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Documentum eRoom Enterprise Integrates eRoom's Collaboration Product with the Documentum ECM Platform

Documentum Delivers eRoom Enterprise

Best-in-Class Collaboration Technology Fully Integrated with Leading Enterprise Content Management Platform

Pleasanton, California, USA. February 24, 2003.

Documentum, the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and extended enterprise collaboration (EEC), today announced the availability of Documentum eRoom Enterprise. This new offering, which integrates eRoom's market-leading collaboration product with the Documentum ECM platform, enables organizations to collaboratively create, share, manage, deliver, reuse and archive the content and best practices that drive business operations. From initial planning and discussion through design, production, marketing, sales, service and other related activities, eRoom Enterprise provides the ease of use and flexibility that brings people together in dynamic team environments, harnesses their collective knowledge and supports all of their collaborative requirements.

eRoom Enterprise is the only enterprise-scalable, single-platform solution that offers unified content and collaboration services for all types of project work and all types of content, including documents, email, Web pages, records and rich media, both across and beyond the enterprise. To meet customer, partner and market demand, Documentum is delivering eRoom Enterprise within 90 days of acquiring eRoom Technology and its award-winning collaboration software and services.

Documentum will feature eRoom Enterprise in an online seminar, on Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 8:30 am PST (11:30 am EST, 16:30 pm GMT). Matt Cain, META Group senior vice president, Web and Collaboration Strategies, will also discuss trends emerging around the convergence of ECM and collaboration. For more information or to register for this event, please visit:

"Documentum eRoom Enterprise supports the way people work -- both structured processes, such as formal review and approval cycles, as well as unstructured processes, such as ad hoc team meetings and group discussions, and it will allow us to seamlessly move between and within them," said Margaret Mitchell, Global Head GRAMS IS, Senior Director at Aventis. "The addition of eRoom enhances the already robust Documentum platform -- the benefits it provides align with the business direction and future vision at Aventis."

"Virtually all companies are striving to make the most of new and existing assets and investments -- in terms of technology, as well as the expertise and inherent knowledge within the organization," said Dana Gardner, research director, Aberdeen Group. "eRoom Enterprise offers a collaborative environment with an integrated enterprise-caliber content management platform, which has strong appeal to global organizations that recognize the immediate and long-term benefits of a powerful content infrastructure."

"eRoom Enterprise provides a refreshing new client to Documentum -- one that is rich in collaboration functionality. eRoom Enterprise delivers all the flexibility of eRoom and the stability and power of Documentum. We've been long time users of both Documentum and eRoom and are thrilled to see an integrated product," said Ann-Marie Horcher, EDM Architect/Senior Specialist, Dow Corning.

Collaboration Fully Integrated with Documentum Platform

eRoom Enterprise extends the Documentum ECM platform, with a user-friendly work environment that can be quickly deployed, enabling content-centric and collaboration-centric processes and applications. Project teams can work together in virtual workspaces, and resulting collaborative content can be captured, stored, later referenced and integrated with other enterprise content and processes. With eRoom Enterprise, Documentum ECM customers can now collaborate as they create, manage, share distribute and archive content, and existing eRoom customers can take advantage of Documentum's powerful ECM capabilities, to search, review, share, reuse and archive content created and saved within all eRoom team environments. eRoom Enterprise's structured, ad hoc and real-time collaboration features help organizations to unify, streamline and leverage collaborative efforts and collective knowledge, enabling:

  • Rapid team assimilation
  • Faster decision-making and project execution
  • Access to and sharing of decisions, outcomes, and all content and context across project teams, both within and beyond the enterprise
  • Streamlined business processes with appropriate degree of structure - from ad hoc collaboration to more structured or regulated
  • A secure environment to work collaboratively with external partners and suppliers

About Documentum

Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management provider, automating the production, exchange and personalization of all types of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive advantage by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide. Built on an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform, Documentum products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative commerce, and solve regulatory content challenges. Over 300 partners across all major industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, consulting services, government, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, retail, and consumer goods, build and implement specialized applications using Documentum's content management infrastructure. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at


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