Announcing Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions

Leverage information in Documentum with SAP data and processes

The majority of processes that take place inside SAP rely on content to some extent. With OpenText™ Extended ECM Documentum for SAP® Solutions, we make it easier to work with that content by allowing customers to view content stored in OpenText™ Documentum™ inside the SAP user interface. And vice versa, customers can also view SAP data within Documentum.

Announced at Enterprise World 2018, and now launched as promised, Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions is our new solution that brings together the structured, data-driven processes of SAP with the unstructured content stored in OpenText Documentum. Here are some of the key capabilities.

Connected Workspaces

Leveraging the concept of the connected workspace that was defined in the Extended ECM for SAP solutions product, a connected workspace is a virtual model of a real-world object – such as a supplier, customer, asset, product and many others. A Connected Workspace is more than just enabling files to be viewed in SAP, it includes unstructured content and structured data, security and roles, collaboration and tasks.

Seamless Integration

Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions is seamlessly integrated to SAP via Fiori UI’s legacy NetWeaver. Using the same technologies as the Extended ECM For SAP Solutions application to ensure users can continue to work in their native interface.

Example Business workspace in Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions, showcasing content, users, tasks and data.
Example Business workspace in Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions, showcasing content, users, tasks and data.

Bi-Directional Integration

The integration is not one-way, it is bi-directional meaning that SAP Users can retrieve, edit and manage content stored in Documentum from the SAP User Interface. Content updates from SAP are stored in Documentum.

The integration does not involve the migration of content between 2 applications – all content always resides in Documentum, and is exposed directory into SAP via smart views. The same is true of SAP data – it never leaves SAP. Security is implemented on each workspace object to ensure that users can only see the content they have access to -regardless of accessing via SAP or Documentum.

Data stored and managed in SAP can also be exposed inside the Documentum Smart Views, allowing document-centric workers to benefit from seeing associated data from SAP (for example supplier information).

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Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions is a unique content management solution, which delivers standardized, advanced content services to SAP Business Applications, removing the effort and cost of integration while also eliminating the risk generated by an integration project and version compatibility.

The integration of the Extended ECM Documentum into SAP applications is going far beyond the simple point-to-point attachment of documents inside SAP transactions, it provides the “information backbone” uniting business applications of an organization by making content easily available to business users as an inherent component of the end-to-end business process.

Discover all the latest innovations in OpenText Content Services here, and read more about OpenText Release 16, OpenText Cloud and OpenText OT2 hereContact us to learn more.

Jonathan Beardsley

Jonathan is a Program Manager in Business Transformation and Digital Disruption, particularly interested in how customers are digitally transforming their supplier, customer and business relationships and where OpenText can help. Previously a CEM Architect for 15 years working across a variety of Digital Marketing requirements, helping customers deliver new and innovative online and digital channels.

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