Citrix Systems and Documentum, a provider of enterprise-content management, have announced a multi-tiered alliance that will bring content-management functionality to portal users across the enterprise. By using Documentum eContent Services for Portals to expose content management capabilities through the portal interface, portal users will be able to manage business-critical content and participate in business workflows. To energize the product initiatives, Citrix has joined the Documentum Signature Partner Program, and Documentum has become a premier member of the Citrix Business Alliance (CBA) Internet Solutions Program, spurring joint sales and marketing activities.
 
The alliance's initial focus will be the integration of Citrix XPS portal software with Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. The companies will accomplish this integration with a new Content Delivery Agent (CDA), a Web-based application that snaps directly into a user's XPS homepage. The CDA is based on Documentum eContent Services for Portals, a comprehensive set of content-management user functions that the portal interface displays.
 
In addition to the Citrix XPS integration, Documentum will certify the Documentum 4i platform in the MetaFrame environment, which will let customers with a range of network connections take advantage of the full functionality of Documentum 4i, providing access through the Citrix ICA client as well as Web access using the Citrix NFuse application portal product.
 
Citrix offers two classes of portal solutions to serve its customer base: NFuse and XPS. NFuse application portal software lets Citrix MetaFrame customers publish and integrate interactive Windows, UNIX, or Java applications into any standard Web browser--instantly "Webifying" them without any application rewrites. Citrix XPS portal software gives users one personalized and secure point of interaction with the applications and information