Competition in the enterprise content management market in the United States has been heating up for some time, and with the new emergence of Southeastern Europe-based Orka, the competition is about to get stiffer.
In a recent interview with CMSWire, Orka CEO Nihad Salkic said his company is planning to release its ECM suite OWIS to target small- and medium-sized businesses in North America.
Orka has been offering ECM solutions to European companies for the better part of a decade. But only recently has the company decided to make a stab at the North American market, which is already populated by heavy hitters including OpenText, Microsoft and EMC.
However, according to Salkic, many SMBs are left behind due to the costs and complexities of larger ECM solutions. He told CMSWire Orka hopes to "fill that gap," providing SMBs with an ECM solution that is easy to use and can be deployed on premise or in the cloud.
The emergence of Orka seems to solidify a recent report by the Real Story Group, which stated the ECM market will become more fragmented in 2011. According to the report, businesses will be more inclined to purchase ECM solutions that tailor to their specific needs, rather than adopt products that consolidate content and document management under one umbrella.