EMC updates Documentum

Version 6.5 of EMC's Documentum document management software will be released by the end of the month, according to Karin Ondricek, senior manager of product marketing for the company.

This version features a number of new optional clients, or plug-ins, that provide new areas of functionality. The CenterStage collaboration client allows users to work on the same documents (it actually is a subset of EMC's eRoom collaboration software, but without the advanced project management capabilities).

A multimedia client allows dynamic previewing of video and audio files. When searching for video footage, users can see thumbnail stills of videos before opening the video. It also offers users the option to rate videos.

Another client, called MyDocumentum, offers synchronization capabilities: It allows users to copy files from the main document repository onto their own desktop or laptop computers, and then saves any changes they make back to the repository when they connect back into the intranet.

In addition to these new clients, Documentum also has a number of other improvements, Ondricek said. They include an all-new native Extensible Markup Language-based database, large file-handling capability, federated record management support through open application programming interfaces, and an optional high-volume document repository.

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