Open Source Document Management Systems

Posted on August 22, 2010 by 5 comments

Alfresco Document Management

Alfresco offers the industry leading, open source document management system to capture, search, and collaborate on documents with full library services and lifecycle management on a unified, robust repository.



DocMGR is a complete, web-based Document Management System (DMS). It allows for the storage of any file type, and supports full-text indexing of the most popular document formats. DocMGR runs on PHP, the Apache webserver, and Postgresql. It uses tsearch2 for full-text indexing which provides for faster search results and result ranking. DocMGR supports LDAP authentication, the ability to easily add and remove “objects” for storage in the system, document workflow, object subscriptions, WebDAV access, and an ever-growing set of features revolving around content storage.



Epiware is an AJAX-enabled Project and Document Management application that provides access to a complete set of file management functions, including document check-in, check-out, version control, approval, change notification, and access history. It enables the creation of virtual teams by providing an online workspace for users to collaborate and exchange information in a secure, protected setting.



KnowledgeTree is PHP-based, open source document management software that is easy to install and use across a broad range of organizations. The features included in the community edition — including workflow, version control and audit trails — help manage the document lifecycle, promote collaboration, reduce paper and ensure compliance. KnowledgeTree Community Edition is licensed under the GNU GPL version 3.



LetoDMS is an open-source, web-based document management system (DMS) written in PHP with a database backend. LetoDMS provides document meta-data, version control, security and easy access to your documents.



LogicalDOC is a Web-based document management system that is easy to use and learn. Its architecture leverages best-of-breed Java technology to achieve a powerful and flexible solution. It supports its users with a powerful search engine (Lucene), Web service interface (JAX-WS via CXF) compatible with .NET and PHP, versioning, a discussion forum, a WebDAV interface, importing and exporting from .zip files, and importing of documents from mailbox. Documents can be organized into hierarchical folders, searched using the integrated search engine, or browsed by Tag. The system is extensible thanks to the technologies used (Spring-Hibernate) and its plugin architecture.

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Nuxeo DM

Nuxeo DM is a collaborative document management application that enables you to create, share, review, distribute and archive documents. Access to the application is secured with a password and navigation is done using tabs.



OpenDocMan is a full featured Web-based document management system(DMS) designed to conform to ISO 17025/IEC. It features an automated installation script, check-in/out, departmental access control, file moderation, fine grained user access control, and a great search function. Written in PHP, and utilizing MySQL for the backend, this project is useful for any company looking to keep their documentation in a centralized repository.



OpenKM is powerful scalable Document Management System (DMS). OpenKM uses Jboss + J2EE + Ajax web (GWT) + Jackrabbit (lucene) open source technologies.

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Owl is a multi user document repository (knowledge base) system written in PHP for publishing files/documents onto the web for a corporation, small business, group of people, or just for yourself.


xinco DMS

xinco DMS is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs, and contacts, featuring ACLs, version control, full text search, document publishing, file archiving, and an FTP-like client.


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5 Responses to “Open Source Document Management Systems”

  1. Bryn Jun 03, 2011 #

    Really solid DMS links, thanks for this post.

  2. Oscar Oct 06, 2011 #

    Artigo muito bom, só falta concluir com uma review para sabermos qual o melhor.

  3. Tressa Saitta Mar 22, 2012 #

    The growing field of cloud computing could definitely generate major new projects in the future. However, hosting organizations should prove that cloud computing is not just a marketing concept; it is a true technological innovation.

  4. Kevin Jun 19, 2012 #

    Very helpful thanks! I am looking at different DMS’s. Unfortuneately only the openkm premium version allows for ldap (and maybe openid) authentication.

    I’m also looking at


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