69190 Walldorf, de
+49 (180) 53434-24
SAP and Open Text Expand Global Reseller Agreement to Include Digital Asset Management
Enterprise Software Leaders Join Forces to Help Marketing Departments and Media Companies Collect, Manage, Find, Use and Distribute All Types of Rich Media and Optimize Media Management Processes
SAP has had great success reselling Open Text Document Access, Open Text Archiving and Open Text Invoice Management solutions, and the companies announced in October an expansion of the agreement that enables SAP to resell Open Text Extended ECM (see "SAP and Open Text Expand Global Reseller Agreement" http://www.sap.com/...). Today's announcement allows SAP to resell one of the industry's leading DAM solutions as a part of an overall MRM and IPM solution with emphasis on enterprise marketing departments across every industry, as well as media industry publishing houses, entertainment firms and broadcasters.
DAM Drives Integrated Global Marketing Campaigns
With increased adoption of digital marketing channels, marketers need to develop higher volumes and more sophisticated digital assets that require collaboration with multiple departments, all while reigning in costs and achieving measurable return on marketing investments. Still, many marketing organizations suffer from a lack of standardized processes concerning content asset creation, publishing, maintenance and distribution. These problems can lead to marketing inefficiencies in lost or misplaced assets, having duplicate, or misused assets.
To address these problems, marketers are turning to digital asset management solutions for centralized, global visibility across all marketing assets and usages. This enables them to simultaneously deliver integrated campaigns that span multiple products and regions to ensure consistent communications and branding. Further, organizations are using these tools to create marketing dashboards that monitor program effectiveness in real time.
When used in conjunction with the marketing capabilities of SAP CRM, SAP Digital Asset Management can support the entire marketing process from planning, developing content, execution and results measurement. It offers comprehensive functionality for collecting, managing, finding, using and distributing all types of content. Use cases range from strategic brand management to investor relations and partner collaboration, among many others.
"Many marketing organizations are making an investment shift to digitized marketing channels, thus creating a need for those organizations to develop, manage and distribute higher volumes of digitized content in a more systematic way," said Susan Popper, senior vice president, Marketing Communications, SAP. "By providing a robust and wellproven DAM solution with the marketing capabilities of SAP CRM, we can help customers deploy a flexible, efficient infrastructure marketers need to achieve more with less, and succeed in the evolving digital media landscape."
Integrated DAM Drives Competitive Advantage in Media and Entertainment
For media companies, the continued rise of digital content and its distribution channels dramatically increases the need for fully integrated, standardized media and asset management solutions. The SAP Digital Asset Management application allows editors and producers at media companies to more efficiently ingest, log, access, transcode and conform, distribute, reuse, monetize and archive rich media content. When used in conjunction with the SAP® Intellectual Property Management application, SAP Digital Asset Management provides media companies with a seamless process for organizing, collaborating on and tracking digital content to streamline their overall production and distribution processes.
Open Text is a strategic SAP software solution partner for ECM with multiple products that have achieved SAPcertified integration status. The two companies have been working together for over 20 years to help more than 3,000 SAP customers manage enterprise content more efficiently. Open Text is currently the only ECM vendor with a number of ECM solutions resold by SAP.
"There is significant opportunity to help enterprises create more value and drive more influence from their existing content and to lower the costs associated with creating and managing new content," said James Latham, chief marketing officer, Open Text. "The continued growth of fastmoving digital media and online content make DAM solutions imperative. We are excited to see the continued expansion in our relationship with SAP. This ability to reach, serve and integrate marketing assets with business processes will further accelerate the adoption of DAM among enterprise customers and media companies alike."
For more information, visit www.opentext.com/dam-for-sap.
About Open Text
Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.
Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forwardlooking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forwardlooking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forwardlooking statements. All forwardlooking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forwardlooking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
The use of information published here for personal information and editorial processing is generally free of charge. Please clarify any copyright issues with the stated publisher before further use. In the event of publication, please send a specimen copy to email@example.com.