Adobe Experience Manager vs OpenText

Last updated: January 13, 2020

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Adobe Experience Manager
A powerhouse combo for your content and digital asset management needs. Get personalized, content-led experiences into market faster with Adobe Experience Manager, which combines digital asset management with the power of a content management system.
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OpenText
OpenText products help organizations put content to work. Whether your goal is to drive revenue, improve productivity, reduce costs or ensure regulatory compliance and sound information governance, OpenText has the product to execute.
Adobe Experience Manager vs OpenText in our news:

2020. Adobe Experience Manager now offered as cloud-native SaaS application



Adobe Experience Manager is now available as a cloud-native SaaS application. Prior to this, it was available on premises or as a managed service, but it wasn’t pure cloud-native. Obviously being available as a cloud service makes sense for customers, and offers all of the value you would get from any cloud service. Customers can now access all of the tools in AEM without having to worry about maintaining, managing or updating it, giving the marketing team more flexibility, agility and ongoing access to the latest updates. AEM provides a number of capabilities, including managing the customer experience in real time. Having real-time access to data means you can deliver the products, services and experiences that make sense based on what you know about the customer in any given moment.


2017. OpenText acquired forensic security vendor Guidance Software



Content management company OpenText acquired Guidance Software, a forensic security and eDiscovery vendor for $240 million. OpenText has never been afraid to open its wallet to fill in a hole (or even buy something with overlapping functionality). As a case in point, just about a year ago, it bought Documentum, alternative enterprise content management firm, from EMC for $1.62 billion. This acquisition gives the company some overlapping functionality too, but Cheryl McKinnon, an analyst with Forrester Research who monitors the content management industry, says it also gives the company forensics tools, which are new to them.


2016. OpenText acquires Documentum for $1.62 billion



OpenText is acquiring Dell EMC's enterprise content division, including Documentum for $1.62 billion. Under the terms of agreement, the software, associated services and employees of ECD will be integrated into OpenText.  The deal comes less than a week after EMC officially became part of Dell. EMC’s content management business did not fit into that mix. EMC acquired Documentum in 2003 for $1.7 billion. Documentum was always an odd fit for EMC and it was no secret that EMC has been trying for the last few years to find a buyer for Documentum. The acquisition further strengthens OpenText as a leader in Enterprise Information Management,  and OpenText is now taking on IBM (FileNet) head to head.


2016. OpenText acquired Recommind



Just a week after OpenText announced that it was selling off $600 million worth of senior debt notes to fund future acquisitions, the company dropped $163 million to acquire Recommind, an e-discovery and information analytics provider.  Recommind provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and managed services solutions that include Axcelerate for e-discovery review and analysis, Perceptiv for contract analytics and Decisiv for enterprise-wide information access. OpenText officials said the e-discovery capabilities will complement their enterprise information management (EIM) solutions. Recommind will also expand OpenText's expertise in cloud and analytics.


2014. OpenText buys Big Data analytics provider Actuate for $330 Million



OpenText, the world leader in Enterprise Content Management, acquired Business Intelligence provider Actuate, which is one of the leader in Enterprise Business Intelligence. Actuate, often called “the BIRT company,” (BIRT stands for “Business Intelligence Reporting Tools” and is an Eclipse Foundation Open Source Project). Actuate supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub – its deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer-facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. Actuate for CCM empowers ECM architects to easily transform, process, personalize and archive high-volume content.


2012. Open Text and Liferay create Dropbox clones



Could you imagine couple of years ago that such serious enterprise vendors like Open Text and Liferay, that develop such a serious enterprise content management systems (ECM) will copy such a simple consumer service as Dropbox? Nevertheless, it happens. Because even in large corporations (that use ECM) employees are ordinary people. And they also don't want to work for the system, but want the system to help them work. And they also use Dropbox, even if IT administrators prohibit it. There is only one way out - to create the same (simple) service and protect it with firewall. This is the very idea behind the new services: Open Text Tempo and Liferay Sync. They allow to sync files between desktop folder, web account, tablet and smartphone, quickly share files with co-workers, and they work on corporate servers. That's simple.


2009. Adobe LiveCycle ES goes to the Cloud



Adobe has announced the new "cloud" version of its ECM system Adobe LiveCycle ES. It can be hosted on Amazon Web Services platform. Adobe also offers own hosting service for LiveCycle ES including 24/7 maintenance and support. The new version LiveCycle ES 2 features two new modules: LiveCycle Mosaic and LiveCycle Workspace ES 2 Mobile. The first is for the building internal portals - rich personalized interfaces that provide access to the data stored in LiveCycle ES in the form of widget "mosaic". The second - provides mobile access to the system on iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. Besides, users can access the system via browser using Flash, AIR desktop client or directly from a PDF document (opened in Adobe Reader).


2009. Open Text launches social interface



Open Text has released the new module for its ECM platform - Open Text Social Workplace, that will help organizations to implement social tools. The company believes that the traditional tools are no more relevant for collaboration in the intranet. Users want more convenient social tools, and will use them even without the IT compliance. At the same time, companies deploying the social tools should consider the security issues that may appear. The new Open Text social interface offers a wide range of collaboration tools - communities, profiles, blogs, wiki, personal home pages, mobile access (iPhone and BlackBerry). And all this with compliance management, that is used for managing enterprise e-mail.


2009. Open Text buys Vignette for $310 million



Canadian ECM vendor Open Text announced the acquisition of Vignette - the developer of solutions for enterprise portals and web content management (WCM). The deal amount is $310 million. The industry experts note that the functionality of Open Text WCM and Vignette is very similar. Nevertheless, the Vignette WCM software is of "somewhat higher level" and may be offered to larger customers. Recall that the existing Open Text WCM (now called Open Text Web Solutions) is based on RedDot CMS, the solution that was acquired together with Hummingbird in 2006.


2008. Adobe wants to manage enterprise content



Long ago Adobe invented PDF - the format designed for document collaboration. Then for this format Adobe created a set of auxiliary tools. One of these tools, Adobe LiveCycle, was designed for building web forms that save entered information directly to PDF-files. And now, on the basis of this product and in partnership with Alfresco, Adobe has released its own ECM solution Adobe LiveCycle ES that will compete with MS Sharepoint, Open Text and Oracle Content Management. Alfresco - is a very ambitious company that is  going to revolutionize the ECM market ruled by Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Open Text, SAP and Oracle. Alfresco is well-known for its open-source strategy. And now they are partnering with the "big brother" Adobe. Adobe LiveCycle ES is intended to automate all paper work - from form input to document approval and executions. And everything is accessible via a web browser. The system functionality includes: