Open Text Corporation, a provider of ECM software, announced that it would extend the reach of its ECM solutions to mobile devices in an attempt to help organizations harness the power of mobile workforces. The company is unveiling a new application called Open Text Everywhere, which will make the entire Open Text ECM Suite available via mobile devices. Focusing initially on BlackBerry smartphones, the company announced a first set of mobile applications with plans for more in the year ahead.
Open Text Everywhere will deliver a comprehensive view of business processes, content, and workplace social collaboration tools via native applications unique to each mobile platform. Open Text's first applications will be introduced for BlackBerry smartphones, but the company also plans to support other mobile operating systems in its product strategy. Open Text Everywhere uses the BlackBerry platform's secure connection transportation layer for fully encrypted wireless communication, and uses the same permission model to allow mobile users to access content in the Open Text ECM Suite.
The company's first Open Text Everywhere applications will be released to customers in early May.