Open Text, Canada's largest software company, released two new social enterprise products this week: Open Text Content Server Pulse and Open Text Social Communities. The company also released a new version of its Open Text Social Workplace software, adding microblogging and instant messaging features.
Pulse integrates social networking, status updates, and content collaboration into Open Text's flagship content management offering Open Text ECM Suite. It also adds social features into existing ECM Suite installs while maintaining existing access controls and other configurations.
Social Communities enables companies to create a variety of internal or external social media applications, such as blogs, wikis, forums, and social networks. It's a part of Open Text CRM Suite, which was previously known as Vignette Community Applications and Services. Open Text acquired Vignette last year.
Social Workplace - which recently highlighted by Info-Tech Research Group as one of the best enterprise collaboration platforms currently available - added microblogging and instant messaging to its mix of features, and improved its integration with Open Text ECM Suite and Open Text eDOCs. Social Workplace, previously known as Open Text Social Media, is also available as a stand-alone platform.
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