Eye on Oracle

Jan 22 2008   7:19AM GMT

Oracle to buy ECM vendor Captovation

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle will add Captovation — a Minnesota-based vendor of enterprise content management (ECM) strategies — to its ever growing list of acquired software companies.

Oracle — which has acquired well over 30 companies over the last few years, including CRM giants PeopleSoft Corp. and Siebel Systems Inc., and just last week announced plans to acquire middleware pioneer BEA Systems Inc. for $8.5 billion — said Captovation’s software will become a key component of the Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite. The deal is expected to close next month and financial details were not disclosed.

The company says the new addition will help Oracle ECM customers reduce transactional management costs and simplify the process of complying with federal data retention regulations. 

Oracle has done a lot to expand its content management capabilities in recent years. In 2006, Oracle acquired Stellent Inc. and last October released a new version of Oracle ECM based on Stellent’s technology.

We’ve been looking closely at Oracle’s content management plans. Here’s a list of articles we’ve run that should serve as a primer on what Oracle is doing in the space:

I’d be interested to hear comments and reviews from Oracle ECM customers. What do you think of Oracle’s offering? Does the company need to improve the ECM Suite in any way? Post your comments here and I may contact you for a possible news article on the topic.

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