OpenText Strengthens EIM Portfolio with Completion of ECD Acquisition

In September, OpenText entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum. I am delighted to announce that as…

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Mark J. Barrenechea

January 23, 20172 minute read

In September, OpenText entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum. I am delighted to announce that as of today this acquisition is complete.

The addition of ECD’s 25+ years of leadership in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) further strengthens the OpenText product portfolio and our commitment to delivering the most functionally complete Enterprise Information Management (EIM) platform in the market.

This acquisition provides exciting opportunities for current and future OpenText customers. Existing customers will benefit from a more functionally complete EIM platform while the ECD customer base will benefit from integration into OpenText technology, as well as gaining access to the number-one EIM Cloud and OpenText SaaS applications via flexible, on-premises, cloud, or hybrid deployment options.

Specifically, the addition of Dell EMC’s offerings from the Documentum, InfoArchive, and LEAP product families will help to fulfill our strategic vision of growth and leadership in all sub-segments of the EIM market. Our EIM offerings will be enriched by industry-packaged solutions and deep customer relationships across the globe. Along with product enhancements and a worldwide customer base of more than 5,600, the acquisition brings 2,000 talented ECD employees to the OpenText family. Together, we will be over 10,000 professionals strong, focused on customer success in EIM and enabling the digital world.

Investing in innovation and development is a key objective at OpenText. As we continue to grow and expand into new markets in meaningful ways, I’d like to welcome ECD customers and employees to OpenText, a focused and dedicated software company that lives, breathes, and sleeps EIM software.

Given the importance of the announcement, the ECM Community will be gathering together for a candid discussion of the marketplace and how the acquisition fits into the future of content management. Attend the roundtable session.

For more information about this acquisition, read the press release.

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Mark J. Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea joined OpenText as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. In January 2016, Mark took on the role of Chief Technology Officer and was appointed Vice Chair in September 2017.

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