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Looking for more details on ACM support requirements before I buy.

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Looking for more details on ACM support requirements before I buy.

I'm looking into getting Arbortext Content Manager. I've reviewed all the literature, but have more questions, such as:

Is this a simple software install on a web server?

What kind of support would our IT department need to provide? (The Editor is the only PTC product we use---no Windchill experience)

Anyone know approximate price tag?

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ACM is a fairly low cost product. It is sold on a "per head" cost of how many users you will have. ACM itself is essentially Windchill PDMLink with all the CAD management stuff removed. It allows checkin/checkout of versioned content, including compound documents which may be bursted automatically.

It is a more involved install than Arbortext Editor but not too bad these days. Note that you will need a database behind ACM, your options are Oracle or MS SQL Server. Database licence costs are separate and in addition to the cost the base ACM product.

ACM requires a bit of horsepower (depending on how many concurrent users you plan having). Therefore you will probably want to host ACM on a beefy server. In medium-to-large ACM deployments the database is also on a separate server from ACM.

Hope that helps.

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