back to article Integrate all the things: OpenText would like to knit together application data from across company boundaries

Canada's OpenText has claimed its data-integration platform can bring together information from applications both inside and outside company boundaries. It said the cloud-based Trading Grid platform has a single API-based connection to knit together application data from ERP, warehousing, sales, accounts payable and supply …

  1. Robert Grant Silver badge

    Reads like an advert

    Is it an advert?

    1. Captain Scarlet

      Re: Reads like an advert

      Feels like it to me, I just hope they aren't actually changing OpenText TradingGrid (TGMS) as its worked fine for EDI for the past 15 years where I work.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OpenText is mergers-and-acquisitions firm that likes to portray itself as a technology company.

    Caveat emptor.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OpenText Content Server

    Is anything but open. It is atrociously slow, requires an overhead of about 12-15 employees just to maintain the data structures and workflows; and crucially, then requires the handholding of a toddler to let any of our 4000 staff actually make changes to content, for the number of pitfalls and foibles to go wrong are simply too long to list.

    Bloody awful acquisitions company with some bloody awful IP in their back catalogue.

    I dare say they are also one of those companies that likes to place themselves in the "too hard to get rid of" camp; for the competition in this space is very, very limited. If I didn't have a full time job already, writing my own version of their doc control system would be a shrewd business move. If there are any unemployed programmers reading this, I hope this tip gives you some ideas.

    1. JudeK (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: OpenText Content Server

      Good morning Anonymous,

      If you'd like to get in touch with our friendly Reg data-stirring reporter Lindsay Clark about OpenText and related issues, he's all ears. You can email him at: lindsay.clark@theregister.co.uk

      Cheers

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