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Documentum History

Howard Shao and John Newton formed a company named Documentum in June 1990, while they were working at Ingres and found a solution to unstructured information management problems using relational database technology. With initial backing from Xerox, they developed a customized system for Boeing to organize, store, maintain, and selectively publish the thousands of pages of information for the Boeing 777 training manuals. They developed another customized system for Syntex, a pharmaceutical vendor, to automate…

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Documentum Introduction

Documentum…., the word shows that this term must be related to documents. In fact, Documentum is the name of company who has founded Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). Documentum is an enterprise content management platform, now owned by EMC Corporation, as well as the name of the software company that originally developed the technology. EMC acquired Documentum for $1.7 billion in December, 2003. The Documentum platform is part of EMC’s Information Intelligence Group business unit, one of EMC’s four operating…