This week Info-Tech continues its analysis of the enterprise content management market and finds that mobile and mobility is disrupting the entire market, Perceptive takes its cloud offerings international, HarePoint offers new SharePoint workflow extensions, and BPS takes its Capture to the cloud.

Mobile Disrupting ECM Market

Info-Tech Research Group has just released new Vendor Landscape reports on Enterprise Content Management for both Process Workers and Knowledge Workers.

The research shows that IBM, OpenText, EMC and Laserfiche rank as Champions in the Enterprise Content Management Vendor landscape. With a wide range of capability in the market, the reports highlight acquisitions and mobile innovation as market drivers.

According to the research around the majority of firms, ongoing consolidation and the rapid growth in mobile technology is disrupting the ECM market.

The research also shows that there is considerable overlap of both vendors and capabilities between ECM for Process Workers and ECM for Knowledge Workers.

The largest vendors do both, but a small subset of vendors address the specific need of the process worker. IBM, OpenText and EMC ranked as Champions in both reports, while Laserfiche also ranked as a Champion in the ECM for Process Workers Vendor Landscape.

For IBM, the acquisition of FileNe way back when sharpened its focus on the ECM market. While traditionally specializing in process-centric solutions, IBM has been expanding into information governance and content analytics.

As the largest pure-play ECM vendor, OpenText has recently seen growth through aggressive acquisition. With a strong vision for integrating mobile and social technologies into its solutions, Open Text’s offerings have functional depth that is compelling to many enterprises and has earned it the ranking of Champion in the reports.

This is only the tip of a very large body of research. If you want to find out more on this, check it out here.

Perceptive Software Expands Cloud Solutions

Content and process management vendor Perceptive Software has announced that the company has expanded its cloud solution offerings internationally.

The expansion of its cloud offerings internationally, however, is not really a surprise, especially since Lexmark took it over and announced its intention to develop in the enterprise content management market.

The company entered the Software as a Service (SaaS) business in 2006, already having established data centers in North America. As of this week, Perceptive also offers data centers in Europe, Asia and Australia. During 2011, 28% of new Perceptive Software customers chose a subscription option. Interested in more?

HarePoint SP Workflow Extensions

HarePoint has announced a new version of HarePoint Workflow Extensions for SharePoint 2010. It now offers over 180 ready-to-use activities for SharePoint workflows authoring in 15 different categories: SharePoint administration, Active Directory integration, SharePoint list and document library management, image processing and networking.

With it users can create complex workflows with the assistance of tools like SharePoint Designer, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Visual Studio.

HarePoint says that in all, 11 new useful activities have been added including: email activities (attachment processing), string processing activities (HTML to text conversion), activities for operations with document libraries and lists (operations with lists, documents and their content), and network activities (security and encryption).

As in previous versions, HarePoint Workflow Extensions provides a set of free activities which can be obtained and used without any additional costs.

A 30-day trial version of HarePoint Workflow Extensions v.1.5 is available for download from the website.

BPS Cloud-Based Capture

Finally this week, Be Productive Systems announced the availability of a cloud-based production management solution that enables service bureaus and scanning departments to improve scanning throughput, while increasing operations tracking and control.

BPS Production Manager provides users with a "virtual whiteboard" displaying all active batches of work by deadline. Users can track document-driven jobs across multiple geographical sites and/or departments, as well as access real-time status checks on employee productivity.

Employees can also use BPS Production Manager to see personal, departmental and company-wide benchmarks. Intelligent work deployment tools enable managers to eliminate production bottlenecks, while meeting training and compliance guidelines. The solution also includes productivity, billing and profitability reports. If you want to find out more about it, check it out here.