OpenText Announces Application Governance & Archiving for Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Mar 22, 2011, 09:15 ET from Open Text Corporation

New ECM Offering Provides End-to-End Management of SharePoint 2010 Sites - Maximizes Value of Business Content while Minimizing Overhead Cost

WATERLOO, ON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC) today announced the immediate availability of OpenText Application Governance & Archiving for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, a new offering that provides integrated end-to-end management of SharePoint 2010 sites and documents across an entire enterprise.

Using this solution, enterprises can take control over SharePoint sites to enforce broader compliance and archiving policies and help lower ongoing administration and storage costs. It also helps to improve user productivity by opening access to all enterprise content from within SharePoint, ultimately increasing the value of content by giving corporations a robust, well-managed long-term corporate memory.

"Much of enterprise content management comes down to walking a fine line between corporate policy and user productivity," said Brian Donaldson, Vice President, Microsoft Solutions and Ecosystem, OpenText. "With our Application Governance & Archiving solution, we're making it much easier for customers to determine the ideal SharePoint user experience while keeping the peace of mind that comes from knowing they have a central retention and records management, and long-term archival system in place."

As detailed in a new online resource center at www.Better-Together-Central.com, Microsoft and OpenText have joined forces to help companies enable an effective ECM-driven compliance framework, aggregate content within business context, and more easily deploy SharePoint-based business applications with built-in compliance. Companies can also reduce the size of content repositories and eliminate silos, lowering storage and other maintenance costs.

"One of the key strengths of SharePoint 2010 is that it helps companies quickly respond to changing business needs," said Kim Akers, General Manager for Global Partners at Microsoft Corp. "Using OpenText Application Governance and Archiving with SharePoint, companies can establish rigorous, holistic content governance programs that reduce risk and infrastructure costs while staying nimble and agile."

Application Governance & Archiving consolidates the functionality in Open Text CLM Services for Microsoft SharePoint and OpenText Case Management Framework for Microsoft SharePoint and adds new site management capabilities. From a web-based site management console, administrators can manage SharePoint success metrics, collect metadata about sites, control approval processes and manage new site deployments using simple scripts. Other capabilities in the solution include:

  • Rule based archiving that requires no user interaction to archive content, while still giving users transparent access to archived content. It also provides the ability to archive and restore complete SharePoint sites and SharePoint administrators can manage the full lifecycle of SharePoint sites beyond just site creation.
  • Support for new business application development on SharePoint using a DoD 5015.02-STD-certified records management infrastructure, open interfaces and reusable components.
  • Storage services for SharePoint that help to reduce the size of SharePoint databases and unload BLOBs from SQL Server.
  • Support for managing physical records in SharePoint.
  • Integration with OpenText Extended ECM for SAP, allowing SharePoint users to access SAP Business Objects within SharePoint.
  • Integration with OpenText ECM Suite 2010 Shared Services that gives SharePoint users access to content from across the enterprise.

OpenText and Microsoft As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, OpenText has a close working relationship with Microsoft. OpenText was named a 2009 Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year finalist at Microsoft's 2009 Partner Conference. OpenText's solutions for Microsoft are offered as part of OpenText ECM Suite 2010. This integrated suite brings together the content management capabilities needed to manage all types of enterprise content, including business documents, vital records, Web content, digital media such as images, audio and video, email, forms, reports and more. Using OpenText Everywhere, customers can access and work with enterprise content securely from smartphones.

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About OpenText OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content.  OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries.  Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ 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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