Posts tagged: Enterprise content management

OpenText Enterprise World: A Shift into the Information Era!

Marc Mascara
 Jul 18, 2019

On July 9, OpenText kicked off Enterprise World 2019 in Toronto with a week’s worth of information exchange, learning opportunities, breakout sessions, and keynote speeches. Thousands of attendees joined the event to learn how to make the most of underutilized information and capitalize on the next wave of transformation in productivity and growth. Offering insights into the latest trends as well as stories on successful digital transformations, Enterprise World is designed to help attendees unlock their information advantage.

Figure 1: Open Text Enterprise World Entrance

This year’s event was located at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Open Text Enterprise World is touted as the most expansive EIM (Enterprise Information Management) technology event in Canada and the world’s largest information conference. The most recent event included over 200 breakout sessions as well as 15+ LearnPath opportunities to educate attendees on digital transformation and productivity. Pre-conference training courses were also offered on July 7th and 8th, including over 25 accelerated sessions that spanned ten different industries.

This year’s event featured a number of keynotes from Mark Barrenechea (OpenText CEO & CTO), Muhi Majzoub (OpenText Executive Vice President of Engineering), Sir Tim Berners Lee, and special guest Peter Gabriel. Mark Barrenechea kicked things off with an insightful and compelling keynote that set the tone for the entire event. Mr. Barrenechea thanked all his customers and partners for their undivided trust in allowing OpenText’s platform to manage some of the world’s most trusted data, which was especially interesting and timely given that data security is such an important topic.

As the amount of information captured in the cloud continues to increase exponentially, the need for data security will only increase as time goes on. To that end, Barrenechea announced on stage that Google Cloud has selected OpenText as its preferred partner for Enterprise Information Management Services. Meanwhile, OpenText has named Google Cloud its preferred partner for enterprise cloud. In other cloud news, OpenText Release 16 will move to OpenText Cloud Editions (CE) in April 2020. Moving forward, all OpenText offerings will be cloud-first, but can be containerized and operate off-cloud. This means that with OpenText CE, customers will never have to upgrade again. OpenText is also confirming its commitment to content services by providing new and expanded products and capabilities to its platform.

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Thoma Bravo buys Lexmark Enterprise Software

Steve Pearl
 May 11, 2017

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“So…what do you think about Hyland’s purchase of Kofax”?  That’s how conversations in the past few days usually start out. Which then lead to explanations of who Thoma Bravo is.  Some background and perspective is clearly in order…

The Facts

Hyland Software’s majority owner, Thoma Bravo, one of the largest private equity firms in the SW industry, announced a definitive agreement on May 3rd to buy Lexmark Enterprise Software (LES), consisting of Kofax, ReadSoft and Perceptive Software, for a reported amount of $1.5 billion. Read more »

Kofax Lands $2.4 Million Deal

Allison Correia
 Apr 24, 2015

Despite the proposed acquisition of Kofax by Lexmark, Kofax is going about business as usual with the recent announcement of a $2.4 million deal with a leading U.S. financial services firm. Just days ago, Kofax, a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interactions, announced that an undisclosed leading U.S. bank has invested in Kofax TotalAgility to automate their banking operations including new customer onboarding, and loan application processing. Read more »

DCT Reimagining ECM Delivery with SimpleECM Launch

Allison Correia
 May 20, 2014

After being in beta for several months, Document Capture Technologies (DCT), creators of SimpleScan Connect, announced on April 29th the release of their SimpleECM solution- “making information available where and when businesses want it”. This enterprise content management platform was created with a “workflow-centric view” of document/capture management and is delivered via standard application programming interfaces (APIs) and cloud-based services. Their target market includes in-house developers, system integrators, and outsourced app developers. Read more »

Kofax Transform 2012

Anne Valaitis
 Mar 16, 2012

The 2012 Kofax Transform event was held in San Diego earlier this week.  This Kofax event is a mix of partners, vendors, customers and analysts with a total attendance estimated at over 600.  They had a robust lineup of educational sessions targeted at the diverse set of attendees that would span 2 days (there were pre-conference product certification classes as well).

Kofax has undergone dramatic changes in the last few years; optimizing their own historic business, reorganizing their channel (down from 1200 at a high), managing through a tired economy (both in the US and EMEA), and acquisitions meant to expand and bolster their capabilities and portfolio.  Kofax remains a leader in enterprise scan and content capture with the lion’s share of licenses in this space.  In order to remain on trend, and looking to be agile with its business, Kofax made two significant acquisitions in the last 8 months, Atalasoft and Singularity.  Atalasoft is a development company that works with its DotImage SDK to image enable apps and portals.  Singularity, by contrast, allows Kofax to extend their reach into the business beyond capture and into the BPM market.

At the event, the main message was “capture enabled business process management”, and what that will mean for its customers, and resellers.  Executives such as CEO Reynolds Bish and CMO Martyn Christian spent time outlining the current business and then began to connect the dots for the future.  The future, according to Kofax, will be heavily influenced by mobile development and technologies.  They went so far as to provide a “preview” of a mobile app along with a strategy to integrate mobile into the capture continuum.

In terms of tone, I felt the event was well received from their partners and resellers.  The dust seems to have settled and generally the resellers feel positive regarding the path that Kofax is taking.  Customers I spoke with were happy with their implementations of Kofax, some being clients for years now.  It remains to be seen how Capture, DM and ECM vendors will weather the storm of acquisition and compression in the industry, last week’s announcement of Lexmark acquiring Brainware demonstrates the value of content capture in a total solution.

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