SharePoint has some great Document Management capabilities out of the box. It is possible to build powerful document centric solutions using out of the box functionality often without using third-party document management extensions.
Here’s a video I put together to show off some of the features. The demo is using SharePoint 2010, but the same functionality is available in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 SharePoint. I have used Document Sets which aren’t present in SharePoint Foundation (the free version of SharePoint), but all of the other features are present and you can build reasonably sophisticated solutions with Foundation.
Once you have implemented a solution in SharePoint, you’ll need a strategy for migrating documents. I have put together some tips on document migration including a method and tools.
If you like what you see and want to know more, get in touch with me and I’ll send you a free White Paper based on this solution and some tips for building it yourself.
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