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Day: August 25, 1999

Open Text Acquires PSSoftware

Open Text Corporation announced it has acquired all of the shares in PSSoftware Solutions Ltd. (PSS). PSSoftware, located in Ottawa, is one of the original records management companies. As part of the merger, Open Text will create a records management division led by David Gibbard, CEO of PSSoftware. www.pssoft.com, www.opentext.com

Object Publishing Software Announces Content & Catalog Management Systems

Object Publishing Software announced two new products in its suite of ObjectPublisher solutions for distributors, manufacturers, and other supply-chain enterprises to market and sell large, diverse product lines. ObjectPublisher Content Management System is an Oracle/Java/XML-based system for managing complex product information over the Internet via dynamic forms. ObjectPublisher Catalog-on-Demand is a 100% automated production system that creates custom Web and print catalogs over the Internet. These new products complement ObjectPublisher Design Studio for automating the layout and formatting of catalogs, directories, and other complex and data-rich publications for Web, CD, and print. OP Design Studio publishes from any database via ODBC drivers. OP CMS is an object-oriented design for product information implemented in an Oracle database. Its benefits are its ability to maintain a unique set of rich attributes for any class of product, and to dynamically generate “smart” input forms thus setting the stage for community authoring on the Internet. OP Catalog-On-Demand consists of several components, including OP Java Browser, OP Render Server, and OP Render Queue Manager (RQM). OP Catalog-On-Demand allows end-users to select product information via the Internet into a “shopping cart” to create their own custom catalog. Once produced, the requestor receives this catalog either as a bookmarked PDF file or as a Java-based Web publication. www.objectpublish.com

LivePage Launches Solution Provider Program

LivePageCorporation announced the launch of the LivePage Solution Provider Program. The Program offers Value Added Resellers, System Integrators and Consultants a comprehensive suite of sales, marketing and technical resources to accelerate the development of corporate web sites and information portals. In conjunction with the program launch, LivePage announced the first ten members of the LivePage Solution Provider Channel. Leading organizations in the fields of interactive web services, XML, electronic documentation as well as vertical application providers have already joined the program. At the time of the announcement, LivePage Solution Providers included: Systems Documentation, Inc. (SDI), CALIAN Technology, Soza & Company, Ltd., OMICRON Consulting, Computing Art, Gralen Digitex Inc., ITASCA, Paradigm Interactive, WebFeats, and VBM. www.livepage.com