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Day: January 28, 2001

Active Navigation Announces Portal Maximizer 2

Active Navigation, Inc. announced the immediate availability of Portal Maximizer 2, a content management and search solution that enables enterprise intranets and portals to go beyond typical searching capabilities. Portal Maximizer 2 automatically categorizes and analyzes content and provides advanced navigation capabilities to help companies overcome the time it takes for employees, customers and partners to find the information they need. Building on technology for automatic cross-referencing of content in the first release, Portal Maximizer 2 adds four new features — categorization of content; immediate identification of related documents; enhanced search; and the ability to summarize documents on the fly. Active Navigation’s solution also integrates with existing publishing workflow solutions and site security policies. Portal Maximizer 2 analyzes content to identify the most important concepts. The content is then automatically indexed and linked on the fly without any HTML coding. Active Navigation’s solution shrinks the volumes of unrelated results typical of search engines, while quickly providing users with access to untapped information that is often lost in the masses of content on Web portals and corporate intranets. Enterprises and eBusinesses with existing enterprise portals or intranets can both expand the reach and significantly lower the cost of managing sites with Portal Maximizer 2. The new “related documents” feature tracks down other pages that address the same topics, and dynamically updates the document with links as new information is made available. The enhanced search functionality has an automatic drill down feature that typically enables users to find what they want in three clicks. In addition, the newly integrated and enhanced “summarization” feature offers thorough summaries of found and related documents resulting from a search. Portal Maximizer 2 runs on the Windows NT/2000, Solaris, and Linux platforms and is available immediately for an average cost of $75,000 per server. www.activenavigation.com

Sybase & Document Sciences Form Alliance for Enterprise Portal Presentment

Sybase, Inc. announced a marketing alliance with Document Sciences Corporation. Through the alliance, Document Sciences Corporation will offer Sybase Enterprise Portal Customers rapid application development tools (RAD) for dynamic Web and print Content Automation of eProposals, eStatements, and eCorrespondence. The Sybase Enterprise Portal is an enterprise portal that offers continuous availability. It cradles the key functions of integration and personalization in an environment of continuous operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Built in are core portal components like content management, personalization, content retrieval and an extensive array of integration options for data, events and applications. Also included is systems management, a security framework that encompasses all elements of the portal and a meta-data repository. Document Sciences’ family of RAD tools for delivering personalized, compliant data-rich content via Web or print includes DLS Enterprise, for delivering regulated document applications such as insurance policies and contracts; DLS Web Express, for instant web or print delivery of proposals and quotes; and soon-to-be-released Visual CompuSet Professional Web Designer, for building personalized portal applications for high-value financial account management. www.sybase.com, www.docscience.com