Open Text Releases Integrated Web CMS

Apr 27, 2004

Open Text Corporation, provider of Livelink collaboration and content management software for the enterprise, has announced a Web content management offering, along with IXOS Software and Gauss Interprise, designed to give customers a single platform to manage corporate Web sites, intranets, and extranets. The solution, set for release in May, is integrated with Livelink, so customers can include Web content in their enterprise content management (ECM) strategy.  

Using Livelink Web Content Management Server, customers can manage the complete Web Content Management lifecycle, from content creation to expiration, through a single solution, with uniform process workflows and site templates. Content can be shared between sites and managed within Livelink. Users access a single master copy of content and avoid duplication and version chaos. Offered on a distributed architecture, Livelink Web Content Management Server can scale globally with or without an application server, and also offers integration with enterprise application servers, such as IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, and Oracle 9i. Livelink Web Content Management Server is standards based, so content can be delivered across disparate platforms, Web applications, and browsing devices in multiple applications.

Livelink Web Content Management Server is the first step in the company's technology roadmap unveiled last month following acquisition agreements with IXOS Software and Gauss Interprise. The solution combines Web content management products from IXOS and Gauss in an effort to provide a full range of features, from out-of-the-box Web publishing to Java-based solutions customers can deploy for more sophisticated Web development requirements. Integration with Livelink brings Web Content Management together with team collaboration, document management, records management, process workflows, and other ECM capabilities. This fall, Open Text plans to roll out additional elements of its product roadmap, including an integrated solution for managing, tracking and storing email, and content archiving for Livelink. Open Text, IXOS and Gauss will also continue to support Web Content Management solutions offered to customers, including Gauss VIP ContentManager, IXOS Suite for Content Management (formerly IXOS-Obtree C4), and Livelink for Web Publishing.  Customers of each of these offerings can choose to upgrade to Livelink Web Content Management Server.

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