Documentum announced a virtual repository solution that enables all aspects of cross-repository content management. With the Documentum Virtual Repository solution, customers can discover and assimilate all content types, from multiple data sources, such as repositories, file servers, Web sites and enterprise applications, and apply the full range of Documentum content services to the content — without changing business processes and without copying or moving the content to a central location. For example, content can be aggregated from different sources, and integrated with business processes using Documentum workflow services. Authorized users can then edit or approve the content, transform it into a required format, such as PDF to HTML, deliver it to a web site staging area, send it to an outside printing agency for high-resolution color production, translate it into multiple languages and distribute it as an XML content chunk for reuse on regional websites or localized packaging or collateral. Documentum also announced the acquisition of the askOnce business unit of Xerox Corporation. The askOnce technology enables the enterprise content integration component of Documentum’s Virtual Repository solution. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The Documentum Virtual Repository solution will be available in early Q2 2004. www.documentum.com

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