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Day: January 30, 2001

OASIS to Develop XML Spec for Managing Business Transactions

OASIS has formed a new technical committee to develop an XML-based protocol for managing complex, B2B transactions over the Internet. The OASIS Business Transactions Technical Committee plans to build an open specification for XML message interfaces that will support the coordination and processing of Web services from different organizations. The new OASIS committee initially plans to base its work on the Business Transaction Protocol (BTP) specification, submitted to the Consortium by BEA Systems. BTP allows complex XML message exchanges to be tracked and managed as loosely coupled `conversations’ between businesses. OASIS welcomes the submission of other suitable technologies for consideration in this work. Organizations and individuals interested in business transaction issues are invited to join the OASIS Business Transactions Technical Committee and participate in this development. Information on Consortium membership can be found on

Percussion & YourCompass Integrate Content Management & Personalization

Percussion Software announced a technology partnership with YourCompass to jointly market an integrated content management solution that enables companies to more effectively target products and content based on individuals’ navigation through a Web site. Working together, Percussion’s Rhythmyx Content Manager, a native XML content management system, and YourCompass’ True Personalization, a behavior-based recommendation engine, will enable clients to efficiently create, manage, and publish finely tuned, on-target content to their online customers using any browser or wireless device. YourCompass offers behavior-based personalization technology that integrates quickly so e-commerce and content-based sites can begin generating highly targeted, dynamic product and content recommendations within days. YourCompass’ True North suite of products and services provides personalized recommendations on a single site through True Personalization; networked personalization for online retailers and their affiliates through True Network; and Web-based site usage reporting through True Sight.,

FileNET & Plumtree Announce Alliance

FileNET Corp. and Plumtree Software announced an alliance to integrate FileNET’s Panagon eProcess Services and Content Management software into the Plumtree Corporate Portal known as Plumtree Portal Gadgets. Plumtree Portal Gadgets are distributed portal components that retrieve the most useful information and services from enterprise applications and the Internet. Users of the Plumtree Corporate Portal can now search FileNET content libraries for documents, open and work with these documents within the portal, and have their personal, role-based workflows routed to them through the portal. Soft Cell has integrated FileNET’s technology into the Plumtree Corporate Portal as Plumtree Portal Gadgets. The gadgets are available for sale from partner Soft Cell and will soon be available from the Plumtree Gadget Factory. The Plumtree Gadget Suite for FileNET consists of Panagon Content Service gadgets and a Panagon eProcess Services gadget. The Panagon Content Service gadgets include: Panagon simple search gadget: allows user to search the FileNET repository for content in any stage of the workflow process. Content in the gadget is available for viewing and check-in/check-out. The search result set can be personalized to show a maximum number of documents and to sort documents by item ID, title, or date added; Panagon advanced search gadget: allows user to define an advanced search on all system and custom properties; and, Panagon stored search selection gadget: allows user to reuse stored searches in the Panagon Content Services repository. The Panagon eProcess gadget allows employees to see their tasks, select and work on the tasks routed to them, view the user names of co-workers who have checked out content and launch the work items they select.,,

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