Documentum, the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and a division of EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC - News), today announced the first and only complete virtual repository solution that enables all aspects of cross-repository content management: -- Enterprise content integration: for discovery of and access to content from a wide range of internal and external information sources -- Business process management: for integrating content into business-critical processes -- Content aggregation: for automated and scheduled content collection from multiple sources -- Content distribution: for guaranteed delivery of content in multiple formats to internal and external destinations. -- Content classification and categorization: for automated knowledge management The Documentum Virtual Repository solution will be available in early Q2 2004. Documentum also announced the acquisition of the askOnce business unit of Xerox Corporation. The askOnce technology enables the enterprise content integration component of Documentum's Virtual Repository solution. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Both announcements were made in conjunction with today's opening of the Documation Conference and Exposition, one of the largest technology events in France. The Virtual Repository Solution will be showcased at the conference, in the Documentum and askOnce booths (# A-8-10 and # D-5, respectively). For additional information about the product visit: www.documentum.com. "With the Documentum Virtual Repository solution, companies will be able to control all of their content -- internal and external, structured and unstructured -- regardless of where it resides," said Dave DeWalt, president of the Documentum division of EMC. "Most enterprises have limited knowledge of the content scattered throughout their organizations -- on employee desktops, internal and external networks, web sites and portals, or in data archives. There's a great need in the market for technology that helps companies manage all of this content -- especially with the intense public scrutiny of both government agencies and public companies. With Documentum's Virtual Repository solution organizations can immediately address this problem." With the Documentum Virtual Repository solution, customers can discover and assimilate all content types, from multiple data sources, such as repositories, file servers, Web sites and enterprise applications, and apply the full range of Documentum content services to the content -- without changing business processes and without copying or moving the content to a central location. For example, content can be aggregated from different sources, and integrated with business processes using Documentum workflow services. Authorized users can then edit or approve the content, transform it into a required format, such as PDF to HTML, deliver it to a web site staging area, send it to an outside printing agency for high-resolution color production, translate it into multiple languages and distribute it as an XML content chunk for reuse on regional websites or localized packaging or collateral. About askOnce The askOnce technology was created and developed at the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) located in Grenoble, France. XRCE, one of the Xerox Innovation Group's five world-wide research centers, is globally renowned for delivering breakthrough innovations in the areas of information management and exchange. As a result of today's announced acquisition of askOnce, Documentum has established an engineering Center of Excellence in Grenoble and intends to continue development of askOnce's content integration technology there. About Documentum Documentum, a division of EMC Corporation, provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that enable organizations to unite teams, content and associated business processes. Documentum's integrated set of content, compliance and collaboration solutions support the way people work, from initial discussion and planning through design, production, marketing, sales, service and corporate administration. With a single platform, Documentum enables people to collaboratively create, manage, deliver and archive the content that drives business operations, from documents and discussions to email, Web pages, records and rich media. The Documentum platform makes it possible for companies to distribute all of this content in multiple languages, across internal and external systems, applications and user communities. As a result, Documentum's customers, which include thousands of the world's most successful organizations, harness corporate knowledge, accelerate time to market, increase customer satisfaction, enhance supply chain efficiencies and reduce operating costs, improving their overall competitive advantage. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at www.documentum.com. Source: Documentum, Inc.