Document Management Roll-up: SharePoint Integrations for Documentum, Library Access

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It's been a busy week in the SharePoint space with the release of a new tool for integration with Documentum, as well as integration with ComponentOne’s Doc-To-Help for SharePoint library access.

Unbounded Integrates Documentum and SharePoint

For companies that use Documentum for storing and managing information and SharePoint for everything else, Microsoft Gold Partner Unbounded Solutions has just released its Documentum to SharePoint Integration Tool.

The new tool will give users access to all their Documentum content through SharePoint’s collaborative workspace and eliminate the need to train users in both products as well as providing a number of SharePoint features to Documentumusers.

Amongst those features are the check out/check in, workflows, search and expiration functions that users will be able to apply across their Documentum content without impeding the content management functionality of Documentum.

As the SharePoint and Documentum Integration tool uses the existing web services of both applications to allow them to talk to one another, documents can be accessed without having to use other programs.

Access SharePoint Libraries with Doc-To-Help

Sticking with both SharePoint and integration, ComponentOne’s Doc-To-Help , which produces the series of Help authoring tools, has just announced the release of Doc-To-Help 2010 v3, the most recent version of its authoring and publishing software that now integrates with SharePoint.

The company says the new release will enable users access and use SharePoint document libraries as well as use its content management features in both 2007 and 2010 versions of SharePoint.

Once Doc-To-Help 2010 v3 has been installed, users can navigate to the document libraries using connection wizards that will then allow them upload or download documents to the library as well as edit and create new content from an interface in Doc-To-Help.

As the documents, either new or existing, are located in SharePoint  users will also be able to use other SharePoint features like workflows and version control as well as translation management through SharePoint’s Translation Library that creates documents in different language versions.

The full version of Doc-To-Help will set you back US$ 1000/user but there are a number of purchase options, the company says.

CentralDesk Releases Office Collaboration Tool

From SharePoint to Office.Central Desktop (news, site)  has just announced the availability of its new cloud-based Microsoft Office collaboration tool, Central Desktop for Office.

Integrating Microsoft Office and the cloud using a new toolbar in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, it that allows users to work with documents that have been stored online and collaborate on Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real-time.

Learning Opportunities

CentralDesk said they developed Central Desktop for Office because they wanted to provide users with an easy way to collaborate while at the same time staying with familiar Word, Excel and PowerPoint environments. Check it out here to find out more.

IBM Buys Document Capture with Datacap

IBM has also been busy this week in the document management space. Late last week it announced the acquisition of document capture vendor Datacap.

The acquisition adds new technology that enables users to extract data from structured and unstructured formats, including information from tax returns, invoices and other forms, as well as email and PowerPoint presentations.

IBM has said that it intends to make Data cap “the foundation of IBM's document capture strategy” as its “approach to image capture, using sophisticated business rules management, sets it above the rest in the industry and provides the most complementary capabilities for IBM.”

AnyDoc Adds Email Processing

Finally, document capture vendor AnyDoc has just announced that it has added email processing to its capture workflow software Infiniworx.

As a result, Infiniworx will be able to monitor email boxes, identify documents that have been sent with the email and automatically process them. It can also open attachments in standard file formats and unzip multiple compressed files.

While the new functions provide another method of pulling information into business processes, it also eliminates the need to print documents and scan them into document management systems, or Enterprise CMSs.

Infiniworx now offers users also numerous options to classify, prioritize, route and process their documents using any of their attributes.