EMC & Microsoft Ally for ECM

by CXOtoday Staff    Oct 04, 2006

EMC Corporation and Microsoft have announced a new enterprise content management (ECM) alliance to enable organizations become people-ready with compliance, regulatory and critical business data.

EMC will introduce a set of new content and archiving products with tighter integration between the EMC Documentum ECM platform, Microsoft solutions and platform technologies including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, SQL Server 2005 and enterprise search solutions.

With this alliance, information workers will be able to access the Documentum platform natively from within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office system, enabling users to leverage the power of the Documentum platform in areas such as advanced records management, business process management, imaging and rich media from their preferred Microsoft applications.

By archiving content from SharePoint into Documentum for long-term retention and management, organizations can help their information workers meet compliance, content utilization, and storage optimization policies and procedures, all from the applications they use on a daily basis.

EMC has also extended the Documentum platform to support Microsoft SQL Server 2005. With this new integration, EMC Documentum customers can now use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to achieve a better application experience, improved performance and more application reliability. At the same time, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 customers can leverage enterprise-level content management capabilities including process and repository services for increased functionality and flexibility in collaboration, automation and security.

Balaji Yelamanchili, Senior VP & GM - content management & archiving, EMC said, “For years, customers have been demanding seamless integration of their working environments with enterprise-level content management capabilities such as content classification, retention, workflow and security. Today’s announcement makes this integration possible and is yet another milestone in EMC and Microsoft’s collaborative efforts to deliver enterprise-class solutions that address customers’ most critical business information requirements.”

Though, EMC Documentum platform support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is scheduled to be available this quarter, EMC Documentum Content Services for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 is scheduled to be available during the first quarter of 2007, there are no clear indications on the product availability in India. Price will vary with configuration.