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The Future of Information: Introducing OpenText Release 16

We are in the midst of a Digital Revolution and for every company it is digital or die. To succeed, organizations must embrace digital transformation or risk being disintermediated. Success will depend on the ability to embrace extreme automation, extreme connectivity, and cognitive systems – engineered together in a single and integrated digital platform.

Today, I am pleased to announce the general availability and launch of OpenText Release 16. As the most comprehensive, integrated digital Enterprise Information Management (EIM) platform in the market today, OpenText Release 16 offers our customers a unique opportunity for a coordinated digital transformation that yields the benefits of scale and single-vendor interaction. Only OpenText offers the breadth of capability and solutions or the capacity to deliver these capabilities from a single release and platform.

OpenText Release 16 is composed of two major product components: OpenText Suite 16 and OpenText Cloud 16. Each is made up of tightly coordinated features to drive digital transformation across the following OpenText product suites:

Content Suite enables better governance and control of business information. Content Suite is Enterprise Content Management (ECM) reimagined and moves beyond information governance to foster collaboration, increase productivity, and deliver insights based on enterprise information. New capabilities include:

  • Workspaces that connect information silos for better collaboration and true connectivity gains
  • Social interaction with content to improve collaboration, deepen engagement, and enrich searches

Process Suite delivers more agile and flexible processes for better performance and innovation. Process Suite empowers organizations to realize the benefits of extreme automation and connectivity with features such as:

  • A low-code application development approach for the citizen developer
  • Increased visibility into processes for smarter business decisions

Experience Suite offers better engagement with employees, customers, and partners. In this time of intense disruption and competition, Experience Suite delivers omni-channel experiences that satisfy and delight with innovations like:

  • A state-of-the-art interface with customized widgets and anytime, anywhere access to content
  • A responsive design approach for content delivery across multiple channels

Analytics Suite provides an easier way to access, blend, explore, and analyze big data. OpenText Analytics Suite includes cognitive capabilities for deeper levels of insight as well as:

  • A lightweight development tool that easily embeds analytics capabilities across enterprise systems
  • Expanded out-of-the-box connectivity to work with over a dozen sources–from Apache to XML to Salesforce

Business Network is a set of cloud-based solutions that facilitates efficient, secure, and compliant exchange of information between organizations. The latest release of the OpenText Business Network represents the next step in the evolution of information exchange with the right combination of Business-to-Business (B2B) integration software, the OpenText Trading Grid, and Managed Services. New functionality includes:

  • The integration of Trading Grid analytics for added insight into operational and supply chain performance
  • Logistics Track & Trace to follow the physical movement of goods for improved end-to-end supply chain visibility

The Cloud is quickly becoming a business imperative and, as such, plays a big role in Release 16. We want our customers to have the Cloud in their arsenal, so we have made Release 16 available in the OpenText Cloud, and as on-premises or hybrid deployments.

Release 16 is infused with analytics. Everything from Content Suite to Process Suite to the Business Network has been designed to leverage the power of analytics, bringing significantly more value to enterprise information. This release is part of the movement from systems of record and engagement to systems of insight in the technology shift to cognitive systems.

OpenText Release 16 delivers a variety of innovations of significant value to new and existing customers. The combination of cloud availability, an open stack, massive new functional capabilities, and deeper integrations make OpenText Release 16 a destination release for anyone looking to take EIM to the next level. This release represents the next generation of digital, bringing customers one step closer to more intelligent systems, allowing them to realize greater benefits like lower costs, higher efficiency, greater output, and innovation opportunities.

As a platform of fully integrated EIM suites, OpenText Release 16 is the transformative platform of choice for information companies.

At the end of the day, we are all information companies. And OpenText Release 16 is the key technology enabler. To discover how OpenText Release 16 can help you on your journey to digital transformation, download the white paper.

For more information, visit www.opentext.com/16 or read the press release.

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Mark Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea is OpenText's Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. A prominent thought leader, he has extensive experience in information technology and his vision is to enable the digital world to help transform organizations.

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