Ten Reasons to use IBM Content Manager OnDemand
Some of IBM's competitors think it's a good idea to spread a lot of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt ("FUD") around the future of IBM CMOD. Here's ten answers to their suggestions that you need to replace CMOD with their solution:
- IBM has been recognized as a leader in the ECM space by Gartner for as long as they've been producing their Magic Quadrants for Enterprise Content Management. The competitors that have resorted to disparaging CMOD aren't even on the list!
- OnDemand's compression is best-in-class. By offering built-in system-wide de-duplication & advanced compression algorithms, IBM CMOD has saved customers billions of dollars in reduced storage costs over its 20+ year lifetime.
- IBM's CMOD Cloud offerings allow organizations to leverage skilled IBM technicians and IBM's expansive cloud infrastructure to serve more users, at a lower price point than on-premise solutions.
- The Content Manager OnDemand User's Group ("ODUG") is a vibrant user community with a history going back to the mid-90's -- almost as long as CMOD's been a product!
- ODUG's IBM Content Manager OnDemand Webinars & annual ODUG Technical Conference feature OnDemand's senior development and architecture teams to gather feedback and take questions from the Content Manager OnDemand customers.
- IBM has been offering free CMOD Workshops for the past 6 years, and has announced another round of workshops in cities around the world for CMOD customers in 2020. Did I mention they're free? Because they're FREE!
- Despite outsourcing development of CMOD to UNICOM in January 2016, the development team has been expanded, and new features are regularly added to CMOD -- data encryption, active-active redundancy, plus support for storing data in Amazon S3, Hadoop HDFS, Openstack Swift Object Store, Azure Cloud, and IBM Cloud Object Storage, LDAP Group syncing, document hashing for data security & reconciliation, support for external encryption key management, and ODWEK REST API support in the release of CMOD 10.5 in 2020 for Multiplatforms and z/OS and more.
- Speaking of enhancements... IBM has been excellent at delivering on new features, functionality, and usability improvements to Content Manager OnDemand in FixPacks through co-operation with ODUG, and it's regular enhancement requests.
- And back to the topic of developers... some of CMOD's competition has lost their core developers -- who are now working on building solutions to migrate customers onto other ECM products. Ouch!
- There's also a vibrant community of IBM Business Partners and consultants providing sales & services, plus developing 'bolt-on' products that enhance Content Manager OnDemand even further, adding data mining, workflow, and integration features.
And an extra one for good measure...
Since 2014, IBM has completed over *36* migrations to CMOD away from the competitor solutions. If the competition actually had a better product -- wouldn't they be hosting webinars singing about their virtues? No wonder they're resorting to Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in order to try and scare up new business!