Hippo CMS and Nuxeo: What You Need to Know About WCM and ECM Interoperability

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Combining web content management and digital asset management platforms allows you to create the best customer experience for visitors across all channels. WCM platforms such as Hippo offer unprecedented mechanisms to connect with website visitors and DAM platforms like Nuxeo manage digital assets in a central repository.

What You Need to Know About WCM and ECM Interoperability

Enterprise software may feel like alphabet soup (CMS, WCM, ECM, DAM, oh my!). Despite all the acronyms, there’s actually great interoperability between these systems-- which is great news for the businesses relying on these solutions to power their daily work.

First, some quick disambiguations:

Nuxeo Platform gets on the fast track with FT 7.1

This week, Nuxeo announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform Fast Track 7.1 (FT 7.1).  The Nuxeo Platform is the company's flagship product, a "highly customizable and extensible content management platform for building business applications". FT 7.1 follows November's release of Long Term Support (LTS) 6.0 and continues a very aggressive roadmap of continuous improvements for the platform leading up to LTS 8.0 by year's end. 

Among the platform enhancements and improvements are a new service for metadata read and write on binaries, computed image views, extended field constraints, a new reference engine and a streamlined workflow graph editor.

"We are pleased to release our first Fast Track of 2015 and the first of the 7.x series. This release includes enhancements to the platform to further support developers as they efficiently build and manage their applications.” says Eric Barroca, Nuxeo CEO. “We are also laying the foundation for major innovations in upcoming Fast Track releases.”

New features and improvements in FT 7.1 include:

Nuxeo Releases a New LTS Version: Nuxeo Platform 5.8

Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, today announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform 5.8, a major Long Term Support version of the open source content management platform. With advances in workflow, content synchronization, and REST APIs, this version is a major step forward for developers and product managers who build content-centric applications to manage business information.

An accumulation of three previously released 5.7.x Fast Track versions, this new version contains a host of new features and enhancements for developers, administrators, and end users that have already been fully vetted by early adopters in the Nuxeo community. Nuxeo Platform 5.8 includes a new set of resource-oriented endpoints for the REST API, adaptive capabilities for the integrated workflow engine, improved processing and navigation of digital assets, and Nuxeo Drive, a desktop synchronization client for the Nuxeo content repository.

Open Source Nuxeo Posts Strong Growth Numbers in 2012

Open Source Content Management Platform Vendor Sees 115% Revenue Increase in the U.S.

New York, NY – February 5, 2013 – Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, continues to deliver on its global growth strategy, with revenue increases led by large enterprise customers in the U.S. and an exceptionally strong retention rate.

“We are particularly proud of our subscription renewal rate,” said Eric Barroca, Nuxeo CEO. “This demonstrates that we are directly aligning our revenue stream with customer success. Customers renew their subscriptions when they are satisfied with our service and their projects are successful. The gap between our renewal rate and that of most of the competition signals a high level of customer confidence with our offering, and suggests a trend favoring an open and transparent business model.”

2012 highlights include:

Nuxeo Studio 2.9 Released

Unbelievably, I spent most of 2012 without writing a single article related to Nuxeo, an open source content management platform. CMS Report missed the opportunity for a great story in September when Nuxeo Platform 5.6 was released. At the time, we were busy migrating our own site to a new CMS and probably missed a lot of CMS stories that month. Luckily, we do have a Nuxeo related article to write before the year's end, the release of Nuxeo Studio 2.9.

Nuxeo Studio is a configuration and customization environment provided as a hosted web-based tool. With an easy-to-use graphical interface, Nuxeo Studio enables the rapid configuration of the Nuxeo Platform and its modules for Document Management, Digital Asset Management, and Case Management.

Highlights of Nuxeo Studio 2.9 include:

Nuxeo Announces New Version of Case Management Framework

Boston – June 16, 2011. Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, today announced the availability of a new version of its Case Management Framework. Nuxeo CMF is an enhanced distribution of Nuxeo Enterprise Platform (EP), adding functionality to support the flow and use of diverse but related content that needs to be handled and managed in a case or container metaphor.

The new version offers key enhancements to the content routing feature, UI and usability improvements, more distribution and email capture possibilities, as well as new features from the underlying ECM platform, Nuxeo EP.  

CMIS for Open Content Management Collaboration with Hippo and Nuxeo

Boston, Paris and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – June 14, 2011 – Hippo, a leading vendor of commercial Java Open Source Web Content Management is proud to announce a new technical alliance with Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM Platform) company.

The two companies have built an ECM/WCM connector based on the OASIS CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) standard.  A webinar with a demonstration of this connector will take place on July 20th.

Both Nuxeo and Hippo are open source, Java-based, CMIS-compliant platforms, so the partnership between the two is a natural extension – bringing high value functionality to developers, content architects and end users of both systems.   The Hippo/Nuxeo connector benefits from a high degree of flexibility and ensures that content coming from any source within the organization can be easily integrated into both platforms.   
“The Hippo CMS and Hippo Portal helps empower our customer’s audiences, by driving multi-channel, multi-lingual, multi-site solutions,” said Hippo CEO Jeroen Verberg. “The CMIS connector to Nuxeo applications adds yet another possibility for the online communication of content. And, of course a connector between these two open source, Java-based platforms is quite empowering for organizations who need a scalable system that can grow and integrate with other tools.”

Nuxeo Document Management Now Offers Digital Signature Option

Boston – Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, now offers a Digital Signature add-on for its flagship Open Source Document Management software, Nuxeo DM. Based on the X.509 standard, the new component provides a secure electronic method for signing PDF files in Nuxeo DM and verifying the signatures with a digital certificate in a PDF reader.

When used with Nuxeo Document Management, the Digital Signature option helps to ensure compliance and audit trails, and replaces paper-intensive signing with more efficient electronic processes. Content and information architects and developers who require a digital signing mechanism that provides user authentication and document integrity verification will benefit from this new option, that helps organizations move towards the goal of a paperless office.

Nuxeo Releases New Version of Open Source Document Management Software

Boston – June 1, 2011. Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, released a new version of Nuxeo Document Management and Nuxeo Enterprise Platform today. Nuxeo DM 5.4.2 offers a host of usability and social features to make the user experience even smoother and more streamlined. Key contributions highlight the value of community involvement in the strategy of continuous innovation for the Nuxeo platform.

The release of Nuxeo DM 5.4.2 and its underlying platform, Nuxeo EP, demonstrates execution on a vision of ongoing innovation, community engagement, and open standards support, delivered to content management application architects and developers. Driven by community feedback, many of the new features and enhancements improve usability of the application, using state-of-the-art technologies and standards, such as OpenSocial, OAuth, HTML5, WebDAV, and CMIS.

The new WSS connector was contributed by Nuxeo partner Gagnavarslan, an ECM solution provider in Iceland. The Nuxeo and Gagnavarslan teams collaborated to integrate this new component after passing the Nuxeo QA process. With this connector, the Nuxeo repository can be mapped as a drive under MS Windows or Mac OS X. "We are building a range of ECM services based on Nuxeo, and our clients need a smooth desktop integration into an existing Microsoft Windows infrastructure," said Jónas Sigurðsson, Development Manager at Gagnavarslan in Iceland. “Our group of developers in Kiev reverse engineered the existing WSS protocol to support Windows 7, Windows XP and the latest MS Office versions directly in Nuxeo EP. We support the open source paradigm and are happy to contribute our work back to the Nuxeo community."

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