InfoOffice Inc. announced InfoOffice RedDot View and Edit Technology. Based on the InfoOffice Web Content Management and Publishing System RedDot let’s anybody contribute content to a Website or Intranet. Working with RedDot is so intuitive that no training is required to publish Web pages and update documents. RedDot runs in any Web browser and does not require installation. Organizations using InfoOffice with its RedDot can concentrate all Web-building competence in the webmasters hands while the non-technical authors and editors can participate efficiently and intuitively in the website or Intranet. RedDot will be generally available as part of the InfoOffic Content Management and Publishing System on November 1st, 1999. Pricing for InfoOffic CMS starts at $ 19,900. www.infoofice.com
TSI International Software Ltd. announced it will acquire Novera Software, Inc. TSI Software is acquiring all of the capital stock of Novera for approximately 1.8 million shares of TSI Software common stock. In connection with the transaction, TSI Software will assume all outstanding Novera stock options in exchange for a maximum of approximately 350,000 shares of TSI Software common stock. The acquisition will be accounted for as a purchase transaction and is expected to qualify as a tax-free reorganization. The transaction is structured for immediate closing. www.novera.com, www.tsisoft.com
Infoteria Inc. announced the immediate release of its XML Style Wizard 1.0. This simple and clear XSLT file generator for XML is offered free of charge and is available for download from Infoteria’s web site. Infoteria boasts that by answering only six simple questions, the XML Style Wizard can produce an XSLT file for XML. XML Style Wizard creates the XSLT file by analyzing existing XML data. It allows users to create a table from the XML data, or create a list table from multiple records of XML data. The XSLT file created by XML Style Wizard is used by XML browsers such as Internet Explorer 5.0 from Microsoft and for XSLT processors such as iXSLT from Infoteria. In addition, XML Style Wizard supports both W3Cs latest XSLT specification and the specification implemented in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0. www.infoteria.com
InSystems Technologies, Inc. announced the newest version of FastForms. FastForms V4.1 enables carriers to provide their sales force with customized and personalized access to the latest forms over the Internet. FastForms “VirtualCD” feature allows carriers to send forms over the Internet for agents to view and print from their desktop through a Web-browser, using industry-standard Adobe Acrobat. This functionality has significant cost-savings for carriers by eliminating the need to mail paper
The e-content company and UWI.Com announced a strategic partnership.By integrating BladeRunner and InternetForms, companies will have the ability to cleanly and securely collect important data with XML-based Internet forms and transform it into e-content information. E-content information is key to the success of e-business initiatives because it gives companies the ability to reuse and repurpose vital information to automate digital transactions, such as electronic procurement and purchasing processes with little or no human intervention. The integration of BladeRunner and Internet Forms Commerce System will be available in the upcoming quarter. www.uwi.com www.xmlecontent.com
SPSS Inc. announced SPSS Server 10.0, a new release of the data analysis software which now features a server version for increased performance and scalability, a new mapping module for better strategy development and XML model exportation to assist front-line decision makers. The new software is shipping worldwide. The latest release of SPSS 10.0 is available for the first time in a distributed analysis architecture (DAA). SPSS’ DAA provides users with a scalable, enterprise-level analysis product. SPSS Server minimizes the use of resources and maximizes performance by eliminating the need to copy and convert the data used in analysis, so all data can stay on the server where it resides. SPSS Server 10.0 also eliminates file size limitations, facilitates data access from many sources and allows administrators to maintain a high-level of data security. The end result is enterprises, especially those with huge amounts of centralized data, can analyze their data quickly and securely. The ability to export models in XML format allows analysts to export and deploy models to decision makers throughout an enterprise via an upcoming product called SmartScore. This new package will be used to personalize Web interaction, pinpoint cross-selling opportunities, approve loan candidates and more -all in real time. SPSS Server 10.0 will be available initially only on Windows NT. Other versions will follow later. The North America list price for a single user license of SPSS 10.0 for Windows is $999. Modules, including SPSS Maps, are priced at $499 per module for a single user license. A variety of pricing programs, including aggressive multiple unit pricing, site and network licensing are available. Licensing is also available for operating multiple instances of the software on one computer. SPSS 10.0 for Windows and modules can be purchased online in the SPSS Software Store. www.spss.com
webMethods, Inc. announced webMethods B2B 3.0. This next generation of the company’s B2B integration product seamlessly connects companies B2B marketplaces and trading partners in extensive trading networks. webMethods B2B makes it possible for companies to pursue direct integration with trading partners, while also participating in emerging B2B marketplaces such as mySAP.com, the Ariba Network and Clarus SupplierUniverse. In addition to support for current and emerging XML standards such as Commerce XML (cXML), Financial Products Markup Language (FpML), Open Applications Group (OAG) IS, Microsoft BizTalk and others, webMethods B2B 3.0 adds support for non-XML B2B standards such as Open Buying on the Internet (OBI), RosettaNet and major EDI standards such as ANSI X12 and EDIFACT. There are also new integration modules for Baan, Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft and IBM MQ Series. webMethods B2B 3.0 is available for all platforms that support Java, including Microsoft Windows NT, Sun Microsystems Solaris, Linux, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX, Compaq Unix, and IBM AIX and AS/400. The product integrates with DBMS products such as Oracle, Informix, DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server, and ERP applications from Baan, SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft. Pricing for webMethods B2B starts at $100,000. webMethods B2B 3.0 is available immediately for select customers, with general availability scheduled in October. www.webMethods.com.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that its Web-based ModelServer Integrator product includes support for XML and aecXML. ModelServer Integrator is an information broker for engineering projects that enables engineering enterprises to assemble information from multiple databases and software applications and present relevant, timely, and accurate information to users throughout the organization. ModelServer Integrator’s support of XML allows users to take full advantage of the wealth of rapidly emerging support tools, technology, and standards built around XML in such areas as e-commerce and data exchange. Important among these is the industry-wide aecXML effort which Bentley initiated earlier this year (www.aecxml.org). In this initiative, the aecXML Working Group is a forum for industry, government, research communities and end users to contribute to an XML schema particularly suited for architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C). ModelServer Integrator, with support for XML, will be available in the fourth quarter of 1999.