Reads like an advert
Is it an advert?
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 …
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.
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