Following on the heels of their recent 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, Gartner has now released the 2018 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms.
Both are highly recommended reading for everyone involved in the ECM/Content Services sector. The two reports complement each other: The Magic Quadrant evaluates high-level strategy and execution, while the Critical Capabilities is more functionally-oriented. To quote Gartner:
“Whereas the Magic Quadrant takes a broad view of the vendors’ vision and ability to execute, the Critical Capabilities report focuses on just the products.”
As I noted in an earlier blog, Gartner has once again recognized OpenText™ as a “Leader” in their latest Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms.
And I’m thrilled to say both our Content Services Platforms (CSPs), OpenText™ Content Suite and OpenText™ Documentum™ scored extremely well in the new Critical Capabilities report, with Content Suite scoring highest in two of the five categories:
- Business Process Applications with a score of 4.39 out of 5
- Document Management with a score of 4.42 out of 5
And second highest in two others:
- Back-Office Processing with a score of 4.42 out of 5
- Records Management with a score of 4.29 out of 5
Assessing how Content Services meet the changing needs of today’s digital enterprise
This year marks the second year since Gartner amended the names of these reports to include “Content Services Platforms” instead of “Enterprise Content Management,” reflecting the needs of organizations to move beyond ECM’s traditional storage and management role into a more dynamic environment that also includes information flows, integration and productivity enablement.
For the 2018 Critical Capabilities report, Gartner assessed the abilities of leading CSPs to support five very common use cases they define as:
- Back-Office Processing
The processing of content and information to support business operations that include invoice processing, purchase to pay and employee onboarding.
- Business Process Applications
The ability to configure and define content-centric applications through the tight integration of content services and business processes.
- Document Management
The general ability to support document and content management needs across teams, departments and enterprises.
- Records Management
One of the most basic and common use cases for a CSP is as a secure repository to support records management, regulatory compliance and business continuity.
- Team Productivity
Supporting individuals and knowledge workers who need access to relevant content in the context of their project or work tasks.
Sound like the needs of your enterprise? Download the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms and see how the leading CSP vendors perform.
Then, get the whole story by reading its companion piece, the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms and explore these other resources:
- An educational blog explaining What is Content Services?
- The ECM keynote from Enterprise World 2018, which will help you discover more about how content services can help your organization learn the strategies for success and see the OpenText vision for the future of enterprise information management.
Gartner Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms, Michael Woodbridge, Karen Hobert, October 2018
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