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Day: October 29, 2000

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. www.softwareagusa.com, www.sequoiasoftware.com

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. www.opentext.com

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. www.trados.com/muwa

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. www.enigma.com