Centra Software announced Centra 99, a solution for delivering a full range of live business collaboration across intranets and the Internet. The Centra 99 product suite offers a set of capabilities, options, event templates, and toolkits in a scalable, extensible, and easily deployed “Interprise” system. The combination of the new, no-install Centra CONFERENCE Web client and the collaborative, firewall-friendly Centra SYMPOSIUM client enables Centra 99 to span all internal and external user communities, as well as all geographic and network boundaries. Critical business processes such as 1:1 selling, product launches, and enterprise application training that may have required travel or the use of teleconferencing and component Web technologies are now supported in a single, software system that includes centralized log-in, administration, reporting, security, and content management. www.centra.com
Caere Corporation announced the availability of OmniForm 4.0 for Windows 95, 98 and NT, a major upgrade of the forms application. Version 4.0 adds many new features, which improve its form conversion, form design and editing and form filling capabilities. In addition, OmniForm 4.0 provides the ability to save forms to a variety of Web-ready formats, including DHTML, HTML and PDF. These enhancements provide users with the tools they need to create intelligent forms for the desktop, the local area network, the intranet and the World Wide Web. OmniForm 4.0 is priced at $149 and is immediately available from Caere’s Web site and available as early as March 30th from software resellers. www.caere.com
Datastream Systems,Inc. announced its support of Microsoft’s Windows Distributed interNet Applications for Manufacturing (Windows DNA-M) architecture. Windows DNA is a framework based on Microsoft technologies that enables multi-vendor software applications to work together in a single, distributed, enterprise-wide system. These technologies include Windows NT, Windows CE, SQL Server 7.0, XML, and COM/DCOM. Datastream has a full suite of remote access products based on DNA-M technologies, including Pocket MP (handheld computer interface using Windows CE) and MP2 WebLink (Internet work request and approval system). Future versions of MP2 Enterprise(TM) are also being developed based on DNA for Manufacturing architecture. Datastream’s e-commerce initiative, utilizes XML technology under a DNA for Manufacturing approach focused on Microsoft Transaction Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Site Server and Active Server Page technologies. e-MRO allows Datastream customers to complete the MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) purchasing cycle through on-line procurement. www.dstm.com
iLumin Corporation announced that an equity investment has been made in the company by IPF Fund, LLC. iLumin’s software combines intelligent documents based on XML, proprietary automated processing, and secure digital signatures to facilitate the execution and filing of documents of business, government and commerce over the Internet. Currently iLumin software is in use in the electronic filing of court documents in the State of Utah. iLumin has recently entered into strategic alliances with Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation, including incorporating the Pentium III processor serial number feature into its Online Signing Room. www.ilumin.com
Miva Corporation, a provider of Web commerce software, today introduced Miva Empresa v3.6, an application engine designed for Web hosting companies, ISPs and enterprises to enable users on their servers with Miva Script, the XML-based scripting language used by more than 25,000 developers. Individual users on a Miva-enabled Web server can utilize Miva Script to create and deploy e-commerce and data-driven Web sites. The new Miva Empresa v3.6 edition includes full CyberCash, CyberSource, and PaymentNet support using the MvCOMMERCE tag which can be embedded in a Web page to automate robust payment processing. Miva Script is accessed through an application engine, included with Miva Empresa, which plugs into virtually any Unix or Windows Web server. Once the engine has been plugged into a Web server, files with certain extensions are automatically parsed and deployed by the engine. Web hosting companies and ISPs can use the execution environment to configure their systems on a global, per domain and per user basis for virtual domain setup, multiple user configuration, sandboxed execution and performance tuning. Enterprises can utilize Miva Empresa v3.6 to create and deploy commerce applications, data-driven Web sites and corporate Intranet applications such as a company store for requesting supplies. www.miva.com
BackWeb Technologies, announced an OEM license agreement with i7 Business Solutions that enables i7 to integrate its component-based Internet application INTELLIinformation with BackWeb’s Internet communications platform. This integration enables the delivery of time-sensitive, business-critical information from internal or external sources to targeted end-users within a single application interface. The INTELLIinformation Solution package, with BackWeb’s Internet communications platform, provides a document management and delivery process for consulting companies and systems integrators. BackWeb’s Flash technology will be used to deliver time-sensitive, project-critical information to the desktop of the user. The Flashes can contain any type of file or media, and are automatically delivered to a consultant or systems integrator’s desktop, regardless of the application in use. The notifications can be set for minimum, medium or maximum priority depending on the urgency of the message. In addition to the INTELLIinformation Solution package, i7 Business Solutions and BackWeb Technologies are currently working with several insurance companies in Europe to create an application designed specifically for the insurance industry. www.i7-business.com, www.backweb.com.
NCompass Labs, a provider of Web publishing and content management solutions, and Information Access, Inc. (IAI), a value-added distributor of document management solutions, today announced that IAI has joined the NCompass Labs Partner Program. This partnership will allow IAI to resell NCompass Resolution, the leading Web content architecture application, as part of its Web document management solution offerings. www.ncompasslabs.com, .
Interleaf, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Texcel International AB, provider of XML-enabled content management solutions. Texcel, founded in 1991, provides software and services to corporations and government agencies that depend on information access and efficient reuse for competitive advantage, through its product, Information Manager. The integration of Information Manager