Micro Focus features in new Content Services analyst report

by in Information Management & Governance

It has been a busy time for the Micro Focus Content Manager product. Not long ago we announced the release of the latest version, followed by the unveiling of the brand new cloud-based Content Manager Select Software as a Service offering. This time, we want to share the opinions of others – the analyst group, Omdia.


Selecting a Content Services Platform Solution

Industry analysts Omdia published their market review report, known as Omdia Universe, in the Content Services Platform Solution. We are delighted to report that Micro Focus has been named a “Challenger” in the Omdia Universe, Selecting a Content Services Platform Solution 2021 Report.

This research report identifies 7 of the top vendors in the content services platforms market and positions them in the quadrant according to key criteria including platforms, document management and collaboration, search, content analytics, workflow and business process management, content services, AI and ML, development and integration, cloud, governance and security.

This was our first submission to participate in this report. Omdia included in its report the following comments – “…Micro Focus is strong across most technology areas… Its strongest areas are content analytics, document management and collaboration, and search… Its emphasis on governance and security make it an ideal solution for enterprises in regulated industries.”

“The report further explained, “Micro Focus should appear on your shortlist if you require a platform that focuses on end-to-end information management that is strong on governance and security.”


Micro Focus: Content Manager and More

While the topic of the report is Content Services, Omdia reflected on the breadth of our overall information management solution, with favorable commentary –

“…Micro Focus is strong across most technology areas… Its strongest areas are content analytics, document management and collaboration, and search… It benefits from its IDOL AI-powered search and analytics engine, with capabilities embedded throughout the platform”.

This echoes the Micro Focus IM&G mission of “insight empowered” as explained here, and underscores the strength of Micro Focus long-standing commitment and broad range of solutions in the information management and governance space, covering content management and compliance, endpoint management, and analytics.

The report states:  “The inclusion of IDOL provides a differentiator for Micro Focus in terms of AI and ML features, as its capabilities are way beyond those of many of its competitors. Micro Focus has taken a slightly different approach to other vendors in terms of content services platforms as its content management and collaboration capabilities are part of a larger information management and governance product group. This provides a number of important capabilities including unified endpoint management, information archiving, and data protection and backup as well as content management and collaboration. Together, these capabilities help provide the additional security measures required to support enterprises as they manage large numbers of home workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to providing many of the capabilities required to manage the entire lifecycle of content.”

Smarter Insight

The report went on to comment on the differentiating value of IDOL as the basis for advanced search and analytics capabilities.

“The strongest areas for Micro Focus are content analytics, document management and collaboration, and search. Unsurprisingly, Micro Focus provides extensive analytics capabilities, which are embedded with IDOL to provide valuable insights that are applied throughout the product set.”


“Its analytics capabilities provide insights into how content is being used at the document, record, or object level. Content can be classified by customer, conversation, project, or topic and it can be categorized according to the level of risk or privacy requirements. Auto classification is supported, which includes conceptual visualization, data, and pattern recognition. Multiple techniques are available to identify concepts and context including keyword search, phrase search, conceptual search, natural language, example documents (to find similar documents, related categories, relevant users, or queries that would match), images, video segments, audio segments, user agents (explicit and implicit), and analysis of a set of documents.”

Learn More

The Omdia Universe, Selecting a Content Services Platform Solution 2021 Report is now available. Download a copy of the Omdia report here.

See also our press release "Micro Focus’ Suite of Information Management & Governance Solutions Recognized by Omdia for Differentiated AI and ML Features".

With so many advantages, why not learn more about the latest Content Manager release here  - and check out some handy new demo tutorials here.

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