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EMC Customers Including Constellation Energy Eager to Leverage Native Integration of EMC Documentum Capabilities within SharePoint Environment

Hopkinton, Mass.-Monday, April 16, 2007

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the immediate availability of two key enterprise content management (ECM) solutions aimed at providing seamless integration between EMC Documentum software and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. With these new products, EMC Documentum augments and extends Office SharePoint Server 2007 by providing a single source for integrated ECM capabilities that enable archiving, records management, business process management, imaging and classification.

With EMC Documentum Archive Services for SharePoint software, customers gain access to an enterprise infrastructure for centralized control of content that has been created and managed in SharePoint Server 2007. EMC Documentum Content Services for SharePoint is a set of ASP.Net Web Parts allowing access to the Documentum Content Server through the SharePoint Server 2007 interface. By integrating SharePoint Server 2007 knowledge worker applications with Documentum's enterprise-class ECM infrastructure, customers can better satisfy their requirements for information compliance, security and business process support – while leveraging the ease of use of the SharePoint Server 2007 environment.

"As an EMC Documentum customer, we're very pleased to see these newest products offering seamless integration with the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 platform," said Elizabeth O'Connor, Corporate Applications Project Manager, Constellation Energy. "By leveraging these solutions, we will gain more choice and control over management of core business information – better enabling us to deliver value to our customers."

Content Services for SharePoint software exposes key Documentum functionality in the SharePoint Server 2007 interface, including the ability to:

  • Search for content across the Documentum repository, and monitor and subscribe to critical documents·
  • Direct access to the Documentum Inbox, QuickFlows and the Business Process Management System·
  • Manage document lifecycles, and support virtual documents

With Archive Services for SharePoint, customers are now able to:

  • Archive based on metadata or events·
  • Leverage shortcuts, which archive content to Documentum while leaving a link behind in SharePoint Server 2007·
  • Utilize mass transfer capabilities to move documents from SharePoint Server 2007 to Documentum·
  • Transfer content from SharePoint Server 2007 to Documentum while retaining all rich document properties and metadata

"Businesses are seeing an explosion of information, and enterprise content management has become a strategic imperative," said Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Group at Microsoft Corp. "Documentum delivers a variety of additional content management solutions that integrate with the enterprise content management capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the 2007 Office system. The integrated offerings from EMC and Microsoft allow users to take full advantage of the content services, processes and policies that apply to all corporate content within the familiar applications they use every day."

"Six months ago, EMC announced an extended alliance with Microsoft aimed at helping customers better address the full range of content management requirements for both the desktop and the enterprise," said Balaji Yelamanchili, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMC's Content Management and Archiving Group. "Today's announcement is a major proof point as we deliver on this commitment, answering customers' demands for seamless integration of their work environments with enterprise-level content management."

As part of today's launch, EMC also announced the availability of its Proof of Concept Service for integrating SharePoint Server 2007 with Documentum software. The service is aimed at demonstrating the business value of connecting EMC and Microsoft best-in-class platforms, and it focuses on identifying key requirements and use scenarios, proof-of-concept systems configuration, stakeholder demonstration and production implementation planning.

Content Services for SharePoint software and Archive Services for SharePoint software are core pieces of the EMC Documentum family, which helps customers manage all types of content across multiple departments within a single repository. With a unified repository, various groups can easily share and reuse their content with other business areas that would benefit from this information. EMC's product family also allows customers to share content safely with outside organizations including partners, vendors and customers.