First mobile app for EFM integrates with SuccessFactors solutions -
driving efficiency, reducing costs and helping HR Departments to meet
WATERLOO, ON, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX:
OTC), the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced major enhancements to its Employee File Management (EFM) software for use with SAP® solutions. The additional functionality empowers Human Resources (HR)
departments, helping them to go digital and securely operate at new
levels of speed and efficiency. OpenText's new EFM 4.0 integrates with
solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, via the new cloud
connector interface feature, which helps solve growing compliance
challenges associated with on-premise/hybrid environments. OpenText EFM
4.0 also now includes a mobile app, which gives business users access
to employee files from anywhere and at anytime, once they have been
centrally stored in EFM.
To better serve employees and attract new talent, HR teams are racing to
implement systems that comprehensively manage all documentation for
each employee from the day they are hired to the day they retire.
Cloud-based solutions like those from SuccessFactors, enable users to
run performance reviews, define goals, and digitize documents to
accelerate processes and reduce costs. Many times, HR department
personnel also need to maintain on-premise systems, resulting in hybrid
environments that can complicate compliance and pose security risks.
OpenText's new EFM cloud connector feature addresses that issue head-on
by helping to bridge the gap between cloud and on-premise environments.
The solution allows users to harness the benefits of SuccessFactors'
offerings and then optimally control all content in a centralized
repository, which can help simplify compliance and streamline content
management. OpenText EFM also provides search, document
identification/classification, process automation, and workflow
capabilities to eliminate many time-intensive and error-prone manual
processes that currently plague HR. Users can also seamlessly import
SuccessFactors forms into OpenText EFM for SAP solutions automatically
without using IT resources.
Satisfying growing mobility demands, OpenText also announced a new
mobile app that provides an easy-to-use interface and gives users fast
access to the functionality of the OpenText EFM solution. Available on
both iPad and Android devices, the app helps users securely connect to
necessary resources and information in the field at anytime - a
capability that is becoming increasingly important in today's
fast-paced HR landscape.
"Many of our customers recognize the benefits of making their HR
processes completely digital but struggle to manage content across
cloud and on-premise environments," said Muhi Majzoub, OpenText's
senior vice president, Engineering. "Right in line with our EIM
strategy, these new EFM offerings in support of SAP solutions can help
companies take full advantage of their information across the
enterprise so that they can better service employees and ultimately
drive business. Our strong relationships with SAP and other industry
experts help us continue to deliver innovative solutions that solve key
SAP resells EFM as the SAP Employee File Management application by
OpenText. The cloud connector feature and the mobile app will be
available as part of OpenText's Employee File Management 4.0 solution.
The offerings will be on display at the upcoming SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, May 14-16 in Orlando. General availability is planned for May 2013.
For more information on these solutions, visit OpenText's Employee File Management webpage or watch the Employee File Management Demo and Put Your HR Content to Work videos.
To learn more about OpenText EIM:
OpenText provides Enterprise Information Management software that helps
enable companies of all sizes and industries to manage, secure and
leverage their unstructured business information, either in their data
center or in the cloud. Over 50,000 companies already use OpenText
solutions to unleash the power of their information. To learn more
about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit: www.opentext.com.
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