect a variety of useful new functionalities to further simplify their daily administration tasks from our revised dqMan. They shouldn’t miss to claim their exclusive 10 % discount for early birds”, emphasizes Florian.
The product landing page will be kept up to date to inform administrators, developers, and supporters about the progress of the further development. Moreover, dqMan users can follow the latest news from dqMan on Twitter and Facebook.
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2022-04-21 | PRODUCT INFORMATION ➤ Spring Framework vulnerability CVE-2022-22965: migration-center 3.17 update 4 available
Is migration-center affected by the Spring Framework vulnerability CVE-2022-22965?
A new vulnerability was discovered recently in Spring MVC and Spring WebFlux and published on the the Spring official site.
Since migration-center Jobserver is not running in a Tomcat and it’s not packaged in a traditional WAR it may not be affected by this vulnerability. Nevertheless, since this vulnerability might be exploited in different ways, our development team prepared an update package to upgrade the affected Spring dependencies to the latest version that is not affected by this vulnerability.
The list of adapters that use spring-core and spring-beans jars (directly affected by the vulnerability) are:
- Database Scanner
- Sharepoint Online Scanner
- Veeva Scanner
- Generis Cara Importer
- Sharepoint Batch Importer
- Sparta Trackwise Importer
- Veeva Importer
If one of the above adapters is used, the recommended actions are:
- Downgrade to Java 8 if possible
- Upgrade to migration-center 3.17 update 4
Updating from version 3.17 Update 3 requires replacing only the Jobserver component.
2022-03-31 | BLOGPOST ➤ The painful cost of overestimating data quality in migration
Without top-grade data, even the most innovative life sciences company in the world will struggle to realize its potential. That’s because, without robust, reliable and well-maintained information, formatted in a consistent and agreed way that’s acceptable to regulators, they will fail to complete clinical trials or gain market authorization.
2022-03-08 | BLOGPOST ➤ Give data migration its own RFP
Improved dynamism is now a strategic priority in life sciences. The Covid-19 response has seen a radical transformation of the drug development and approval process – reducing cycles that once spanned 10 years to a matter of months. Going forward, pressure on major authorities such as the FDA will only increase as all stakeholders look to maintain the current pace of innovation.
2022-02-16 | BLOGPOST ➤ Essential steps to migrate your exotic DMS
Does anyone still have an old, maybe outdated system, platform, or document management system (DMS) in their IT environment? We do.
In order not to name a specific manufacturer, I call it an exotic system. Why? Because it has been running for a long time and if I ask our apprentices (young people) they won’t even know what it is unless they have to work with it.
With “exotic systems” I also just may refer to the DMS that Gartner doesn’t mention in the Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms.
So, you’re using one of those exotic DMS. And you’re thinking of replacing it but aren’t sure if it’s possible to export and keep your data? Here is an overview of what to consider. If you have any questions while reading, just contact us.
2022-02-10 | DATASHEET ➤ The machine learning improved migration process
Complex migration projects expose different challenges – one of them refers to the metadata or classification of unstructured content like Microsoft Office, PDF documents, or images. Those metadata are often incomplete, incorrect, or simply do not exist in the source systems. During the migration process, much more effort is needed to fix incomplete metadata because it must be added manually, or external data sources are required to complete the missing information.
However, enhancing the unstructured content with meaningful content is highly recommended to sustain the integrity of the application’s data. At this point, machine learning based natural language processing comes into play – a machine learning supported classification process can reduce this effort dramatically.
2022-01-20 | DATASHEET ➤ Migrate to Generis CARA!
Generis CARA is an enterprise cloud workspace specifically designed for regulated areas like the life sciences or financial services industry. The intelligent content services platform offers seamless enterprise connections to streamline processes, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and is being used by more than 500,000 experts worldwide.
2022-01-20 | DATASHEET ➤ Migrate to Sparta TrackWise Digital!
Sparta TrackWise Digital is a cloud-based digital complaints and quality management system. The industry-leading solution offers integrated modules that in combination support compliance, quality, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of decision making. Through advanced analytics and reporting across all quality processes, users can leverage the data quality to improve the company-wide performance.
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2021-12-16 | BLOGPOST ➤ Project Insights – Data migration as part ot the regulatory transformation to Veeva Vault RIM
A leading global healthcare company was having difficulty in tracking their regulatory submissions which are managed across different systems. Also, there was a need to harmonize their regulatory processes across their different business units. Aiming at a standardized management of end-to-end submissions for both their pharamaceutical and vaccines business, they decided to migrate from ten different content and data management systems to Veeva Vault RIM.
2021-12-14 | PRODUCT INFORMATION ➤ Impact of log4j vulnerability – migration-center 3.14 or higher not affected
Various information security news outlets reported on the discovery of the critical vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 within the Apache log4j library. This vulnerability also named as log4shell or logjam is a remote code execution (RCE) class vulnerability. If exploited it may grant attackers the ability to execute arbitrary code and potentially take full control of the system (Source: CVE & Apache).
We would like to inform you proactively that your migration-center installation is not affected by this critical vulnerability if you run migration-center 3.14 and higher. From this version onwards log4j is not being used by migration-center anymore.
Starting with version 3.14 migration-center uses logback instead of log4j for logging. Nevertheless, when searching for “log4j” within the migration-center installation you may find three log4j jar files:
These files are installed as part of some third-party libraries for our Veeva target and our database source connector but are not being used by the product itself. Should you still have any concerns regarding these files, you can simply remove them from the directories without effecting the migration-center Jobserver functionality.
migration-center 3.13 and older versions use log4j 1.2.17. It is not yet clear if this version is affected by the current vulnerability. In any case it is highly recommended to upgrade migration-center to 3.14 or a later version!
2021-12-10 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ Debeka – Safely on the way to a modern workplace with Microsoft 365 and fme AG
Braunschweig, Germany – December 10, 2021: The Braunschweig based IT service provider fme AG is supporting Debeka with the introduction of OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online in the context of file storage.
On the way to a modern workplace, the introductions of OneDrive for Business as well as SharePoint Online in which fme AG has supported Debeka from the beginning are about to start. First of all, a vision and the strategy for introducing the necessary services were developed. Subsequently, the project team started to create the technical and regulatory basis and began to develop a migration concept for all filing systems.
Debeka uses migration-center from fme AG to analyze the current files and thus to prepare for the subsequent migrations. In addition to manual migration work, automated and audit-proof migrations are to be carried out with the help of migration-center. The product provides more than 220 migration paths, including SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. In addition, the migration can be scheduled so that system downtimes are avoided.
fme AG also supports the insurance company in issues relating to IT security and data protection. With the help of a “BigPicture” on the future file storage in Microsoft 365, all relevant stakeholders were met at an early stage.
“As a specialist in enterprise content management (ECM) and the audit-proof migration of large amounts of data, we rely on 25 years of experience and are thus one of the leading manufacturers in this application area,” explains Frank Mittelstaedt, one of the two founders of fme. “We have even developed our own software product for this use case. The partnership with Microsoft has also existed for almost 25 years. Among other things, we are a Microsoft Gold Partner for the competence field ‘Collaboration and Content’,” Mittelstaedt continues.
Founded in 1905, Debeka is one of the oldest and largest companies in the insurance industry. The Debeka Group offers a wide range of insurance and financial services and focuses not only on its members and customers, but also on its employees. For an innovative employer, this was reason enough to create a modern workplace based on Microsoft 365 for all of its 16,000 employees.
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2021-12-07 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme AG announces development of a new dqMan commercial version for administration of OpenText Documentum
Braunschweig, Germany – December 7, 2021: With the new dqMan, users can expect the release of a revised version providing compatibility to current OpenText Documentum applications and feature enhancements like a new user interface offering an improved user experience.
dqMan has been on the market for 18 years as a free administration tool for OpenText Documentum customers to administrate, maintain, and program the Documentum Content Server. When OpenText introduced the 20.X Cloud Edition, dqMan did not provide a stable compatibility with the OpenText Documentum platform. In order to further support current OpenText Documentum versions and provide an enterprise-grade software product, fme AG has decided to enhance and commercialize the product.
“By developing the new dqMan version, we are able to offer our users a connection to the current OpenText Documentum environment”, explains Florian-Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products. “Packed with useful functionalities to further simplify administration processes within OpenText Documentum, the new dqMan is created as a professional product for Open Text Documentum experts and will fulfill all aspects of an enterprise software in terms of reliability, compatibility, and quality,” he continues.
Along with the enhanced dqMan, fme will introduce a dedicated support and maintenance service which has been frequently requested by customers over the last years. This additional service allows enterprises to use dqMan in a more reliable, riskless, and professional manner and ensures the compatibility with the latest OpenText Documentum releases.
In addition, the revised dqMan will come with a new, modern user interface. Designed to be more intuitive for its users, it will include a flexible search and navigation option through the repository and improve the user experience. The support for Unicode languages will also be part of the new product version. Furthermore, dqMan will support additional platform and script languages like Veeva VQL and Microsoft PowerShell in the near future.
Tillmann Rehm, Principal Consultant at fme AG and responsible for the development of dqMan, summarizes the benefits of the upcoming version as follows: “The main benefit on the technical side will be the full native support for x64-based environments including Java, Documentum/DFC up to the latest version (currently 21.4), and latest server operation systems. Also, extended character sets will be available. Of course, dqMan will get a modern UI, enhanced usability, and bug fixing. For the first time, fme will also offer support and maintenance to all registered users.”
The release of the new dqMan commercial version is planned for the second quarter of 2022 and will replace the current free version. Further product information will soon be available on a dedicated landing page containing purchase options and a support channel.
dqMan is an administration tool for OpenText Documentum users to administrate, maintain, and program the Documentum Content Server and has been on the market for 18 years. With dqMan, fme provides an integrated interface for fast and effective use of OpenText Documentum API and DQL commands. Save valuable working time and enhance the quality of your applications.
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2021-10-15 | BLOGPOST ➤ Improve data quality during a content migration by using Amazon Comprehend
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic that gained a lot of popularity in the computer science field in the last years. Before using AI, the experts had to find the best rules to make the program run in a way that fulfilled the user requirements. Now, people discovered the power of this technology and learned how to configure it to generate the necessary rules. The repetitive steps are automated and a model is generated based on the real data. The beauty of this technology is that even people that are not experts in the domain can use the computer to model their data.
Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of artificial intelligence that aims to analyze and understand human language. The computer is capable of processing a large number of documents, extract relevant information, and organize the documents themselves.
The content migration process can be simplified by using artificial intelligence capabilities. Sometimes the target ECM application requires attributes that are not present in the source platform and manual processing of the documents is necessary to identify these attributes. To help the users solve this issue, we implemented a new Enrich Scanner into migration-center which uses Amazon Comprehend capabilities.
2021-10-13 | MEMBERSHIP ➤ migration-center has become a Leadership Council member at AIIM
migration-center just joined the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) – the world’s leading organization dedicated to the information management industry. AIIM provides its global community with independent research, numerous training courses, and a resource library covering – among others – topics such as Intelligent Information Management and Enterprise Content Management.
As a new Leadership Council member, we are excited to connect with AIIM’s dynamic community of information professionals and to share knowledge.
If you would like to learn more about AIIM’s offerings or explore migration-center’s latest listing as a solution provider in the AIIM Buyers’ Guide, just go ahead by clicking “Read more”.
2021-09-30 | WEBINAR ➤ Seamless document migration with the new Hyland OnBase importer
Are you currently confronted with executing a content migration and Hyland OnBase is your desired destination platform?
Sign-up for our webinar and learn how to perform a smooth migration to Hyland OnBase with the help of migration-center’s new Hyland OnBase importer. Benefit from a free introduction into the usage of migration-center and a live product demo showcasing a migration from OpenText Documentum to Hyland OnBase led by our migration experts.
2021-08-03 | BLOGPOST ➤ Project Insights – Consolidating multiple legacy repositories into global OpenText Documentum
A leading global biotech company acquired many document management systems through acquisitions and siloed development. Some were integrated into other systems; many were proprietary, and some were homegrown. Support was difficult, expensive and a challenge to manage. Some systems were at risk due to obsolete technology and infrastructure. Most importantly, there was no authoritative global source of controlled documents and no global processes to manage Quality and Manufacturing (Q&M) or Research and Development (R&D) documents.
2021-07-29 | WEBINAR ➤ Deep dive into the new migration-center WebUI
After a comprehensive modernization, we are happy to announce the upcoming release of our brand-new web client for migration-center. Coming along with an advanced user interface, the new WebUI means a substantial improvement for both existing and new users. Usability best practices enable users to enhance work productivity and reduce necessary training time when migrating data.
Sign up for our webinar to benefit from a deep dive into our new WebUI. Our migration specialists will introduce you to our latest features like the new main menu, the filter and pagination option for the scanners list, migration set transformation rules, and many more.
2021-07-19 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme extends its service partner network with Aptiva Corp
Braunschweig, Germany – July 19, 2021: As a new strategic partner, Aptiva Corp enlarges fme’s global service network. The partnership aims at strengthening the service portfolio for upcoming data migration projects in the Middle East.
With the newly formed strategic partnership between fme and Aptiva Corp, fme’s migration-center team expands its worldwide service network. Aptiva Corp, a leading digital and IT services brand headquartered in United Arab Emirates, provides IT consulting, managed services, and talent acquisition related services to large enterprises and SMEs on a global scale. As a complementary service partner, Aptiva Corps’ expert team is to provide companies in the Middle East with a comprehensive service support for their migration projects.
“The interest in migration-center in the Middle East is experiencing a growth trend. Thanks to our exciting new alliance with Aptiva Corp, we are able to ensure our local clients a quick and satisfying support package for all project phases. We are convinced that our existing and future clientele benefits from the 15 years of experience our partner already gathered throughout helping its customers to leverage their digital transformation strategy” explains Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products.
Swamy Boyapati, Chief Operating Officer at Aptiva Corp, sums up: “The partnership with fme adds a new dimension to our offerings to our customers. Now we can go back to our customers and show them more reasons and more ways to stay ahead in adopting new technologies and trends.”
Since 2005, migration-center has been a leading software for complex data migration scenarios. In collaboration with its growing international partner network, the migration-center team provides highly competent assistance for project planning, management and communication, best practices consulting, product training, implementation services, and connector development.
About Aptiva Corp
Aptiva Corp is a leading digital & IT services brand under which a team of dedicated professionals in US, UAE, Africa & India collaborates to provide IT consulting, digital marketing, talent acquisition related services to large enterprises and SMEs globally.
Aptiva Corp collaborates with large IT giants like Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and innovative technology organizations to get the best of breed technologies work wonders in a cost-effective way for clients. This enables Aptiva Corp to bring in value addition in service offerings like managed services, security services, DevOps, to name a few. With 15 years of experience Aptiva works like an extension to your team allowing you to focus on your core business. Driven by holistic experience and deep-rooted expertise in latest technologies, Aptiva delivers high performance, scalable and extensible solutions to fulfil the client’s needs.
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2021-07-13 | WEBINAR ➤ How to fix incomplete metadata or enrich your data quality during a migration project
Complex migration projects can be very painful and expose many challenges. One of such challenges refers to incomplete, incorrect, or simply not existing metadata in the source system. To fix incomplete metadata or enrich your data quality during the migration process, we launched a new migration-center integration and service element recently.
With the help of our Amazon Comprehend natural-language processing (NLP) integration and our new services package, we are able to deliver an end-to-end solution to classify your documents and enrich your metadata according to your individual needs. The service can identify critical elements in your documents, including references to language, people, places, or other relevant topics. In addition, Amazon Comprehend can be customized to identify metadata that are specific to your domain (e.g. documents types, products, projects etc.). With the integration of Amazon Comprehend Medical we are also able to identify medical information, such as medication and medical conditions, from a variety of sources (including doctor’s notes) and determine their relationship to each other.
Whenever you plan to migrate your content, our new end-to-end solution is a very effective option to increase the quality of the migration outcome or simply ensure that important documents are classified accurately and have the necessary metadata to support the need to quickly and effectively identify documents associated with key business processes.
2021-07-08 | BLOGPOST ➤ Migration Matters - Does a decommissioning solution really pay off?
In the age of digitalization the technical possibilities for collecting, storing, analyzing, and sharing information have taken on new dimensions. However, the trend of digitalization comes with high growth of data volume and produces an increasing amount of inactive or obsolete data. Therefore, separating active from inactive data becomes a necessary step within content management strategies. The necessity of a solid data archiving solution remains ubiquitous.
For this we talked to Antje Dwehus, Principal Consultant and archiving expert at fme group since 2006.
2021-07-02 | PRODUCT INFORMATION ➤ migration-center 3.17 release
migration-center receives four updates a year, one each quarter. Beginning of July our development team published the latest release 3.17 which added quite some interesting enhancements to our product. Up next, you can find a selection of some of the most desired changes. For a complete overview, we have also published the complete release notes online.
- The planned dedicated connector for Hyland OnBase has been released. It supports the import of documents and their revisions as well as delta migration for metadata.
- migration-center 3.17 now contains an Amazon Comprehend Enrich adapter to enrich documents’ metadata based on the content, to detect languages, to extract entities, and to support custom classifiers.
- The Documentum scanner now allows more flexible queries for selecting documents to be scanned.
- The Cara importer now allows the import of audit trails from OpenText Documentum as audit trail objects.
2021-06-16 | BLOGPOST ➤ Migration Matters - Do the opportunities outweigh the risks of content migration?
Content migrations between ECM systems, file shares, databases, and other legacy applications usually take on very complex dimensions in a business context. Today we want to find out what challenges but also opportunities content migrations offer to organizations.
For this we talked to Florian Piaszyk-Hensen. Florian has over 16 years of experience in the content migration environment and has been in charge of the product department in which migration-center is developed and distributed since 2005.
2021-06-09| DATASHEET ➤ Go Microsoft SharePoint (Online)!
Microsoft SharePoint is a cloud-based service for intranet, team sites, and content management used by more than 200,000 organizations. Available as an on- or off-premise solution, the collaborative platform helps customers to organize and share news, files, data, and applications.
Master your next SharePoint or Office 365 migration challenge and take a closer look at our new datasheet.
2021-05-27 | WEBINAR ➤ Successful content and data migration to Hyland OnBase
Hyland OnBase is a popular ECM platform many organizations would like to implement into their system landscape. Without the proper approach a content migration can become complex and time-consuming. Especially during such challenges, migration-center can be deployed to reduce risks, project duration time, and costs.
Sign up for our webinar to benefit not only from our best practice methodologies but also from a live migration demo to Hyland OnBase using migration-center. Additionally, our migration specialists will show you our latest connector.
2021-05-20 | WEBINAR ➤ Content migration from complex ECMs to Microsoft SharePoint & OneDrive
Are you currently planning a migration from complex ECM platforms to Microsoft SharePoint or OneDrive? Instead of choosing classical ETL tools or customized scripts and frameworks which often proof error-prone, time-consuming, and costly, migration-center can point out a more efficient solution for mastering your content migration process.
If SharePoint or OneDrive is your desired ECM system you may want to register for this webinar. Our experienced migration consultants introduce you to migration-center, the leading software for complex migration projects, proven in more than 1.500 projects worldwide!
2021-05-20 | EVENT ➤ OpenText World Asia Pacific 2021
It´s time for OpenText World Asia Pacific 2021! Make the most of the virtual tech event we are sponsoring this year and learn how to lower costs and minimize risks of your content migration and decommissioning projects in our breakout session. We are looking forward to seeing you online May 20-21,2021. The sessions will be available on demand till June 21, 2021.
2021-05-12 | BLOGPOST ➤ Project Insights - Decommissioning an IT asset management application
One of the leading international manufacturers of commercial vehicles used an internal application to manage and track the lifecycle of their hardware assets, such as cell phones, printers, and Desktop PCs. The application documented the entire lifecycle from acquisition, operation and maintenance, refurbishing, and redistribution to dismantling.
As part of their innovation and move to the cloud strategy the client introduced a new asset management system, but still needed to refer to the original application to access older data that was not part of the migration to the new system. However, this very specific and not frequent use case was in no reasonable relation to the ongoing maintenance costs for the old system and led to the adverse situation of having to pay for two systems instead of reducing costs.
2021-05-03 | BLOGPOST ➤ Best practice to migrate audit trail entries with migration-center
Most document management systems (DMS) include so-called audit trails, a mechanism for keeping track of changes made to an object or a document by the respective author. These changes could be entries such as create, modify, check-in/out, and save. Within a migration it might be a requirement to “copy” the audit trail entries as well. Let’s see how easy it is to manage this challenge with migration-center!
2021-04-14 | EVENT ➤ OpenText Enterprise World Europe 2021
OpenText World Europe is around the corner and we are proud to be a sponsor this year. Join us with OpenText online April 14-15 for our breakout session. Learn how to lower costs and minimize risks of your content migration and decommissioning projects.
2021-04-12 | CASE STUDY ➤ Migrating content from a legacy system to OpenText Documentum for Life Sciences R&D with limited metadata
One of our current Life Sciences customers conducted a content migration from a legacy system to OpenText Documentum for Life Sciences R&D. Take a look at our latest case study to see how he tackled this challenge with migration-center.
2021-04-02 | PRODUCT INFORMATION ➤ migration-center 3.16 release
migration-center receives four updates a year, one each quarter. End of March our development team published the latest release 3.16 which added quite some interesting enhancements to our product. Up next, you can find a selection of some of the most desired changes. For a complete overview, we have also published the complete release notes online.
- All connectors now support Java 11.
- Generis CARA is now supported as a target platform connector.
- OpenText Documentum D2 is now supported for inplace migrations.
Inplace migrations enable the user to transform the documents of a repository in order to update various attributes and rules (e.g. auto-naming etc.).
- The latest versions (20.4) of the OpenText products are now supported and include Content Suite, Documentum, and InfoArchive.
- A dedicated connector for Hyland OnBase is being planned for one of the upcoming releases.
2021-03-25 | WEBINAR ➤ Migrating rare ECM systems to Microsoft SharePoint Online with the migration-center database connector
Do you operate a rather rare ECM system and would like to switch to Microsoft SharePoint Online? Many migration tools often only support popular ECM platforms and are therefore not suitable for migrating from lesser-known systems. Here, the migration-center database connector provides a solution and enables such migration projects to be tackled successfully.
If you feel the same way, register today for our free webinar. We will show you how you can use an out-of-the-box solution to avoid the cumbersome way of custom programming or scripting and save both, costs and time!
2021-03-17 | BLOGPOST ➤ migration-center WebUI - Good things come to those who wait
When I joined the products team at fme AG back in 2011, we had just released version 3.2 of our migration-center and we were already thinking about a new major release (“4.0”) with a modernized architecture and a new client application.
10 years and three attempts later, we are finally close to release the new web client for migration-center. Why did this take so long? Well, we are a rather small team of eight software developers, QA and support agents and we had to learn the hard way that maintaining and continuing development of such a complex software AND rebuilding large parts of the software with a new architecture from scratch is not possible. Thus, we decided to modernize migration-center step by step and focus on a new web client first. This new webUI is a real milestone for us and our customers, since it will allow us to provide a state-of-the-art user interface and to add many new features to migration-center in the future.
2021-03-04 | WEBINAR ➤ How test data management can be successfully automated with migration-center
Test data management is the process of managing the data that is required to fulfill the test requirements with as little human intervention as possible and is a common process among many organizations. For this process accessible, up-to-date, and high quality test data has to be created regularly in order to meet the requirements of a proper testing process.
Register today for our latest webinar to see how migration-center can support you in setting up a fully automated test data management including time-based schedules, specifying the scope of documents, manipulation of metadata, and a delta/update mechanism!
2021-02-18 | WEBINAR ➤ Migration Services and migration-center for Life Sciences - What‘s New & What’s Next?
With more than 20 years of experience within the life sciences industry, fme Life Sciences offers a wide portfolio in both services and product solutions for complex content migration scenarios in regulated environments.
Join us for our latest webinar to learn about our full capabilities of supporting and performing migration projects by our certified team of professionals, between legacy and new systems including leading platform vendors for the life sciences industry.
During this webinar we will show you how both our migration services portfolio and migration-center can support your current migration efforts. We will outline our planned product enhancements for migration-center such as artificial intelligence and analytics. Additionally, we will present on our services elements like the support of Veeva Vault, Generis CARA, and Sparta TrackWise Digital.
2021-02-10 | BLOGPOST ➤ Learning to let go: How decommissioning and archiving makes you feel lighter
Minimalism is a trend nowadays and organizing consultants like Marie Kondo and their decluttering methods have thousands of followers that are eager to learn how to discard of unnecessary items. Who hasn’t thought about living in a Tiny House which seems so much more manageable than the daily chaos in many average households?
The fact is, in today’s world of information overload and complexity, many people wish for more simplicity – in their private lives, but also in the office. This desire for simplicity makes perfect sense.
The satisfying feeling of relief we have when the garage is finally cleared out and our old furniture has been disposed of at the local dump and we can also achieve this in our working lives, if we allow ourselves to let go of old and obsolete stuff.
2020-11-25 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme and eebos enter a partnership to supply content migration products and services for Hyland OnBase in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
Braunschweig, Germany – November 25, 2020: With fme’s acclaimed content migration product migration-center just being enhanced to support Hyland OnBase, a new partnership between fme and eebos has been formed to also supply professional migration services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The support of Hyland OnBase is the latest enhancement of migration-center, fme’s leading software for complex migration projects. Since these projects also require sophisticated expertise to be tackled successfully, external migration specialists are required on a regular basis.
With eebos, fme has found a partner with profound knowledge in Hyland OnBase and business operation solutions located in Essen, Germany.
“Our software is continuously being enhanced with new connectors to support even more platforms and with these new connectors we also feel obligated to deliver the associated migration services. A partnership with eebos was the next logical step and a pleasant one at the same time”, comments Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products.
Gereon Neuhaus, Senior Project Manager of eebos is also looking forward to an active partnership and further adds: “The market for ECM solutions is in a consolidation phase and for OnBase as the market-leading solution, fme’s migration-center offers a complete and automated transfer of data and documents. This leads to predictable project progress in time and cost.”
The partnership between fme and eebos aims to offer the most efficient combination for successfully conducting complex migration projects by delivering proven migration technology and profound content migration expertise for the client base. “We have already noticed the request for such an offering within the Hyland community and we are confident that our clients benefit from the partnership just as much as we do”, concludes Florian.
eebos GmbH is a specialized IT service provider for information management, and process automation. eebos offers its customers from industry and healthcare professional support in the areas of document management, content services, and legally compliant archiving through business process consulting, planning, and implementation. As a long-standing partner of Hyland Software Inc., eebos advises and implements digital solutions with OnBase, a leading enterprise information platform for the management of content, processes, cases, and compliance. Learn more about our solutions at www.eebos.com.
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2020-08-03 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme and Techtonics agree on a service partnership to intensify product and services support for migration projects in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands
Braunschweig, Germany – August 3, 2020: With fme and Tectonics both being IT service providers it was a given to form a partnership focusing on content migration projects in the area of New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. With Techtonics supplying on site services and fme its proven migration software migration-center, both companies as well as the customers benefit from this joint cooperation.
With a headquarter located in Germany, serving customers on the other side of the globe always comes with some very special challenges, the time difference obviously being one of the most common. In order to meet the increasing number of project inquiries from New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, Techtonics and fme are entering into a strategic partnership that will offer all parties – especially the customers – advantages in the implementation of complex migration projects. “Even in such progressive times, we can only cope with time differences and distances to a limited extent, and there is no denying that a competent contact person on site offers a distinct beneficial value for our customers, that we cannot offer directly, at least not 18.000 km away”, comments Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products.
Graham Wilson, Techtonics Professional Services Manager agrees and completes the statement by adding: “Migrations can be complex and delivering a high-quality output requires us to be meticulous in each and every phase of any migration project. Being on-site alongside the client for that journey allows us to be in the strongest possible position to understand their needs, identify any challenges and ensure that all parties expectations are clearly identified and subsequently met.”
migration-center is well established on the ECM market and supports many use cases when it comes to migration projects, for example consolidation, archiving or upgrade projects. Despite migration-center being applicable out-of-the-box, many use cases remain rather complex and therefore often require a very specialized project team. “Techtonics supplies those skills and we are sure to have found a reliable and competent service partner”, Florian concludes.
About Techtonics Group Limited
Techtonics has been enabling organizations to achieve productivity from their digital assets for over 30 years. We offer Cyber, Compute and Content Services for commercial, regulated and government sector clients.
100% New Zealand owned and operated, we partner with international and local suppliers to ensure that our customers get the right solution.
We specialize in helping customers migrate digital information assets from one solution to another whether that be on-premise, hybrid or cloud. We have the people the process and the experience to ensure that the value of our customers data is retained during migration and enhanced through transformation. Migration is not just a technical activity it needs dedication and a clearly defined outcome. Techtonics delivers dedicated technical and business data migration services to help customers define and achieve those outcomes.
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2020-07-10 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ Companies in the Middle East benefit from a strong partnership between fme and Delta United for future content migration projects
Braunschweig, Germany – July 10, 2020: fme, an IT service provider and digital transformation specialist based in Braunschweig, and Delta United, an IT service provider located in Saudi Arabia, enter into a strategic partnership. The aim of the partnership is to serve the content migration challenges in the Middle East with both their content migration services and products even better.
With Delta United as a complementary service partner of fme‘s migration-center, the team around Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products, wants to provide companies in the Middle East with a professional on site contact who can competently manage the complex migration projects regularly approaching. “For our customers it is often important to have an easily accessible project consultant with expertise on site. This makes it relatively easy to avoid many challenges such as the local language, time differences and shortens the process tremendously,” says Florian Piaszyk-Hensen.
Ahmed Oqlah Hatmal, CEO of Delta United adds to Florian’s comment: “We believe in this partnership as a tool to enhance our offers and to offset costs. The general idea is that two are better than one, and combining resouces will allow to add advantages for both of our companies through the alliance. As a leading Saudi IT and telecommunications services provider, we are excited towards this partnership with fme. I am sure that this agreement will pave the way for knowledge transfer and enhance our contribution in the local content development market, which in turn is a major component in the SAUDI VISION 2030”.
migration-center has been one of the leading tools for complex content migrations for many years and is successfully used even in highly regulated industries. “In order to be able to serve such complex use cases, in-depth know how is required, which isn’t available at all times. For such a situation it makes sense to onboard a professional service provider like Delta United, who uses its expert knowledge to bring the project to a successful outcome,” concludes Florian and Ahmed agrees amicably.
About Delta United
The journey of Delta United has secured the successful story by accomplishing divergent relevant projects. During the whole journey, Delta United became proficient in a handful of sections with in-house core skills, tools, equipments and techniques to accomplish targeted business deals, serving many sectors including Traffic, Power, Civil Construction, IT, and Telecommunication solutions for both government and private sectors. In the worldwide competitive work field, we comprehend the ultimate requirement of customer about the service quality and determination. In consequence, this accelerates us more to give the best quality of service and simultaneously makes us forthcoming to our customers within the dedicated time frame.
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2019-07-25 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme and Chrome Consulting partner up for professional support of content migration projects in Australia
Braunschweig, Germany – July 25, 2019: The announcement of a new strategic partnership with Chrome Consulting further expands the ability of fme to provide professional content migration products and ser-vices in Australia.
Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of Products at fme AG, is very optimistic that the new strate-gic partnership with Chrome Consulting provides great value, especially to customers on the other side of the globe in the APJ region.
With a trustworthy partner directly on site, time differences will no longer play a major role in the future when companies in and around Australia want to make use of the established mi-gration services and products fme AG offers.
Daniel Jewell, Consulting Director at Chrome Consulting, is also sure that this partnership will create many advantages for the Australian clientele by adding: “Our experience gained over many years of working within complex SAP ERP and ECM projects has provided our team with the deep expertise to tackle complex content migration projects from many legacy system types. It is good to know you have a trusted partner at your side which can leverage such a well-known product.”
Concluding Daniel’s statement, Florian notes: “migration-center has a great standing within the market as the leading tool when it comes to complex content migrations, but a product is only as good as the people using it. With Chrome Consulting, we know our customers are in good hands, their experience will ensure they will get the best out of our solution!”
About Chrome Consulting
With many years of experience deploying OpenText Content Suite in SAP environments Chrome Consulting has become the number one xECM partner in Australia and New Zealand. Chrome Consulting has completed over 90 % of projects with notable global and regional firsts. Chrome Consulting is a certified SAP and OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Implementa-tion Partner specializing in servicing clients across the Asia Pacific Region. Chrome Consulting is the largest and most experienced OpenText certified implementation partner for SAP specializ-ing on xECM for SAP, xECM for SuccessFactors and Vendor Invoice Management.
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2019-07-01 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ Mannai Trading Co and fme announce strategic partnership for content migrations in Qatar and Middle East
Braunschweig, Germany – July 1, 2019: With the new strategic partner Mannai, fme opens up the content migration market in Qatar and the Middle East to provide professional services and products.
Mannai Trading Co, the largest systems integrator and leading provider for enterprise content management (ECM) solutions in Qatar and fme, the market leader for content migration with its product, migration-center, have announced a partnership agreement to drive complex migration projects in Qatar and Middle East.
migration-center is a content migration platform, which carries out highly automated, large volume migrations without system downtime. It is a 100 % out of the box software, fully documented, easy to deploy and needs no additional programming or scripting effort.
With over 150 migration paths for multiple platforms, migration-center with its numerous source connectors is the right choice for successful content migration projects with reduced project durations. The simple migration rule configuration reduces costs dramatically and the product supports application decommissioning to save maintenance costs.
Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of Products at fme AG states: “Mannai is an excellent partner to drive our business vision in the region. With their strong domain expertise, in combination with the functional richness of the migration-center platform, we look forward to empowering businesses in their digital enterprise automation initiatives.”
The Middle Eastern market is a thriving one and content migration projects are requested more often than ever. Organizations need very specific support for migrating, upgrading or archiving their data accordingly and while fme can provide the leading content migration software, Mannai has the work force expertise to assist onsite.
Binu M R, Vice President for Mannai InfoTech adds: “Our services in combination with migration-center are an unbeatable package and it is this combination that can make the difference in the region’s complex migration projects. This strategic partnership will bring the best of technologies to our customers, while gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace.”
Mannai Corporation Q.P.S.C. is a public company headquartered in Qatar with over 25.000 employees worldwide. It’s diverse range of business areas include automotive distribution and service, information and communication technology, engineering services to the oil and gas sector, home appliances & electronics, travel services, logistics, geotechnical and geological services, facilities management, trading and commercial representation.
In the ICT area, Mannai Corporation offers integrated solutions encompassing network, hardware and software technology.
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2019-05-29 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme expands its service partner network for content migrations with Strator to Denmark
Braunschweig, Germany – May 29, 2019: Entering a strategic partnership with Strator fme successfully covers Denmark with professional support in terms of content migration services and products.
The fme migration-center team has taken a big step towards its goal of forming a global service partner network by signing a partner agreement with Strator from Denmark.
“For our customers, it is important to have local contacts, especially when it comes to complex migration issues and therefore Strator is a great gain for our Danish customer base,” says Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of Products at fme AG.
Thanks to the acquisition of Strator as an additional service partner, Denmark is now one of the regions that can be served by professional services and the migration-center software in combination.
Vibeke Bugge Kristiansen, Director at Strator, adds to Florian’s statement: “With fme, we are pleased to have gained a partner who is at the forefront of digital transformation, especially when it comes to content migration. We hope to be able to offer our customers in Denmark an optimal package of migration products and services.”
Strator are experts in the challenges posed by the increasing information resources to all organizations. The challenges are, both overcoming the handling of the big volumes, and doing it in line with the increasingly tight regulatory requirements and standards. We provide technology and specialized knowledge for the completion of a concrete task. We are product specialist and manage projects or conduct consultancy work on one of the technical platforms we are experts in.
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2019-02-19 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ fme acquires a strategic partnership with SynApps Solutions for content migrations in the United Kingdom
Braunschweig, Germany – February 19, 2019: SynApps Solutions and fme announce a strategic partnership and take another step into providing professional content migration services and products throughout the United Kingdom.
With great confidence Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products, signed the partner agreement with SynApps Solutions, which helps both parties take content migrations in the United Kingdom to the next level. “United Kingdom is an important market for us and we are very glad to welcome SynApps Solutions to the migration-center partner family. Over many years, SynApps Solutions has developed enormous skills in ECM content migration and as of now, our customers are able to benefit from this joint expertise. I am happy to partner-up with this professional ECM solutions provider”, states Florian Piaszyk-Hensen.
migration-center is the leading content migration software, when it comes to complex content migrations, especially but not only in regulated and validated environments.
Together with SynApps Solutions, the migration-center team aspires to establish professional services in the UK and to become the go-to provider, when it comes to the above-mentioned content migration projects.
James Paton, CEO of SynApps Solutions, is looking forward to this new partnership as well and adds: “As technologists we are impressed by the comprehensive set of capabilities offered by migration-center and look forward to being able to offer these to our existing and new customers”.
Customers in the UK will benefit from fme’s proven product as well as from the professional services SynApps Solutions provides. “We believe the partnership establishes SynApps as a ‘go to’ organization for impartial and full end-to-end ECM deployment capability”, confirms Paton and Piaszyk-Hensen agrees entirely.
About SynApps Solutions
SynApps is an independent services and solutions company with specializing in enterprise content management (ECM) technologies.
Founded in 2003, SynApps is focused 100 % on providing ECM solutions to help organizations maximize their return on investment and transition away from legacy infrastructure commitments. This is being accomplished through a combination of professional services, cloud hosting, and providing a comprehensive range of ISO 27001 certified application support, system administration and migration services.
SynApps has over 25 staff of which 20 are 100 % focused on delivering solutions. All its delivery consultants are certified professionals with a minimum of 10 years information management experience.
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2018-11-14 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ Tenzing and fme enter a partnership to support content migrations throughout New Zealand and Australia
Braunschweig, Germany – November 14, 2018: A strong strategic partnership between Tenzing and fme is establishing expert content migration services and products on the other side of the world, in New Zealand and Australia.
Even though customers from all over the world use migration-center, the leading software for content migrations, was still looking for a professional service provider that could support complex content migrations throughout New Zealand and Australia. With Tenzing, fme has found this strategic partner and is anticipated to enter the new market.
Located on the other side of the world, fme’s migration-center and Tenzing are forming a bond that is aiming to support companies in complex content migrations – with a combination of a product and accompanying professional services.
Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products, states: „We are happy to welcome Tenzing in the migration-center partner family. With this strategic partnership, we are now able to deliver professional migration services based on our product to clients in New Zealand and Australia“.
Ito Stewart, Executive Director of EIM at Tenzing, adds „Tenzing has a successful track record in document and data migration spanning over 10 years – we are already seeing the value that fme brings to our teams and more importantly to our clients. We are delighted to be in this partnership and working on our first engagement. Our goal is to make complex content migrations in New Zealand and Australia affordable and manageable.”
The partner agreement lays a strong foundation for a successful market penetration in New Zealand and Australia and enables both partners to extend their service portfolio.
We are a leading management and technology consulting company in New Zealand providing a broad range of professional services and solutions to the New Zealand and Australian market: from project management (project & program governance), through business case development to technical solution design and implementation.
We have a comprehensive range of enterprise information management (EIM) capabilities and skills, with strengths in data science, enterprise data management (EDM), enterprise content management (ECM) and especially data and content migrations.
We work collaboratively with our clients to understand their challenges. As part of this ethos, we remain committed to delivering high-quality professional services.
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2016-12-20 | PRESS RELEASE ➤ Tieto and fme enter into strategic partnership for content migration projects
Braunschweig, Germany – December 20, 2016: fme AG and Tieto Corporation announce a strategic partnership. fme is an IT service provider and digital transformation specialist based in Braunschweig, and Tieto is a leading software and services company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland providing mainly IT, R&D and consulting services with a focus on the Nordic region. This new partnership combines Tieto’s competence in the renewal of their customers’ business and IT with fme’s market leading product for content migrations.
The signing of the contract has made Tieto a technology partner for migration-center in the Nordics region. fme’s software and the accompanying best practices methodologies paired with Tieto’s competence in renewing their customers’ business and IT will lead to successful migration projects for their clients. “We are very pleased that with Tieto we have found a strong partner in the Nordic region for future content migration offerings. Together we will have the chance to make the product migration-center also known in small and medium sized companies in the Nordics and benefit from Tietos’ already existing network”, states Florian Piaszyk, Director fme Products.
“After a thorough examination we are happy to announce that with fme’s migration-center we have chosen a strong solution for further migration projects”, adds Jouni Seppälä, Head of ECM Sales and Consultancy, Tieto. ”Document migrations are an important part of almost every ECM initiative. fme’s migration-center as a leading solution in the market is a perfect addition to our existing solution and service portfolio.”
Customers will benefit from this new strategic partnership: They have access to a proven migration product combined with the service offering by a familiar, local and professional partner and the additional support of the vendor in questions of content migrations.
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.
Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm.
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