Open Text Accelerates Enterprise Portal Deployments and Reduces Management Costs with Vignette Portal 8.0
pen Text Content World, Orlando, Fla. – 2009-10-28 –Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced a new release of its leading enterprise portal solution, Vignette Portal version 8.0. The solution allows organizations to provide customers, employees and partners with a rich internet experience where they can find relevant and personalized information aggregated from multiple business and consumer-based systems.
Open Text announced the news to customers at Open Text Content World, its annual user conference underway this week in Orlando, Fla.
As the volume of enterprise content continues to grow, IT professionals and business users are faced with the challenge of controlling costs and reducing time spent on administrative work all while connecting with their constituents across multiple channels. Vignette Portal 8.0 simplifies the administration and creation of dynamic, content-rich Web sites with the ability to rapidly syndicate portal applications across Web properties powered by multiple systems.
“Our customers are realizing that it is becoming much more complex to manage their numerous Web properties – whether internal or external,” said John Petersen, CEO of Sutro Software, an Open Text partner specializing in Portal software and integrations. “Vignette Portal 8 from Open Text expands on the versatility and rich interoperability afforded a pioneer in the enterprise portal space. It helps businesses unify their Web software portfolios into sleek, easy-to-use Web sites and allows those same businesses to engage customers and partners with rich and socially enabled Web experiences.”
The release of Portal 8.0 not only demonstrates Open Text’s continued commitment to Vignette customers and technology, but also enables additional social media capabilities that align with the company s strategic development of Enterprise 2.0 solutions. Open Text recently announced that it plans to enhance its ECM Suite with next-generation Web solutions powered by technology from its existing Web Solutions and Vignette. By offering a variety of solutions, the company will allow organizations – regardless of size and industry – to successfully address their business needs.
“In this digital world, content comprises the heart of business innovation, efficiency and profit,” commented Scott Bowen, Senior Vice President of Open Text. “Our solutions help organizations drive value from content through the delivery of personal and relevant experiences that support revenue generation and efficiency throughout the enterprise. These proven and vital presentation services deliver substantial ROI for literally hundreds of critical business applications.”
Built on proven architecture, Vignette Portal 8.0 consolidates site creation tasks while enabling high-performance content and application reuse. With Vignette Portal 8.0, users have the ability to:
Quickly Create Sites
- Rapidly and easily create or clone microsites with accelerated Web site creation from a template or existing site
- Streamline asset management with WebDAV support that empowers Web designers to use a native design tool, like Adobe Dreamweaver, to model sites and target assets without logging into the portal
Dynamically Syndicate Content and Applications
- Easily syndicate portlets or Web applications based on Vignette Portal 8.0 and drop them onto virtually any Web site for sophisticated syndication
- Improve end user Web experiences via AJAX-powered portlets that enable users to interact in real time with applications and content with fewer page refreshes and improving perceived performance.
Vignette Portal 8.0, together with the user experience foundation of Vignette Community Applications, provides organizations with more than 100 social portlets that add capabilities such as wikis, blogs, idea sharing and event calendars to any portal site. Additionally, Vignette Portal 8.0 provides robust user presentation services to the upcoming Vignette Content Management version 8.0 (www.vignette.com/vcm8) release, slated for Q4 2009. The result is an ECM solution that combines enterprise assets and social content, further integrating valuable information and resources for Web site visitors.