Open Text’s upgrade from 9.7.1 to tenth version unites all as behemoth releases latest mega-integrated ECM Suite 2010
ECM Plus – by Paul Quigley – Open Text has just released its ECM Suite 2010, which, the company claims, is its ‘largest innovation effort in the company s history’ in a bid to create what it calls is ‘the industry s most comprehensive, fully integrated ECM solution suite.’
According to the firm, ECM Suite 2010 is a combination of technologies covering all ECM. new functionality linked through numerous integration points covering 90 products and modules, and spanning everything from compliance, business process management and portals to integrated mobile support and enterprise information archiving.
Open Text said the latest version is the most complete content management system available to handle the vast array of content types, languages, applications, user needs and business processes in their organisations.
ECM Suite 2010 also touts the power to move ECM beyond projects or functional deployments, where ECM crosses systems and departments to add greater value. The ECM Suite has a core services layer, process services, user interface services and the cornerstone of the ECM Suite, the Enterprise Library (formerly Livelink), with integrated archiving, metadata management, search, and records management. All ECM Suite components integrate with this layer. ECM Suite 2010 adds capabilities from acquired technologies to further strengthen the ECM Suite:
Open Text Portal (from Vignette): Offers a powerful, standards-oriented portal capability that publishes content from the ECM Suite, from processes, from the Web, Open Text Social Communities, and other content sources.
Open Text Web Experience Management (from Vignette): Offers a dynamic Web content management capability for the ECM Suite. It can publish content from the Enterprise Library, Open Text Social Communities and Open Text Media Management. It can also publish into the Portal. Web content can be archived and managed with the ECM Suite.
Open Text Social Communities (from Vignette): Adds dynamic social and community intranet and extranets capabilities to the ECM Suite. Content can also be archived and put under records management.
Open Text Content Analytics, Semantic Navigation (from Nstein): Adds content analytics technology into the ECM Suite, allowing users to find content faster based on its meaning. Semantic Navigation is now also available as part of Web Experience Management.
Open Text Capture Center (from Captaris): Fully integrates imaging and optical character recognition components.
Open Text Media Management (from Artesia): Open Text has also integrated Open Text Media Management with Web Experience Management.
“The chaos and risks of content in organizations continues to grow but we ve focused on innovation to help our customers meet those challenges,” said Open Text Chief Technology Officer Eugene Roman. “Over the past several years, Open Text has aggressively moved to a services-based architecture and implemented sophisticated development processes that enable us to quickly and efficiently integrate new and future functionality no matter if organically developed or acquired. As the biggest R&D achievement in Open Text s history, ECM Suite 2010 will help our customers easily plan their future ECM strategies.”
The company also stated that ECM Suite 2010 provided support for the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard and also supported virtualization environments for VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle Virtualization.