The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Uses Open Text's Livelink
LONDON, UK, March 8 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management
(ECM) software and solutions, said today that it has signed a contract with
the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to provide Open
Text's Livelink ECM electronic document and records management solutions.
Dstl is an agency of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), housing a
3,500-strong workforce, including some of the UK's most talented and creative
scientists. It exists to supply the very best, impartial, scientific and
technical research and advice to the MoD and other government departments.
Since the creation of Dstl, the organization has tackled some of the most
challenging science and technology problems facing the UK government and was
in need of a robust software solution to help better support their activities.
This meant reducing their paper holdings, guaranteeing better records
management and enabling staff to have rapid access to a wealth of information
across the organization.
Open Text was chosen as preferred vendor through a competitive tender
process. Dstl chose Open Text's Livelink ECM solution based upon commercial
and functional grounds, and through its own formal testing process. This
particular project was driven by Dstl's change management program.
Paul Lambert, Project Manager EDRM, Dstl, said: "Dstl carried out an in
depth tender exercise including formal testing and evaluation after which Open
Text emerged as Dstl's preferred vendor for the supply and implementation of
Livelink ECM as Dstl's electronic document and records management solution.
Dstl's move to adopting this technology will enable the organization to
improve its world-class reputation by ensuring its internal back-office
systems enhance the service Dstl delivers to its customers. The solution will
improve information storage and retrieval, improve internal information
sharing and enhance organizational flexibility."
Damian Hyland, Vice President, Northern Europe for Open Text, said: "Due
to the nature of Dstl's work, any document retrieval and management system had
to be comprehensive, efficient and meet a variety of needs. Our Livelink ECM
solution allows rapid access to past research, automatic versioning and
auditing, an intuitive interface, and users are able to search across multiple
sites with ease. In addition, the solution comes with safe and secure back up.
With such a variety of functions, our solutions always aim to provide better
support to all our customers and we are pleased to learn that the response
from Dstl staff has been very positive."
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Content Management software. The company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
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