Standard & Poor's Standardizes on Enterprise Content Management Platform

Selects Documentum to manage, archive volumes of global equity research

Selects Documentum to manage, archive volumes of global equity research

Pleasanton, CA — June 8, 2004 — Documentum, a provider of enterprise content management and a division of EMC Corp., today announced that Standard & Poor's (S&P), the world's foremost provider of independent investment research, ratings and indices, has selected Documentum 5 to create, manage, deliver and archive its volumes of global equity research.

Documentum said the upgraded platform enables native extensible markup language (XML) authoring, management and reuse; and it allows non-technical business users to easily create and publish XML content, which can accelerate S&P's time-to-benefit in publishing its research and analysis.

S&P can also use Documentum 5 for delivering personalized, re-purposed content across numerous communication channels.

"S&P chose to standardize on Documentum 5 for a Web-based global repository to enable worldwide content contribution; its workflows will help us achieve new levels of operational efficiency," said Brian Whitehead, chief technology officer for Standard & Poor's. "Documentum offers extensive XML capabilities that will allow our researchers to easily re-use content, and accommodates all of our authoring environments, unobtrusive to our content contributors."

"By standardizing on the Documentum ECM platform, S&P will be able to accelerate publication of equity research, which can be a definite competitive advantage in the fast-paced financial services industry," said Dave DeWalt, president of the Documentum division of EMC.