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OpenText launches latest iteration of Cloud Editions

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 4 Mar 2022

OpenText has launched Cloud Editions 22.1 (CE 22.1) featuring new innovations to help organisations leverage information for digital business transformations.

As part of OpenText's ongoing commitment to support customers and partners, CE 22.1 is designed to bring resiliency through information management in the cloud at scale.

OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea comments, “Every organisation is thinking about new customer and employee experiences to meet the dynamic needs of modern work. Cloud Editions 22.1 delivers powerful new tools and capabilities to help businesses digitise their most essential business networks and ensure growth is inclusive and sustainable.”

According to the recent Technology Vision 2021 report by Accenture, nearly all (93%) executives expect 50% or more of their business to be in the cloud over the next three years. The shift and movement is a search for agility and speed to meet the ever-changing dynamics of global trade.

Partners, suppliers, customers and other external communities require access to critical enterprise information, but manual onboarding and administration processes can create security risks, OpenText states.

The complexity drives poor user experiences that require a refreshed approach to partner and supply chain strategies. To drive better collaboration, millions of supplier users across the globe use OpenText Supplier Portal to securely connect to more than 800 applications across customer enterprises, ranging from Microsoft Azure to custom document management systems.

Now, with CE 22.1, the company is introducing the new OpenText Supplier Portal product, delivering a single connection environment within the OpenText Business Network Cloud that provides secure access to information from product design to purchasing to distribution.

Organisations that deliver simple and secure real-time engagement with employees, partners and customers can improve collaboration and thrive in distributed environments, the company states.

With CE 22.1, OpenText Core Content now combines with Core Signature to provide seamless e-signature and data capture capabilities, helping organisations complete essential everyday processes and approvals.

Extended ECM Business Workspaces now integrates content with Microsoft Teams, while Core Share mobile allows remote workers to access and collaborate on documents stored in Microsoft 365. This allows users to save changes in real-time to maintain document integrity and version control across editors and contributors.

When content is subject to eDiscovery, OpenText Insight now adds best passage highlighting, making it the only technology-assisted review (TAR) solution that automatically identifies the most relevant content within a document to help users save time and easily pinpoint the information they are looking for.

Nestl director and senior partner productivity & delivery, business solution integration, Ravi Arunasalam says, "Nestl has leveraged the OpenText Business Network for almost a decade to help optimise our supply chain operations from an IT standpoint.

"We look forward to evaluating how OpenText Cloud Editions deliver the agility and flexibility to create competitive advantage, drive better business outcomes and seamlessly connect at the speed of business transformation."

"The innovations in CE 22.1 will help customers to optimise supply chains and partner relationships, improve productivity, increase security and reduce risk, and deliver personalised customer experiences at scale," the company states.

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