Barwa Real Estate Builds Single Enterprise Information Management Environment with OpenText

OpenText™ Extended ECM for Oracle® E-Business Suite Improves Efficiency and Reduces Costs for Large-Scale Real Estate Operations

WATERLOO, Ontario, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that Barwa Real Estate Group, focused on large-scale commercial and residential developments throughout the Middle East, is using OpenText Extended ECM for Oracle® E-Business Suite (EBS) to simplify information management, cut costs and improve efficiency for its large-scale real estate operations.

Barwa's large-scale commercial and residential developments generate vast amounts of unstructured content from dozens of organizations and thousands of individuals, who each require access to the data. The firm faced a number of challenges in managing the growing volume and diversity of digital content. Barwa needed a central way to organize the documents spread across physical locations and 'licensed-user-only' digital systems, including Oracle® EBS, while maintaining version control to identify the canonical latest version of key documents with confidence.

Barwa engaged Mannai Trading Company, an IT services division of Mannai Corporation and leading OpenText partner in the region to help find a solution. With Mannai's guidance, Barwa selected OpenText Extended ECM for Oracle E-Business Suite to store and manage its unstructured content directly within the context of its Oracle® EBS ERP system.

"Now that all our content lives in one place, we have eliminated the problem of duplication," said Kavindra Gali, ERP Technical Expert, Barwa Real Estate Group. "Users can access documents more quickly, trust that the results are comprehensive, and know they have the latest version. The solution has fostered collaboration and reduced the number of content inquiries, while improving our business and reducing the cost of storage."

With its easy integration into the existing Oracle system, Barwa now has an overarching information management system which all users can access through a single sign on. The large volume of documents Barwa generates is now centralized in the OpenText system, which is optimized for transaction data operations. With the capabilities of OpenText Content Suite, the Extended ECM Platform provides access control to ensure that only authorized users can access and edit content. As a result, Barwa now has a reliable single source of truth for its information assets, with sophisticated content search, summary EBS transaction data and relevant OpenText document folders for the existing transaction all available on screen.

"The OpenText solution quickly and seamlessly delivers content without users having to leave their familiar Oracle setup," said Gali. "The single sign-on means that once users are authenticated on EBS, they can access the content they need without signing in multiple times, to multiple applications, which helps us further improve efficiency. Users have really welcomed this. We are delighted with the solution and support that OpenText and Mannai provided."

OpenText Extended ECM for Oracle® E-Business Suite manages all forms of content throughout its lifecycle, providing consistent, secure and auditable information governance to all forms of information. Extended ECM for Oracle E-Business Suite combines automated capture of physical and electronic content, on-going management within all user environments, and classification and records management. It also provides the ability to search and find all types of content, automate processes both inside and outside the ERP system, and share content within and external to the organization.

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