We might have missed it with the holidays but one of our utility clients alerted us to the news that EMC/Documentum/IIG had recently acquired Trinity Technologies, a former Documentum Consulting Select Services Team. While there is not a ton of information out there on the purchase, this post will discuss the purchase and give our thoughts.
From the Website and an email to clients
To Our Clients:
I am delighted to announce that EMC Corporation has acquired Trinity Technologies Corporation. Trinity will become part of EMC’s Information Intelligence Group. The Trinity organization will help to drive the EMC energy solutions strategy and will be part of the IIG Services’ Consulting group. The acquisition allows EMC to further expand its delivery to the worldwide energy market and to benefit from the remarkable experience and market knowledge that Trinity brings. You will hear more about this acquisition and our integration with EMC IIG in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, please be assured that the entire Trinity management team will remain in place. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you as part of EMC.
Joseph P Morray Jr
Trinity has always been a niche Documentum consulting partner in the energy sector as we see them often in most of our utility clients. As a select services partner, they were subcontracting to EMC already so would imagine that the transition would be fairly simple. We were slightly surprised not to see a press release from EMC on the purchase. It looks like the purchase happened at the end of 2012.
Trinity is known with their integration experience for utilities, specifically between Enterprise Asset Management Systems (EAM) – Indus Passport and MRO MAXIMO. Their integration/product is typically customized to either have a document defined in the EAM and pushed to Documentum or defined in Documentum and pushed to EAM. Multiple clients have also used some of their CAD integration approaches as well. The best overview of their services can be found here:
As Documentum continues to pursue solutions (see our thoughts on Documentum/ECM solutions) – they are going to need partners or an enhanced Documentum Consulting division. Documentum’s current solution for Engineering, Plant, and Facilities Management (EPFM) is an xCP solution that seems mostly focused on Europe from EMC World sessions we have attended. Adding Trinity in the United States helps bring more expertise to the clients Documentum is pursuing in the states. We would anticipate that Documentum would acquire more SST partners to continue to pursue solutions and additional service revenue.
It will be interesting to see how Trinity solutions and resources align with the IIG EPFM solution and resources. Most of Trinity solutions integrate in to Webtop or older versions of Documentum and EPFM is xCP based. EPFM was created by the European sector of EMC/Documentum consulting and seems to have been mostly successful in Europe. Some resources for EPFM include:
We found some online demonstrations here:
Including a video from EMC World some might find interesting as well on EPFM.
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