Documentum 4i is XML Content Management Platform of Choice

XML Support A Critical Feature for Enterprise Content Management



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Documentum, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Documentum (Nasdaq:   DCTM), the leading
 enterprise content management provider, today reaffirmed its strategy for
 XML-based content management at its Annual Spring conference at New York's
 Plaza Hotel. Documentum has been a leader in adopting and driving
 industry-wide standards for XML content management, making it a key feature of
 the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. This outlook has been confirmed by the
 widespread adoption of XML content management among customers, partners,
 suppliers, and vendors.
     "XML is infiltrating virtually every aspect of business in the digital
 economy," Barb Race, Senior Manager, at KPMG Consulting, said. "XML provides
 the foundation for supercharging global e-business, but it's not magic. There
 must be solid tools and understanding behind XML to implement it fully. The
 Documentum 4i platform enables enterprises to create XML content, reuse it,
 personalize it, and ultimately transform it for delivery to systems worldwide.
 Documentum's content management platform maintains the integrity of the
 content, which is absolutely essential for successful global commerce."
     The Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform provides an end-to-end solution for
 XML content management that enables Global 2000 enterprises to harness the
 full power of XML. The combination of enterprise content management,
 inter-enterprise process automation, with unparalleled support for XML has
 made Documentum the XML platform of choice for the G2000, System Integrators,
 and B2B Application Vendors. The Documentum platform is configurable for any
 industry schema, supporting the various vertical and horizontal applications
 across the industry.
     "BMW is using the Documentum content management platform for an E2E
 application, where the E stands for engineering," said Oliver Wick, Project
 Manager for Technical Documentation, at BMW Group. "Documentum's XML
 capabilities enable BMW to implement a standard repository for German
 automotive manufacturers and suppliers (http://www.msr-wg.de), part of an
 information system for electronic components."
     Documentum's strength in XML has led to wide acceptance of the platform
 across a broad spectrum of industries and applications. For example, many of
 Documentum's financial and banking customers have selected the XML-based
 content management platform for streamlining the process of creating,
 distributing, and exchanging equity research materials and supporting Web
 content. High tech customers are using XML content management for
 administering and delivering product information for online catalogs and
 e-marketplaces. B2B application vendors are selecting the content management
 platform for developing their products for catalog and contract management.
 The publishing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, automotive, aerospace,
 and service industries are also implementing XML-based content management
 solutions to streamline the production of their critical business content
 across the supply chain.
     "The requirement to deliver information to a growing number of users in an
 expanding variety of formats and media is a driving force behind the increased
 demand for technologies that provide comprehensive support for XML," said
 Mike Maziarka, Director at CAP Ventures. "Documentum understands this need and
 has outlined a vision in which XML content management powers e-business
 initiatives around the world by enabling the effective exchange and delivery
 of information."
     Documentum is playing a leading role in both the industry standardization
 of XML and providing the platform for XML-based Enterprise Content Management.
 Documentum is a member of the board of OASIS, an international consortium to
 advance e-business interoperability specifications. The company recently
 completed a proof of concept demonstration on ebXML, an initiative jointly
 established by both UN/CEFACT, a United Nations body focused on worldwide
 policy and technical developments in trade and electronic business, and OASIS.
 Documentum is also a founding member of XML.org and an advisor to UDDI.org
 (Universal Description, Discover and Integration), as well as an associate
 member of the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) Forum.
     "Our vision is to extend content management beyond its current boundaries
 by building an XML-based content management infrastructure that supports
 collaboration, multi-channel publishing, and content reuse among trading
 partners all over the globe," said Whitney Tidmarsh, VP of Product Marketing
 for Documentum. "XML-based content management and collaboration is a critical
 component of each Documentum Edition offering and is essential to an
 e-business platform -- driving e-business initiatives for global organizations
 and allowing trusted, dynamic content to flow freely within and between
 companies."
     Documentum has been able to realize its vision of providing a leading XML
 enabled content management product with the latest upgrades to its 4i
 eBusiness Platform and through partnerships with leading technology vendors in
 the XML and Collaborative Commerce space. Included below are a few comments
 from some of these partners:
     PG Bartlett, VP of Marketing, Arbortext said, "XML is the enabler for
 collaborative commerce allowing information to be shared, repurposed, and
 delivered to multiple channels.  This important capability is integral to
 any business looking for success in their e-business initiatives.  With the
 combined XML capabilities of Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform Solutions and
 Arbortext Epic, Global 2000 companies can achieve the content integration
 necessary to address these complex e-business needs."
     Chuck Grasso, VP of Engineering, diCarta said, "One of the unique aspects
 of diCarta's pioneering contract management solution is the ability to link
 the legal language and the business terms of a contract, and integrate this
 information with other business systems within the enterprise. XML is a
 critical component of this integration process and Documentum's extensive
 understanding and adoption of XML was a key factor in our decision to OEM the
 4i B2B Content Management Edition."
     Roberto Drassinower, CEO of SoftQuad Software (OTC Bulletin Board:   SXML)
 said, "Our large global customers are rapidly embracing the benefits XML
 brings to web content and enterprise content management. Documentum provides
 the ideal XML content management solution to meet their needs. Coupled with
 our award-winning XML content creation capability, Documentum 4i eBusiness
 Platform and its various Editions deliver the powerful capabilities
 enterprises require to create, aggregate, manage and deliver global e-business
 content."
 
     About Documentum
     Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management
 provider, automating the production, exchange and personalization of all types
 of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive advantage
 by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide. Built on
 an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform, Documentum
 products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative commerce, and
 solve regulatory content challenges. Over 300 partners across all major
 industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, consulting
 services, government, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, retail,
 and consumer goods, build and implement specialized applications using
 Documentum's content management infrastructure. For more information, visit
 Documentum on the Web at www.documentum.com.
     NOTE:  Documentum and the documentum logo are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Documentum, Inc. in the US and throughout the world.  All other
 company and product names are used for identification purposes only and may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
     In addition to historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The
 company's future actual results could differ materially from the
 forward-looking statements discussed herein. Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those
 discussed from time to time in the company's public reports filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, such as those under "Risk Factors"
 included in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
 December 31, 1999, as well as the company's other public reports filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation
 to update or revise these forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE Documentum, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Documentum (Nasdaq:   DCTM), the leading
 enterprise content management provider, today reaffirmed its strategy for
 XML-based content management at its Annual Spring conference at New York's
 Plaza Hotel. Documentum has been a leader in adopting and driving
 industry-wide standards for XML content management, making it a key feature of
 the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. This outlook has been confirmed by the
 widespread adoption of XML content management among customers, partners,
 suppliers, and vendors.
     "XML is infiltrating virtually every aspect of business in the digital
 economy," Barb Race, Senior Manager, at KPMG Consulting, said. "XML provides
 the foundation for supercharging global e-business, but it's not magic. There
 must be solid tools and understanding behind XML to implement it fully. The
 Documentum 4i platform enables enterprises to create XML content, reuse it,
 personalize it, and ultimately transform it for delivery to systems worldwide.
 Documentum's content management platform maintains the integrity of the
 content, which is absolutely essential for successful global commerce."
     The Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform provides an end-to-end solution for
 XML content management that enables Global 2000 enterprises to harness the
 full power of XML. The combination of enterprise content management,
 inter-enterprise process automation, with unparalleled support for XML has
 made Documentum the XML platform of choice for the G2000, System Integrators,
 and B2B Application Vendors. The Documentum platform is configurable for any
 industry schema, supporting the various vertical and horizontal applications
 across the industry.
     "BMW is using the Documentum content management platform for an E2E
 application, where the E stands for engineering," said Oliver Wick, Project
 Manager for Technical Documentation, at BMW Group. "Documentum's XML
 capabilities enable BMW to implement a standard repository for German
 automotive manufacturers and suppliers (http://www.msr-wg.de), part of an
 information system for electronic components."
     Documentum's strength in XML has led to wide acceptance of the platform
 across a broad spectrum of industries and applications. For example, many of
 Documentum's financial and banking customers have selected the XML-based
 content management platform for streamlining the process of creating,
 distributing, and exchanging equity research materials and supporting Web
 content. High tech customers are using XML content management for
 administering and delivering product information for online catalogs and
 e-marketplaces. B2B application vendors are selecting the content management
 platform for developing their products for catalog and contract management.
 The publishing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, automotive, aerospace,
 and service industries are also implementing XML-based content management
 solutions to streamline the production of their critical business content
 across the supply chain.
     "The requirement to deliver information to a growing number of users in an
 expanding variety of formats and media is a driving force behind the increased
 demand for technologies that provide comprehensive support for XML," said
 Mike Maziarka, Director at CAP Ventures. "Documentum understands this need and
 has outlined a vision in which XML content management powers e-business
 initiatives around the world by enabling the effective exchange and delivery
 of information."
     Documentum is playing a leading role in both the industry standardization
 of XML and providing the platform for XML-based Enterprise Content Management.
 Documentum is a member of the board of OASIS, an international consortium to
 advance e-business interoperability specifications. The company recently
 completed a proof of concept demonstration on ebXML, an initiative jointly
 established by both UN/CEFACT, a United Nations body focused on worldwide
 policy and technical developments in trade and electronic business, and OASIS.
 Documentum is also a founding member of XML.org and an advisor to UDDI.org
 (Universal Description, Discover and Integration), as well as an associate
 member of the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) Forum.
     "Our vision is to extend content management beyond its current boundaries
 by building an XML-based content management infrastructure that supports
 collaboration, multi-channel publishing, and content reuse among trading
 partners all over the globe," said Whitney Tidmarsh, VP of Product Marketing
 for Documentum. "XML-based content management and collaboration is a critical
 component of each Documentum Edition offering and is essential to an
 e-business platform -- driving e-business initiatives for global organizations
 and allowing trusted, dynamic content to flow freely within and between
 companies."
     Documentum has been able to realize its vision of providing a leading XML
 enabled content management product with the latest upgrades to its 4i
 eBusiness Platform and through partnerships with leading technology vendors in
 the XML and Collaborative Commerce space. Included below are a few comments
 from some of these partners:
     PG Bartlett, VP of Marketing, Arbortext said, "XML is the enabler for
 collaborative commerce allowing information to be shared, repurposed, and
 delivered to multiple channels.  This important capability is integral to
 any business looking for success in their e-business initiatives.  With the
 combined XML capabilities of Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform Solutions and
 Arbortext Epic, Global 2000 companies can achieve the content integration
 necessary to address these complex e-business needs."
     Chuck Grasso, VP of Engineering, diCarta said, "One of the unique aspects
 of diCarta's pioneering contract management solution is the ability to link
 the legal language and the business terms of a contract, and integrate this
 information with other business systems within the enterprise. XML is a
 critical component of this integration process and Documentum's extensive
 understanding and adoption of XML was a key factor in our decision to OEM the
 4i B2B Content Management Edition."
     Roberto Drassinower, CEO of SoftQuad Software (OTC Bulletin Board:   SXML)
 said, "Our large global customers are rapidly embracing the benefits XML
 brings to web content and enterprise content management. Documentum provides
 the ideal XML content management solution to meet their needs. Coupled with
 our award-winning XML content creation capability, Documentum 4i eBusiness
 Platform and its various Editions deliver the powerful capabilities
 enterprises require to create, aggregate, manage and deliver global e-business
 content."
 
     About Documentum
     Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management
 provider, automating the production, exchange and personalization of all types
 of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive advantage
 by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide. Built on
 an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform, Documentum
 products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative commerce, and
 solve regulatory content challenges. Over 300 partners across all major
 industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, consulting
 services, government, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, retail,
 and consumer goods, build and implement specialized applications using
 Documentum's content management infrastructure. For more information, visit
 Documentum on the Web at www.documentum.com.
     NOTE:  Documentum and the documentum logo are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Documentum, Inc. in the US and throughout the world.  All other
 company and product names are used for identification purposes only and may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
     In addition to historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The
 company's future actual results could differ materially from the
 forward-looking statements discussed herein. Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those
 discussed from time to time in the company's public reports filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, such as those under "Risk Factors"
 included in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
 December 31, 1999, as well as the company's other public reports filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation
 to update or revise these forward-looking statements.
 
 SOURCE  Documentum, Inc.