Opinions and discussion on content management by two of the biggest guys in the business. *Measured by combined weight

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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… Read More ›

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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…. Read More ›

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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. … Read More ›

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Contract Life Cycle Management from an ECM Perspective

As I have researched the Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) environment, I have been concerned about the lack of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors paying attention to the space.  ECM solutions would be an obvious platform for these solutions.  While the majority of the ECM vendors ignore this, a couple of vendors have addressed this… Read More ›

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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… 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 ›

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Contract Management is a Convoluted Landscape

Over the past few months I’ve been talking about how Enterprise Content Management is a platform and that the ECM landscape is changing.  I’ve been noticing this trend where “new” to me vendors have been popping up on my radar.  At first glance, I labeled each one as a niche vendor.  As new names came… 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 ›