Open Text Announces Roadmap for Hummingbird Customers at Summit 2007
Outlines Convergence of Open Text and Hummingbird Technologies and Combined Strengths; Announces Next Generation Enterprise Content Management Offering Codenamed “DM X” for Livelink ECM – eDOCS Customers
Summit 2007, Huntington Beach, California –
Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and solutions, today outlined new details on the future direction and roadmap for customers who have invested in Livelink ECM – eDOCS, formerly Hummingbird Enterprise. In the product roadmap, which is being made available to eDOCS customers and partners today, Open Text unveiled details of its next generation enterprise content management offering, codenamed “DM X,” for eDOCS customers.
“The roadmap is the result of numerous consultations with customers, partners and analysts and was guided by customers’ priorities such as deployment timelines for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system,” said Kirk Roberts, Open Text’s Executive Vice President of Products, Solutions and Marketing. “DM X will deliver comprehensive new capabilities that will enable organizations to continue to maximize their investments in the Livelink ECM – eDOCS product line.”
Roberts presented the roadmap today at the opening keynote of Summit 2007, the company’s worldwide user conference for Hummingbird customers and partners.
DM X represents the true convergence of Open Text and Hummingbird technologies and know-how. With DM X, customers will be able to take advantage of the broader product set Open Text has to offer while continuing to maximize the value they have invested in their eDOCS deployment.
With the announcement of DM X, Open Text is unveiling plans for a new Rich Client interface which will be the future user interface for all Livelink ECM users. The Rich Client will be built leveraging newly developed Hummingbird technology and will feature fully customizable dynamic business views available through Microsoft Explorer, Microsoft Outlook 2007 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system authoring applications. Information workers will be able to make better, faster decisions based on a holistic, centralized view of business content across all applications.
DM X will feature industry leading archive, records management, metadata management and search capabilities all exposed as Enterprise Library Services, providing organizations with the ability to effectively implement enterprise-wide archive and records retention strategies. Open Text announced Enterprise Library Services as part of the new features that will be available in Livelink ECM 10, the latest version of its ECM suite which was introduced in November, 2006 at Open Text’s LiveLinkUp user conference (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1799). With Enterprise Library Services, customers will have the flexibility to build and deploy solutions on any Basic Content Services offering such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, while managing the enterprise-wide retention of the mission-critical business content.
DM X will offer a unique repository agnostic approach, allowing Livelink ECM – eDOCS customers to continue to manage content on their current eDOCS DM repository as well as content stored in other repositories such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Livelink ECM. Regardless of the repositories in use, DM X will provide customers with the ability to take advantage of a new Rich Client interface and Enterprise Library Services.
Upgrading to DM X
DM X is designed to provide flexibility during the upgrade process, ensuring minimal disruption to information workers. Fully supporting a phased upgrade approach, DM X will allow users to access their content leveraging both the new and legacy client interface. In addition, Open Text will be introducing a “Fast Track Program,” to facilitate direct upgrades to DM X from their current version of eDOCS DM, eliminating the need to upgrade to the latest version of eDOCS DM.
Open Text will be showcasing DM X at the LiveLinkUp Global Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, October 23 – 25, 2007. First customer ship for DM X is expected to be early 2008. For more information visit, http://opentext.com/online/dmx-community-intro.html
About Open Text
Open Text™ is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit www.opentext.com.
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