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Day: December 17, 2000

PTC Announces Windchill 5.1

PTC announced the shipment of Windchill 5.1, the latest version of PTC’s family of web-based collaboration software. Featured in this release are several new products developed to address open B2B connectivity, eCatalog development, and data engineering requirements. These new capabilities enable companies to find and publish component data in a distributed network and connect business processes across the extended enterprise using the rapidly evolving RosettaNet standard. PTC is committed to support the advancement of this standard and embed it as a core capability throughout its Windchill collaborative product commerce (CPC) solutions. The latest release of Windchill features the following software components and services for B2B connectivity, distributed content management, e-business process integration and data engineering: Windchill Gateway for RosettaNet; Windchill eCatalog & Windchill eCatalog Web Search enables manufacturers to publish RosettaNet PIP2A9 compliant product catalogs and provide full parametric search access to the eCatalog directly from their website; Windchill eCatalog Search Portal allows manufacturing customers to search detailed information on components across a distributed network of electronic catalogs with a powerful parametric search engine; and, Data Engineering-CounterPart and PartSpeak enables content aggregation, cleansing and standardization to prepare enterprise product information for e-business processes. As part of the introduction of Windchill 5.1 collaborative sourcing capabilities, a new PTC Global Services Sourcing practice is being introduced. This team of consultants within the PTC Global Services organization is focused on developing and deploying supply chain collaboration solutions for PTC customers. The practice has domain expertise for RosettaNet PIP implementation, support and training, business process consulting, component and supplier management, and data engineering solutions. www.ptc.com

Cytura Unveils XML-Based Ebusiness Platform

Cytura Corporation announced the introduction of Cytura 3.0, a comprehensive XML-based eBusiness platform. Cytura 3.0 is an eBusiness platform that enables non-technical employees such as marketers and administrators to operate without IT support. Cytura 3.0 also combines extreme personalization, real-time content management and community building capabilities into a single integrated offering, yielding a lower cost of ownership, more powerful performance and “one stop shopping” convenience for the cost-effective development and operation of a corporate Web portal. Supporting multiple languages from a unified framework, Cytura’s software and tools provide B2B, B2C and EIP solutions for clients in a variety of vertical industries and international markets. Key features and benefits of Cytura 3.0 include: Extreme Personalization–With Cytura 3.0, companies can personalize content to the word level, update content in real-time and rapidly build out syndicated communities across multiple languages. An entire article, sentence or paragraph can be personalized depending on the site user’s age, location, interests, relationship, etc.; Rapid site building, administration and management functionality–Cytura’s Site Builder application and administrative tools enable non-technical employees to build all of the community sites within a portal. The administrator can easily build layouts, add menu items and define the type of content or value-added services to display in each area of the site without any scripting; and Rapid Syndication of New Communities–Companies can easily deploy new communities and syndicate sites as their needs grow. Cytura leverages open standards such as XML, XHTML and Java. Cytura 3.0 is available immediately to all industries, including healthcare, media/entertainment, financial services, insurance, manufacturing telecommunications and energy. www.cytura.com

Accumedia Teams with Vignette

Accumedia announced a development partnership with Vignette Corporation. The partnership will allow Accumedia to help media and entertainment (ME) companies effectively manage and distribute their digital assets. Accumedia will integrate the Vignette V/5 E-business Application Platform into the Accumedia Convergence Platform (CAP) to enable entertainment and media companies control the creation, distribution and management of their content assets as they deploy them through the Internet. www.accumedia.com, www.vignette.com

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