Thinking about integrating OpenText Content Server and Microsoft SharePoint?
Understand these important requirements before integrating SharePoint with your OpenText Content Server (fka Livelink) system.
As a leading developer of enterprise content integration and delivery solutions, SeeUnity has identified many requirements, risks and rewards when it comes to integrating SharePoint with Content Server. Whether you purchase an integration product, commission a services engagement, or attempt to build your own integration solution, it is important to understand what to require of your SharePoint Content Server integration – and what to avoid.
Understand the respective strengths of Content Server and SharePoint.
Integrating Content Server and SharePoint should result in a combined solution that delivers the best of both products, while minimizing respective weaknesses. As an ECM system, Content Server will provide rich metadata, a well as access to a suite of integrated applications and potential 3rd party LOB resources. SharePoint offers a flexible, user-friendly experience with powerful search tools.
Manage your content with Content Server; make SharePoint your user experience.
Products like SeeUnity’s Enterprise Integration for SharePoint integrate SharePoint and Content Server in a way that turns SharePoint into a powerful user experience for accessing Content Server content and metadata – without disrupting the Content Server’s underlying content features and applications. The right integration tool will make all of SharePoint’s portal and community tools available, while preserving how Content Server manages content. In areas or overlap, easy customization should be available to allow the best tool for the job to win out.
Work only with certified partners
Whether you are purchasing a product, or commission professional services - it's important to recognize the value of certified partners. Organizations like SeeUnity, which are certified ISV partners for both OpenText and Microsoft, can offer greater reliablity, and access to the necessary APIs.
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