ECM

Three Recent Acquisitions – Hyland, OpenText & Alfresco

Though one can speculate that these deals may not have gone through had they been delayed a week or two, the fact is they did, and the industry continues to move forward. Recently Hyland acquired Learning Machine, OpenText bought xMedius, and Alfresco closed their first significant deal by catching TSG (Technology Services Group. Each is interesting and significant deals that may well herald more similar deals in the future.

Innovation – A call to action!

We have been ongoing about innovation (or the lack of it) for some time now. And though there is no question that the process and content industry is slow to move, and typically lacks that creative spark, there are glimmers of hope. Over the past year, we have taken close to 200 briefings, and if …

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ECM 2.0 – Adobe Document Cloud….

Adobe is best known for its Experience & Creative Cloud businesses. For over the past decade, it has become the dominant force in Customer Experience Management, the go-to technology brand for digital marketing and digital creation. What gets lost, it’s even painful to find it on the Adobe website, is another cloud altogether, the Adobe Document Cloud. It’s the least sexy of the clouds but in our analysis the most important.

IBM FileNet Re-Emerges

For years now, the term ‘legacy’ ECM system has been synonymous with the word FileNet, the firm purchased by IBM back in 2006. It’s a product set with a long history and was, at one time, the most significant player in the market with Documentum (despite better name recognition) always lagging in second place. FileNet …

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Brazil, a new growth market for ECM

So this past year we dedicated time, resources and partnered with Sao Paolo based ImageWare, to research in more detail how the Brazilian ECM market operates, its dynamics and of course its challenges and opportunities. If you would like to read the report or to learn more about opportunities in the region email us as [email protected]

ECM Management Shuffles… change ahead?

Experience has taught us never to read too much into senior executive changes at prominent software companies. For sure, when a CEO is replaced, you can expect some change, but legacy software firms are difficult animals to tether. Companies that have come to rely on maintenance revenues can have some great new ideas, a change …

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Where is the innovation?

Advent doesn’t start yet so it’s not too late to get a ‘bah humbug’ piece published in 2019… so here goes. This past year at Deep Analysis we have taken almost 150 briefings with technology vendors, some great, some ok, some terrible, but nevertheless all interesting. Analysts have long been trained to hold back and …

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OpenText to bridge the governance vs security divide?

Once again, I have to spend time with Law Enforcement and Lawyers; fortunately, this time around, it’s at the EnFuse OpenText conference in Las Vegas. It’s the security conference that isn’t – in the sense that it’s more about compliance, legal and forensics than an RSA conference would be. Though we don’t specialize in security …

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Crossing the Abbyy Road

RPA vendors want to automate more sophisticated processes, BPM vendors wish to capture more regular transactions. Content management firms want to gain more insight into the content they store; analytics vendors want to manage their content more carefully. The lines are starting to blur, and frankly, it’s about time. But turning such huge and well-established technology silos is no easy undertaking, so patience is unfortunately still required.