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Month: February 2000 (Page 3 of 6)

IXOS to Provide ASP-Based Document Management

IXOS Software AG announced a new ASP initiative, initially targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises. IXOS aims to help them gain access to efficient eBusiness document management and archiving through the deployment of IXOS products by ASP hosts. The ASP initiative is a major extension to the existing sales and delivery channels of IXOS and enables the Company to address both existing and new market segments in an additional dimension. In selecting ASP partners, IXOS plans to focus on successful hosts of the SAP R/3 application.

SyncML Initiative Founded to Develop Standard for Data Synchronization

IBM, Lotus, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Inc., Psion and Starfish Software announced today they have founded The SyncML Initative. The SyncML Initiative develops and promotes an open industry specification for universal data synchronization of remote data and personal information across multiple networks, platforms and devices. SyncML is an XML-based data synchronization protocol designed to create the optimal mobile computing experience by supporting enhanced data synchronization, including e-mail, calendar, contact management information, enterprise data stored in databases, Web-based documents and new forms of content from systems available in the future. The SyncML Initiative is open for industry partners to join in developing the specification. The SyncML specification will enable the creation of interoperable wireless and wireline data synchronization products across corporate servers, Web servers, computers, laptops, PDAs, handheld computers, mobile phones and other mobile devices, regardless of platform or manufacturer. The founding members of The SyncML Initiative have identified the following goals to achieve the successful development and adoption of an industry-wide data synchronization standard: Leverage existing open standards for structured data representation and industry object types; Operate over wireless and wireline networks; Support a variety of transport protocols; Support arbitrary networked data; Provide data access from a variety of applications; Connect mobile devices regardless of platform or manufacturer; Use existing Internet and Web standards and technologies; And provide easily accessible code for enabling support for the specification The SyncML Initiative will leverage XML, MIME, the vCard and the iCalendar to represent Internet Data, email information, personal contact information and calendaring information. Extending beyond currently available data synchronization technologies, SyncML will enable synchronization among wireless and wireline networked data, computers, laptops, handheld computers, PDAs, mobile handset and other mobile devices.

Braindock Portal to Provide Information & Services for WAP Phones announced a new service to deliver content and applications to WAP enabled smart phones and other wireless information devices. will serve as a wireless Application Service Provider (wASP), providing a complementary suite of services to BrainDock’s existing electronic software distribution business. Launching in May 2000, will provide a broad spectrum of content and services to wireless device users. does not sell to consumers directly, but provides e-tailers with the tools to build online storefronts and a choice of products to full the store. BrainDock performs transaction processing, credit card validation and provides a secure download. Strategic member e-tailers include Psion PLC, Widget Software Ltd.,, 21store, Palmtop Italia, and Azimuth. The launch of will provide developers with another avenue to bring their value-added offerings to market, providing e-tailers with a broader audience for sales of products and services.

NetPace Launches XML B2B Framework Solution

NetPace launched an integrated B2B platform, enabling business-to-business commerce across industries. NetPace’s B2B Framework Server (NFS) at is a complete XML-based, platform independent process for supply chain management automation. As part of the B2B NFS, NetPace has also released a working prototype demonstrating a typical supply chain process in the automotive industry. Contrary to traditional applications that use Web Server-specific solutions for data exchange over the Web, this framework uses XML as its native data format. The XML framework allows the application to run on any available platform and allows integration with the existing ERP solutions such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, and others. B2B NFS is open enough to be implemented in virtually all types of industries. The prototype simulates a real world scenario and demonstrates how NFS can help trading partners to leverage the Internet, increasing business efficiency.

Filenet’s Panagon eSolutions Partners with Autonomy

Panagon eSolutions, and Autonomy announced a strategic partnership to add Autonomy’s categorization and personalization technology to Panagon eSolutions’ portal products. With Autonomy technology, Panagon eSolutions will fine-tune its identification and classification tools for portal users. The added technology also allows Panagon eSolutions to address portal applications for tracking how content is used by constituents — to determine its value and establish best practices approaches in terms of leveraging key content., Releases XML-Based Document Capability

Internet Commerce Corporation (ICC) announced the addition of new XML based capabilities to their Internet EC solutions. Designed for the vast number of suppliers who are not EDI- enabled, this new feature allows small and medium-sized suppliers to connect into EDI-based supply chains through the Internet. Large companies can transmit EDI data to small suppliers who can then receive and respond to this information through their browser. The XML- based service provides a client-server-like closed-loop environment, which eliminates the need to rekey information that originated with a previously received document set. Incorporating the customer’s own data management rules, this real-time document turnaround capability shortens the user learning cycle, and negates transposition errors and non-compliant document sets. ICC’s unique new feature utilizes XML to automatically pre-populate response documents. Client-side editing insures that required fields are properly filled and the document meets all business rules. A unique mapping feature allows customer-specific, familiar forms to be quickly and easily defined for browser display. With the new feature, a large company can transmit EDI and automatically have it mapped to a browser-based form such as a purchase order. The user can “respond” to a purchase order with an invoice, which is automatically pre-populated, edit it online, and transmit it back to the large company as an EDI stream. This creates a closed-loop electronic solution.

Bowstreet Allies with MarketSoft & Partnerware

Bowstreet announced that it has signed marketing agreements with two channel-focused solutions partners, Partnerware Technologies, Inc. and MarketSoft Corporation. Under the agreements, the companies will offer joint software solutions that help enterprises manage their indirect partners on-line through lead management and the customization of information to ultimately execute channel programs more quickly and cost-effectively. Both Partnerware and MarketSoft will market The Bowstreet Web Automation Factory in conjunction with their partner relationship management and lead management software to the enterprise marketplace. Bowstreet, in turn, will recommend the Partnerware and MarketSoft solutions to its rapidly growing list of Fortune 500 and Internet-based customers.,,

Information Architects to Deliver XML-Based Syndication & Aggregation for Linux

Information Architects (iA) announced that it has joined the Red Hat Independent Software Vendor Partner Program, to deliver Linux-based solutions for driving eBusiness across the Net. Red Hat’s ISV Partners Program is for independent software vendors, and provides support and access to the Red Hat Linux community. Through the ISV Partners Program, the Red Hat user community will receive product updates and advanced support of the Metaphoria Framework. Metaphoria leverages the power of XML and JAVA, enabling companies to cost-effectively create or participate in emerging B-to-B environments by automating the process of formatting and syndicating content along with complete commerce functionality, to any Website or device connected to the Net.

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