Open Text, a major provider of enterprise content management technology, has now introduced ECM software for the smartphone, the company announced recently.
Open Text Everywhere supplements the Open Text ECM software suite for mobile devices to increase productivity when employees are on the go. Open Text says the service is starting for the BlackBerry operating system but it wants to support other mobile operating systems soon.
Open Text Everywhere will have a limited set of applications with more to come later this year.
The ECM provider says that the latest release is in response to demand from ECM users that have realized that smartphones are an extension of their PC.
"We call them ”smartphones” but the fact is they can take over the role of laptops," says Eugene Roman, chief technology officer at Open Text. "The power of smartphones is only growing and they offer an entirely new platform to extend the productivity of workers in ways we never imagined just a few years ago."
The announcement cited a 2009 study by Forrester Consulting that says sales professionals can improve weekly productivity by one to two hours each week using mobile applications for their work.
The mobile ECM release comes after Open Text”s acquisition of NStein Technologies. The deal was worth 35 million Canadian dollars.