Press Release

EMC Extends Traditional Learning Management Systems with EMC Documentum Learning Services

Compliant with Industry Standards; Out-of-Box Integrations with Leading Learning Management Vendors

, October 25, 2004 - 

At Momentum, the EMC content management user conference, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, today announced the availability of EMC Documentum Learning Services, an extension of the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management platform that provides interoperability with third-party Learning Management Systems (LMS) and a variety of learning content authoring tools. Documentum Learning Services enables organizations to unify learning initiatives and reduce the overall associated costs by managing and storing all learning content in a centralized repository and leveraging content services provided by the Documentum platform.

Through the EMC Documentum Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program, which helps ISVs deliver Documentum-based offerings that are tailored to industry-specific requirements, EMC is working with three leading LMS vendors – Pathlore Software Corporation, Plateau Systems and THINQ Learning Solutions, to deliver integrated learning solutions. The Documentum platform is widely recognized as the leading enterprise content management platform for application development, with hundreds of applications widely used for critical business processes.

To increase employee knowledge, accelerate productivity and comply and remain current with industry regulations, companies across all industries are embracing learning management systems to handle student registrations, track student progress and record test scores. Many companies, however, often deploy standalone LMS or homegrown systems that can not scale to meet the demands of growing enterprises or not properly manage evolving content. By integrating the Documentum platform and traditional learning management systems through the Documentum Learning Services solution, customers have a complete, full range of end-to-end eLearning infrastructure with a single platform, centralized repository and content services, including version control, security and workflows.

Documentum Learning Services is compliant with the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standard, which enables learning content creators to store and manage all learning content in the Documentum platform, and with Package Exchange Notification Services (PENS), a key interoperability standard for learning management systems.

Bruce Silver, Principal of Bruce Silver Associates, an independent industry analyst in content management and business process management, said, “By delivering support for two key learning standards and enabling customers to leverage its content repository as the central hub for all learning content, EMC is expanding the value of its EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management platform, and eliminating the need for inefficient stove pipe learning content repositories. This enterprise approach to eLearning, including the LMS vendor relationships, benefits all companies looking to build solid learning initiatives.”

At Momentum Montreal, EMC’s content management user conference, October 25 – 28, 2004 in Montreal, Canada, EMC will demonstrate content management solutions at the Integrated Solutions Expo, which will feature more than 65 of EMC’s content management business partners. LMS ISV partners Plateau Systems will be in booth #317 and THINQ Learning Solutions will be in booth #420.


About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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