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OpenText, SAP Extend Integrated ECM Solutions

It’s clear companies want in on the SAP HANA platform.

Adobe announced integration in March. Microsoft and SAP HANA announced integration this month

Now, OpenText is expanding its offerings on the in-memory database management system whose longer name is "SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance.” 

The Waterloo, Ontario-based enterprise information management provider is expanding its integrated SAP offerings by running its SAP Archiving on the SAP HANA platform, including support for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service deployments. 

Customers in the SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management by OpenText solution will also gain access to Tempo Box, an enterprise caliber file sync and share solution.

Unstructured Capabilities

Hans-Gerd Schaal, senior director for the SAP Solution Group EMEA, told CMSWire that this extended offering allows OpenText and SAP to “provide now within the enterprise a very secure solution to manage and sync content."

information management, OpenText, SAP Extend Integrated ECM Solutions

Often missing from the big picture in enterprise content management, Schaal said, is taking care of “unstructured data.”

“We deliver unstructured content into these business processes,” he said.

Essentially, the news today is about OpenText and SAP working together to bring added value to their joint customers by expanding the Extended ECM for SAP Business Suite.

About a year ago, OpenText announced it updated its ECM Suite for SAP Solutions with full integration of SAP HANA. The update included a collaborative Invoice to Pay option that is a hybrid on premises and cloud offering for connecting buyers and suppliers.

Another tool, SAP for Travel, was updated to include OpenText capture and optical character recognition capabilities. And the OpenText Employee File Management 4.0 tool debuted offering an SAP SuccessFactors integration through a cloud connector interface.

Wow Factor?

Schaal told CMSWire the OpenText-SAP partnership features a solid product management engineering capability that delivers a tight integration “at a level no other is able to deliver.”

When a customer buys the solution from SAP, he said, they get one single point of entry for multiple capabilities, he added.

“Customers often struggle when they buy from two vendors and the interface doesn’t work,” Schaal said.

Running SAP HANA allows customers to process, officials said, business-critical content faster in real time. These solutions are intended to also support customers running their solutions in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud environments.

By storing information on the SAP HANA platform, users get real-time analysis of data and the ability to continuously improve, for instance, the quality of invoice management, Schaal added.

What Customers Get

More than 4,200 customers are on the on premise SAP Archiving by OpenText platform representing 15 million end users to access the archive solution on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

Using SAP HANA, customers will be able to:

  • Access historical data within the organizations’ ECM system instantly
  • Manage digital assets with a single point of management and workflow integration
  • Experience SAP HANA in the context of archiving and retrieval of content

OpenText Tempo Box will be included free for all employees of customers that have SAP Extended ECM installed with 10.5 or SAP Document Access. OpenText Tempo Box allows users to share and work with business content across any device, while maintaining information governance and control, officials said.

OpenText Tempo Box will be available for qualifying SAP Extended ECM by OpenText and SAP Document Access customers free in July.

 
 
 
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