EMC OnDemand Brings Captiva, Documentum, and Document Sciences to the Cloud

 EMC announced today, that EMC OnDemand is now available for EMC Captiva, EMC Documentum, and EMC Document Sciences. The new EMC OnDemand offering is a hybrid cloud deployment model for enterprise-class applications, designed to help customers accelerate journey to the cloud.

The new deployment model will enable customers to stay current on the latest software releases, simplify management of highly complex applications, and lower IT maintenance spend. You can visit the EMC OnDemand page on EMC.com for more information.

What is EMC OnDemand?

EMC OnDemand brings enterprise-class applications to the cloud, leveraging best-in-class technologies from VMware, RSA and EMC, and the infrastructure can contain one or many EMC products and partner products.

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Announcements at EMC World 2011

This week has been full of  announcements from at EMC World, with several of them being very exciting. First, EMC has announced a new EMC OnDemand offerings that bring together best-of-breed technologies from EMC, VMware and RSA® and will be made available for either on-premise, private cloud deployment or off-premise, public cloud deployment through Service Providers.  The initial products to leverage this technology will be EMC Captiva, Documentum, CenterStage and Document Sciences. The plan is to have this offering available in the 2H of 2011.

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Launch of Capgemini Collaboration+

Here’s some interesting news I missed a few days ago. Capgemini announced the launch of Capgemini Collaboration+, an enterprise framework for delivering compliance-oriented content to collaboration portals. To read the full announcement click here.

Collaboration+ framework integrates EMC Documentum enterprise content management technologies with Microsoft SQL and SharePoint. When they say “EMC Documentum enterprise content management technologies” they are referring to EMC Documentum for enterprise content management, business process management and compliance, EMC Captiva for intelligent capture, and EMC Document Sciences for customer communications management.

With this stack of technologies from EMC along with Microsoft SQL and SharePoint organizations will be able to securely manage business processes and content, collaborate with customers, partners and employees, and ensure proper governance of information.

SAP and EMC team up to Deliver New Solutions that Automate Paper-Intensive Processes

EMC and SAP have just announced the expansion of their global strategic alliance which will now have SAP reselling newly developed solutions that leverage EMC Documentum enterprise content management, EMC Captiva intelligent enterprise capture  and  Document Sciences customer communications management.

The initial solution (SAP® Insurance Broker Statement Processing by EMC) will focus on the insurance broker reconciliation process where there is a need to capture broker related paper documents that enter into an insurance company either by mail, fax, or email. By utilizing Captiva as a first step in the process, broker related documents and data are digitized and delivered into the reconciliation process, thereby increasing the insurance brokers productivity and reducing the cost of errors and manual workarounds that are typical with manual paper-based processes.

Additional solutions will cover time-consuming paper handling and manual intensive processes required to manage a loan.  By utilizing Captiva to digitize the paper information early and creating digitized loan folders, banks can accelerate the loan origination process and potentially increase their loan sales production and closure rates as well as enhance customer communications throughout the loan lifecycle.

In a recent study by Harvey Spencer Associates, it was reported that over 20 million tons of office paper is produced and consumed every year in the US and Europe. Much of the paper that is generated today can be tied back to critical business transactions like claims, loans, and account management, demonstrating the continued need for automation. And while many companies have invested in various capture technologies for the simple benefit of storing and accessing information electronically, strong growth and investment in capture solutions continues to be focused on business process automation where advanced capture capabilities (e.g. automated document classification and data extraction) deliver a very strong ROI.

To read more on the EMC and SAP global strategic alliance, check out the full press release.