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

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.

April 2020: What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications CE 20.2

Update 1: OpenText Extended ECM for Office 365

Central to connecting the digital business to the digital workplace is required to ensure that users of Microsoft Office 365 can work in a collaborative environment with the same corporate guidelines, control and structures that they would use natively when connected to SAP.

Update 2: Extended ECM for Salesforce

CRM records can contain a lot of files from the customer. With Extended ECM for Salesforce, we can bring all the content stored in Salesforce into a managed a structured repository. For this release, we have integrated our OpenText™ Core Share solution to allow users to easily share content to salesforce contacts without downloading content from the compliant Extended ECM application.

Update 3: Extended ECM Documentum for SAP Solutions

OpenText™ Extended ECM Documentum for SAP® Solutions now features the first release of a Solution Accelerator. Solution Accelerators are free downloads that provide templated workspaces, sample configurations and best practices for connecting to key SAP Business Processes. Solution Accelerators can speed up implementation for POCs and projects.

Update 4: Extended ECM for SAP SuccessFactors

New features for SAP SuccessFactors can be grouped into 3 main categories:

Integrate Seamlessly – Improving and adding new capabilities for the end-user of the solution

HR Letter Generation – Generate documents directly from the hover menu rather than having to do multiple steps to access the HR letter generation capability

Improve Experiences – Audit and Upload capabilities take respect document security permissions – ensuring that end users can only access documents they have rights to.

Update 5: Extended ECM for SAP Solutions

New features for Extended ECM for SAP solutions include support for SAP Fiori mobile applications on iPad and Android. As users are increasingly mobile or working from remote locations, the ability to perform the same actions, the latest release fully supports the workspace experience within the SAP Fiori mobile applications.

Update 6: Archiving and Document Access

For Archiving and Document Access for SAP Solutions Cloud Edition (CE) 20.2, two major capabilities have been added: Support for Cloud Storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure and Google Cloud Storage when deployed in a hyperscaler environment; and Support for SAP ILM for both Archiving and Document Access and Core Archive for SAP Solutions

Previous updates

What’s new in OpenText Enterprise Applications Release 16 EP7

What’s new in Enterprise Applications by OpenText EP6

What’s new in Release 16 EP5 for SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce solutions

What’s new in EP4 for OpenText ecosystem solutions

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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