This week AvePoint released a migration tool for moving Lotus Notes content into SharePoint 2010, while the markets wait for Oracle's Q3 results. Meanwhile, Open Text makes your documents mobile.

AvePoint, Lotus Notes And SharePoint 2010

AvePoint (news, site) continues to produce new tools for the upcoming release of SharePoint 2010, this time with DocAve Lotus Notes Migrator for SharePoint, which predictably enough enables companies using Lotus Notes to migrate seamlessly to SharePoint 2010.

Last month, DocAve Migrator solved the problem of moving legacy content from SharePoint 2003 and SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 (news, site) with the DocAve Migrator.

This latest release, DocAve Lotus Notes Migrator for SharePoint, is one of three tools in the DocAve Notes Transition Suite. The others include:

  • DocAve Notes Migrator for Exchange: Enables automatic migration of content from Lotus Notes to Exchange.
  • DocAve Replicator for SharePoint: Gives real time synchronization of content in SharePoint to mirror that of Lotus Notes.

Combined, users can map all content, documents and other collaborative assets from Lotus Notes, QuickPlace and Quickr, including workflows, document libraries and built-in views to SharePoint 2007 and 2010 lists, libraries, sites, workflows and wiki destinations.

Oracle’s Q3 Results

Nothing like being forewarned. In this case it’s just to give the heads-up that Oracle (news, site) will be releasing its results for the third quarter on Thursday coming in what is widely being anticipated as the best indicator of how technology spending, particularly within the enterprise content management sector, is doing so far this year.

Analysts at most financial institutions are anticipating a rise in sales overall, with news agency Reuters (news, site) reporting that their survey of analysts are expecting the software giant to make, and even beat, Wall Street expectations.

Last August Oracle's closely watched new software sales fell short of analysts' forecasts in that quarter as it got hit by the brunt of the tech slowdown. While predictions are generally optimistic, the wild card will be how Sun (news, site) has performed -- the acquisition of which was finally closed five weeks before the end of the quarter.

Pegasystems Upgrades BPM Suite

Only a week after Pegasystems announced the US $161 million deal that saw the business process management software vendor buying out customer relationship management vendor Chrodiant, it has announced the release of the latest version of its SmartBPM Suite.

SmartBPM 6 got its first public airing at the Gartner Business Process Management summit, which is running at the moment in Las Vegas.

Among the many new features, SmartBPM 6 delivers advanced collaboration capabilities, increased speed and usability via its Web-based user interface. It also offers enhanced process discovery, and role-based views to enhance ease of use. In fact, there is a lot to be said about the new collaboration abilities in this version.

There is, for example, extended multi-channel collaboration with built-in support for email, chat, RSS and business events enabling users to bring any form of communication with clients into the process, meaning every interaction, question and exception becomes part of the process.

It also comes with an event feed integrated into the SmartBPM business architecture so business and analyst teams can easily connect and communicate in a single environment.

This can only help to integrate Chrodiant into its business. Pegasystems vertical frameworks along with its process management capabilities fit tightly with Chordiant's CRM expertise and the plan is to unify both. There has been no indication as yet how long before we willsee the release of a combined product.

Open Text Everywhere

With the extension of Open Text’s (news, site) enterprise content management suite to mobile devices, users will now be able to manage their documents and data using a new application called Open Text Everywhere.

Part of the newly outlined mobile strategy, the application will offer users the ability of manage and browse folders and view and manage email documents stored in the Open Text ECM Suite. It will also be able to initiate workflows and attach and view documents related to business processes.

Document Management Developments In Asia

India seems just about irresistible to document management companies looking for new markets. Canon (news, site) has announced that it will roll out a new line of document management products there in the coming weeks, while Xerox (news, site) has just announced the opening of an “innovation hub” that will focus on developing document management products.

Canon’s 40 new products, the company says, will all be able to integrate with both Adobe (news, site) and Microsoft (news, site ) ensuring comprehensive security and document lifecycle management capabilities. There are also plans to roll out newer line of hi-end commercial printers and projectors.

The aim of Canon’s move is to double its B2B and government business revenue in India with document management and image capturing devices seen as future growth drivers. The government sector and B2B segment currently contributes around 20% each to the company’s turnover.

For its part Xerox is bringing together researchers and industry partners to develop document management software that is accessible to emerging market countries.

Located in the city of Chennai, the India Hub will enable Xerox to expand and build relationships it already has in the region with research focusing on imaging, data mining and smart document management as well as cloud computing.