Opentext News & Analysis
| Thursday Oct 23, 2014
You can almost see it. An overweight IBM sits at the back of the cloud class while the teacher gives out prizes for cloud movement. OpenText gets a full set of gold stars ... IBM a terse note saying it could do much better.
If you hadn’t seen already, OpenText reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter last night. In a consistently difficult global economic situation, it has managed to double its revenues on the back of its cloud computing initiatives. Compare this with IBM's dismal news earlier in the week. Despite the fact that it sees cloud computing as one of its future growth stimuli, IBM is not growing fast enough for investors.
| Thursday Aug 21, 2014
This week's International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference drew little interest from anyone but legal professionals.
But as the conference concludes, it is worth noting two new releases that underscore ongoing competition between OpenText and Microsoft in the document management and collaboration space. Both companies released new law-focused collaboration tools that focus on the secure transfer, syncing and sharing of documents.
- OpenText announced the release of eDOCS10, its specialized document management application for the legal profession
- Microsoft announced a preview of Office 365 Matter Center that enables file sharing and organization from the comfort of familiar productivity tools
Both solutions tackle the ongoing problem of document chaos in the enterprise.
| Thursday Jul 24, 2014
If it hasn't sunk in yet for digital experience providers, let's remind them: Forrester sees no leaders in digital experience delivery platforms.
The results came from the research giant's first Forrester Wave for Digital Experience Delivery Platforms. So why no leader?
CMSWire asked Forrester Wave authors Stephen Powers, vice president and research director, and analysts Anjali Yakkundi and Mark Grannan.
| Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
Who's driving the digital experience train today?
No one, says Forrester.
In its first Forrester Wave for Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, released today, analysts said no vendor offers a truly "end-to-end solution."
"Overall completeness and adoption" in this space is "middling," according to analysts.
Unified platforms are "more myth than reality," they wrote in the Wave.
Despite no leader, Forrester did cite Adobe and hybris (SAP) as "pioneers" that offer the most complete options while IBM and Sitecore "aren't far behind."
| Thursday Jul 3, 2014
Fireworks may explode in the night sky as the US celebrates the Fourth of July weekend, but things are much quieter in the web content management market.
The frenetic pace of nine-figure WCM acquisitions of the past four years ended before Christmas, and the once-deep river of venture capital funding for fledgling players ran dry long ago.
Market shifts and technology trends -- the somewhat surprising strength of mobile, the stampede to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a growing infatuation with digital marketing -- were missed by many players, leaving the field "fragmented" and "troubled," according to fresh research by Matt Mullen and Alan Pelz-Sharpe at 451 Research.
| Thursday May 29, 2014
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.
| Wednesday May 7, 2014
Even though the enterprise content management (ECM) market is a mature one, vendors still struggle to meet rapidly changing business and worker needs. The rise of mobility, demands for easy collaboration and the push to provide better customer experiences are all emerging as market drivers.
Enterprises, meanwhile, continue to look to ECM to put content into the applications where it is most needed. According to new data from Nucleus Research, this is pushing vendors to develop strategies that are based around simplification and integration, wider user adoption as well as mobile and sharing capabilities.
| Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
It’s been a busy few weeks in the document management space. OpenText announced it will be doubling its workforce in Canada in the next seven years and Perceptive released Content 7.
For those using Salesforce.com, SpringCM and Steelbrick have teamed up to provide sales lifecycle management, while Oris4 is connecting SharePoint and Salesforce.com. We also took a look at managing metadata in SharePoint.
| Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Two things really stand out about OpenText’s Process Suite. The first is that it reduces deployment times for business process management (BPM) and case automation technology to as little as three months from 18 months. Secondly, it continues the ongoing roll-out of OpenText’s Project Red Oxygen.
The new Process Suite, which has just been made available, provides organizations with a way of simplifying the building of new processes around business-critical applications like enterprise content management or customer engagement software.
| Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Most businesses seem to understand it's important to create a consistent, multichannel digital presence — at least if the goal is to attract and retain customers. But that's easier said than done.
As the folks at OpenText explain, "The challenge is to extract value from managed content, optimize and personalize that content delivery and bridge the chaotic interactive world with the secure data repositories that reside behind the firewall." And don't forget to deliver these compelling and engaging experiences while adhering to all your established information governance policies and standards, OK?
No wonder why so many customer experience objectives fall flat — and why companies like OpenText are creating new solutions for delivering relevant, interactive experiences on screens of all sizes.
| Monday Mar 3, 2014
SharePoint Conference 2014 kicked off this morning and the vendors are wasting no time announcing new releases. OpenText started the ball rolling with the release of OpenText Microsoft SharePoint Services (SPS) for Extended ECM for SAP Solutions. The combined solution brings together the worlds of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
| Friday Feb 28, 2014
Competition in the cloud computing market is intense everywhere — and Asia Pacific is one of the most hotly contested markets for cloud vendors. OpenText has just entered that market with the announcement that it's opening its first data center in Australia.
| Monday Feb 24, 2014
Rob Koplowitz remembers it well: that time a decade ago when document management was considered a "non-sexy technology." Thanks to the new emphasis on social business, those days are behind us now.
"Over the course of the last eight years I've been with Forrester, we've seen that completely slip on its head," said Koplowitz, a vice president and principal analyst for the technology research house. "Everything has changed so dramatically."
Koplowitz reviewed the reasons for that change on Feb. 19 in a webinar that also featured Marci Maddox, senior director for product marketing and customer experience management at OpenText.
| Friday Feb 21, 2014
OpenText is not in the habit of giving away money. Neither is the Canadian government. However, in recent weeks, each has given $3 million to the newly formed Open Data Institute in Canada.
But open data is not a Canadian initiative, it is a global movement that is creeping into businesses everywhere — and the focus of an International Open Data Day tomorrow.
| Thursday Feb 6, 2014
OpenText is redesigning the way business information management is done with a number of new upgrades to its OpenText Tempo product line. The upgrades also offers practical examples of how its Project Red Oxygen will work.
The upgrades, announced this week, are intended to provide users a way to increase business productivity through secure social collaboration. OpenText is changing Tempo — essentially a collaboration application — into something that covers all the bases of enterprise collaboration, including enterprise file synchronization and sharing.