As part of the “next generation ECM project “SPIRIT”, EASY SOFTWARE succeeded in entering a strategic partnership alliance with Apinauten GmbH, an innovative startup business. Headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, the “Apinauts” have been offering a “mobile back-end‐as‐a‐service” solution called “apiOmat” in the market since 2012.
Launch in 2016
Thanks to this partnership alliance, EASY SOFTWARE will already be capable in 2016 of positioning offers in the market segment “Mobile ECM” through which offers emerge enabling our customers to use ECM solutions, in the form of specialized apps, also while traveling. Being the first ECM app, “EASY Contact Mobile” will facilitate safe, site independent access to corporate contract data.
As part of EASY WORLD 2014, EASY had for the first time announced developing the next ECM generation software under the project name SPIRIT. Continuing this, EASY consequently presented the first SPIRIT mobile cases at EASY WORLD 2015. As far as the new ECM generation software is concerned, the EASY specialists have been rethinking usability of software: instead of focusing only on the software’s user interfaces, EASY tackling this topic through an integrated approach.
ECM solutions in record time
This new ECM generation software provides so-called business modules for the technical EASY ECM services which facilitate creating ECM solutions in record time, owing to simple configuration. The fundamentals of this new platform are, on the one hand, established EASY ECM services such as Archive, Rendition, OCR, etc., and data and documents. On the other hand, SPIRIT provides a wide range of new functionality and features which, particularly in the sector of document intensive processes, allow simple and efficient action. The SPIRIT platform is based on the modular design principle using different tools.
To organize its ongoing development to be in line with market requirements and hands-on practice as much as possible, EASY offers its partners the chance to contribute their ideas and suggestions to the development platform.
An intensive development partnership
In addition to integrating apiOmat into the SPIRIT Microservice framework, EASY SOFTWARE and Apinauten GmbH have begun further collaboration. An intensive development partnership, which already started in the form of a common kick-off event in Potsdam, Germany, is emerging as part of the ongoing development of SPIRIT and apiOmat. EASY’s commitment is designed through the corresponding agreements and contracts in such a manner that nothing stands in the way of a common and successful future.
The Microservice approach as an "app service"
The smart solution “apiOmat” allows connecting any back-end systems with phone-based devices and wearables. For SPIRIT, apiOmat establishes the connection between the ECM and phone-based devices and seamlessly integrates with the SPIRIT Microservice approach as an “app service”. Besides, apiOmat is featured in the market overview of the Gartner analysts as ranking equal with the established IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or SAP solutions. Using apiOmat enables the SPIRIT project to make an initial contribution to the ECM portfolio at a significantly earlier date, i.e. about two years earlier than scheduled.