Eastman Software, Inc. announced that it is shipping Document Manager for Microsoft Exchange (DMX) version 1.1, adding document management capabilities to Exchange Server and Outlook environments. DMX is part of the EASTMAN SOFTWARE Work Management for Microsoft Exchange family of products. Version 1.1 includes version control, document locking and audit trails. Pricing is $149 but is available as a free upgrade to version 1.0 customers. It has been localized for use in Dutch, French, German, Spanish, and Swedish. Japanese will be available in February 1999. www.eastmansoftware.com
ArborText also announced the appointments of new members to its executive management team. Joan Nevins has been named chief financial officer. Nevins joins Arbortext from PictureTel Corporation, where she served in several roles including CFO, vice president of marketing and vice president of Strategic Alliances. Steve Chambers joins the Company as vice president of marketing, where he will be responsible for all strategic and tactical marketing activities. Chambers spent six years at PictureTel Corporation, where he was most recently the vice president of worldwide marketing. Denis LeBlanc, formerly VP and general manager of Rational Software, was named vice president of North American sales, Kevin Jackson joins Arbortext as director of business development to lead strategic planning. PG Bartlett will assume the role of vice president of product marketing reporting to Steve Chambers. www.arbortext.com
Arbortext, Inc announced it has received $10.25 million in second round financing. This round of funding was led by Invesco Private Capital and included investments from Norwest Venture Partners (as previously reported) and Access Capital. It will be used primarily to expand sales and marketing efforts. www.arbortext.com
Optika Inc., a provider of Web commerce solutions for intranets and extranets, today announced that it has entered into a technology partnership with UWI.Com, a leading provider of secure XML forms solutions for the Internet. Under the agreement, the companies will integrate UWI.Com’s XML InternetForms system with Optika eMedia to enable businesses to engage in electronic commerce with their supply chain over Internet, intranet and extranet sites. The integration will enable companies to build forms accessible through standard browsers, providing capabilities that automate the completion and validation of the forms data. Because UWI.Com InternetForms are built on XML, they also include additional metadata used by Optika eMedia systems to automate form processing. For example, a company can use an InternetForm to order additional materials from a supplier simply by going to an extranet site. The supplier’s system will then automatically start up a workflow for processing the request, based upon order amount, shipment deadline and available inventory. www.optika.com, www.uwi.com.
Forte Software Inc. has announced XML-based application adapters for SAP R/2 and R/3 and Vantive Enterprise applications, the first in a line called the Forte Adapter Series. The company has also created an EAI business unit and will target its development and process-management tools for EAI tasks. Forte says its development tools are needed to link applications developed in-house. A software development kit specifically designed for integration tasks will be available in about 90 days, according to the company. Forte also said it will resell Iona Technologies’ Orbix middleware for building links to Corba-based software. www.forte.com