Waterloo, Ont.-based Open Text Corp.’s enterprise content management suite for SAP customers is now being resold and rebranded by SAP AG.
The deal will allow SAP to offer Open Text’s SAP-focused ECM platform under the name SAP Extended ECM application by Open Text. The management platform, which integrates with SAP’s business processing systems, aims to bolster the content management capabilities for SAP shops and is targeted at customers looking to reduce the costs and regulatory burdens associated with unstructured data.
The agreement, which was announced at this week’s SAP TechEd 2009 conference in Phoenix, Ariz., marks the second time SAP and Open Text have teamed up in recent years. In 2007, SAP began reselling Open Text’s archiving and document access management products.
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Bill Forquer, executive vice-president of global alliances for Open Text, said the deal will allow SAP customers to start developing a content management strategy as they make further investments in their overall business performance apps. Organizations facing increased regulatory pressures or looking to better prepare themselves for e-discovery will be particularly interested in the partnership, he added.