OpenText AppEnhancer
(formerly ApplicationXtender(AX) / Application Content Management)

Transform paper and digital content into application-ready information

What Is AppEnhancer?

OpenText AppEnhancer (previously known as ApplicationXtender) is the leading enterprise content management (ECM) software for small and medium-sized businesses. It further enhances business processes by taking your content and transforming it into actionable information.

Two common deployments of AppEnhancer are to streamline accounts payable (AP) and new employee onboarding along with other HR functions. Once established in one department, many organizations then deploy the software in others to leverage the initial investment, share the costs, and optimize processes on a greater scale.

How Does AppEnhancer Work?

AppEnhancer “enhances your app” by adding document management as well as workflow automation to your back-end core system. It allows you to scan documents, capture email and attachments, store them in a database, establish the right access per user and document, quickly search and retrieve them, and apply retention scheduling over the life of each document.

With AppEnhancer, your team can seamlessly manage documents within your main “app” – whether you use accounting software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, a loan origination system (LOS), electronic medical/health record (EMR/EHR) system, or other back-end software.

What Features Does AppEnhancer Offer?

  • Information Security: Leverage robust information controls, such as watermarking, rights expiration, and guest access.
  • Information Rights Management: Secure sensitive information even after it exits the repository or passes beyond the organizational firewall with information rights management (IRM).
  • Access Control: Specify which users or groups of users can access information with document field-level precision.
  • User-Driven Controls: Empower end users to revoke or alter access permissions to sensitive information with dynamic information controls.
  • Version Control: Ensure only the current version of a document is accessible to users.

What Does AppEnhancer Look Like?


AppEnhancer Dashboard: Choose Your App

AppEnhancer Document-Level Search Query

What AppEnhancer Modules Are Available?

  • AppEnhancer Capture: Connect industry-leading capture solutions via REST services to enhance the built-in AppEnhancer desktop scanning functionality.
  • AppEnhancer Connector: Leverage powerful integration capabilities with any business application.
  • AppEnhancer Full Text Search: Quickly and easily find the information you need within your documents.
  • AppEnhancer Reports Management: Automatically capture and import PDF and ASCII point-in-time reports.
  • AppEnhancer Public Access License: Ensure secure, read-only document access outside the firewall.

OpenText AppEnhancer overview

OpenText™ AppEnhancer is a business content management system that scans, stores, retrieves and preserves information while providing role-based access from nearly any device or web browser. AppEnhancer meets the demands of Line-of-Business applications while being enterprise-ready for broader implementations both on and off premises.

Based on industry standard Microsoft .NET technologies and cutting-edge client UI frameworks, AppEnhancer can be easily deployed to provide document capture and retention management capabilities as well as seamless integration with Microsoft Office Applications. With an easy to manage footprint, AppEnhancer is an ideal solution for nearly any business process.

OpenText AppEnhancer features


Modern UI

Easy-to-use RESTful services

Offers a streamlined easy-to-use interface that can be modified to reflect process driven or department driven organizations for a rich experience using nearly any HTML5-compliant browser without plug-ins. Provides a highly-efficient and resource-centric API for developing fast and efficient solutions geared toward web, mobile and other connected platforms. Can be deployed to Microsoft Azure environments.

Simplified administration and remote management

Broadened support for authentication

Enables simple deployment that can be managed over the web to eliminate the need for a desktop client. Supports single sign-on technologies and authentication engines to enable tight integrations with other applications, improve security and offer a seamless user experience.


OpenText AppEnhancer benefits


  • Easy deployment

    Quickly deploy in either on-premises Windows Server environments or in Microsoft Azure, making it ideal for organizations with stretched IT staffs.

  • Choice of UI

    Easily retrieve information from the repository without leaving Line-of-Business applications through an easy-to-use API and web services that can be managed by most IT groups.

  • Secure

    Leverage robust information access control security with overlapping user and data security options to allow for granular control of what data users can see, managed or share. Serve users that need access to both records and everyday documents—without switching folders.

  • Extend into workflows and forms

    Leverage an integrated forms and workflow engine for everything from approval processes to on-boarding in a single application, without the need for long complicated development projects.