The Four Layers of the Documentum ECM Platform
- The services layer, consisting of Documentum Content Server and a variety of extendedservices, provides the content management functionality and serves as the foundation forall other products.
- The interface layer, consisting of Documentum Foundation Classes (DFC) and itsrelated APIs, provides communication between the services layer and the clients that usethe services.
- The client layer, consisting of end-user products, developer tools, and integrations withother systems, provides access to the content management functionality in the context ofparticular business functions.
- The application layer, consisting of products from Documentum, its partners, or custom built, provides the integrated applications that use content management functionality aspart of their business solutions.
The first three layers comprise the Documentum platform supporting the applicationlayer. Documentum also offers products that combine features from different layers toprovide vertical solutions.