Open Text and Ixos team for Sasol

Sasol is building an enterprise content management system around OpenText’s Livelink and Ixos.

South African oil company Sasol is using an enterprise content management (ECM) solution from Open Text and Ixos Software. The ECM is the fruit of a joint development that offers e-mail management, content archiving and web content management capabilities.


Sasol Information Manager Eric Slaghuis said, ‘Currently Ixos’ data archiving software is linked with our SAP system, while Sasol uses Open Text’s Livelink to manage capital projects, support ISO certification and processes, and collaborate on research. By combining these solutions, Sasol will optimize its storage solutions and further consolidate systems to reduce costs and overhead.’


The integrated solution manages, tracks and stores e-mail to improve compliance with corporate governance and other legal requirements. Web content management products and content archiving for Livelink provide flexibility storage solutions. Ixos provides connectors to a range of storage devices from vendors such as StorageTek, Hitachi and Network Appliance to provide access to unalterable storage and migration capabilities for new devices.


OpenText CEO Tom Jenkins added, ‘Demand for end-to-end ECM solutions is growing as companies wrestle with compliance concerns, while trying to reduce the costs of managing and storing information. Customers don’t want to put the ECM pieces together themselves anymore, there’s too much at stake. They want enterprise-wide solutions that integrate the diverse pieces of ECM from collaboration to document management to content archiving and everything in between. We’re taking the first steps in our strategy to deliver those capabilities to customers.’

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