La empresa norteamericana Legato, fabricante de software para la gestión documental y el ECM, y con oficinas en Madrid, ha anunciado que su software ECM ApplicationXtender se puede integrar con los sistemas de SAP para que desde el interfaz de éste se pueda acceder no sólo a los documentos e información generado por el ERP sino también a todo el repositorio de contenidos del ApplicatioXtender.


LEGATO Integrates Content Management Suite with SAP
ApplicationXtender Integration Provides Thousands of Customers with Immediate Access To Any Type of Document From Their SAP Systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, and NEW YORK, AIIM 2003 CONFERENCE AND EXPO, April 8, 2003 – LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO) today announces the availability of LEGATO ApplicationXtender for SAP. Providing rapid access to all of customers SAP business process information within a single interface, ApplicationXtender for SAP is designed to help customers streamline their operations to improve organizational efficiency.

As the worlds leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system, SAP boasts more than 12 million users and 60,000 installations worldwide. ApplicationXtender for SAP extends the value of the SAP R/3 software by enabling users to capture, organize and access all forms of electronic content – including documents, images, video, audio, and COLD/ERM using the LEGATO ApplicationXtender suite, and to view those documents all within the SAP interface.

We’ve been using ApplicationXtender for Human Resources, Financial, Materials Management as well as some clinical application since 1997, and have been impressed with its reliability and the productivity improvements we have seen, said Jim Stelzl, Director of ERP Systems Technical Services for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Tying ApplicationXtender to our SAP administrative systems will further streamline operations and improve productivity by providing our users with a ‘one-click’ link between documents and data.

ApplicationXtender for SAP Improves Business Processes
ApplicationXtender for SAP delivers a tightly integrated and cost-effective solution to enable customers to easily incorporate documents into their SAP business processes. In addition to providing a single user interface for all document types, ApplicationXtender for SAP enables other SAP R/3 modules to be added without additional development work, and allows administrators to maintain security rights in a single system, saving both time and money. Additionally, this integration module provides a data upload utility that automatically processes and uploads documents from ApplicationXtender, eliminating the manual process of linking documents to the work being done in SAP R/3.

With this integration were able to significantly enhance the value of our customers SAP R/3 solutions enabling greater cost savings and efficiencies through more simplified access to and management of their mission-critical content, said Melany Smith, vice president of Product Management for Content Management, LEGATO Systems, Inc. Effective content management is at the heart of any business, and being able to link information across enterprise-level systems, such as SAP R/3, is crucial to boosting productivity.

About ApplicationXtender

With more than 4,000 installations worldwide, LEGATOs ApplicationXtender (AX) suite is a fully integrated document and content management solution. ApplicationXtender works hand-in-hand with business applications, maximizing the value of information by providing more efficient means of capturing electronic content; organizing information for easy reference; and then intelligently accessing and leveraging that content through other enterprise-level systems using either AX’s universal interface or the application’s own interface. The ApplicationXtender suite gives enterprises a competitive advantage as it reduces costs and boosts productivity.

About Legato

LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGTO) delivers worldwide enterprise class software solutions and services that keep the world’s business-critical information and applications available. With a direct sales force and through strategic partnerships and alliances, LEGATO delivers the advantage of business continuance through enterprise automation with information protection, application availability as well as content, message and storage management solutions.

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