Stephen Lawrence – Founder


The OpenDocMan Project

OpenDocMan was created to help companies conform with ISO 17025’s document management requirements. OpenDocMan is designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and reliable. It is currently in active development, with many new features being released regularly. OpenDocMan is open source and is released under the GPL license, and has a growing community of international users including individuals, small businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, government agencies, and fortune 500 companies.

The project also provides paid support, and paid hosting options for customers around the world.

We hope you will give our project a try, and please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello.


Stephen Lawrence
Founder – OpenDocMan DMS

13 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Ed Johnstone December 28, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Steve: Thanks for talking w/ me today. I forgot to ask: “Can we use OpenLDAP for authentication and permissions?” I guess in this case permissions would be ‘departments’ and/or ‘roles’?

  2. denny September 30, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    I found le file name is 1.dat , 2.dat , whether the file name could be document.jpg , contact.pdf, resume.doc ? that’s to say, the same as the original file ?

  3. Alfredo Celso October 5, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Do you have a telephone number where we can call you?

  4. pauline November 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    How does this compare with accuimage?

    We need each invoice to efficiently uploaded/scanned to every invoice AP keyed into an ERP system, be it Oracle or Great Plains. Would your solution meet our requirement?

  5. Danny January 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm #


    I’ve started using OpenDocMan and like it.

    I’d like to integrate it into SugarCRM and like to know if you, or someone else associated with the project, would be able to integrate and supplant SugarCRM DMS with OpenDocMan?


    • Stephen Lawrence January 26, 2014 at 12:37 am #

      What are your thoughts on sugar integration?

  6. Sidharth January 28, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    i was looking for a document management system… and i come across “opendocman”. All my requirements are satisfied except providing comments for documents for read/view permission users…
    please help me to overcome the problem.

    • Stephen Lawrence January 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Hello Sidharth,

      Can you explain in more detail what you are looking for? We do have the ability to make comments during the approval/rejection process.

  7. Stuart McCormick July 24, 2014 at 3:33 am #

    Hi Stephen,
    I am looking for some repository software so when we have completed a job for a client we can then upload and allow them to download documents assigned to them. The documents are all PDFs.
    Using your hosted version does this come to us as a “white labelled” version which we can brand. The documents are all related to compliance issues in the home rental market. We generate them using our own cloud services but they are not all on one system so that a company can view all of the different doc types in one place.
    There may be many customers information so we presumably would upload the documents and tag them so a customer would just see their own documents?
    Can we create folders for document types, eg, Energy Performance Cert, Legionella Risk Assessment, PAT test etc.?
    If we can we would look to set this up starting a week on monday when I return from vacation.
    We are based in UK and have about 110 employees. I am the MD

    • Stephen Lawrence July 24, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      Hi Stuart,

      It sounds like OpenDocMan should be able to handle exactly what you require. We can re-brand the logo, as well as use a custom domain name for our hosted sites. As for folders, we call them “department”, but they act similar.

  8. Abboud September 6, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    Hi Stephen:

    I have, used the demo product, very logical, and straight forward, could not retrieve the added documents on the demo, since then I was trying to install the 1.2.7 Windows Path problem? then
    Still windows path problem???
    windows 7 , PHP and SQl versions >5,
    And the SQL deprecated warning !!
    Is it only me !!!!
    I have used IIS 7.5> and now Apache no luck bot behave the same!!!
    Any help is appreciated.


    • Stephen Lawrence September 6, 2014 at 10:47 am #

      Contact me via the Contact Us page and provide me with your server details. I would like to login and find out if this is a configuration issue or a bug.

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