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Platform and Developer Extensions Overview

The OpenText ECM platform is highly extensible through configuration and customization. There are a number of powerful developer tools that allow for easy customization of the platform to meet the specifics needs of each Content Services implementation. Designed to create scalable enterprise solutions, the developer tools enable rapid development and deployment of customizations across your Content Services deployment, enable integrations with OpenText services and enterprise applications, and allow the creation of applications that extend the Content Services platform. Partners and customers leverage these tools to build complete applications, solutions for specific business issues, and customized experiences. Whatever the integration, customization or application, these tools provide simple and secure upgradable developer access points for organizations to enhance and extend their Content Services implementation.

Key features include:

  • Create lead application integrations that manipulate Content Services data in a distributed environment and extend these to bring together structured and unstructured data and processes together
  • Execute LiveReports from custom applications
  • Customize user experiences to provide dashboards, visual and role-based views and specific UI enhancements that maximize ease of use
  • Execute LiveReports from custom applications


Business Needs

Business Needs

Optimize operations by delivering content in the context of business processes

The OpenText™ Extended ECM Platform pioneered the concept of extending content management best practices into the industry lead applications that drive business processes, such as SAP, Salesforce and Microsoft. Building on that expertise, OpenText provides a class-leading, flexible development approach—providing the tools, APIs and templates needed to create customized integrations to virtually any application for:

  • Enhanced information flows with current lead systems and better business outcomes using existing IT investments
  • Maximized process and operational efficiencies through automation, identification, classification, analysis and distribution of information
  • Improved productivity and user experiences with seamless instant access to information for improved employee insights
  • Better information governance and content control across the entire organization
  • Minimized development cycles to free up IT resources for higher-level strategic purposes

Establish consistent and defensible Information Governance across the business

Enterprise information is growing at an exponential rate, where business applications are moving from the desktop to a variety of mobile devices and where information itself resides anywhere—in the cloud or on–premises. The firewall is no longer the "boundary" of the business, making it harder than ever to enforce information management policies and ensure compliance.

Companies everywhere are realizing the value that an Information Governance initiative can have for their business—in more ways than one. With the amount of information growing at an exponential rate, new regulations and policies are constantly coming into effect, and this has increased both the need for, and value of, Information Management.

Best practices and solutions that help meet compliance and risk mitigation mandates imposed by law, regulators, or internal quality standards are complemented by a keen focus on developing ways to capitalize on the kinds of productivity and efficiency gains that grow out of an asset-management approach to corporate information. Information Management solutions can help companies deliver a governance program to deal with corporate information, the consumers and creators of that information, in the context of real business processes.

Successful Information Governance programs demand that companies balance the needs and priorities to mitigate legal and business risk, take advantage of information to drive business value, and minimize the costs of managing information.


Platform and Developer Extensions Products

OpenText™ AppWorks™

AppWorks is the OpenText developer platform that helps quickly and easily build well-designed, purpose-specific apps for the enterprise.

  • Create, deploy and manage apps that connect to OpenText services
  • Enable low cost application development using pervasive web technology
  • Write once, deploy to all platforms (web browser, smartphone and tablet)
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OpenText™ Content Intelligence

Content Intelligence combines the proven WebReports and ActiveView technologies, along with new productized dashboards, reports and wizards to help delight users.

  • Accelerate user adoption, productivity, and management insight
  • Quickly deploy tailored user experiences for each department that aggregate multi-system information
  • Develop with standard web technologies
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OpenText™ Extended ECM Platform

OpenText™ Extended ECM Platform transparently integrates content with other leading applications or any other process-driving software to bridge content silos and intelligently automate business processes, allowing information to flow effortlessly across applications.

  • Create lead application integrations with Content Suite and extend key capabilities to bring structured and unstructured information and processes together
  • Access and manipulate Content Suite components, including document management objects, user and group objects, attributes, workflow objects and search functionality
  • Customize user experiences to provide dashboards, visual and role-based views and specific UI enhancements that maximize ease of use
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