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Tag: SAP

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 ›

Proof Finding ECM Platforms is Difficult

I think most of the time, we in the industry take for granted that “everyone” knows what ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is.  If you have a document management problem, you suddenly miraculously figure out that what you really have is an ECM problem.  You then immediately discover the Gartner Magic Quadrant and you are ready… Read More ›

2013 – Random Tech Predictions

In addition to the new year’s ECM trend post I decided to write  a separate list of random tech predictions for those with shorter attention spans. Some are serious. Some less so. You can decide which is which. Google Glass has people expecting advances in wearable computing. Add electronic vision correction to VR and now it… Read More ›

Open Text Acquires Output Management Vendor StreamServe

After a bit of a lull during the ECM 2010 marketing hoopla, Open Text announced it is acquiring StreamServe, a document output vendor. Of all OT’s recent acquisitions, this one makes the most sense to me. There is little or no overlap against their current product set and StreamServe’s position in the ERP space in… Read More ›

SAP to Sell EMC-Documentum, Finally!

This week was EMC’s 1st Sales Kickoff for CM&A in five years. It was a great week with some interesting news. While one bit of news got a lion’s share of the attention it was our announcement with SAP that really grabbed mine. SAP has been around since the 70’s and with all that history you… Read More ›

Endeca Strengthens Position with SAP and Informatica

This week, privately held search application company Endeca announced they were taking the next step in their relationship with SAP by integrating their dashboard technology with SAP Business Objects. This will further promote use of their data visualtion technology within the Business Intelligence space. In February, 2008 the VC arm of SAP invested $15 m USD… Read More ›

SAP and Open Text – A Common Law Marriage

It’s hard to find a really good metaphor for the relationship between SAP and Open Text(OTEX). Open Text announced at their user conference that SAP will be remarketing OT’s Vendor Invoice Management as well as a recently acquired Captaris capture solution under the SAP name. Lately, much of OT’s growth has seemed to come from… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Output Management Acquisitions

A vendor you might not have run across, Optio, is being acquired by Bottomline Technologies. Optio is a competitor of Document Sciences which was acquired recently by EMC. No one seems to really know what to call this space. The best term is probably output management but looking at a Venn diagram of related products… Read More ›

Thoughts on SAP, Endeca and the Retail Marketplace (why not EMC?)

I commented some weeks ago on the possible role that EMC, Oracle and SAP might play in the search vendor acquisition game currently playing out. The question on the table in the thread was whether or not Autonomy would remain autonomous. Now we learn that SAP and Intel have invested a total of $15 million… Read More ›