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Open Source Document Management Software

Fast, Flexible and Scalable, Document Management System (DMS) Built on the Nuxeo Platform
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For solution architects and developers who are building Document Management applications, the best solution adapts to your content-driven business processes. The Nuxeo Platform helps you develop content-centric applications in a sustainable and cost-effective manner, for better connections between people, content, and processes.

Managing Content, Not Files

Content creation and consumption goes far beyond sharing files if it is to scale gracefully and stand the test of time. Managing content effectively means aligning your content models with your business processes. Nuxeo's open source document management has a highly flexible content model, allowing document definitions to range from a single file to a complex multi-file model, so they can map to real-world enterprise content flows. 

The Nuxeo Platform offers a foundation for common content management services, and a layer of functionality specific to document management

  • Capture multi-formatted content in a unified manner: e.g. scanned images, email, office documents, CAD files, etc.
  • Leverage built-in metadata standards such as Dublin Core, or implement your own
  • Describe how documents connect to each other using structured relationships
  • Navigate the repository in physical and virtual file plans with multiple views
  • Enforce corporate policies using content automation rules
  • Define secure workflows with internal and external participants, to align with business processes
  • Ensure content accessibility over time with a full scope of content library services, such as full-text search, archiving and backup. 

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Case Study: HEC Paris, Europe's Leading Business School

Built with Nuxeo Document Management, K-Hub is available to all professors at HEC, Europe’s leading business school and recognized world leader in Executive Education. A true "hub" of knowledge, it provides an online workspace for each course, so instructors can post course materials and references and interact with their students all in one place. 

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Collaboration and Content Management 


With collaborative workspaces, the Nuxeo document management solution unifies online collaboration processes and document management systems, providing a secure environment for an identified group of users to exchange information. Key collaboration features include:

  • Easy check-in/check-out with a locking mechanism
  • Audit logging and configurable versioning policies to track content lifecycles
  • Tasks and content workflows to help organize the flow of information
  • Content annotations, to facilitate reviews and share comments in context
  • Email and RSS notifications

Mobile collaboration is also available for busy information workers who rely on their smart phone for productivity away from the desktop. 

See also Nuxeo Social Collaboration module

The Nuxeo Platform for Building Business Applications

The technology under the covers of Nuxeo Document Management, the Nuxeo Platform is a modular, extensible, Java-based content management platform that has been designed from day one for easy and graceful customization. The Nuxeo Platform is fully based on and built with a plug-in architecture, leveraging OSGi and a powerful extension point model.

Nuxeo Platform provides all of the features you need for building sustainable content applications. 

  • Scalability – supports repositories with terabytes of content and tens of thousands of users
  • Extensibility – modular architecture based on a component system and service-oriented architecture
  • Workflow – a customizable content routing engine with internal and external secure access
  • Flexible content model – customizable content and metadata model enabling capture and storage of any kind of business asset

The Nuxeo Platform also offers many more content management features and a full range of deployment configurations.

Authentication, Access Control, and Security


The Nuxeo Platform provides highly customizable access mechanisms to adapt to even the most stringent requirements. Out of the box functionality includes:

  • Local SQL directories or remote LDAP, Active Directory or SQL
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • Permission-based access control
  • Mandatory access control with security policies

Security exists at all levels of the platform, from repository-level access control checks to defensive strategies at the application level (e.g. XSS counter-measure) to pluggable authentication methods and HTTPS.

Enterprise Scale and Top-Notch Performance 


The Nuxeo document management solution can scale up to hundreds millions of documents andthousands of terabytes of datawithout a downgrade of speed or usability, even if deployed on commodity-priced hardware. No other content management system can replicate these kinds of results. See for yourself: Nuxeo's benchmark results are open and public and automatically run nightly by our continuous integration quality assurance processes.

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Customization: Adapt the Platform to Your Use Case

Nuxeo Studio

From simply adding your company logo to your application to more advanced content model and workflow configuration, Nuxeo Studio provides the complete environment to help you adapt the Nuxeo Platform to your use case quickly and easily. A cornerstone of the Nuxeo Connect subscription service, Nuxeo Studio is a hosted graphical customization and configuration environment, enabling you to focus on the functional and technical requirements of your application, without the complexity of coding or installing yet another tool.

Nuxeo Connect provides a full support system for building and maintaining your application, including support with SLAs, maintenance, and access to Nuxeo Studio and the Nuxeo Marketplace, an online source of optional add-ons for the Nuxeo Platform.