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Day: April 12, 1999

PC Docs/Fulcrum Show New Client and Docsfusion Server

PC DOCS/Fulcrum, subsidiary of PC DOCS Group International Inc debuted its latest document management products: DOCSFusion 3.0, PowerDOCS 3.0, and DOCS Open 3.8 at the AIIM’99 show in Atlanta, Georgia. DOCSFusion 3.0, PC DOCS/Fulcrum’s upgraded Windows NT-based document management server, and PowerDOCS 3.0, its Windows-based client, are the latest enhancements to the company’s three-tier document management suite. DOCS Open 3.8 is PC DOCS/Fulcrum’s newest upgrade to its client-server document management product line. DOCSFusion 3.0 includes fail-over support which, through multiple physical servers acting as one `logical server’, ensures no down time if failure of any part of the network prevents a connection to a particular server. DOCSFusion 3.0’s ability to pool these multiple server resources also enables load balancing, which significantly enhances reliability, performance and scalability. The DOCSFusion server also provides support for any kind of client connection — regardless of geographic location. In addition to PowerDOCS 3.0 and DOCSFusion 3.0, PC DOCS/Fulcrum is also introducing the latest version of its client-server document management product. The new DOCS Open 3.8 is equipped with enhanced functionality such as improved full text indexing and multi-valued fields, which allow users to add more information to their document profiles. DOCSFusion 3.0, PowerDOCS 3.0, and DOCS Open 3.8 will be released on May 21, 1999.

Lotus Acquires ONEStone

Lotus Development Corp. announced that it has acquired ONEStone Holding, Inc. and its workflow software technologies to enhance the ability of Lotus’ customers to develop productivity-boosting workflow applications. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ONEStone’s primary product is PROZESSWARE, a workflow management system that provides businesses with the means to change from paper-based processes to electronically controlled workflow. PROZESSWARE consists of three components: PROZESS Designer, a visual development tool for defining, modeling and creating automated, controlled workflows; PROZESS Engine, the runtime component that activates, runs, and controls processes defined by the Designer; and PROZESS Viewer, a visual tool for end users that shows the current status or context of their work. ONEStone has offices in Paderborn, Germany, where all research and development takes place, and in Boston, MA, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. ONEStone customers include a broad array of Fortune 1000 corporations in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, government, and healthcare industries.

RightDoc Introduces Version 2.0

RightDoc Company announced the immediate availability of RightDoc 2.0, an XML and CSS Internet standards-based business document writer and cross-media publishing engine. Application data-driven RightDoc creates multi-faceted Enterprise or Web-based business document solutions, providing the ability to produce personalized billing statements, letters, financial statements, invoices, forms, legal contracts, and business intelligence reports that get results fast. RightDoc also renders documents cross-media: Directly View and Print, generate HTML 4.0 Web format, and device independent PDF format, as well as PostScript format for the printing industry. RightDoc’s native integration of external ODBC data combined with conditional processing tags, reusable XML-based text elements, conditional CSS formatting styles, and images makes it easy to create ‘Intelligent’ documents which have the ability to personalize themselves based upon line-of-business data. RightDoc runs on Windows 95, 98, and NT (3.51 or above), and has an introductory price of $299 per development seat.

Softshare Introduces New Data Translator for E-Commerce

Softshare has unveiled Softshare Delta, a data mapping and translation application that meets the challenges of integrating EDI documents and XML documents with an enterprise’s existing line of business applications. Softshare Delta supports the broad range of data formats that today’s business must work with. These data formats include the ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT EDI standards, flat files, databases, XML documents, and text documents. Softshare Delta is one of only a handful of EDI data mapping applications that supports Microsoft’s OLE DB standard and the XML data format. When mapping from one data format to another, Softshare Delta provides the user with a three-pane view: the top half of the view displays mapping rules and the bottom half is split between the source and target data formats. Users may customize the interface by viewing only one or two panes. Mapping a data element from the source data format to the target data format is as simple as dragging and dropping that element. Softshare Delta’s Expression Builder allows users to incorporate functions, conditions, variables, and constants into the mapping rules. Available for $3,600-$5,800, Softshare Delta works with Softshare Vista 2.0 or Softshare’s Electronic Commerce Server (ECS) application for data communications, tracking, and map execution management. Both Softshare Vista and Softshare ECS provide secure communications between trading partners and Softshare’s network using Internet standards such as TCP/IP, SMTP, POP3 and the S/MIME security standard.

Netright Technologies Changes Name to iMANAGE

NetRight Technologies Inc. announced it has changed the company’s name to iManage Inc., leveraging the brand recognition of its leading content management system (CMS) iManage. In other news, the company announced the availability of iManage Primera, the solution for legal firms with less than 100 DMS users. With the company name change, the iManage product for legal is also being renamed to iManage LegalOffice. iManage Primera is designed for law firms and legal departments of 100 users or less. It offers a modular design, security, the ability to customize the CMS to fit the unique characteristics of each firm, and all the features included in the existing high-end version of iManage.

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