Siebel Systems, Inc. and Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) announced that the companies have formed a multi-year partnership. Terms of the agreement involve the integration of FAST InStream within the core Siebel business applications platform, making FAST’s enterprise search capabilities available across Siebel Systems’ family of business applications and hosted solutions. The agreement also provides Siebel Systems the ability to leverage FAST InStream internally. Supporting both structured and unstructured data, FAST InStream provides value across all types of software applications, including enterprise portals and intranet sites, Enterprise Content and Document Management systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, Business Intelligence (BI) suites and applications, as well as Storage and Archiving solutions. The integration of FAST InStream with Siebel business applications will enable new functionality for Siebel customers. Customers will be able to extend their use of Siebel solutions by integrating existing customer and sales information with information from a range of repositories including databases, Web and intranet pages, and third-party internal file systems. http://www.siebel.com, http://www.fastsearch.com
Open Text Corporation introduced the Livelink ECM Platform, a secure, integrated framework that combines a shared content repository with user, content, and process services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The Livelink ECM Platform marks the completion of Open Text’s integration of Livelink with the content archive from IXOS Software, which Open Text acquired last year.
Open Text Corporation also said it will support the emerging Java standard governing content integration called Java Specification Request (JSR) 170. For Open Text customers, support of the standard will mean more options for corporate-wide access to all information, no matter where it resides. Open Text will support JSR 170 as part of its just announced Livelink ECM Platform, a secure, integrated framework that combines a shared content repository with software “services” in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The software services include content services which offer a single point of access to content, either in an Open Text repository or other systems. The addition of JSR 170 support will extend the reach of the Livelink ECM Platform to all repositories that provide a standard JSR 170 connector. Open Text will join the expert group working on future versions of the specification. To find out more about JSR 170, including a description of the specification and its current development stage, visit the specification page at http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=170, http://www.opentext.com