The content services platform (that Documentum is) is still in the top-right corner of the Gartner Magic Quadrants. And it’s getting more intelligent with the capture, archive, search and analytics components.
Research and development hasn’t stopped for this content management veteran, and there have been several new announcements lately for the Documentum product family. Keep reading for a roundup of key improvements including cloud, process, governance and compliance.
Documentum has finally gained a cloud strategy for more implementation flexibility. It can be hosted at OpenText cloud platform, or at any other hyper scale cloud providers (such as Red Hat OpenShift or Cloud Foundry).
“The cloud is our 'savior' for the future” if we must believe the image below.
And I personally also agree with this statement, but it requires a good Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) strategy which is can be a project by itself. From experience, I can tell you that these projects are often complex and involve a lot of security bridges. But again, OpenText cloud platform can help you on that one! 👊 For some detailed guidelines, check these video samples from OpenText on the section How to upgrade Documentum using Containers.
The Documentum UI D2 is also now cloud-ready, with a lot of productivity enhancements, including virtual document support via the latest D2 Smart View client. Another cool update is the new secure mobile access via D2 Mobile, bringing direct access to the Documentum repository so you can interact with it from your phone or tablet. As connectivity and content continuity become the norm, there are also new D2 connectors and integrations with Office 365, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. These integration extensions aim to reduce the gap in user adoption of content services platforms.
The new update on xCP is sure to bring a blueprint for success! You get a head-start on app development with pre-built functionality. Also TensorFlow is integrated for predictive decision making!
Thanks to Blazon, you also get more secure and managed assets. Automated document redaction with OCR helps you remove sensitive information from any type of document, and help organizations be fully GDPR compliant!
Documentum, together with InfoArchive, is now the core for “federated compliance”, meaning the content ecosystem enabling centralized oversight of record policies and content compliance across document repositories.
It allows you to coordinate compliance across different systems like Documentum or SharePoint. Think of Federated Compliance as a central dashboard for all compliant information across your enterprise, overviewing all your compliance settings, document amounts, policies and legal holds.
Last but not least, a final ‘roadmap’ summarizing some of these new developments in the Documentum family, as presented by Micah Byrd at OpenText Enterprise World Digital 2020.
Documentum Product Roadmap by OpenText
For more details on these updates, check out the following resources compiled by fellow Documentum experts:
Antal Bos is Senior Technical Consultant at Amplexor, based in The Netherlands. With more than 15 years of experience working with Documentum and OpenText technologies, he focuses on guiding customers and ECM teams through ‘sustainable information management’. Antal is a Professional Scrum Developer/Master and holds several technical certifications by OpenText and Dell EMC.