Open Text Introduces Unified Livelink ECM Platform
Shared Repository and Shared Services Offer Platform for the Full Range of ECM Solutions - From Collaboration to E-mail Management to ERP Integration and More
Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the world’s largest provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, today introduced the Livelink ECM Platform, a secure, integrated framework that combines a shared content repository with user, content, and process services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Open Text announced the news at its European user conference LiveLinkUp Europe 2005, underway this week in London, Paris and Munich.
The Livelink ECM Platform marks the completion of Open Text’s integration of Livelink with the content archive from IXOS Software, which Open Text acquired last year. This integration within the service-oriented architecture announced last fall, allows Open Text to offer a shared platform for multiple solutions, universal access to enterprise content, a common user experience, and simplified maintenance and administration.
With the platform as a foundation, customers can more quickly and easily deploy a comprehensive range of Open Text ECM solutions, as their needs evolve. These solutions include collaboration, document and content management, compliance, email and records management, ERP integration, and archiving and storage management. This also applies to solutions Open Text offers to meet the specific needs of industries such as government, pharmaceuticals, financial services, energy and more
“With the Livelink ECM Platform, we can give customers a unified infrastructure and the flexibility to add ECM solutions when they’re ready, as their needs evolve,” said Hartmut Schaper, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Open Text. “With a shared repository and services, customers can start with one departmental ECM solution today, add another tomorrow, and ultimately deploy a comprehensive ECM strategy company-wide when the time is right, all the while leveraging and building upon the company’s initial investment.”
Announced in November (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1546), Open Text’s services-oriented architecture provides a layer of software “services” that link corporate applications to repositories of information, no matter where it resides, providing the ultimate in flexibility with existing repositories. The services architecture is being built entirely in Java and includes native support for SOAP-based web services. The services include: Collaboration services to support person-to-person interaction; content services to provide a single point of access to all content; business process services to automate processes around content; and a user directory service for a single point of user management and single sign-on for applications.
For more information on the Livelink ECM Platform, go to http://www.opentext.com/products/enterprise-content-management/platform.html
For more information on Open Text’s European user conference, LiveLinkUp Europe 2005, go to http://livelinkup-europe.opentext.com/
Open Text™ is the market leader in providing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Throughout its history, Open Text has matched its tradition of innovation with a track record of financial strength and growth. Today, the company supports almost 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to: www.opentext.com