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EMC Accelerates Journey to Cloud for Engineering, Plant and Facilities Management Organizations

Delivers EPFM OnDemand – Cloud-based Managed Service for

Story Highlights

  • EMC Documentum Engineering, Plant and Facilities Management (EPFM) OnDemand manages project and asset lifecycle from design to construction and operation
  • Available as part of EMC® OnDemand, a hybrid cloud deployment model for enterprise applications
  • Accelerates project execution by optimizing critical business processes; supports collaboration across the project supply chain
EMC WORLD, LAS VEGAS, May 22, 2012 - 

At EMC World 2012, EMC (NYSE:EMC) today announcedthe immediate availability of EMC® Documentum® Engineering, Plant and Facilities Management (EPFM) OnDemand, delivering a high value purpose-built application as hybrid-cloud managed service. The Documentum EPFM Solution was built in response to common challenges faced by energy operators, engineering and construction companies and engineering project teams within large enterprises. Challenges such as misplacement and/or loss of information, poorly-managed supplier/contractor and operator collaboration and content sharing, and significant health, safety and environment risk due to project/operations inefficiencies, can often cause project slowdown, project failure and costly fines.

Documentum EPFM focuses on highly project-centric and repeated "transmittal" processes for managing supplier/contractor and operator interaction through potentially thousands of drawings and documents. It can support hundreds of project engineering capabilities such as bulk importing and validation of content, engineering numbering systems, and collaboration across multiple parties. As a managed service, EPFM OnDemand enables customers to stay current on the latest software releases, simplify management of highly-complex applications and lower total cost of ownership. Many projects can be resource-intensive over short periods of time, making the delivery of this capability as a cloud-based service especially compelling for lowering the total cost of ownership and accelerating project initiation and completion.

Customer Benefits:

  • EPFM OnDemand increases agility, saves time and costs, improves IT efficiency, and simplifies management of highly-complex applications.
  • Faster, lower cost for project initiation.
  • Highly secure infrastructure management by EMC experts for enterprise grade security, high availability, backup and disaster recovery.
  • Optimizes operations and supply chain management processes with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems and business tools such as SAP® Plant Maintenance, Oracle® E-Business Suite®, Primavera®, Maximo®, AutoCAD®, Microstation®.
  • Lowers the risk of non-compliance by improving collaboration inside and outside the firewall.
  • The EPFM solution is also available for implementation in a traditional environment.

The underlying technology of OnDemand is a hybrid cloud deployment model for enterprise-class applications, designed to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. Developed using a range of best-in-class technologies from VMware, RSA and EMC, the infrastructure can contain one or many EMC and EMC partner products and can be completely portable from one data center to another. It also enables customers to provision and configure the system for rapid deployment.

In addition to EPFM, EMC OnDemand is available for EMC® Documentum® D2 for configuring intuitive user client interfaces to the EMC® Documentum® platform , EMC® Captiva® for enterprise capture, EMC® Document Sciences® for customer communications management and EMC® Documentum® for enterprise content management.

Executive Quote:

Paul O'Brien, Vice President of EMC OnDemand for the Information Intelligence Group at EMC

"EPFM OnDemand brings together a powerful solution for managing complex processes with a managed services infrastructure to help businesses focus on getting work done. We're pleased to expand the offerings available on this platform as the cost and time savings, agility and 'worry free' IT maintenance are huge customer benefits."

The Information Intelligence Group division of EMC is focused on four key strategic priorities for customer success - delighting the "New User" of the Post PC era with a compelling, fast and modern user experience across a variety of end-point devices; accelerating our customers' journey to the cloud; delivering pervasive governance to protect information wherever it exists, and helping our customers transform their business with high value solutions. EPFM OnDemand helps accelerate our customers' journey to the cloud.

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