On January 23, 2017, OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division, including Documentum.
OpenText Documentum 7.3 is designed to meet and exceed the escalating business requirement for speed and agility. Additionally, 7.3 addresses the end user need for experience and access, as well as enterprise-level IT needs for control and efficiency.
The goal of OpenText Documentum 7.3 is to combine an elegant user experience with the benefits of reduced downtime, costs and risks. When it comes to Documentum 7.3, key enhancements punctuate operational benefits in terms of enterprise information management.
- Open Source Software & Cloud Support: Documentum 7.3's database and operating system enhancements result in costs savings of 60-80%. Open source server stack functionality is certified for Documentum 7.3 and based on open source software, including Linux OS and PostgreSQL database. The elimination of commercial software licensing (Microsoft, Oracle) that results from the open source availability dramatically reduces the potential costs of ECM solutions.
- Continuous Deployment & Reduced Downtime: Documentum 7.3 also offers customers potential time savings of up to 75% with continuous deployment and integration functionality. These features include backwards-compatible, binary-only version updates through Stateless Documentum that can be applied to existing Documentum repositories without forced changes. Documentum 7.3 and compatible components are also optionally packaged within portable, lightweight, production-ready reference images compatible with Docker runtime engines at no cost to customers.
- Improved System Performance and Smaller Footprint: Documentum 7.3 also moves above and beyond customer expectations for continuous delivery by introducing application container support with Docker. Docker containers enjoy small footprints that reduce the number of physical or virtual servers required to run an application. Docker containers do not have separate operating systems and can easily share resources, and Docker systems can host multiple versions or configurations of the same application container.
What Else? A LEAP Forward
OpenText Documentum 7.3 is engineered to work collaboratively with the LEAP Platform and apps through a hybrid layer. This layer allows customers to extend the value of their current investments in Documentum by seamlessly accessing the complementary capabilities of LEAP, which is designed to address use cases that are better suited to exchanging content outside the firewall in a secure way.
LEAP is a fundamentally different approach to ECM.
Typically ECM systems have been feature-rich, monolithic and on-premises platforms, which are heavily focused on business and IT requirements. However, with LEAP, the company reports it is taking an un-ECM approach – focusing on targeted, purpose-built and modular apps that are designed cloud-first and address both business and user requirements. Designed to work with existing repositories, so you can avoid the cost and time of migration, LEAP supports integration with front-end and back-end systems, based on modern architecture, standards such as REST and CMIS, and separation of data and services layers.