Managing the Neverending Paper Storm

Mobius, HP reduce paper shuffle

Rye, NY  August 2, 2001  Enterprise content software firm Mobius Management Systems and Hewlett-Packard Co. have entered into a marketing alliance to offer an integrated way to manage, deliver and retrieve enterprise reports and documents.

By uniting, the two companies hope to allow their customers to reduce business process delays often associated with routing and tracking document delivery throughout an enterprise. Gartner Research Director Jim Lundy has estimated that the number of digital documents will double every year through 2004, making services that support automated management and delivery imperative to all enterprises.

"Our alliance will aid in the flow of documents through an organization," said Glenn Lombardi, vice president of business development at Mobius. "The benefits will be particularly important for companies that must make the reports and documents associated with back-office systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and front-office systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) available throughout the enterprise as well to customers, suppliers and partners."

Mobius's ViewDirect software captures, indexes and stores enterprise content from multiple applications and sources, creating an integrated repository of documents, reports and images for delivery over the Internet and corporate networks. HP's Dazel technology helps users unify their information delivery infrastructure and manage output. Both Mobius and HP are SAP Complementary Software Partners and, offering users of SAP R/3 an archiving, viewing and delivery solution.

"Enterprises today recognize the importance of making information available, efficiently and reliably, in an increasingly complex environment, " said Jim Cooper, sales general manager, HP's Delivery Solutions. "Enterprise applications run on multiple platforms, producing output in multiple formats that must be delivered via a broad range of output devices. & It [the two companies' joint offering] is a solution that will help our customers improve productivity and reduce the costs associated with multiple incompatible systems."

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