Merck & Co., Inc. Standardizes on Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform For Managing Business Critical Content

Merck Licenses Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform for Its Global Enterprise



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Documentum, Inc.

    PLEASANTON, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 Documentum (Nasdaq:   DCTM), the leading enterprise content management provider,
 today announced that Merck & Co., Inc., a leading research-driven
 pharmaceutical products and services company, has signed an enterprise
 licensing agreement for the entire Documentum 4i platform suite, including Web
 content management components.  Merck now has the ability to roll out these
 content management products to its employees worldwide.
     The success of some of its key units relying upon Documentum's content
 management platform for the past five years led to Merck's decision to
 standardize on its 4i platform to power Merck's global content management
 infrastructure.
     "The Documentum content management platform is an ideal foundation for
 global companies, such as Merck," said Dave De Walt, president and chief
 operating officer for Documentum.  "Its Internet scalability and open
 architecture make it easy to integrate disparate information sources and
 accommodate the use of existing applications throughout a global enterprise.
 We are very excited about Merck's selection and look forward to helping the
 company achieve its goal of cost-efficient global enterprise content
 management."
 
     About Merck & Co., Inc.
     Merck & Co., Inc. is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products and
 services company.  Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad
 range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and
 through its joint ventures.  Merck-Medco Managed Care manages pharmacy
 benefits for employers, insurers and other plan sponsors, encouraging the
 appropriate use of medicines and providing disease management programs.
 Through these complementary capabilities, Merck works to improve quality of
 life and contain overall health-care costs.
 
     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 U.S. 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.
 
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SOURCE Documentum, Inc.
    PLEASANTON, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 Documentum (Nasdaq:   DCTM), the leading enterprise content management provider,
 today announced that Merck & Co., Inc., a leading research-driven
 pharmaceutical products and services company, has signed an enterprise
 licensing agreement for the entire Documentum 4i platform suite, including Web
 content management components.  Merck now has the ability to roll out these
 content management products to its employees worldwide.
     The success of some of its key units relying upon Documentum's content
 management platform for the past five years led to Merck's decision to
 standardize on its 4i platform to power Merck's global content management
 infrastructure.
     "The Documentum content management platform is an ideal foundation for
 global companies, such as Merck," said Dave De Walt, president and chief
 operating officer for Documentum.  "Its Internet scalability and open
 architecture make it easy to integrate disparate information sources and
 accommodate the use of existing applications throughout a global enterprise.
 We are very excited about Merck's selection and look forward to helping the
 company achieve its goal of cost-efficient global enterprise content
 management."
 
     About Merck & Co., Inc.
     Merck & Co., Inc. is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products and
 services company.  Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad
 range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and
 through its joint ventures.  Merck-Medco Managed Care manages pharmacy
 benefits for employers, insurers and other plan sponsors, encouraging the
 appropriate use of medicines and providing disease management programs.
 Through these complementary capabilities, Merck works to improve quality of
 life and contain overall health-care costs.
 
     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 U.S. 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.
 
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