Documentum, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and a division of EMC Corporation, has announced a complete virtual repository solution that is designed to enable all aspects of cross-repository content management: Enterprise content integration: for discovery of and access to content from a range of internal and external information sources; Business process management: for integrating content into business-critical processes; Content aggregation: for automated and scheduled content collection from multiple sources; Content distribution: for guaranteed delivery of content in multiple formats to internal and external destinations; and Content classification and categorization: for automated knowledge management. The Documentum Virtual Repository solution is expected to be available in early Q2 2004.
Documentum has also announced the acquisition of the askOnce business unit of Xerox Corporation. The askOnce technology enables the enterprise content integration component of Documentum's Virtual Repository solution. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The askOnce technology was created and developed at the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) located in Grenoble, France. As a result of the askOnce acquisition, Documentum has established an engineering Center of Excellence in Grenoble and intends to continue development of askOnce's content integration technology there.