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Month: October 2000 (Page 1 of 6)

RioLabs Unveils RioTrade 2.0

RioLabs Inc. announced the availability of RioTrade 2.0, a solution that enables rapid integration of suppliers into e-marketplaces. RioTrade 2.0 allows faster time-to-market for suppliers who need to rapidly integrate with e-marketplaces of their choice, and with online buyers. RioTrade’s technology uses a virtual file system that links enterprise information sources with applications through a graphical interface — without writing any code. Version 2.0 includes: Commerce One xCBL support, Ariba cXML support, SAP support, EDI support with pre-built XML-EDI maps, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server support, and 3-5 day implementation. RioLabs’ offering helps e-marketplaces deliver on the promise of B2B e-commerce by quickly enabling the supply side of the equation. RioTrade quickly enables companies who want to establish electronic trading relationships with business partners by mapping disparate enterprise systems to XML-based transactions. This technology offers customers performance, reliability and scalability for automated transactions. RioTrade 2.0 includes support for existing EDI systems, allowing suppliers to maximize existing EDI investments. It handles all EDI formats, including ANSI X12 and EDIFACT. RioLabs also supports EDI applications such as TIE Commerce, GE Global Exchange Services, Sterling Commerce, Peregrine Systems and Compaq-DEC. & IBM Partner on E-Retailer Solutions, Inc. and IBM Global Services (IGS) announce a partnership in which IGS will bundle Expressroom I/O into its e-Commerce for Retail solution. IBM’s e-Commerce for Retail solution is a bundled software, hardware, and services solution designed to provide a full-function, production-ready, e-Commerce web site to customers who desire an efficient, scaleable, and reliable e-Commerce presence. This solution provides the essential elements of a retail e-Commerce application, enabling a customer to quickly implement a functional site using a combination of technologies. Expressroom I/O will be used with WebSphere and WebSphere Commerce, as a core component of IBM’s e-Commerce for Retail solution. Within this framework, customers will be able to easily create, manage, deploy, and deliver their content in one complete e-Commerce solution. Content is seen as an essential component of this offering, and’s Expressroom I/O is the chosen solution to meet the demanding content management needs of the IBM Global Services e-Commerce for Retail customers.,

Adobe, ATG & Interwoven Collaborate

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced alliances with Art Technology Group, Inc. and Interwoven, Inc. The three companies plan to integrate their respective Web development, enterprise-class content management and e-business platform products to provide Web professionals complete workflow solutions for content creation, management and multi-channel content delivery. As part of these alliances, the companies will work together to integrate their product offerings. By integrating Adobe GoLive 5.0 and Interwoven TeamSite software, content contributors will be able to easily author and manage large volumes of content while working directly within GoLive. Likewise, Adobe and ATG will integrate GoLive with the ATG Dynamo e-Business Platform — enabling page designers to use GoLive to visually create highly personalized Dynamo pages.,,

Software AG & Sequoia Software to Partner

Sequoia Software Corporation and Software AG have announced a strategic partnership. The companies will integrate Software AG’s Tamino native-XML database with Sequoia’s XPS portal server, allowing businesses to move content between a portal, a database and the Web seamlessly and without the need for data conversion. To support the strategic partnership, Software AG will add XPS to the range of products it markets worldwide through its 1,500-member sales force and its extensive world-wide network of value-added resellers; Sequoia will offer Tamino licenses through its own sales force and through systems integrators, resellers and consultancies in North America and elsewhere.,

Open Text Introduces Livelink 9

Open Text Corporation introduced Livelink 9. Livelink 9 builds on its Web-based workflow and extending it to support integration with SCM, CRM and ERP applications through its XML interfaces. Using Livelink 9’s intuitive graphical interface and workflow, it is easy to define sophisticated business processes. Livelink 9’s shared workspaces support business relationships and collaboration between vendors, suppliers, customers and partner communities. Livelink 9 provides powerful metadata management capabilities. Users can easily build HTML forms to associate sophisticated category and attribute information with any object in Livelink. Coupled with advanced search capabilities, this new feature enables users to build powerful cataloguing systems for objects such as documents, drawings and images. To Improve navigation and speed, Livelink 9 incorporates pop-up menus that present a Windows-like appearance. Making use of Livelink’s new XML capabilities, organizations can create custom user interfaces which offer Livelink’s collaborative features within a Web site look and feel, without incurring any of the costs associated with programming. In order to protect its customers’ significant investments in mission critical data, Open Text has integrated encryption software from RSA Security Inc. into Livelink 9.

Trados Rolls Out Web-Enabled Terminology Management

TRADOS Incorporated announced MultiTerm Web Access (MuWA) for Web-based terminology management environments. TRADOS MuWA further extends the Internet/intranet resource sharing capabilities of MultiTerm, TRADOS’ terminology management tool. Specifically, MuWA will allow business users to distribute, access and manage their organizations’ multilingual terminology databases using standard Web browsers, making it even easier and faster to translate documents from one language to another. Since companies’ language translation needs are highly specific to their industries, technologies, product lines, and corporate cultures, users need efficient terminology management systems that enable them to build their own databases of terminology over time. These databases, or “termbases,” will be centrally maintained with TRADOS MuWA so that all users can take advantage of the latest, most complete sets of translated terminology, available from any location. MuWA leverages Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 to enable these shared- resource capabilities through a client/server architecture. Benefits of MuWA include: fuzzy search (now also works for double-byte languages, e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean), simple and Wildcard searches, and easy-to-use migration tools to convert existing MultiTerm databases to XML and import the results to an SQL database. Commercial availability for TRADOS MultiTerm Web Access is scheduled for 30 October 2000.

Enigma Introduces Update to Transactive Content Platform

Enigma, Inc. introduced CommerceSight 2.0, the second release of its B2B software platform for aftermarket sales and support of capital equipment. By providing rich product content as context for aftermarket purchasing and maintenance decisions, CommerceSight 2.0 allows manufacturers to increase follow-on sales of spare parts and services, while equipment operators benefit from higher equipment uptime and greater purchasing and maintenance productivity. Enigma’s solution addresses the problem of rich-content collaboration that manufacturers with complex products sold and supported through complex channels currently face. The CommerceSight engine provides the core content delivery services for channel management and technical support applications and can be integrated with transaction and EAI applications for complete e-commerce solutions. CommerceSight 2.0 automatically packages multiple text, graphic and relational data sources into portable XML-based applications that can be dynamically delivered to Web sites, intranets, third-party applications and offline media. CommerceSight 2.0 is a unified, open standards-based B2B transactive content platform. It is comprised of several key components: Enigma’s InSight and DynaWeb solutions, enabling content delivery for complex maintenance manuals and other text-intensive, high-volume product content; eIPC, an intelligent product catalog that links technical illustrations, parts lists and related text information and provides shopping cart functionality; Enigma’s Xtend, a buy-side solution that allows equipment operators to seamlessly integrate best practices and policies information into manufacturer-originated product content behind their corporate firewalls; Connectors to ERP, order management and e-procurement systems that shorten the aftermarket sales cycle by providing context for purchasing decisions; and Connectors to document management and product data management systems that enable full automation of content assembly and delivery and full integration across disparate repositories and data formats. CommerceSight 2.0 is available now. Pricing begins at $150,000.

CPExchange Launches Privacy-Enabled Standard

The Customer Profile Exchange Network (CPExchange) launched the newly authored Customer Profile Exchange standard, which creates a standard for privacy-enabled customer data interchange. The CPExchange Network, a volunteer consortium made up of over 70 e-business organizations, is offering a vendor-neutral, open standard for exchanging privacy-enabled customer information across different businesses and computer systems. Organizations with many different and separate data sources who are seeking an integrated view of customers — such as suppliers and employees — will utilize CPExchange. CPExchange facilitates the management and promotion of customer relationships, while profiling customer information — appealing to all industry sectors. Few of today’s supply and demand chains share a unified profile of the customer, leaving customer support, order management, lead sharing and other primary business functions working independently to grasp a customer’s identity, behaviors and needs. Customer service capability is severely reduced by this lack of shared information, creating significant short and long-term IT integration costs. Customers gain a unified profile of their situation among their suppliers, enjoy better customer service, and reduce the time and complexity of interacting with companies. Significantly, it will allow customers to more easily achieve the levels of privacy they require when handling sensitive and proprietary profile information. The CPExchange Network is hosted by the International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance), a non-profit, vendor-neutral organization dedicated to the development and implementation of open interoperability standards. Membership in the CPExchange Network is open to any and all contributors on an annual fee basis.

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