Open Text Offers SAP-Endorsed Business Solution for Records Management

Apr 20, 2007

Open Text Corp., an independent provider of enterprise content management software and solutions, has announced Livelink ECM--Records Management for use with SAP applications. This latest Open Text records management offering, endorsed by SAP AG, will be marketed and supported by SAP and Open Text. U.S. federal government customers of SAP and Open Text will have a fully integrated solution to help them implement comprehensive records management programs. This latest offering provides a means to apply consistent retention rules to data in SAP applications. Customers can define and deploy records management in a central repository, while supporting multiple departments and SAP applications. The solution offers numerous features designed for the U.S. public sector. The companies will deliver unified records management services to U.S. federal government customers to meet records management and archival requirements, and to better integrate their enterprise processes with multiple media sources, such as email, forms, documents, drawings, and images.

The solution for use with SAP applications offers a complete set of capabilities to support records management requirements as specified by DoD 5015.2, as well as the U.S.'s Federal Enterprise Architecture Records Management profile (FEARM). These capabilities include: Retention Schedules (Record Series Identifiers), a system for keeping records as long as required, or determined by the organization; File Plans and Classification (automatic and interactive); a system for ensuring records are identified, whether email or written correspondence, ERP content, or formal contracts; Dispositions, designed to ensures records are destroyed in a timely manner; Hold Management, safeguards to protect records from deletion; Vital Records, designed to validate that critical records are managed and stored appropriately; Physical Records Management, facilities for circulation management, barcode creation/printing, and location tracking.