OpenKM Document Management System
6.3.6 / March 6, 2018
|Operating system||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 nonspecific files. OpenKM includes a content repository, Lucene indexing, and jBPM workflow. The OpenKM system was developed using open technology (Java, Tomcat, Lucene, Hibernate, Spring).
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.
At the project's outset, it received the help of Spanish government funds from the PROFIT PROJECT. At the end of 2006 the first OpenKM version was released.
In 2011 and 2012, OpenKM began to expand its markets, translating the application to over 35 languages, allowing the Document Management System to be used worldwide, by creating a network of partners.
In 2017, with the goal of providing better customer relations in all regions, OpenKM established subsidiaries in Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, the MENA region and the USA. The new branches were created to have staff better able to respond to the needs of local customers and those interested in 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.)