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01/10/17

Optima ECM Consulting Joins SAP® PartnerEdge® to Deliver SAP Software to Midsize Businesses Throughout North America

Scottsdale, AZ January 10, 2017 – Optima ECM Consulting today announced that it has joined the SAP® PartnerEdge® program, through which it will resell SAP solutions to midsize companies in North America. This partnership enables Optima ECM Consulting to provide a complete solution that encompasses all facets required for successful implementation, including software licensing, implementation services, training, optimization and support.

“We are very proud and excited to be a member of the SAP PartnerEdge program,” said Alex Nadesan, Partner and COO of Optima ECM Consulting. “Optima has been actively involved in sales efforts for over 7 years, so becoming an authorized reseller allows us to better support our customers during their evaluation of the software.”

Optima ECM Consulting intends to grow its sales and services teams for SAP solutions to better focus on midsize companies in North America. Optima will continue to partner with SAP sales teams to help position the value of SAP solutions to the midmarket and how they will help customers with their digital transformation.

As a member of the SAP PartnerEdge program authorized to resell and provide services to midsize companies in North America, Optima will continue to be a trusted advisor to companies looking to achieve their objectives of improved growth, lower costs and business process optimization.

About Optima ECM Consulting

Optima ECM Consulting is a global implementation organization that specializes in the strategy, design and implementation of Enterprise Content Management solutions for Compliance, Optimization, Revenue Enhancements and Collaboration.  Their unique and unparalleled experience in strategy, design, implementation and management of OpenText solutions, for SAP and Microsoft environments, gives organizations a holistic view of the content within their company.  With more than 60 consultants and offices in USA, Mexico and Spain, Optima is uniquely suited to ensure businesses rapidly recognize expected ROI and drive immediate value across their organization.

SAP, PartnerEdge and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices.
All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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For more information, please contact:

Optima ECM Consulting

Deanna Eallonardo

(480) 907-6360 x101

www.optimaecm.com

09/21/16

Optima ECM Consulting Joins SAP® Consulting Partner Program, North America

Scottsdale, AZ September 21, 2016 – Optima ECM Consulting today announced it has joined the SAP® Consulting Partner Program for SAP America. Through its participation in the program, Optima ECM Consulting will collaborate with SAP to further accelerate time-to-value on implementations of OpenText solutions.

“With a proven track record of delivering successful OpenText deployments at some of the world’s largest companies, Optima is honored to further our partnership with SAP by partnering with the SAP Services teams in delivering world-class solutions to our joint customers across North America.” said Alex Nadesan, founding partner and COO of Optima ECM Consulting.

The objectives of the SAP Consulting Partner Program include improving partner staffing processes; strengthening relationships; and providing a high level of control, visibility and quality with SAP solution implementation, integration, and optimization. To be accepted into the program, Optima ECM Consulting met SAP standards for sound internal processes and procedures, internal organization, and service quality, and consulting capabilities spanning multiple industries and geographies.

About Optima ECM Consulting

Optima ECM Consulting is a global implementation organization that specializes in the strategy, design and implementation of Enterprise Content Management solutions for Compliance, Optimization, Revenue Enhancements and Collaboration.  Their unique and unparalleled experience in strategy, design, implementation, and management of OpenText solutions, for SAP and Microsoft environments, gives organizations a holistic view of the content within their company.  With more than 60 consultants and offices in USA, Mexico and Spain, Optima is uniquely suited to ensure businesses rapidly recognize expected ROI and drive immediate value across their organization.

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SAP, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

For more information, please contact:

Optima ECM Consulting
Amanda Portillo
480-907-6360 x101
www.optimaecm.com

07/15/16

Better Together – Ariba and VIM

07/15/16

SAP sells two market leading Procure to Pay products, SAP Invoice Management by OpenText and SAP Ariba. These two products are complimentary, but often one of the products is sold as a solution that will ‘do it all’ for payables management. To deliver on the full value for the corporate Procure to Pay solution, the key elements of both products must be incorporated to have a holistic solution that delivers the right combination for Procurement and Payables.

Better together with SAP Invoice Management by OpenText and SAP Ariba is the right combination for your Procure to Pay solution.

  • Did your organization procure Ariba for all your invoice to pay needs?
  • Is your supplier adoption level where you think it should be?
  • Are your payables management processes truly optimized and efficient?
  • Is your Ariba solution meeting all of your invoice processing needs?

Optima Consulting is the largest provider of SAP Procure to Pay services. Period. We have over sixty-five customers who we’ve helped maximize their Procure to Pay capabilities. We can use our vast Procure to Pay knowledge to support optimizing and fulfilling your procurement and payables management.

Contact us at info@optimaecm.com to learn more about how your organization can achieve maximum optimization and automation with your Procure to Pay operations.

06/01/16

Content Suite 16 Upgrade, Optima and Why You Should Care

06/01/16

The long awaited and much anticipated OpenText Content Suite 16 (CS16) was released in July.  Optima Consulting has implemented and upgraded several customers to the new CS16 version already, much to the delight of these customers.

Considering upgrading your Content Server instance to CS16?  We can help you with key questions and concerns regarding CS16 including:

  • What is in it for my company?
  • Should we do it now or should we do it next year?
  • We just upgraded not that long ago to CS 10.5, why bother?

Here is Why
Arguably CS16 is the most significant release of the product in its history, in fact one of the most significant in the history of ECM.  Years in development, Content Suite 16 is a radical departure from the old “LiveLink” look and feel.   CS16 answers a lot of technology and end user requests/requirements to leap frog over where the product has been going and where you need to go in your organization’s digital transformation.  At a top level what is different in CS16?

  • Better Engagement – A completely new user experience now with HTML5 that removes user experience as a barrier to adoption. This configurable tiled approach offers a simplified, responsive UI, role-based views, access to your content and is seamlessly extensible to other business applications.
  • Better Access – Access Content Suite directly from the desktop, desktop applications, and Office 365™ applications. Copy or move an email message into Content Server with a single click to greatly reduce the time it takes for users to file emails while ensuring adherence to records governance policies.
  • Better Productivity – Internal records managed social collaboration on information to projects with connected workspaces.
  • Better Innovation – make your organizations agile, move with your market, move your market.
  • Better Control – Cyber security is everyone’s problem.  CS16 will enable tighter security over your information assets.

In addition, there are software add-ons and capabilities that you may have thought of procuring, but are now in the upgrade.  If you are an active maintenance user, you will get these as part of your standard maintenance program.

Contact us at info@optimaecm.com to engage our CS16 experts to assist you with your decision making regarding implementing or upgrading to Content Server 16.

05/16/16

Optima Announces Straight Talk xECM Webinar Series

05/16/16

Optima is pleased to announce the Straight Talk Webinar Series on SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management by OpenText (xECM).  In this series we address where and how your company can address the business content management and transactional processing needs using the SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management licenses your company has already procured.

Do these scenarios sound familiar?

  • We bought xECM as a bundle from SAP and never implemented it.
  • We’re just not really sure where to start with how to use xECM.
  • We bought xECM to replace another ECM/Document Management/Records Management solution we own but it did not achieve the goals.
  • We had a bad implementation and it was harder than we anticipated.
  • Our implementation partner did not meet our expectations.
  • It met our desired goal but is there more it can do?
  • We use SharePoint as well and how can we have them work better together?

Did you know that Gartner in the latest report and ratings on ECM systems for compliance and risk management rated OpenText xECM and Content Server ‘top ranked’ of all the major ECM solutions?

To learn more please join Optima in a new “Straight Talk Webinar Series” on how to Optimize your SAP and OpenText ECM investment. You will hear from users on use cases that pertain to your business.

Straight Talk Webinar 1 – July 20th

  • Content and Context Together – Bringing your SAP Structure and all your unstructured data together in a secured hack resistant repository along with the Pros and Cons of bringing all your content together in a single source of truth.

Straight Talk Webinar 2 – September 1st

  • Supplier Quality Management Use Case – Hear from a manufacturing user on how they deployed xECM for their Supplier Quality Management Program.

01/07/16

Optima announces TotalCare Services

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – January 7, 2016

 There are challenges in achieving the return on investment for complex Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions once the initial deployment is complete and business users are actively utilizing the system. Maintenance of ECM software solutions requires expertise that is outside of the standard experience of most IT support organizations. Anytime these ECM critical solutions are not available or performing optimally, there is significant impact to the business and the ROI. In order to maximize the ROI, it is necessary to properly maintain and enhance the system to ensure and promote end-user adoption and productivity.

Optima understands these challenges and with its deep ECM expertise has developed Optima TotalCare to meet the ECM operational support needs of customers’ IT and business organizations. Optima TotalCare offers several levels of service to meet customers’ specific needs. From expert-on-demand to full ECM Managed Services, Optima TotalCare insures that these business ECM solutions are performing at their peak. “Customers tell us that managing their enterprise content solutions and realizing the full business investment is a significant challenge. Optima TotalCare fills this gap in solution support our customers have demanded.” said Shaney Salomon, founder and CEO of Optima.

Maximizing the return on ECM investment is cited as a leading concern among CIOs today. Optima TotalCare includes a variety of packaged managed services, tools, and resources which will provide an assured path for the ongoing success of enterprise ECM solutions.

Optima TotalCare benefits to the business include:

  • Reduce risk to business critical systems
  • Maximize system availability by proactively preventing issues
  • Improve the productivity of in house resources
  • Achieve and maintain a high level of end user satisfaction
  • Follow best practice advice from our team of experts
  • Realize the value of your technology investment
  • Increase user adoption through proven techniques, tools, and practices

Optima announces that Michael Jenkins has joined Optima to lead the Optima TotalCare line of business. Michael’s expertise includes a rich history of building and managing developer and consultant teams who provide these services to Fortune 1000 companies. Most recently, Michael was the Vice President of Service Programs for OpenText.

About Optima ECM Consulting

Optima ECM Consulting is a global implementation organization that specializes in the strategy, design and implementation of Enterprise Content Management solutions for Compliance, Optimization, Revenue Enhancements and Collaboration.  Their unique and unparalleled experience in strategy, design, implementation, and management of OpenText solutions, for SAP and Microsoft environments, gives organizations a holistic view of the content within their company.  With more than 60 consultants and offices in USA, Mexico and Spain, Optima is uniquely suited to ensure businesses rapidly recognize expected ROI and drive immediate value across their organization.

08/11/15

Optima Grows Europe Presence with Strategic Partnership

AmyPro Solutions S.L, a Consultancy based in Spain joins forces with Optima

Scottsdale, AZ USA & Madrid, Spain – August 11, 2015 – Optima ECM Consulting is proud to announce a strategic agreement with AmyPro Solutions S.L. to enhance its presence as a member of Optima ECM Consulting Group in Europe.  AmyPro has a decade of business software implementation expertise in Enterprise Content Management, focused primarily on the SAP ECM solutions by OpenText in Iberia. This strategic alliance will leverage the unique skills of both organizations for their continued growth in the European and United States markets, while enabling both companies to offer global ECM services to their customers.

“By aligning our organizations more closely, both companies have a much broader set of skills to offer customers.  Additionally, our collective ECM consulting capabilities in North America, Latin American and Europe are now stronger than ever” said Jaime Gutierrez, Chief Architect Office and founding Partner of Optima ECM Consulting.

Francisco Fernandez, Partner at AmyPro commented “With this strategic alliance both companies will grow our business in Europe, and give our customers a robust company for international projects with consultants distributed in Europe, North and Latin America.”

AmyPro is a European company, formed by a group of professionals with more than ten years’ experience in the field of document management and SAP, which arises as a result of the growing needs of the market.  AmyPro founders have developed their careers in leading software solution companies where they have an extensive track record of success helping large companies in the automation of their business processes and document management, both in Europe and America.  www.amypro.es

05/27/15

OpenText Announces Tempo Box Premium Edition

Tempo Box Premium Edition to Share and Synchronize Enterprise Content in SAP® Software Across Platforms

New Features Enable Users to Access Enterprise Content Linked to Business Processes Supported by SAP Software through a Secure, Governed File Sync-and-Share Solution Leveraging a Centralized Platform

WATERLOO, ON – 2015-5-27 – OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced Tempo Box Premium Edition, a secure and governed solution to share and synchronize personal and enterprise content across different platforms and devices.

Many corporate users are turning to consumer-oriented solutions to collaborate both within and outside the organization, leading to security, governance and integration concerns for the organization. Tempo Box Premium Edition for SAP® Solutions provides a centralized platform that facilitates mobile access to both personal and enterprise content in a modular and scalable manner. With this approach, both IT and business users can improve collaboration with file sync-and-share capabilities that meet enterprise-grade content security and compliance requirements.

“Non-sanctioned and ungoverned file sharing, along with decentralized content, poses high risk to companies and is a growing concern for CIOs,” said Adam Howatson, chief marketing officer at OpenText. “To combat the issue, companies are tasked with providing the same easy content access and sharing, but through a secure, governed and compliant content platform controlled by the company. With Tempo Box Premium Edition for SAP Solutions, we are able to help meet this need by offering these organizations the flexibility and efficiencies of mobile and desktop access without exposing them to risk from content shared on consumer sites.”

Tempo Box is a natural extension for SAP customers who have deployed or plan to deploy OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions. Tempo Box Premium Edition for SAP Solutions provides users that don’t also own a license of Extended ECM the ability to view enterprise content that is connected to a business workspace in Extended ECM.

With Tempo Box Premium Edition, Extended ECM customers can further extend the reach of content tied to business processes running in SAP software to non-SAP software users, which can include both internal users as well as unlimited external users such as customers, suppliers and partners. Customers can extend their existing content management environment with an integrated file share-and-sync solution to collaborate on both enterprise and personal content across the organization and across all device types.

With OpenText Tempo Box Premium Edition, customers can:

  • Enjoy a modern and compelling user experience by accessing, sharing and synchronizing their documents across PC and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • Keep documents more secure and attached to the business process for increased productivity
  • Reduce corporate risks by supporting compliance with proper controls and retention of enterprise documents
  • Gain instant access to historical data within the organizations’ ECM system

 

Combining secure, automated capture, storage and organization of documents with transparent archiving, records management and imaging functionality, OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions can manage content throughout its entire lifecycle. The solution helps mitigate risk while enhancing productivity and information accessibility. Through the OpenText and SAP partnership, customers have made dramatic improvements across a wide range of areas that positively impact relationships with customers, employees, partners, suppliers and regulatory agencies.

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01/16/15

OpenText announces deeper co-operation in its partnership with SAP to help customers take full advantage of digital technologies

[Johannesburg, 16 January 2015] –

opentext-logoOpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise information management (EIM), announced that it has deepened its long-standing strategic relationship with SAP SE.

Through leading-edge co-innovation, OpenText and SAP deliver customers an ever-growing choice of integrated products and solutions designed to help customers take advantage of digital technologies such as mobile, cloud and social networking.

Offerings from OpenText and SAP include comprehensive support for customer engagement solutions that are fundamental for companies moving towards use of these technologies.

By delivering big data solutions based on the SAP HANA platform, OpenText and SAP aim to increase real-time access to information and data via mobile devices and cloud technologies.

Expanded functionality for SAP solutions

OpenText has continued to advance its strategic partnership with SAP to provide deeper integration of OpenText Content Suite with the hybris Commerce Suite from hybris, an SAP company. Building on the existing integration of OpenText Digital Asset Management with the SAP Customer Relationship Management and SAP ERP applications, OpenText now offers additional functionality for omni-channel customer communications and extended enterprise content management. This functionality is intended to drive comprehensive multi-media sales and marketing capabilities for robust customer engagement. It is intended to further augment the capabilities of digital media supply chain management to help companies adeptly compete in the digital economy.

These additional functionalities are expected to bring significant benefits to enterprise customers looking to create and deliver more compelling customer experiences from content creation to content delivery, across multiple channels and devices.

Enhancements include:

* Native product-level integration of the OpenText Digital Asset Management solution by OpenText with hybris software via its product content management solution to help customers increase conversion rates and commerce revenues with rich media content
* The OpenText Document Presentment solution to give business users comprehensive multi-channel document creation and communication processes, directly from their native SAP software environment, helping them deliver richer, more personalised custom communication across multiple digital channels

OpenText and SAP HANA, cloud and mobile technologies

Through close cooperation with SAP on initiatives leveraging the SAP HANA platform, OpenText has expanded its offerings to include the Ariba Network from Ariba, an SAP company; SuccessFactors HCM Suite from SuccessFactors, an SAP company; and the SAP Fiori user experience, which are now key elements of OpenText’s EIM strategy.

Enhancements include:

* The SAP Invoice Management application by OpenText, a comprehensive solution for optimising vendor invoice processing in SAP applications, includes built-in reporting and analytics to help continuously monitor and improve processes. Specifically optimised for SAP HANA, SAP Invoice Management is designed to enable business users to easily and efficiently run detailed reports on accounts payable processes using a combination of over 100 different criteria, with results displayed instantly.
* The new features in SAP Invoice Management enable customers to take advantage of the latest SAP innovations with on-premises and cloud-delivery options. These features allow business users to have immediate insight into invoice processes, and choose their preferred way to access the system, through the traditional SAPGUI or SAP Fiori launchpad via Web and mobile device.
* New and enhanced integration with SuccessFactors Employee Central gives HR teams access via the cloud to HR letter generation and HR document management by leveraging extensibility, secure workflows, tasks lists, document-type integration and centralised records management.
* Finally, as part of its EIM Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1), OpenText is providing support for cloud, on-premise and hybrid instances of Microsoft SharePoint. With the new OpenText SharePoint Services for Extended ECM product, customers can now enable collaboration in context of business processes supported by SAP software, creating mission-critical SharePoint applications with access to SAP information while staying in line with enterprise compliance requirements.

“The relationship with SAP is the longest-standing partnership at OpenText, and since 1992 the two companies have helped to provide customers with some of the most innovative and productive technologies available in the market,” said Patricia Nagle, vice-president, Global Strategic Alliances at OpenText. “We expect that the enhancements to our partnership announced today will continue to drive the industry forward and help our customers deliver on core business transformation projects as they strive towards success in a digital-first world.”

“Thousands of customers worldwide benefit from our combined solutions to simplify enterprise information management and integrate unstructured content into business processes running on SAP software,” said Tom Roberts, global vice president, Third-Party Solutions for SAP. “For more than 20 years, the SAP and OpenText relationship has enabled customers in many industries and of many sizes to succeed. The combined forces of our companies and leading-edge co-innovation continue to deliver strategic advantages designed to result in dramatic improvements for customers as they digitise and transform their organisations.”

OpenText

OpenText, a six-year consecutive SAP Pinnacle Award winner for “Partner of the Year”, is the leader in enterprise information management, helping customers to create a “digital-first world” by simplifying, transforming and accelerating their information needs. Over 100 000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premises or in the OpenText cloud. For more information about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit: www.opentext.com.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText’s assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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SAP, SAP HANA, Ariba, hybris, SuccessFactors, Fiori and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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01/15/15

Optima Continues to Grow with addition of Enterprise Content Management Expertise

Scottsdale, AZ – January 14, 2015 – Optima ECM Consulting announces the addition of Paul Neel as the North America Western Region RVP for Sales.  Paul Neel brings over two decades of leadership and diverse experience in alliances, sales, marketing and product management.

“Optima is very pleased to have Paul Neel joining the organization.  He has a proven track record of guiding clients in establishing their ECM vision and strategy through the execution and achievement of real business results”, commented Brian Lee, Optima EVP of Sales and Strategic Alliances.  “With his knowledge of the OpenText and Microsoft Enterprise Content Management products, he adds immediate value to our Optima customers and prospects.”

Mr. Neel joins Optima most recently from OpenText where he ran sales in the Western US as well as launched OpenText’s mid-market sales division.  Prior to OpenText, Mr. Neel has worked in corporate development and sales, management consulting for software, hardware and systems integrators, and in the area of business development, channel and Microsoft program and strategy.