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OpenText Extended ECM Platform

Integrate content services with lead applications to bridge content silos, expedite information flows and expand governance

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What is content services integration?

Learn how to improve information access and distribution by connecting OpenText Extended ECM Platform with lead applications

Content services integration supports and expands the traditional strengths of ECM by connecting a content management platform with the standalone applications and systems at the heart of processes.

The best content services offer workers access to information from lead business systems, such as SAP®, Microsoft® Office 365, Salesforce®, SuccessFactors® and more. Content can be surfaced in the application in which users are working, making it easily available to the people and processes that need it most. Centrally defined governance rules are applied automatically throughout the lifecycle of information as it flows through business processes.

Extended ECM Platform overview

With OpenText Extended ECM Platform, content is transparently integrated with other leading applications such as SAP S/4HANA®, SAP® SuccessFactors®, Salesforce®, Microsoft® Office 365® or any other process-driving software. With ECM integrations, the content services platform bridges content silos and intelligently automates business processes to allow information to flow effortlessly across applications. Extended ECM Platform leverages an organization’s investment in its enterprise content services software and other applications, while improving transparency and insight to improve decision making, automate business processes and expand the reach of governance policies.

ECM integration across business processes - OpenText

What’s new in Extended ECM

  • Simplify deployment with containerization

    Simplify deployment with containerization

  • Integration with OpenText™ Core Signature Service

    Integration with OpenText™ Core Signature Service

  • Manage Microsoft Office 365 Teams lifecycle

    Manage Microsoft Office 365 Teams lifecycle

  • Get Intelligent document generation in processes

    Get Intelligent document generation in processes

Learn more about the new Extended ECM features in the launch blog.

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Extended ECM Platform features

  • Integrations to enterprise applications

    Presents content in the context of the business process or lead application user interface. These can include ERP integrations such as SAP® S/4HANA and Oracle® E-Business Suite, HR Applications like SAP® SuccessFactors® and CRM integrations such as Salesforce®. Productivity tools like Microsoft Office 365 and Sharepoint are also supported by OpenText Extended ECM. By providing a range of content services and API’s other lead applications can also benefit from Extended ECM.

  • Intuitive user experience

    Enhances productivity and eliminates barriers to adoption by allowing users to remain within the business application they are most comfortable with, while simultaneously accessing all the necessary information to get their job done. Users without access to the lead application can work with the same content used within the driving process via the Extended ECM Smart View. This intuitive UI displays select metadata related to the business object being managed in the lead application.

  • Connected Workspaces

    Simplifies ECM software deployment using templates aligned to business processes. As virtual models of a real-world business object, Connected Workspaces can be related to a customer, product, employee, purchase order or any other business object type. Workspaces can be created automatically from the lead application.

  • Content services platform

    Leverages the proven lifecycle capabilities of OpenText Content Suite for capture, document management, search, intelligence, security, compliance and records management.

  • Automated classification and metadata management

    Files documents consistently and automatically within a process and in the context of a related business object, removing the risk of users haphazardly filing items on local hard drives or file shares and sharing them via email. Any metadata or classification happens automatically in the background, without the need for end-user intervention.

  • Two-way integration

    Provides two-way integration that not only extends content into the lead application but presents metadata from the lead application directly in the Extended ECM Smart View. Updates can be made in either direction.

  • Cloud content management

    Offers flexible cloud models to run Extended ECM Platform anywhere with cloud-native technologies for ECM, vastly simplifying deployments and upgrades and introducing new features faster.

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ECM integration benefits

  • Improved process efficiency

    Accelerates cycle time by automating manual tasks, simplifying access and improving content collaboration. Gain efficiency from both the lead application and the enterprise content management tools.

  • Better productivity

    Offers users a 360-degree view of both structured and unstructured business content from a single interface, providing content in context without the need to switch between different applications.

  • Streamlined innovation and time-to-revenue

    Transforms business models and digitizes value chains with an integrated approach to ECM that extends content services into the organization’s foundational technology environment.

  • Intelligent insight

    Delivers deeper insight into product, customer, supplier or asset performance through integrated data and content analytics for improved decision-making.

  • Mitigate compliance risk

    Automatically applies metadata and classifications transparently in the background, without end-user intervention.

  • One version of the truth

    Offers a centralized repository for all business content regardless of the origin or source ensures that all stakeholders are working with the most current and relevant content.

  • Intelligent Automation

    Drives operational efficiencies for content related processes and information flows by kicking off event actions automatically and removing human intervention for low value manual tasks.

  • Mobile Workforce

    Enables users to remain connected and productive, wherever they are. OpenText Content Server Mobile connects content and processes, allowing iOS and Android device users to view and interact with information on the go.

Extended ECM solutions

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