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 →
Who Will Lead ECM?
When I stated that OpenText would not be “THE” leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), I mentioned that there were three groups from which a leader would emerge. I’ve seen a change as I moved from working with the Documentum platform to working with OnBase in both the industry and customers that have three solutions... Continue Reading →
A Busy Year for ECM Investments
This was posted less than one hour before Open Text announced it would buy Documentum (a.k.a. EMC-ECD). My assessment of the acquisition is here. You have to look closely but there’s really a lot going on in the financial world around Enterprise Content Management. There is more out there than what will happen with Documentum. ... Continue Reading →
Will ECM vendors catch up to Back Office Content Solutions?
Back in March I was already telling the ECM industry that they were not alone. I was researching a trend where I thought vendors were emerging that offered out-of-the-box back office content solutions that were being sold directly to business users. I expected to find a few examples in each content-rich core business areas. What... Continue Reading →
Let’s Talk Lexmark
I have to apologize that I have not been contributing to this blog recently. To be honest, besides the fact that I have been insanely busy actually selling, most recently I have been avoiding it because of the many acquisitions, rumors and bears (oh my) and I do not want to run afoul of the... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... 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 →
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