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Why OpenText will not Lead ECM

Oh what a few weeks we’ve had in Enterprise Content Management (ECM)!  After the news that OpenText will acquire its competitor Documentum, we’ve seen some comments from Alfresco, with a simple reply back from OpenText CEO Barrenechea.  Lee gave his thoughts, as did Bill Forquer from the OpenText front. There also been a lot of independent assessments.  Dave Giordano… Read More ›

Building a Custom Contract Life Cycle Management Solution on ECM

I’ve been researching the Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) ecosystem which has started to overlap the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) ecosystem.  In yesterday’s post, I grouped the CLM vendors into three categories based on the level of their out of the box functionality.  But I really can’t give a perspective on CLM without addressing a… Read More ›

CLM Vendors in your mirror are closer than they appear

Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) is one of the ecosystems where the lines between what that business solution solves and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) can solve are blurring.  I spent the last few months researching the CLM industry from the view of ECM.  What I’ve learned is that an entire CLM ecosystem has evolved independent… Read More ›

For ECM Solutions it’s Configuration versus Customization

For years I’ve been in discussions where the conversation bounced between “build” versus “buy: decisions for a ECM (Enterprise Content Management).  Before 2000, managing any large collection of documents, either to a specific business case or all documents, meant building your own document management system or buying an existing document management system.  Over the years,… Read More ›

To the ECM Industry, “We are not alone!”

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry is quickly coming to a junction.  One I believe is as big as in 2000 when Electronic Document Management (EDMS), Web Content Management (WCM), and Digital Asset Management Vendors (DAM) came together to form Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  While ECM vendors have been pushing the strength of a single… Read More ›

Paper Still Rules Content in the Back Office

CIO Magazine pointed out that paper still rules the enterprise.  It added some validity to what I had been seeing in the last few years.  Having started with Documentum, we showcased solving “BIG” problems.  Reducing time to market for new drugs and managing complex aircraft manuals.  Back then, I rarely talked with the back office:… Read More ›

Enterprise Content Management is too Vague

Almost a year ago, I posted an article about the challenge of keeping up with all of the various competitors in the Enterprise Content Management landscape.   Having been in the ECM industry for 18 years, people expect you to know “every” vendor.  The problem is you can easily discover a dozen new vendors with a… Read More ›

Why Re-Branding Makes Us Crazy

Lubor Ptacek wrote and excellent piece today on the different approaches to branding strategy and why it sometimes makes sense to re-brand after an acquisition. I agree with everything he said and it is so reasonable it makes you wonder – why would there be so much angst when it happens. In my experience, negative… Read More ›

McLaren, Engineering CCAs the Right Way

On a regular basis I get asked about Composite Content Applications, the concept formerly known as CEVAs, and it’s validity to the industry.  As I started looking back into my history for reference points, I would check back to companies that would rise up from some conversation or another.  Then one day another old name… Read More ›

Content Management, “Over the Next Hill”

Recently I had saw a strange slide put up on the wall.  It simply said “Over the Hill”.  It’s intent was not to look out a year or two into the future but to look ten years out.  I thought hey what a great idea.  Then I had a flash back to one of those… Read More ›