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Open Text commits to MS Sharepoint

It has been a long-time coming but those lovely people at Open Text (previously Hummingbird) have finally woken up, smelled the coffee – and realised the future of document management systems could well lie with Microsoft Sharepoint. Earlier today, at the ILTA event in Florida, Open Text announced plans for an integrated solution with Microsoft software for matter lifecycle management and practice support targeted to law firms worldwide. The new solution will combine Open Text's specialized legal industry expertise in matter lifecycle management and proactive compliance, with the collaboration and document management capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

“A law firm, like any organization, is looking for new ways to increase productivity and reduce risks,” said Brian Zeve, managing director, Microsoft Professional Services Industry Solutions. “We've seen a strong reception for SharePoint Server 2007 in the legal market and Open Text is adding even more value to help customers address the twin concerns of compliance and productivity. By offering Open Text's legal capabilities within SharePoint Server 2007, we'll be able to offer customers the kind of integration they need for a truly comprehensive ECM strategy.”

3 replies on “Open Text commits to MS Sharepoint”

Lovely people or not, it is good that OpenText have breathed a deep lungfull of coffee fumes and this will be of particular interest of those contemplating a Sharepoint based future strategy. This combination will take away much of the pain in developing a Sharepoint based document & records management platform.
One wonders if the aroma will reach Interwoven?

Interwoven have been integrated with Sharepoint for a couple of years now! – We are using it quite effectively – Agreed, no point in re-inventing the wheel in Sharepoint code.

and on the subject of re-inventing the wheel – how bad must the IT manager feel who has been dining out on how brave they are in developing Sharepoint as a DM – they could have had it for free from their incumbent supplier rather than employ one person to compete with the work of a whole team of developers.

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