Document management roll-up

Enterprise content management (ECM) vendor TechnologyOne and Microsoft have entered a partnership built on the newly unveiled Microsoft Graph API.

The integration will provide automated capture of email from Microsoft Outlook into the TechnologyOne ECM as well as tagging the email in Outlook without requiring any additional software installs.

TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said in a statement that the integration would enable its customers who are also using Office 365 to pull both applications together.

TechnologyOne is the only ECM provider currently working with Graph API, although a number of other technology vendors are also active in the space. In fact, Microsoft has already launched a website to outline who is using it and what they are using it for.

Hyland, KnowledgeLake Partner

Hyland, creator of OnBase, and KnowledgeLake — both of whom provide significant enterprise content management systems — have entered into a partnership.

The partnership will help both organizations deliver on what they describe as their “shared vision” to provide strong ECM solutions to Microsoft-centric organizations looking for content management and process automation.

Neither company has elaborated on how the partnership will work on a practical basis, what customers will be shared (if any) or how technology will be delivered. However, they have both made their reputations by providing flexible and agile ECMs.

Akumina’s SharePoint Release

Akumina, whose InterChange software platform enables businesses to build adoptable digital experiences on SharePoint, has announced the release of InterChange version 2.5.

Unveiled at the SharePoint Fest Show in Chicago, InterChange v2.5 includes enhancements to content authoring, site management and workflow capabilities.

Akumina also released a free, turnkey intranet starter site for developers that want to quickly deploy a corporate intranet using the InterChange platform. The starter site will enable SharePoint developers and designers to sample InterChange.

Akumina claims InterChange addresses the document management limitations presented by out of the box SharePoint.

OpenText Ambitions

Finally this week, in an interview with Reuters, OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea hinted about further expansion through acquisitions. "When we look out over the next three to four years, we are looking to spend $3 billion in acquisitions,” he said in the interview.

He added that the company plans to stay focused on deals in the enterprise information management space.

However, he said high valuations are an obstacle to finding acquisition targets, especially on companies that are not generating cash.