Documentum Delivers Major New Release of Market Leading Enterprise Content Management Platform - Documentum 5Extends ECM With Next-Generation Capabilities Including Reports Management, Records Management, Collaboration, Trusted Content Services and Rapid Deployment
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2002 Documentum (NASDAQ: DCTM) , the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM), today announced Documentum 5, the latest version of its award-winning ECM platform. The platform was unveiled at Momentum, Documentum's Worldwide User Conference, to more than 1500 customers and partners. Based on extensive input from Documentum customers and partners, the platform offers:
-- Enhanced usability and deployability to enable widespread adoption of content management
-- Expanded enterprise collaboration that can be extended to any business process
-- Fixed content management, to manage images, reports and records -- Advanced trust, security and compliance services to provide unmatched protection of content assets
-- An open, standards-based development environment for easy application development.
Documentum 5 is the only ECM solution that offers unified content services for enterprise document management (EDM), web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM) and now fixed content management (FCM) -- records, reports and scanned images -- in a single, integrated platform. Unlike other content management solutions that support limited content types, Documentum 5 delivers fully integrated content management services and an integrated repository for all types of content, across the entire extended enterprise. With Documentum 5, departments from R&D, operations and manufacturing to sales, marketing and customer support are linked with common content and processes to help drive better efficiencies for the enterprise.
"Documentum 5 offers the broadest range of content services for all content types and is the most comprehensive content management platform available in the market today," said Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer for Documentum. "With the new enhancements in Documentum 5, combined with the platform's advanced deployability features, Documentum once again raises the bar for global enterprise content management."
Easy to Use, Fast to Deploy and Quick to Customize
Designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of users, from skilled, technical developers to business users, Documentum 5 offers a new intuitive user interface that can be quickly customized or simplified to meet specialized user needs. Documentum 5 users can also access its powerful ECM features through a familiar interface of choice, such as a corporate portal, frequently used desktop application or enterprise system such as SAP or Siebel. Documentum 5 seamlessly integrates with existing IT infrastructures, dramatically lowering integration costs. The Documentum 5 platform also provides ease of migration for existing Documentum customers -- all applications running on the previous version, Documentum 4i, will also run on the new platform.
Unified Collaboration and Content Management
Documentum 5 includes collaboration capabilities that enable real-time, project team and cross-enterprise collaboration. Users can initiate collaborative activities at any point, from content creation through archiving, taking advantage of features such as chat, email and integration with online conferencing facilities, along with desktop sharing, project team support, deliverables management and integration with Microsoft Project. Collaborative content can be captured, securely shared or stored in the Documentum repository and later referenced and integrated with other content and processes. Using new Content Aggregation Services, Documentum 5 users can also collect and collaborate on content from anywhere including databases, enterprise applications, web sites and file systems.
New Content Types and Services
Documentum 5 adds fixed content management capabilities to the Documentum platform, including new services for enterprise reports management, records management and production-level scanning and imaging. Reports management, commonly referred to as Output Management, captures and stores reports from enterprise applications in the Documentum repository in PDF or XML and distributes them through Documentum's web publishing capabilities, giving users access to reports via web sites or portals. With new records management capabilities, organizations can apply automated retention and destruction policies to any type of content beyond its active life.
Unmatched Security and Compliance
Documentum 5 significantly expands the platform's already recognized content security capabilities with enhanced authentication through native public key infrastructure (PKI) and certificate support, audit trail enhancements and full content encryption. Content is further secured within and beyond the repository with digital rights management capabilities. Documentum 5 also supports deeper compliance with evolving regulations and standards, including the Food and Drug Administration's prescribed regulatory requirements for electronic records and signatures (21 CFR Part 11), the U.S. Department of Defense 5015.2 Design Criteria Standard for Records Management, the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. With this latest version of the product, Documentum enables the greatest level of compliance with evolving standards and regulations that govern today's business.
"As the pharmaceutical industry continues to evolve, global companies like ours, look for new ways to streamline processes to get products to market faster," said Jeff Kouba, director, Research and Development, Scientific Information Services at Allergan, Inc. "With this new version, Documentum illustrates a true understanding of our industry, helping us to comply with FDA requirements and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. As a longstanding customer, we believe Documentum 5 helps us achieve new levels of operational efficiency."
Powering Content Applications
Documentum 5 enables developers to quickly create and deploy content-rich applications built on the Documentum ECM platform. With rich, standards-based development tools, Documentum's 15,000 registered developers can use their development tools of choice. The Documentum 5 Developer Studio delivers over 175 reusable components that represent the full suite of Documentum's content management capabilities, providing developers with a palette of reusable business logic that they can easily incorporate into their application development efforts. Example content applications that have been built using Documentum's platform include eLearning, contracts management, eCommerce sites, product catalogs, news publishing, product and quality documentation management and many more.
Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management provider, automating the production, exchange and personalization of all types of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive advantage by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide. Built on an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform, Documentum products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative commerce, and solve regulatory content challenges. Over 300 partners across all major industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, consulting services, government, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, retail, and consumer goods, build and implement specialized applications using Documentum's content management infrastructure. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at http://www.documentum.com/.
NOTE: Documentum and the Documentum logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Documentum, Inc. in the US and throughout the world. All other company and product names are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Documentum cannot guarantee completion of any future products or product features mentioned in this document, and no reliance should be placed on their availability. Printed in the U.S.A.
In addition to historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The company's future actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements discussed herein. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed from time to time in the company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as those under "Risk Factors" included in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2001 as well as the company's other public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.
Source: Documentum, Inc. CONTACT: press, Bonnie Harris of B3 Communications, +1-415-332-5816, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for Documentum; or investors, Pat Menchaca of Documentum, Inc., +1-925-600-5593, or email@example.com Web site: http://www.documentum.com/