“We can attach metadata to enterprise data held in SAP and the content then gets enriched. The system understands the business rules that sit behind the SAP data which can be stored with the content. The outcome is better search and retrieval, better retention and records management processes, and so on,” Patrick Barnert VP at Open Text told us.
As the volume of unstructured content such as e-mail, documents and presentations continues to explode within organisations, there is a growing need to connect this content with the underlying business processes being managed by SAP applications, the companies said in a statement.
Describing the significance of the deal, John Shackleton CEO of Open Text said “We are entering into a new phase in the evolution of content management technology.”
The two software suppliers already have agreements in place for SAP to resell Open Text’s Document Access and Archiving and Invoice Management applications, and this latest move will strengthen the relationship between them.