What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications

The latest announcement by OpenText™ of Cloud Editions includes some great updates across the OpenText enterprise applications ecosystem. Check out the latest updates below. October…

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Danny Wade

October 16, 202312 minutes read

The latest announcement by OpenText™ of Cloud Editions includes some great updates across the OpenText enterprise applications ecosystem. Check out the latest updates below.

October 2023: What’s new in OpenText SAP Applications CE 23.4

OpenText Core Capture for SAP® CE 23.4 focuses on using Core Capture for SAP with OpenText Extended ECM to scan, extract and file documents.

Core Capture for SAP historically supported the Vendor Invoice Management for SAP solution. With this release, the capabilities have been expanded to allow frictionless automation of business-critical information such as Work Orders and HR documents, directly into OpenText Extended ECM for SAP® and OpenText Extended ECM for SAP® SuccessFactors®.

Benefits of this release include:

  • Capturing business information with Core Capture for SAP to support SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors
  • Identifying more optimization potential with detailed analytic insights about extraction results
  • Improving recognition of business partners on scanned information
  • Extracting information from documents written in Arabic character sets
  • The ability to work more efficiently with the Fiori Validation Workplace
Core Capture for SAP scan and import documents.
Use OpenText Core Capture for SAP with OpenText Extended ECM to scan, extract and file documents.

July 2023: What’s new in OpenText SAP Applications CE 23.3

OpenText Core for SAP® Success Factors® CE 23.3 focuses on optimizing greater HR flexibility, control and ease of use with new administration interface.

As part of a greater transition to the Core Content platform, this first phase will merge the administration functionality to provide better flexibility, control and ease of use.

Benefits of this release include:

  • Protecting confidential employee files with permission controls at the folder level to ensure compliance with local regulations while making the right information available to roles that need it.
  • Empowering user experience with redesigned intuitive administrator management.
  • Meeting data residency requirements by increased flexibility with additional geographic support.
OpenText Core for SAP SuccessFactors new HR administrative interface provides greater flexibility, control and ease of use.
OpenText Core for SAP SuccessFactors new HR administrative interface provides greater flexibility, control and ease of use.

April 2023: What’s new in OpenText SAP Applications CE 23.2

OpenText Core Archive for SAP CE 23.2 focuses on seamless, transparent migration of archives from off-cloud to cloud

The new capabilities focus on allowing customers of existing OpenText Archiving solutions for SAP to migrate their on-premises archive into the cloud using new migration tools.

Benefits of the latest migration tool include the ability to:

  • Eliminate downtime as the migration runs transparently to end users and automatically routes new archived content to the correct archive.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy with validation of migrated and original archives.

In addition to the migration capabilities, we are also releasing improvements to Core Archive for SAP Solutions:

  • Control document versions from the My Archive and Access User Interface
  • Set Document Holds using CMIS standards

Digital Asset Management for SAP CE 23.2 now features the ability to streamline product media lifecycle into a single cohesive interface to further enhance our integration with SAP Commerce Cloud

With a completely re-designed set of interfaces, OpenText Digital Asset Management for SAP enables organizations to leverage SAP Commerce Cloud to manage digital assets in a product-centric approach aligned with your commerce and marketing strategy.

Benefits of the latest update include the ability to:

  • Work in a product-centric set of user interfaces, either in SAP Commerce Cloud, and in the Digital Asset Management UI
  • Reduce bottlenecks in the approval process with creative agencies and photographers
  • Empower PIM and eCommerce with a single integrated solution with SAP Commerce Cloud
  • Organize and synchronize media with SAP Product catalogues and deliver in the required size, format, and resolution through global Content Delivery Networks
SAP Digital Asset Management Product Workplace image. Demonstrates the concept of workspace with the three different sections (Product Data, Content and Teams).
SAP Digital Asset Management Product Workplace with three different sections: Product Data, Content and Teams.

June 2022: What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications CE 22.2

Update: Extended ECM For Government

OpenText™ Extended ECM for Government CE 22.2 includes major updates to support specific government-related use cases. In order to improve usability around complex public sector use cases, we delivered a completely overhauled user interface experience to allow users to draft, review approve and acknowledge content as part of a process. Workflows are dynamic and can support the changing of the route during runtime and can be started interactively against any document or eCase. Ultimately this provides a consistent user experience when defining or interacting within a process. And of course, this also provides a consistent auditing experience that captures workflow and content events.

In addition, to further enhance the experience we’ve also added support for Enterprise Connect and Mobile application support so users can work in both their preferred desktop environment and device.

Update: Core for SAP SuccessFactors

The most important new feature in OpenText™ Core for SAP® SuccessFactors® is a new browser-based document design interface to allow designers, content authors and business users to create in an intuitive interface.

Improvements have been made to our reporting solutions, enabling faster resolution of potential impacts in processes. And privacy improvements have been made aligning to SAP SuccessFactors security model as well as auditing employee records.

Update: Vendor Invoice Management and Information Capture/Core Capture

We continue to expand our capabilities to support global standards around e-invoicing, supporting in this release with OpenText™ Vendor Invoice Management for SAP® Solutions and associated capture solutions, polish e-invoices as well as expanding our machine learning and knowledge base with pre-trained articles for Chinese invoice standards. We also enhance our capabilities to support specific invoices with complex tax calculations, faster re-learning capabilities and optimization of specific, targeted learning modules for document types and languages. New reporting capabilities and Fiori applications give greater usability and transparency.

November 2021: What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications CE 21.4 

New Product: OpenText™ Extended ECM Documentum for Salesforce® 

Extended ECM Documentum for Salesforce enables customers with Documentum D2 to integrate information directly into Salesforce. This gives Salesforce users access to an enterprise-wide repository of information concerning their sales opportunities, customers etc. It also provides them with the ability to save information directly into Documentum D2, removing potential compliance risks by having a single source of information truth.  

Update: OpenText Core Archive for SAP Solutions 

In CE 21.4 Core Archive for SAP Solutions, one of our major goals was to make configuring the solution easier and quicker. To support this requirement, we now have all configurations for the solution directly available in the application console. To help customers measure their usage and storage, we have also released a range of new reports that show the amount of storage and bandwidth used over any given period.  

We’ve also made significant changes to the document viewing capabilities in Core Archive with Imaging WebViewer 21.4. This new user interface design enhances the annotation, tracking and auditing of documents within the viewer. 

Update: Vendor Invoice Management CE 21.4 

For Vendor Invoice Management CE 21.4 our focus was around adding more capabilities into SAP Fiori applications. We have included a Capture Validation workplace and an Accounts Payable workplace where information processors can work in a single access point.  

We have also added several usability and accessibility improvements and enhanced localization support for India, Italy, and Germany. We also now support SAP ILM for information management.  

Update: Extended ECM for SAP 

As part of our strategy to add pre-built Business Scenarios to Extended ECM products, we have included a business scenario for Enterprise Asset Management into Extended ECM for SAP CE 21.4, as well as all the other general business scenarios.  

Update: Extended ECM for Engineering 

Extended ECM for Engineering CE 21.4 adds a range of new usability elements in the form of graphical widgets, faceted search, dashboards that you can take direct action from and new reporting capabilities that can include custom metadata selections and criteria.  

CE 21.4 also includes the launch of a new state-based workflow engine to automate and control engineering processes including review and approve, squad check, distribution and states and transitions. The state-based workflow allows the configuration of roles on each state to ensure that the task is completed by the correct audience.  

August 2021: What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications CE 21.3

Update: OpenText Extended ECM for Office 365 – Creating new Microsoft Teams and Business Workspaces through the Teams user interface

In  CE 21.3, users in Microsoft-centric organizations don’t have to know OpenText Content Server to create a new business workspace from a new or existing Microsoft Team and connect it to a Content Server Business Workspace. 

Think of a Business Workspace as a place where you have all the pertinent information right in front of you, no matter where this content lives, all gathered and easily accessible for you to start and complete your critical business operations. Now, users can stay in the familiar Microsoft Teams User Interface and create Teams and drive connections to a Workspace. 

April 2021: What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications CE 21.2

Update 1: Core for SAP SuccessFactors – integration to SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding and Recruiting models

OpenText™ Core for SAP® SuccessFactors® CE 21.2 now supports integration with both SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding and Recruiting modules. Attachments uploaded by candidates during the recruiting and onboarding process can be stored in Core for SAP SuccessFactors and presented in an employee workspace alongside all other HR Documentation. This ensures all relevant employee information from the first interaction is now centrally available and managed correctly.

While the integration with Recruiting and Onboarding is a key new feature, some other new capabilities in Core for SAP SuccessFactors include the ability for Business Admins to create Document Approval workflows that are fully aligned to a customer’s custom workspace model. We’ve also added a range of new HR Reports (following CE 21.1) to allow HR Specialists to run reports from the search results page, and HR can now also trigger a bulk document download from the search results page, allowing grouping of HR documents into a single download for review or compliance audit purposes.

Update 2: Extended ECM for SAP SuccessFactors – Central Information Workspace

 OpenText™ Extended ECM for SAP® SuccessFactors® CE 21.2 now brings together digital information for candidates and employees into a single unified location with a new concept – the Central Workspace. This means that no longer is information submitted by a candidate stored separately to their employee digital file. This gives HR specialists and the employee a single digital file. Over time, integration and information from other SuccessFactors modules will be made available.

Extended ECM for SAP SuccessFactors CE 21.2 also adds new features to the Smart View by now allowing HR users to trigger document generation directly from the smart view, without leaving to a different window, improving the experience.

Update 3: Extended ECM for Engineering CE 21.2 – Improvements in collaboration with suppliers and business partners

OpenText™ Extended ECM for Engineering CE 21.2 now integrates directly with Core for Supplier Exchange, our SAAS collaboration solution aimed at allowing external parties to interact securely. This can speed the time to project completion and control risk of uncontrolled sharing of information by ensuring a single source of truth.

Other improvements include the way that Operations staff can request revisions to drawing from Operations Workspaces to ensure the right content is provided in the correct context. Extended ECM for Engineering CE 21.2 also includes new capabilities to automatically attach updated engineering drawings to associated Operations Workspaces (and detach the older versions).

Update 4: Extended ECM for SAP CE 21.2 – Support for SAP Public Cloud

SAP’s S/4HANA Public Cloud is one of the key strategic platforms now for SAP moving forward and we can now leverage the CMIS standard to bring Enterprise content management to users of the SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud. This means that now one Extended ECM for SAP instance can support all the SAP S/4HANA Cloud instances, as well as the On-premises SAP S/4HANA ERP and older SAP ECC ERP systems

Update 5: Extended ECM for Government – embedded AppWorks to support dynamic case management

A key requirement for Public Sector is the ability to support dynamic case management for public sector departments such as social care. With OpenText™ Extended ECM for Government CE 21.2, this solution now includes OpenText AppWorks, allowing public sector customers to define and leverage the dynamic case management capabilities within AppWorks to support their Citizen facing processes.

November 2020: What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications CE 20.4

Update 1: Extended ECM for SAP

OpenText™ Extended ECM for SAP CE 20.4 focuses on better interoperability with SAP’s Cloud and Document Management solutions. Extended ECM for SAP CE 20.4 is certified to support SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extended Edition. Customers leveraging the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA in the cloud, can now use Extended ECM for SAP to provide the same compliant content in context capabilities as if they were deploying on-premise.

Update 2: Extended ECM for Office 365

A key capability added to OpenText™ Extended ECM for Office 365 is to support the capability to use a Microsoft Teams teamspace to more objects in Extended ECM. Initially you could link to Business Workspaces, however it’s clear that not every collaboration topic created in Teams has an associated Business Workspace – it could be a project community or a group workspace.

Update 3: SAP Digital Asset Management

OpenText™ Digital Asset Management for SAP® Solutions CE 20.4 has been re-architected inline with the CE 20.2, to now follow a cloud-ready containerised architecture. This should reduce deployment times and enable easier and faster upgrades. As well as delivering the new cloud architecture model, there are a range of new UI enhancements both in the DAM application and when connected to SAP Customer Experience solutions to enable easier digital asset operations.

Update 4: Vendor Invoice Management

OpenText™ Vendor Invoice Management for SAP® Solutions CE 20.4 is the first release to formally showcase the vastly increased scope of document types that VIM is able to support. Historically VIM was focused solely on automating the processing of invoices, however with CE 20.4 the list of standard documents that VIM supports now includes Order Confirmation, Delivery Notes, Quotation, Sales Orders, Remittance Advices and additional document types can be configured as needed. This means that a single solution can now support a much wider range of financial and accounts payable processes.

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Danny Wade is a Sr. Alliances Marketing Specialist on the OpenText Alliances & Solutions Marketing team, focusing on SAP solutions to help enterprises digitally transform and move to the cloud.

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