thanks for the quick reply. I read the document you suggested.
It is still not clear to me if documents check-in/out and versioning functionalities are available without installing additional sw ONLY under the new DMS modality introduced by 9.13 (DMS solution "PPM Center Database DBMS") or are available also on "PPM Center File System" model. In this case, how to activate them.
In the doc you sent to me it seams that also BEFORE 9.13, having "PPM Center File System" it is possible to manage CI/CO and versioning, but...
- in pag. 34 is reported "Migration occurs while PPM Server is online, and has almost no impact on PPM users. They can keep on checking in and checking out files, and add new attachments"
- while at pag. 26 it is reported: "the PPM Center Database DMS stores documents in PPM Center database, but provides documents check-in/out and versioning functionalities out-of-the-box"
So, the matter is: to activate CI/CO and versioning am I forced to "migrate" to "PPM Center Database DBMS" (leaving "PPM Center File System")??? If no, how can I activate them???
I strongly believe (almost 100% sure) that PPM File system attachments don't have check-in / check-out functionality. Checking this with our inhouse instances not applying DMS, I don't see any such option.
Therefore, I believe that your quote from page 34 refers for documents that are pre-migration on EMC and can still be handled while migration takes place.
Thus, if you need CI / CO - yes, you will have to move your documents to PPM DMS solution. We are not forcing you to but it would be necessary to use that functionality.