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OpenKM Document Management System
|Stable release||6.2.4 / June 18, 2013|
|Operating system||GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Unix|
|Type||Document management, open source|
OpenKM is a Free/Libre document management system that provides a web interface for managing arbitrary files. OpenKM includes a content repository, Lucene indexing, and jBPM workflow. The OpenKM system was developed using Java technology.
In 2005 two developers involved in open source technologies and expertise with some commercial document management solutions (Sharepoint, Documentum, Hummingbird, among others) like Excalibur search engine or Kofax OCR engine decided to start an open source project based on high level technologies to build a document management system that they decided to call OpenKM.
OpenKM uses the GNU General Public License (Version 2) license.
OpenKM is a web-based document management application, so only a web browser is needed to use it. Currently only Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari are supported. The web interface is built using Google Web Toolkit, so the browser support depends on the toolkit.
The OpenKM architecture is based on the following technologies:
- JBoss Application Server
- Java EE (JDK 1.5 or higher)
- Apache Jackrabbit
- GWT (Google Web Toolkit - Ajax)
Due to its architecture, OpenKM can work on any operating system — Unix, Linux, Windows — though Linux is recommended by the developers. Data can be stored in a directory or in any RDBMS (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
A document management system manages personal documents or business documentation, making it easier to find a previous document version. It enables searching by content, using document content indexing. OpenKM supports several languages, currently Arabic, Catalan, Bosnian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Euskera, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
- Document Management.
- Document versioning (similar to Subversion)
- Image Management.
- Repository access via WebDAV.
- jBPM workflow.
- Lucene search.
- Multi-language support.
- Multi-platform support (Windows, Linux and Solaris)
- Browser-based GUI (official support for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome)
- Desktop integration with Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org.
- Clustering support.
- Pluggable authentication: LDAP, Database or any other source supported by JAAS.
- Multiple Database support: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.
- Autocad preview.
- Integrated OCR.
- Integrated TWAIN & SANE scanner support.