Plans Revealed for Web Content Management, Digital Asset Management and
Social Media Solutions
OPEN TEXT CONTENT WORLD, ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today released its 2010 product roadmap for Web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM) and social media solutions at Content World, the company's annual user conference underway this week in Orlando, Fla. The plans include how the company will further develop solutions from both Open Text and recently acquired Vignette, as well as plans for next generation Web solutions.
As this painful recession continues, organizations will look for opportunities to grow while controlling costs. Many organizations have realized the Web has become the most critical channel to engage customers, partners and employees, helping organizations achieve growth while bringing significant efficiencies and cost savings.
"The expectations for the Web have evolved," said Scott Bowen, Senior Vice President at Open Text. "A successful Enterprise 2.0 strategy must consider social media, mobile devices, brand consistency - all while managing massive amounts of content in a range of formats. Medium and large enterprises must learn to do this effectively and securely, while meeting compliance and privacy requirements. We're helping customers bridge the divide, combining new technology to extend their ECM solutions in new and more powerful ways. The plans we're unveiling this week demonstrate a comprehensive set of new capabilities, all integrated as part of the Open Text ECM Suite."
Open Text's new product plans deliver significant enhancements in user experience, allowing more people to interact, manage and publish content in all its forms, increasing productivity and streamlining processes, plus adding innovative social media capabilities. Enhanced integration with the Open Text ECM Suite deepens broader ECM integration, making a number of scenarios possible including:
- Integrating the traditional intranet with a social knowledge
management Enterprise 2.0 solution for increased productivity.
- Improved efficiencies through consolidated and localized multi-site
global Web solutions.
- Increased revenue and profitability by driving conversions and
advocacy through more social, personal and engaging Web channels.
- Improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, plus driving cost
savings, with automated surfacing of customer or partner information
via a Web service portal.
- New ways of interacting with employees, customers and partners by
fostering communities that produce innovation, loyalty, knowledge
sharing and engagement.
- Greater brand control, and ensuring rich media captured via the Web
is managed centrally and in ways that are efficient, secure and
Web Content Management
- Vignette Content Management 8.0 will be released this quarter,
delivering on many customer requests and market innovations. A new
user interface will empower business users to contribute, review,
edit, manage and publish web content, relieving IT of day-to-day Web
responsibilities. Additional enhancements in content models,
publishing and many other areas raise the bar for advanced and fully
dynamic enterprise scale Web Content Management and Web Content
Delivery. Version 8.1, coming in Q2 2010, will see Vignette Content
Management become part of the Open Text ECM Suite, serving as the
foundation for highly dynamic and interactive web applications.
- Open Text Web Solutions 10.1, planned for the first half of 2010,
will deliver comprehensive social media offerings utilizing the
market leading Vignette Community Applications and Services as part
of a seamless solution, while furthering the integrations with core
Open Text ECM Suite capabilities. Open Text Web Solutions will
continue to see increased investment specifically in areas that take
advantage of utilizing shared services in the Web Solutions portfolio
such as search, video delivery, social media, digital asset
management and document management integrations. Open Text reiterated
its long term commitment to the Web Solutions product line and will
continue to position the product for quick-to-deploy Web site
management use cases.
- After the successful launch of Open Text's Portal Manager 9.0 for SAP
NetWeaver Portal, Open Text will deliver further enhancements of this
product during the first quarter of 2010. With this offering, dynamic
content as well as dynamic navigation structures can be easily
managed and merged into the portal structure by non-technical
business experts just by clicking editing buttons and making inline
changes. Open Text will be adding delivery of social media
capabilities to NetWeaver portal with the next release of this
- Open Text also plans a next-generation Web Business Application,
targeted for 2012, which will build upon the strengths of the highly
scalable Vignette Content Management foundation and add the legendary
ease-of-use application framework of Open Text Web Solutions. Areas
of development include enhanced content modeling and templating,
richer in-context editing for non-technical users and faster Web site
deployment, all within the context of a productized offering. This
initiative gives Open Text a platform to address highly varying
requirements within one suite based offering, broadening the scope of
its ECM suite to address all WCM use case scenarios.
Digital Asset Management
- Open Text will launch Media Management 7.0 in Q1 2010 featuring a
completely new user interface that leverages the latest Web design
technologies to provide an immersive experience in rich media
management. Media Management 7.0 will feature flexible metadata and
asset management capabilities, along with process management and
workflow capabilities delivered through Open Text's ECM Suite
- Vignette Community Applications 8.0, to be released in Q1 2010, will
include innovative features in a flexible and powerful platform that
can socially enable interactions with customers, partners and
employees. Version 8.0 will build on existing community capabilities
like idea management, blogs, wikis and forums to deliver social
networking, advanced notifications, integration with multiple
presentation systems, REST API enhancements and deep integration with
Open Text content management solutions.
- Open Text will build on the successful launch of its social media
solutions in first half of 2010 with the introduction of Open Text
Social Media 1.1. The application will include deeper integration
with the ECM Suite, a new wiki editor and a quick messaging feature
that combines the convenience of instant messaging with the
flexibility of microblogging.
Open Text's Content World Conference is focused on helping customers capitalize on their content, with distinguished speakers, more than 125 sessions on ECM best practices, emerging trends and technical expertise, and in-depth networking. For more information on Content World, go to: http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2009/
About Open Text
Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.
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