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Day: January 16, 2000

Nouveau 2.0 to Support SOAP

Rogue Wave Software announced the release of Nouveau 2.0. Nouveau supports Windows DNA 2000 and SOAP to give developers the ability to build applications using mixed CORBA, COM, Java, RPC and XML technology, and to access and distribute CORBA services via the Internet. Rogue Wave’s Nouveau 2.0 is available immediately on Microsoft Windows NT and available soon with support for Linux, Sun Solaris, and other popular UNIX platforms, through Rogue Wave Software and its sales channel. Pricing for Nouveau starts at $3600 plus deployment.

edocs Unveils Additional XML & XSL Functionality

edocs announced XMLDirect. XMLDirect enables the rapid deployment of applications that transform legacy bill, statement, trade confirmation and other transactional document data directly into XML without the need to write programming code in languages such as C++, Java, or Perl. XMLDirect builds on edocs’ BillDirect platform, which is a complete, off-the-shelf software solution that transforms transactional content into personalized, interactive communications for enabling customer care and marketing via the Internet. With XMLDirect, companies can quickly and easily transform transactional document data into highly structured XML formats, while simultaneously generating XSL format stylesheets. XML format stylesheets can contain business rules that enable XML/XSL -ready applications to intelligently process the XML format information. This simplifies the process of using XML format data within a variety of XML-ready applications, including secure content distribution systems, Internet billing applications, data mining and customer intelligence systems.

ScanSoft to Acquire Caere

ScanSoft, Inc. and Caere Corp. jointly announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby ScanSoft will acquire Caere in a transaction valued at more than $140 million. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of April, subject to the approval of the stockholders of each company. Under the terms of the definitive merger agreement, which was unanimously approved by the Boards of both companies, the holders of Caere common stock will receive $4 in cash and $7.75 in ScanSoft common stock. The number of ScanSoft shares received by each Caere shareholder will be deter

IT Factory & Documentaal Partner

IT FACTORY announced that Documentaal will integrate its BowTie software with IT FACTORY’s ITF Business Suite. BowTie will enable ITF Business Suite users to achieve greater levels of productivity in mixed Lotus Notes-Microsoft environments, and allow Notes applications designers to make greater use of Lotus Notes/Domino as an enterprise application platform. Specifically, BowTie capabilities such as the ability to automatically attach and detach Microsoft Office documents in Lotus Notes and launch the desired Microsoft Office application for document manipulation and editing will be integrated into ITF Business Suite modules, including ITF Sales Force Automation, Human Resources, and Office Automation. BowTie works with any combination of Microsoft Office 97 and 2000, Lotus Notes R4.5, R4.6 and R5 on Windows 95, 98 and NT platforms. Support for BowTie within the ITF Business Suite will be available in February 2000. Pricing for BowTie support within the ITF Business Suite has not been set.,

Interwoven & Idiom Partner

Idiom, Inc. and Interwoven, Inc. announced a partnership to promote their complementary solutions, WorldServer and TeamSite respectively. Additionally, the companies’ development organizations will work closely to leverage the open architectures and, to further the integration of both products to enable customers to bring globalized Web sites into operation faster. The combination of WorldServer and TeamSite will allow Interwoven customers to rapidly scale their Web operations for conducting global eBusiness. The combined solution facilitates a synchronized global Web strategy and a coordinated Web team, providing structure and process to the collaboration among site managers, Web application developers, content contributors, translators and editors around the world.,

HP Changengine to be Integrated with Bluestone

Hewlett-Packard Company and Bluestone Software announced an agreement to integrate Bluestone’s XML Suite Integration Server into HP Changengine, a business-process management system, to enable more flexible and dynamic B2B trading. This integration will allow B2B communications to make use of XML data formats and enable the entire business process to be managed by HP Changengine software, while taking advantage of Bluestone’s scalability, fault tolerance and open standards design. Collaborative processes between businesses will be made possible and will help fuel growth in online B2B trading. Even the smallest suppliers will be able to participate. Joint management of promotions will be made easier, orders will be able to be placed online, forecasts agreed to and monitored automatically, and sales data shared immediately.,

Oracle Delivers XML E-Business Tools

Oracle Corp. announced the imminent releases of its Internet Business Intelligence tools, Oracle Discoverer 3i and Oracle Reports 6i, with support for XML. Oracle Discoverer 3i and Reports 6i will allow users to explore and publish e-business information tailored for the recipient simply by using a standard web browser. Oracle Discoverer 3i and Reports 6i are an integral part of the evolution of Oracle’s Intelligent Webhouse initiative designed to help businesses analyze and leverage e-commerce data. Using the Oracle Business Intelligence tools, companies will be able to deliver competitive products and services by identifying key trends, utilizing all database information, including data from ERP, CRM, and Procurement applications. Discoverer 3i and Reports 6i are designed specifically for Internet computing environments — users will be able to directly publish information as XML documents allowing applications within and across enterprises to share information. Using XML, Reports 6i will enable developers to deliver reports that are dynamically personalized for each user. Implemented using Java and XML, Discoverer 3i will offer the full featured, award-winning user interface using only a standard web browser. Oracle Reports 6i, and Oracle Discoverer 3i Beta releases are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

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