A document management module in the vein of docmgr would benefit the drupal project by extending the collaborative nature of the product...

It would compliment the project and directory server modules and with the 'suggested' webmail module could make druple a compelling intranet solution....

a lot of work but well worth the effort in my opinion...

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moshe weitzman’s picture

Priority:Major» Normal

not that much work actually. i see another great document management sytem at http://www.projectdocs.com/. It's free, and the have a nice demo.

Anyone implementing this might save themselves some effort by reviewing filestore.module which is similar.

ax’s picture

Title:Document Management Module» Document Management System
Version:x.y.z»
Component:Other» node system

merging [ Document Management Module | http://drupal.org/node/view/625 ] and [ Document Management System | http://drupal.org/node/view/958 ] into one feature request by adding the following two comments of latter to former (this one):

Submitted by [ mcrizer | http://drupal.org/user/view/1211 ] on December 28, 2002 - 7:46pm

Title: Document Management System
Priority: 1
Comment:
Hi Developers, Happy 2003

It would be great, if you had some time to have a look at http://sdms.cafuego.net/, please. This is a simple document management system in php, which is ready. I am not a programmer, so I do not know how difficult it would be to integrate this Simple Document Management System into DRUPAL. It could greatly improve the usability of DRUPAL, and no other CMS has this DMS function. I think it is a hot topic, they began to talks about it on post nuke, etc. but no developments have been made yet. You could be the first one.

Cheers
Eye
eye@mcrizer.com

PS: Another document management sytem 'embrio' is at http://terracotta.sourceforge.net/philosophy.html, and a third one is http://sourceforge.net/projects/owl/, but I think the first one is the best.

Submitted by [ bmann@blogger.com | http://drupal.org/user/view/1068 ] on December 29, 2002 - 8:31pm
Title: [feature] Document Management System
Priority: 2
Comment:
Document Management, especially with the addition of Drupal's innovative, customizable taxonomy system, would indeed be very interesting. And very useful for many uses, especially for Intranets.

I don't think integrating any of the systems mentioned would be very easy, and also not a good idea -- perhaps expanding the filestore module would be a starting point.

For what it's worth, we use [ MyDMS | http://dms.markuswestphal.de/about.html ] -- I've personally tried all the other systems mentioned, and all exhibit various bugs and/or design flaws. [ SDMS http://sdms.cafuego.net/ ] is also quite good (at least the 2.0 version), but the current code in CVS has lots of little bugs with it.

PS: Is "update feature" the only way to add comments?

moshe weitzman’s picture

see also this forum thread: http://drupal.org/node/view/7578

killes@www.drop.org’s picture

We have now our upload.module in core.

moshe weitzman’s picture

uploading a file is hardly document management. doucment management handles versioning, indexing, and browsing via various facets. marking as active.

coreb’s picture

Version:» 6.x-dev

Moving from x.y.z queue to 6.x-dev.

Pasqualle’s picture

Title:Document Management System» Document Management Module
Version:6.x-dev» 7.x-dev
LarsKramer’s picture

Version:7.x-dev» 8.x-dev
Status:Active» Postponed (maintainer needs more info)

First, is there any reason why this couldn't be implemented as a contributed module? And what specific feature is lacking from Drupal in order to be used for true Document Management? The current title of this issue is too general.

If I understand the concept of DMS correctly, Drupal Node and Fields modules combined with some contributed modules such as Views, Diff and Apache Solr Attachments already offer a workable solution.

mdupont’s picture

Status:Postponed (maintainer needs more info)» Closed (won't fix)

See also http://cafuego.net/2009/05/31/simple-drupal-document-management-system/

We see a simple document management system could well be a contrib module / install profile / feature (and should stay in contrib) but a real DMS is a complex piece of software, and I we shouldn't expect one from Drupal, as we shouldn't expect Drupal to turn into a full-fledged CRM. It is better to use the right tool for the job, and provide a bridge with Drupal, like what is done with CiviCRM and CMIS API or Alfresco.