When the rumors came out last year I looked at what could be meant by an acquisition of Lexmark Enterprise Software, now Kofax, by Thoma Bravo. It was a quick response to a rumor. But it seems the rumors are flying again. CMS Wire reached out for a quote for the article and I said,... Continue Reading →
OpenText Acquired Another Legacy ECM Platform
Today’s announcement that OpenText bought Documentum (a.k.a. Dell) EMC – ECD) was really not a surprise. It was pretty much a prewritten story with just the details missing. The question is does it really matter? It is not a huge win for Documentum, as would have been the case with private equity money allowing independence.... Continue Reading →
Hyland OnBase with Lexmark Perceptive Software? Say What?
4/25/17 - Update - Seems new rumors are back that Hyland may be buying the Lexmark software assets that include Perceptive and Kofax. The rumor indicates that the purchase price will be about $1.5B. In comparison OpenText acquired EMC's ECD assets which included Documentum for $1.62B. 4/30/17 - Update - New article with my thoughts on Kofax and... Continue Reading →
Xerox to Spinoff Business Process Outsourcing
After acquiring ACS back in 2010 for $6.5 billon, Xerox is changing directions and splitting off its business process outsourcing division. It’s obvious that DocuShare will stay with Xerox. The platform continues to hold a good position in the market. The true outsourced scanning operations will become part of the new organization. But what will... Continue Reading →
The Future of ECM – 2015 Edition
I have been asked the question several times over the last few weeks what I think the future of ECM looks like. Jeroen VanRotterdam (CTO, VP of Engineering EMC IIG) is in the middle of his own series about the future of documentum management (Part 1) and I encourage you to take a look. He begins looking... Continue Reading →
Trends in the Magic Quadrant
If you are looking for a guide to the “who’s who” of Enterprise Content Management, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is it. The vendors are measured on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. Each vendor is plotted within a quadrant and categorized as either a; Niche Players, Visionaries, Challenger, or the coveted Leaders position. Recently... Continue Reading →
2011 ECM Prophesies and Trends by Lee Dallas
Seems everybody is writing predictive posts this year. I thought I would take it up a notch and elevate my musings to prophetic status. They won't be any more accurate but the search engines might bring me a new set of conspiratorial readers and make for more entertaining comments. Besides - 2012 is just around... Continue Reading →
Who Is Left to be Next
Last week's Open Text and Vignette news gave us all a great deal to think about but now that this long awaited shoe has finally dropped we are left to wonder - who is left? Vignette had been on the ropes for so long it was only a matter of time but are any of the... Continue Reading →
What’s Next For Vignette?
I've always found the battle between Interwoven and Vignette for sixth place in ECM interesting. It like a boxing match between two former heavy weight champs. Both talking a big game, like they were still in their prime, but still keeping quiet around the current champs. These two were the top dogs for a few... Continue Reading →
Open Text Ripe for Takeover, Eh?
When a local paper starts to speculate on acquisitions, I’ve learned to take notice. You see those of us in the industry have our contacts usually with either an NDA or FrieNDA in place. But papers have theirs sources, some friend of a friend to a journalist. So the article over the weekend caught my... Continue Reading →
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