Hummingbird DM ECM Modernization


Client Profile

The European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) supplies weather and climate-related satellite data, images, and products to the National Meteorological Services of our Member States in Europe, and other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT operates geostationary satellites over Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean. EUMETSAT, an international organization from the space industry has been using Hummingbird document management (HDM) to manage their strict document policies and security.

Their corporate strategy warranted a move to an Oracle platform which included migrating all the data from Hummingbird DocsOpen to Oracle UCM 11g (UCM). Since the HDM application was customized for the organization, moving data to UCM posed real challenges.

Around half a million documents with multiple revisions had to be migrated with all the attributes, relations, attachments, access rights, and audit history. Other data like users, groups, personal workspaces, and saved searches had to be migrated. The architecture of HDM and UCM are natively different, which meant various types of complex mappings were required to move the documents.




Government Administration


Hummingbird DM



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Eumetsat’s Unique Challenges

Discovery & analysis

Our Discovery tool helped to analyse all available documents in Hummingbird, enabling the identification of any inconsistencies in metadata, content and permission. Numerous reports were generated to identify data corruption and distribution of relevant metadata.

A large volume of versioned content

Around half a million documents with multiple revisions had to be migrated with all its attributes, relations, attachments, access rights, and audit history.

Different HDM & UCM architecture

The architecture of HDM and UCM was natively different, which meant various types of complex mappings were required to move the documents.

Complicated UCM mapping

The permission structure in HDM did not have a straightforward mapping onto the UCM permission structure or its permission inheritance.

Proventeq's Solution

Proventeq’s migration experts worked closely with Eumetsat to design and implement a best practice content migration solution to enable a smooth transition to their new environment.
Discovery and analysis

Discovery & analysis

After meeting with the client’s team to understand their migration requirements, Proventeq performed a full discovery and analysis of content with Content Analyser to identify and understand the existing content landscape.

Information architecture optimization

Classification and separation of data were efficiently processed to meet the demands of accessibility and navigation within the new architecture.

Information Architecture Optimization
Pilot Migration

Pilot migration

Migration Accelerator’s pilot migration feature allowed full mapping of all content and proved the revised content architecture worked according to business expectations prior to live migration; keeping their business operational on their existing ECM system before go-live.

Security & compliance

During the migration, we enriched and restructured their content via classification, security remapping, metadata and taxonomy. We also moved documents from the common object store to customer specific document libraries to ensure security and compliance.

Security and Compliance

Migration Outcome

Relationships & integrity

Metadata from different profiles was consolidated and standardized in Oracle UCM. All relationships like content hierarchy, attachments, related items etc. were converted to a UCM equivalent relationship.

Preserving budget

Automation of complex content migration processes for the heavily customized version of Hummingbird ensured reduced effort and delivered savings of cost and time.

Business functionality

The ‘automated migration’ and ‘delta management’ proved useful for the organization to adopt Oracle UCM without any significant downtime.

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Through our migration expertise and with the use of our rules-based product, we delivered an end-to-end solution that satisfied all the business needs

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