January 26, 2010 09:00 ET

ECM Leader Nuxeo Wins New Real Estate Customer

Vilogia Chooses Open Source Nuxeo Document Management Software for Unified and Secure Content Management

PARIS and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - ECM company Nuxeo continues to gain more customers in the real estate and construction markets, including property management firm Vilogia. The company chose Nuxeo open source document management software for its rich functionality, ease of use and standards-based architecture.

Vilogia's ECM Objectives

France-based Vilogia, a privately held property management company, is using Nuxeo's document management solution to manage information for its rental portfolio of more than 52,000 units throughout the country. The company needed not only a unified and secure platform to control documents within teams and across various departments, but one that also could easily integrate with existing architecture as well as grow with the company. More information about Nuxeo's open source ECM solutions can be found at

"It was essential for us to take control of our IT system and to be able to manage its evolutions internally, ensuring our autonomy and avoiding vendor lock-in with proprietary systems. The open source model allowed us to test and evaluate Nuxeo DM on our own terms before making a choice," said Christophe Capon, IT Director for Vilogia.

Open Source Nuxeo Ensures Cost-Efficiencies and Self-Sufficiency

Capon also preferred a Java-based solution such as Nuxeo's to match his internal IT team's skill set. Vilogia selected Nuxeo DM for its functional coverage, the speed at which the Vilogia team could begin using the technology and the quality and relevance of its documentation.

"Vilogia has undergone many small mergers, which resulted in a very heterogeneous IT system architecture. As our business entered a growth phase, we had to provide a robust, flexible solution for the business units' requirements for document sharing, exchange, and collaboration," said Capon.

The deployment is rolling out in a phased approach. The first two business units in the pilot will be the IT department and the land management divisions, which are tasked with finding property most suited to property development. In total, Vilogia anticipates that more than 1,000 users will exchange and manage their documents using Nuxeo document management software.

Next Steps for Vilogia and Nuxeo

Capon sees greater potential to expand its ECM footprint and plans to integrate Nuxeo DM into the central IT system to manage all document exchange across the entire company. This system will eventually include a full-text OCR for capturing and indexing faxes into the document repository to ensure content of all forms is managed consistently, whether created internally or incoming from suppliers, contractors or clients.

"Only a robust and extensible solution such as the Nuxeo DM platform could meet Vilogia's requirements, including their need for high-value documentation, which reflects the vitality and quality of our community," said Eric Barroca, CEO of Nuxeo. "We are pleased to welcome Vilogia to an already active and vibrant group of customers in the real estate, construction and engineering verticals."

About Nuxeo

Nuxeo's ECM suite provides a cost-effective, modular, flexible open source solution for managing information. A pioneer in the open source ECM market, Nuxeo is used by hundreds of customers worldwide, including The Press Association, Agence France-Presse (AFP), EllisDon and Cengage. Companies of all sizes across all industries, including media, government, transportation, education and energy sectors, use the Nuxeo Enterprise Content Management offerings to meet their specific vertical and horizontal content application needs. Support, training and professional consulting services are available to customers and partners worldwide. Headquartered in Paris, the company has global offices in North America (Boston), Western Europe (Paris, Madrid and Rome), Eastern Europe (Moscow) and the Middle East (Dubai).

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