SoftQuad Software Inc. and Object Design, Inc. announced a strategic alliance to integrate and jointly market SoftQuad’s XMetaL XML authoring environment and Object Design’s eXcelon XML eBusiness information server. The integrated products provide customers with a complete solution for developing, managing and publishing XML content for a wide variety of eBusiness applications, including knowledge management, Web product catalogs, Web publishing, etc. SoftQuad has built a special XMetaL Integration Toolkit for eXcelon, providing users with an extremely efficient way to store and retrieve XML documents. eXcelon also automates the security, administration and on-line publishing of XMetaL-generated content. www.softquad.com, www.objectdesign.com
Global Compliance, LLC announced Enterprise Desktop for Domino.Doc, a customizable Windows interface for Domino.Doc. Using Enterprise Desktop, line-of-business personnel throughout an enterprise simply profile any electronic document according to an area, sub-area, document type, etc. and it is automatically stored inside the Domino.Doc library. Since Enterprise Desktop remembers which documents each user has been working on, they can be quickly retrieved. For more complex document research situations, users can conduct profile, full-text, or combined searches. Enterprise Desktop includes innovative features like complete email integration, project foldering, quick viewer, Windows Explorer integration, and support for mobile users. Built as a Visual Basic application, and optionally licensed with source code, Enterprise Desktop gives organizations an alternative interface to the Lotus Notes and Web browser interfaces that come standard with Domino.Doc. Customers can further tailor the interface and easily integrate other business applications such as ERP, financial, legal, and compliance systems with their document management system. www.globalcompliance.com
Open Text Coporation announced it has entered into an agreement with Microstar Software Ltd to acquire all the outstanding shares of Microstar for
Open Market, Inc.announced that Renaissance Multimedia, an interactive agency based in New York City’s Silicon Alley, will be reselling LiveCommerce, using the product to develop industrial-strength catalogs for their customers. www.rcac.com, www.openmarket.com
Adhesive Software, Inc., introduced an e-business system designed to quickly deploy and easily manage all aspects of an online business. Adhesive’s new Bizflash e-business system is suitable for both”business-to-business” and “business-to-consumer” operations. Bizflash helps manage the entire online selling process, from updating product offerings to capturing initial transaction data to fulfilling orders and following up (including cross promotion). Bizflash also has the unique ability to “syndicate” an e-business to third-party Web sites.