Uniting once disparate publishing tools onto a single platform, Documentum next week will unfurl its Enterprise Publishing Solution. The integrated set of products is designed to create content once, then simultaneously publish it in multiple formats through print and web processes.
The current challenge in enterprise content management environments is multiple departmental repositories, each with separate workflow tools that make content sharing and reuse difficult, according to Mark Arbour, director of product marketing and management at Documentum. Moreover, integrating those technologies can cost millions of dollars, he added.
"Multiple workflow engines have been a problem with users," he said. The Enterprise Publishing Solution offers "a way to create, produce, and distribute publishing content in an automated fashion".
The Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution integrates onto the Documentum 5 platform the company's existing Digital Asset Manager, eRoom Enterprise, and Web Publisher products along with a new offering dubbed Authoring Integration Services,which allows users to open, browse, and save content to the Documentum repository without abandoning the tools typically used in the production process, Arbour said.
"[The] Authoring Integration Services lets you use the interface you are used to move content in and out of the [Documentum] repository," Arbour said. It makes Documentum look like a network drive to which users can save content, he said.