ECM: The Best of 2013

Wow,
what a year 2013 was for ECM at OpenText! As we make our way through the second month of 2014, I’ve been reflecting on some of the highlights over the last year. From strong analyst ratings from
Gartner and Forrester to great customer events, product releases, and shared information,
2013 was a big year for ECM. Check out some of the best parts:

In Mark Barrenechea’s CEO blog, he has focused on ECM in several posts and in the popular CEO white paper series. Here are some great ECM papers for reference:

In March of last year, Resonate KT became part of the OpenText family,
bringing the very popular
WebReports and ActiveView ECM add-ons as well as the talented team that created them into the product group at OpenText. This investment in ECM brought not only advances in reporting but also in extensibility and usability to the ECM platform and add-ons.

The INFORMation Governance Blog holds many interesting posts. Don’t be surprised if it looks a little different than you remember throughout last year: We’ve moved it to a new platform based on OpenText Tempo Social software. Here are some of my favourite posts from the year:

Enterprise World 2013 : My favourite work week of the year. It was a wildly busy week full of customer, partner, analyst and industry leader meetings,
presentations, discussions and, yes, fun! This was a week best described as “drinking from the fire hose,” where there is so much to learn and see, so many people to meet, and so much that is new and exciting that is isn’t possible to take it all in.

In one of my sessions near the end of the week, a customer told me he was exhausted from learning so much. He was looking forward to getting back and digesting it all and then digging further into key areas. He put it well. Now that the main event is done and we’ve digested, here are some summaries of key areas you can explore for more information:

New Product Launches and Announcements:

  • Content Suite 10.5: There is so much in this release to be excited about — for existing customers, partners and new prospective customers. Whether you are focused on compliance, development or administration, there is something in this release for you. Read more in the Content Suite 10.5 overview blog, and there are several pieces of reference material, webinars, and more to help you dig into the details.



  • OpenText Archive: If you’re one of our many customers who have used our archive technology over the last 20 years, you know the compliance, cost savings and ease-of-use of these products. This year OpenText Archive has gotten even better with extended features and more new offerings such as OpenText Cloud Archive and Archive for Google Apps. Learn more about OpenText Archive and what it can do for you.

  • xECM for Oracle E-Business Suite: More and more organizations are recognizing the benefits of bringing structured and unstructured content together in an overall Enterprise Information Management system. We have a significant portfolio of products that bring SAP together with EIM. Last year we announced a new offering, xECM for Oracle E-Business Suite, which brings the popular Oracle ERP system together with ECM.


  • OpenText Tempo: Combining the benefits of social business tools with secure file sync and share, OpenText Tempo launched in 2013 to help organizations drive collaboration and innovation. Leading organizations are realizing the value of connecting people with each other and with their data in a secure, compliant environment. Learn more about this latest family of solutions.

Yes,
2013 was a great year for ECM at OpenText! I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2014 has in store.

About Lynn Elwood

Lynn Elwood
Lynn is VP Cloud & Services Solutions. A Computer Scientist by training, Lynn is focused on bringing software and services together with cloud, on-premises and hybrid options to provide measurable benefits for organizations around the world.

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