Another busy week in the world of Document Management. With Windows Phone 7 offering email archiving by LiveOffice and Open Text and Oracle getting together for large volume email capture amongst other things, email has been the theme of the week. In other news, EntropySoft releases a SAP connector, while Box.net gets electronic signature.
Open Text and Oracle Get Cozy
Here’s one we’ve been waiting for. During the conference call for Open Text’s Q4 results in August, it announced that it was discussing a technology agreement with Oracle (news, site) but didn't offer up many details. In a very similar manner to that relationship, OTEX working with SAP said it planned to leverage Oracle to "deliver a new suite of ECM solutions."
This week it has finally released a few more details. In order to expand its archiving, eDiscovery and regulatory compliance offerings, Open Text (news, site) is in the process of obtaining a technology and distribution license from Oracle for its Universal Online Archive Content Management SDK.
As a result, Open Text will be able to embed Oracle technology in its products, allowing it to use the capabilities of Oracle Database 11g as an enterprise content repository. This will also permit rapid uptake of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and other Oracle platform capabilities.
With the combined software, Open Text customers will be able to capture large volumes of emails, documents, images and application data while managing their entire lifecycle in an integrated environment. The agreement will also help Open Text customers leverage their existing investment in Oracle technology by integrating into existing Oracle infrastructure deployments.
Open Text says that Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database provide a secure and highly scalable enterprise infrastructure for storing large volumes of content and that the agreement will enable them to offer their users a more effective way of managing large volumes of structured and unstructured data.
Open Text has been doing this for a long time anyway so it is not entirely clear why this partnership is necessary. Let’s see what the final result is before commenting.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Archiving
In more archiving news announced this week, the recently launched Windows Phone 7 LiveOffice, which provides SaaS archiving, compliance and continuity software for emails, has just announced the availability of LiveOffice Personal Archive for Windows Phone 7.
LiveOffice’s latest mobile device application provides Windows Phone 7 users with unlimited archive storage for emails and attachments. They will also be offered unlimited search capabilities and unlimited access to messages -- even if their primary email platform is down.
The new app provides users with advanced search capabilities, uninterrupted access and the ability to access archived messages on the go. Pricing was not disclosed. For that you’ll have to contact LiveOffice.
Nuxeo Updates EP and DM Products
Nuxeo (news, site) has also been busy and just released another update to their Enterprise CMS and Document Management System offerings. If you missed it earlier in the week, Nuxeo’s 5.4 update highlights support for Red Hat fans using JBoss AS 5.1 and JBoss EAP 5.0.1.
On the standards side, Nuxeo also looks to please the CMIS fans by introducing support for Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS (CMIS 1.0), including queries with CMISQL, -- as well as JOINs -- REST and SOAP bindings.
OpenJDK -- open source Java Development Kit -- is also supported to tickle the fancy of developers and architects building content management applications.
Functionally, the products have been upgraded with new query and navigation capabilities. The Content View feature provides control of the visualization of search queries.
EntropySoft Connects SAP NetWeaver KM
As a result, SAP's (news, site) NetWeaver KM repositories can be synchronized with other enterprise repositories, enabling users to publish documents from SAP to SharePoint or archive them instantaneously in the cloud, or corporate archiving system.
The search indexes of EntropySoft’s other connected software will also be refreshed in real-time, with BPM applications able to detect the creation of a new document and launch the corresponding business process dynamically.
The SAP NetWeaver KM connector also supports all item types including repository, collections, resource and links. Check out EntropySoft for more.
Box.net Gets Electronic Signature
Box.net (news, site) has just announced a partnership with DocuSign (news, site), a company that specializes in electronic signatures. With the new partnership, DocuSign signature service will now available as a built-in feature within Box.net’s cloud content management system.
Integration of the DocuSign service into the Box platform enables Box’s users to collect signatures and close transactions from the same platform they use to manage and collaborate on content. The Box solution is also available through theDocuSign Marketplace.
With the integration of DocuSign, Box users can now “send” three DocuSign envelopes per month directly from the Box platform at no charge. Users may send envelopes to any number of recipients, in any sequence, and benefit from real-time status updates on the signing process directly within Box.
Users and businesses that have greater transaction needs can purchase any standard DocuSign service plan, while existing DocuSign users can also connect their DocuSign account to Box to take advantage of the integration. Find out more here.