We alert our readers that next week Supply Chain Matters is traveling to Nashville to attend the OpenText Enterprise World 2016 Conference.

Some of our readers that may not be directly familiar with Open Text which categories itself as an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technology support provider. However, they may be supporting their supply chain messaging and transactional needs from this vendor’s B2B technology network. We last updated readers on this technology vendor’s capability in April, after attending an industry analyst briefing event.

In November of 2013, B2B VAN platform GXS was acquired by Open Text for an estimated $1.2 billion, roughly 2.4 times GXS Fiscal 2012 revenues. The stated goal of the acquisition was to combine Open Text’s Information Exchange capabilities with GXS’s portfolio of B2B managed and integration services.  Since that time, Open Text has been executing a strategy that brings together the tenets of EIM in the dimensions of supply chain messaging, managed services, business process management and deeper network-focused analytics.

Recently launched was OpenText Release 16, what the vendor describes as the most comprehensive, integrated digital information platform and next week’s conference provides the opportunity for the broader customer base to learn more about this vendor’s two separate offerings, Open Text Suite 16 and Open Text Cloud 16, combined within a single Cloud based platform that manages and analyzes the entire flow of information.

Stay tuned for our impressions of this conference most likely appearing during the week of July 18.