Heller Financial Uses Documentum 4i for Enterprise Content Management

eBusiness Platform to Power Both Heller Internet and Intranet Sites Globally



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Documentum, Inc.

    PLEASANTON, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Documentum (Nasdaq:   DCTM),
 the leading enterprise content management provider, today announced that
 Heller Financial, Inc. (NYSE:   HF), a leading provider of commercial finance
 products and services, has begun integrating the Documentum 4i platform for
 its enterprise content management needs. Heller has already implemented
 Documentum 4i in one of its businesses and expects that the platform will be
 made available to four additional businesses by the end of 2002.
     "One of our corporate objectives is to streamline the processes by which
 we manage a growing volume of content, enterprise-wide," said Mike Nuteson,
 Vice President of Information Technology at Heller. "Our first step in meeting
 this goal was to implement Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform in our Global
 Vendor Finance business. We are now in the process of rolling out Documentum
 4i throughout the company. At the same time, we will be utilizing the Web
 content management and workflow functionality to allow various business units
 self-service access to their content. During the product evaluation, we were
 particularly impressed with Documentum 4i's open, flexible architecture and
 wide range of standard APIs that facilitate integration with virtually any
 back-end system we use."
     Heller's use of Documentum 4i-and the improved enterprise content
 management capabilities that result-is expected to yield a number of benefits
 that will allow Heller to accelerate product and service availability,
 personalize online interactions, mobilize e-business networks, and facilitate
 further globalization of its businesses. Enhanced customer service, better
 control over deal integrity, and increased staff productivity are the
 immediate benefits. The company is also looking forward to streamlined content
 creation and versioning processes with the internal and external collaboration
 features of the content management platform, as well as its automated
 workflows and lifecycle management features.
     "By standardizing on Documentum 4i technology, Heller Financial has
 exhibited strong confidence that Documentum will be able to facilitate their
 transition to a new business model based on enterprise content management and
 collaborative e-commerce," said Dave De Walt, president and chief operating
 officer for Documentum. "We're pleased that Heller has placed their confidence
 in Documentum. This vote of confidence is further proof that Documentum
 content management is fast becoming the standard for all organizations looking
 to capitalize on e-business opportunities for a decided competitive edge."
 
     About Heller Financial
     Heller Financial, Inc., is a worldwide commercial finance company
 providing a broad range of sophisticated, collateralized financing solutions.
 With $20 billion in total assets, Heller offers equipment financing and
 leasing, sales finance programs, collateral- and cash flow-based financing,
 financing for healthcare companies and financing for commercial real estate.
 The Company also offers trade finance, factoring, asset-based lending, leasing
 and vendor finance products and programs to clients in Europe, Asia, and Latin
 America. Heller's common stock is listed as "HF" on the New York and Chicago
 Stock Exchanges. Heller can be found on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.hellerfinancial.com .
 
     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.
 Documentum'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 Documentum'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 (they may have filed their 2000 10-K), 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.
    PLEASANTON, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Documentum (Nasdaq:   DCTM),
 the leading enterprise content management provider, today announced that
 Heller Financial, Inc. (NYSE:   HF), a leading provider of commercial finance
 products and services, has begun integrating the Documentum 4i platform for
 its enterprise content management needs. Heller has already implemented
 Documentum 4i in one of its businesses and expects that the platform will be
 made available to four additional businesses by the end of 2002.
     "One of our corporate objectives is to streamline the processes by which
 we manage a growing volume of content, enterprise-wide," said Mike Nuteson,
 Vice President of Information Technology at Heller. "Our first step in meeting
 this goal was to implement Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform in our Global
 Vendor Finance business. We are now in the process of rolling out Documentum
 4i throughout the company. At the same time, we will be utilizing the Web
 content management and workflow functionality to allow various business units
 self-service access to their content. During the product evaluation, we were
 particularly impressed with Documentum 4i's open, flexible architecture and
 wide range of standard APIs that facilitate integration with virtually any
 back-end system we use."
     Heller's use of Documentum 4i-and the improved enterprise content
 management capabilities that result-is expected to yield a number of benefits
 that will allow Heller to accelerate product and service availability,
 personalize online interactions, mobilize e-business networks, and facilitate
 further globalization of its businesses. Enhanced customer service, better
 control over deal integrity, and increased staff productivity are the
 immediate benefits. The company is also looking forward to streamlined content
 creation and versioning processes with the internal and external collaboration
 features of the content management platform, as well as its automated
 workflows and lifecycle management features.
     "By standardizing on Documentum 4i technology, Heller Financial has
 exhibited strong confidence that Documentum will be able to facilitate their
 transition to a new business model based on enterprise content management and
 collaborative e-commerce," said Dave De Walt, president and chief operating
 officer for Documentum. "We're pleased that Heller has placed their confidence
 in Documentum. This vote of confidence is further proof that Documentum
 content management is fast becoming the standard for all organizations looking
 to capitalize on e-business opportunities for a decided competitive edge."
 
     About Heller Financial
     Heller Financial, Inc., is a worldwide commercial finance company
 providing a broad range of sophisticated, collateralized financing solutions.
 With $20 billion in total assets, Heller offers equipment financing and
 leasing, sales finance programs, collateral- and cash flow-based financing,
 financing for healthcare companies and financing for commercial real estate.
 The Company also offers trade finance, factoring, asset-based lending, leasing
 and vendor finance products and programs to clients in Europe, Asia, and Latin
 America. Heller's common stock is listed as "HF" on the New York and Chicago
 Stock Exchanges. Heller can be found on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.hellerfinancial.com .
 
     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.
 Documentum'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 Documentum'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 (they may have filed their 2000 10-K), 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.