Documentum Launches New Enterprise Publishing Solution

Integrates Print and Web Publishing for Significant Cost Savings

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Documentum , the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM), today announced the availability of the Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution, an end-to-end offering based on the award-winning ECM platform, Documentum 5. With the new solution, companies can create content once and simultaneously publish it in multiple languages and formats through traditional print production, as well as web sites, portals and other formats.

Documentum Online Event: Enterprise Publishing - Consolidate Your Print and Web Processes

Documentum will host a free online seminar to demonstrate the capabilities of the Documentum Enterprise Publishing solution products.

  Online Event Logistics:
   Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2003
   Time:  8:30 am PDT (11:30 am EDT, 15:30 pm GMT)


For more information on this and other Documentum events, visit:

The new Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution, unifies the entire publishing process on a single platform -- from concept to final, multi- channel delivery -- enabling companies to:

-- Expand content distribution and subscription revenues through new channels, such as online versions of print publications

-- Create new, revenue-generating products, by repurposing existing content, such as a compilation of a columnist's articles

-- Deliver consistently higher quality content by eliminating manual tasks and automating review and approval cycles

-- Reduce printing costs of annual reports, product specifications, owner manuals and other print materials by making content available on line

-- Decrease creative costs and increase accuracy by using the same content for all publishing formats, including print and online

-- Cut travel costs by enabling creative and production teams to collaborate online in real-time, virtual workplaces

-- Diminish IT-related publishing costs by consolidating all systems and tools on a single platform from a single vendor

-- Eliminate many training costs by enabling content contributors, such as authors and designers, to create and deliver content using the tools they typically use in the production process

"As a global publisher that produces and distributes huge volumes of content in many different forms, Reed Elsevier needs a highly integrated, end-to-end approach to managing content in each of our divisions. We have a wide range of electronic and paper products, from magazines and online information services to training materials, textbooks, scientific journals and medical publications," said Mark Maddocks, Vice President - Product Technology of Reed Elsevier. "We wanted to team with a vendor offering a solution that could address this wide range of needs across many global businesses. As a result, we selected Documentum to be a key part of our IT infrastructure and strategy."

Key Features

Until now, organizations have typically managed print production and web site publishing as separate processes, handled by different staffs, systems and tools. Steps are duplicated, and content is rarely shared or re-used, resulting in unnecessary costs, errors and inconsistencies. As the volume of published information continues to grow, with web site publishing matching or exceeding print publishing, companies are recognizing that significant savings can be gained by integrating all publishing processes. The Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution, a tightly integrated set of ECM technologies on a single platform, includes Documentum Digital Asset Manager, Documentum eRoom Enterprise, Documentum Web Publisher and Documentum Authoring Integration Services. Together, these products unite and significantly streamline the various processes used for print, web and other publishing processes. Key features include:

-- Publishing Media Library: provides a repository for centrally storing, managing, searching, accessing, sharing, reviewing and approving all types of content, from editorial copy, transcripts and artwork to XML files, web content and rich media, such as images, flash animation, video and audio.

-- Publishing Project Management: delivers an easy-to-use, Web-based workspace for writers, artists, designers and copy and layout editors to collaboratively plan, create, discuss, monitor and produce content for publishing in multiple forms - regardless of geographical location. Content can be stored and later referenced or re-used.

-- Publishing Production: through seamless integration with market- leading creative, authoring and editing tools, such as Adobe(R) Photoshop(R), Adobe Illustrator(R), Adobe InDesign(R) and QuarkXPress, content creators, owners and business users can all contribute, manage, review and approve content using their tools of choice. Automated workflows ensure that content goes through the appropriate review and approval processes prior to publication, and workflows can easily be extended to include external partners, such as freelancers, design agencies and printers.

-- Multi-Channel Content Delivery: automated transformation capabilities enable content to be easily repurposed to meet format and display requirements for reuse and multiple methods of distribution, including print, web publishing and wireless distribution.

"For true enterprise publishing, you must have a solution that handles the entire process from initial discussions of concept through final publication," said Mark Hilton, director of product management for Creative Professional products at Adobe. "The Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution, with its seamless integration with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Graphics Server products, offers companies a comprehensive approach to integrating all aspects of the publishing process."

"The Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution was developed in direct response to customer requests," said Dave DeWalt, president and CEO of Documentum. "From retail, publishing, media and entertainment to government, organizations across many industries are taking an enterprise-wide approach to managing all aspects of content creation and publishing, regardless of content type or distribution method. With the Documentum ECM platform as a foundation for enterprise publishing, the cost savings are tremendous. Even more promising is that with Documentum, many of our customers have generated additional revenue streams by reusing existing content."

About Documentum

Documentum provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that enable organizations to unite teams, content and associated business processes. Documentum's integrated set of content, compliance and collaboration solutions support the way people work, from initial discussion and planning through design, production, marketing, sales, service and corporate administration. With a single platform, Documentum enables people to collaboratively create, manage, deliver and archive the content that drives business operations, from documents and discussions to email, Web pages, records and rich media. The Documentum platform makes it possible for companies to distribute all of this content in multiple languages, across internal and external systems, applications and user communities. As a result, Documentum's customers, which include thousands of the world's most successful organizations, harness corporate knowledge, accelerate time to market, increase customer satisfaction, enhance supply chain efficiencies and reduce operating costs, improving their overall competitive advantage. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at

NOTE: Documentum and the Documentum logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Documentum, Inc. in the US and throughout the world. All other company and product names are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Documentum cannot guarantee completion of any future products or product features mentioned in this document, and no reliance should be placed on their availability. Printed in the U.S.A.

In addition to historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the company's momentum and continued expansion of its product offerings, diversification of its sales model, expanded global presence, increased market share, expanded revenue stream, increased cross-sell opportunities and strong execution. The company's future actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the software market, risks associated with development and release of new versions and new products, fluctuations in customer demand for our products, risks associated with rapid technological change, concentration of a large percentage of our quarterly revenue with a few customers, the financial, economic, political and other uncertainties caused or exacerbated by the current hostilities involving the United States and Iraq, the risk that the company will not be able to integrate its products, operations and business with acquired entities effectively, that the companies' customers, suppliers and employees will not support its acquisitions, and the other general risks of acquisitions. Such factors also include those discussed from time to time in the company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as those under "Risk Factors" included in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2002, as well as the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at . The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

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