Open Text Corporation has unveiled the newest version of its Web publishing solution and outlined its plans to bring ECM, collaboration, and Web content management solutions to the combined Gauss and Open Text customer bases. The new publishing features, Web site templates, and archiving for compliance, are being offered as part of Livelink for Web Publishing.
By adding Gauss' VIP ContentManager, Open Text plans to offer Gauss customers integrated collaboration and knowledge management capabilities, while offering Livelink customers the capabilities of VIP ContentManager for corporate Web sites. Gauss' solution offers site management features designed for dynamically changing company Web sites--the main online "store fronts" for companies and their corporate brands. Adding the Gauss product to the Livelink ECM suite is intended to complement Livelink for Web Publishing and its integration of collaborative tools for developing, reviewing, and publishing content to intranets and extranets.
The new templating features of Livelink for Web Publishing version 1.2 allow users to create templates of sites that can then be used in different parts of the organization. New site archiving and rollback features add a records management component to Livelink for Web Publishing. Other new features for Livelink for Web Publishing include: Attribute driven publication, in which Livelink's metadata can be used to drive the publication of content; Increased scalability through support for multi-level caching, replications and load balancing; Improved workflow integration, including new "publish" and "staging" steps.
The roadmap for the future enables existing Gauss customers to use VIP ContentManager alongside Livelink's ECM platform, giving them the option to move to a unified repository solution. Open Text will introduce these new capabilities with Gauss over the next year (Note: Open Text acquired Gauss in October, 2003).