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Enterprise content management (ECM) continues to evolve as the large, multi-product vendors start to break down their platforms into smaller, more manageable solutions that address specific areas of ECM.


  • EMC, HP, IBM, OpenText, and Oracle are the leaders in this ECM Ovum Decision Matrix, but they are also the vendors that provide capabilities in the most areas.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the major features of the vendors who took part in this Ovum Decision Matrix.
  • Determines the leaders in the ECM market according to technology, execution, and market impact.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the leaders, challengers, and followers in the ECM market?
  • Why are some products better suited to specific scenarios than others?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

Vendor solution selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Methodology
  • Ovum ratings
  • Ovum Decision Matrix Interactive

Market and solution analysis

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: enterprise content management, 2015–16
  • Market leaders: EMC, HP, IBM, OpenText, Oracle
  • Market challengers: Alfresco, Microsoft
  • Market followers: OnBase by Hyland
  • Emerging vendors

Market leaders

  • Market leaders: technology
  • Market leaders: execution
  • Market leaders: market impact

Vendor analysis

  • Alfresco One v5.0 (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • EMC Documentum 7.2 (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • HP, ECM Suite (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • OnBase by Hyland, v15 (Ovum recommendation: Follower)
  • IBM ECM Portfolio (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • OpenText Content Suite Platform (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Oracle WebCenter Content, v11.1.1.9 (Ovum recommendation: Leader)


  • Further reading
  • Author

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