WATERLOO, Ontario, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ --OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that the Defence Pipeline Organisation (DPO), part of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, has chosen OpenText to digitize its active and archived documents. Using OpenText's Extended Enterprise Content Management for SAP, the DPO is now able to make all documents and archives digitally available.
Based in The Hague, DPO is responsible for the management of a number of defence pipelines in the Netherlands. The organization's activities include the operation, maintenance and coordination of commercial activity for the Central Europe Pipeline System (CEPS) in the Netherlands with approximately 600 km of pipeline, three depots, five high-pressure pump stations and one truck loading station located on Dutch territory.
Having standardized on SAP, the Dutch Defence Pipeline Organisation required a modern and robust central storage and management solution for mission-critical documents and information. OpenText Extended ECM for SAP provided the organization with a solution that provides a central environment for documents, and integrates seamlessly with the existing SAP technology already deployed.
Ron Kramer, Head of Staff Control at DPO, explained, "The DPO operates at multiple locations across the Netherlands. All these departments and staff need to be able to access and share information at any location, and to consult the central archives with the highest levels of reliability, allowing collaboration and reliable operations across the organisation. This makes the management and exchange of information absolutely critical to our operations."
"One of the main reasons to choose OpenText is the certified interface with SAP," continued Ron Kramer.
DPO chose OpenText Extended ECM for SAP to enable the efficient flow of digital information and documents across the organization, ensuring access to information anywhere and at anytime. The solution also offered the high level of security required, as well as enabling the long-term vision that the solution must be internationally deployable and compliant with all international regulations and requirements.
The implementation began in September 2014 with the solution already operational across a number of departments within the DPO. The project will be completed during the second half of 2015, with all DPO employees working with the OpenText solution.
The DPO worked with OpenText and Nessos, a Dutch-based consulting company specializing in the optimization and management of content. As Andre Spruitenburg, consultant at Nessos explains: "The ultimate goal was to create a digital environment for accessing and sharing all documents. Historically, these documents have been in both digital and physical formats, and not always available to those who need them. By working with OpenText, all documents will be digitized, made available from a central location and accessible from a variety of platforms including Microsoft SharePoint 2013, MS Outlook 2013 and the geo-based Pipeline management System of DPO.
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