The Vision for ApplicationXtender is Clear
Late in 2016, in its seemingly never-ending shopping spree, OpenText (OT) added a few more “toys” to its collection with the purchase of EMC’s Enterprise Content Division. Documentum was the primary reason for the purchase, but there were other products in the portfolio that had value. Upon unpacking its haul, OT discovered a few stowaways that turned out to be hidden treasures. The belle of this ball happened to be ApplicationXtender (AX), a robust yet affordable content management system deployed thousands of times with a loyal customer base. To boot, the product has a global channel of partners backing it.
As a member of said channel, I have been patiently waiting for news about OT’s plan for AX. Initial word was that they were going to continue investing in the product. That sounded like lip service, but I remained optimistic since AX was now owned by a software company. The possibility of the product finally getting the love it deserved was a possible outcome.
Yesterday I sat in on a roadmap discussion with the product team from OT. Much to my delight, the OT team has breathed new life into the product. Not only did they hold true to the existing roadmap, they’ve added lots of features that customers have been asking for. I was truly blown away at what is coming down the pipe for AX. The vision for the product is crystal clear and I cannot wait to show it to our clients in the coming months!
Show me a company that manages documents and business processes on paper, and I will show you a company that should be investing in document management software. There are countless organizations in every industry that still manage their information assets manually.
A lot of companies can easily scan and store regular 8.5 by 11-inch documents with no fuss. Large format documents like architectural drawings, engineering prints, and newspapers are a different story. Storing these can be tricky. They are stacked in piles, rolled up with rubber bands, stored in long tubes, or in some cases, stored in expensive cabinetry.
OpenText Captiva is enterprise capture software that turns documents into application-ready information. It offers image and text-based identification, structured and unstructured data extraction and validation, as well as mobile and browser-based scanning.
IIMDA is comprised of independently-owned information management companies from across North America that get together in a “think tank” setting to discuss ways to become better solution providers. I would like to share some of the key takeaways from the conference.
It was a terrific week in Orlando at the NADITA conference (North American Dealer Information Technology Association) for Caterpillar Dealers around North and Central America. We were honored to be invited as a Business Partner participant by our client, Milton Caterpillar, based in Milford, MA to the invitation-only event.
Paper is a hard-to-kill pest in many offices. Paper takes up a lot of space, slows down decision making, is generally hard to manage and, most importantly, eats away at your bottom line.
During the Ice Age, cavemen inscribed messages on cave walls to document and communicate messages about the world around them. Capturing information a few thousand years ago involved physically reading what was carved into stone walls (the document repository if you will) with sharp tools.
Microfiche and microfilm scanning services bring data collections to the modern age by converting them to a digital format. By updating data to more portable and easily-accessible formats, businesses are able to free up space and create an efficient archiving, access, and management system.
Every home needs a good cleaning each spring. As the warm, fuzzy feeling of accomplishment washes over you, don’t forget that businesses need a thorough sprucing up as well. If gathering information is like herding cats, or your paper usage is keeping the logging company...
The latest version of ApplicationXtender (AX) is loaded with new features that our clients are loving. Below are a few quick videos that demonstrate how to use the new functionality in AX. Let us know when you are ready to see all of the features in action or you would like to learn about the features coming in the next release!