We said last month that we’d let you know when you would be able to go mobile with EMC’s Documentum. Officially released today (Monday), the app for iPad is now available from the app store and is free to those with client licenses for Documentum.
There’s no mystery about this app: It gives users secure access to content stored in Documentum repositories through the iPad, and from anywhere you can take the iPad. The release, EMC says, is also part of its "Choice Computing" initiative, which aims to give users access to any information that exists across EMC products from the device of their choice.
Maybe not all content, as it's compatible with v6.6 and v6.7 of Documentum, giving access to information across just about anything including rich media through an iOS native interface.
EMC Documentum iPad App Library
Through the interface, users can carry out tasks such as repository search using information previews, as well as downloading content, approving and collaborating on workflows, as well as offline access.
Also of note here is that EMC describes the app as designed for the “new user” of the “Post PC era," a sign that it is not just HP, which recently announced it is shutting down its hardware operations, that believes the days of the PC are numbered.
...EMC is delighted to deliver a key component of our strategy to empower the ‘new user’ in the Post-PC Era, who’s far more mobile, social and thrives on instant access to business-critical information. Organizations can now realize a higher return on their investment through increased end user adoption of content and case management solutions,” said Rohit Ghai, VP and General EMC Information Intelligence Group.
Documentum Mobile is not entirely new; it was already demonstrated at EMC World earlier on in the year. Reviewers at the time described it as “not overly fancy” but efficient, practical and useful. Really, what more could you want?
EMC Documentum iPad App search
EMC also said it would release updates every three months once it was released and that it would be available for all major mobile platforms.