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Day: April 17, 2001

NQL Joins Oracle Partner Program

NQL Inc announced its membership in the Oracle Partner Program (OPP), giving NQL early access to Oracle product strategy and direction, design criteria and product releases. The announcement coincides with the release of NQL’s Network Query Language software version 1.1, which optimizes database query generation for Oracle databases. As an OPP member, NQL will receive advance notice of Oracle platform and application initiatives, as well as partner-specific integration tools. OPP membership is also expected to provide NQL with business intelligence information, access to technical forums and libraries, placement in Oracle’s solution catalog and participation in Oracle-sponsored events. The latest version of the software is designed to make it easier for developers to add data retrieved from spreadsheets or network sources to Oracle databases. Network Query Language technology is NQL’s scripting language suited for the development of content management solutions. www.nqli.com

Enterworks Catalog Builder to Help Suppliers Publish to Multiple Marketplaces

Enterworks, Inc., announced the release of the first in a series of packaged solutions that will allow suppliers to quickly and easily participate in multiple online channels, such as e-marketplaces. Available immediately, Enterworks Catalog Builder, powered by Enterworks Content Integrator, integrates content from disparate sources and allows suppliers to format catalogs only once before delivering them to multiple sales channels. Unlike some supplier enablement solutions, Enterworks Catalog Builder draws on current data from the original sources in real time without requiring a central repository. Enterworks Catalog Builder leaves the content and the catalog in the control of the individual supplier, providing them with a complete solution for content access, aggregation, transformation, cleansing, categorization and delivery. Enterworks Catalog Builder features built-in UN/SPSC and custom-defined classification support. Additionally, Enterworks Catalog Builder delivers catalogs in Ariba and Commerce One formats. Enterworks Catalog Builder is currently available in various solution packages that range from $50,000 to $100,000. www.enterworks.com

Adobe Announces Availability of SVG Viewer 2.0

Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe SVG Viewer 2.0 in both English and Japanese. Support for additional languages will be rolled out over the next few months. This release has some additional Accessibility features such as mouseless panning (via the numlock key), improved support for the SVG spec, improved performance and rendering. As previously announced, Adobe SVG Viewer will soon ship with RealNetworks’ Real Player. In addition, Adobe SVG Viewer will ship with each copy of Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader. This will enable the distribution of approximately 45 million viewers before the end of this year, and an estimated 110 million in twelve months. Additional distribution is included in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe GoLive and other Adobe products. The SVG Viewer is at www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/main.html, and the release notes at www.adobe.com/svg/indepth/releasenotes.html

Vignette Enhances Business Integration Studio

Vignette Corp. announced new enhancements to the Vignette Business Integration Studio (VBIS), an application that empowers businesses to integrate content management systems and business processes of different companies as well as marketplaces and their participants. VBIS enables the integration of business processes through a graphical interface. Developers can build a flowchart of the desired process on any terminal, select the necessary adapters from a standard toolbar and the application will do the rest with no programming involved. With more than 50 prepackaged, intelligent adapters for applications from vendors such as SAP, Siebel Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. – as well as standard technologies such as XML, JMS and HTTP – VBIS brings drag-and-drop tools to business process integration. By using VBIS, companies can now rapidly integrate traditional enterprise resource planning ERP, SCM and CRM functions. Because it supports J2EE VBIS operates with application servers including BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere. With new features, such as clustering support for WebLogic and multiple process deployments, customers can now respond to their scalability requirements while selecting from a variety of powerful adapter development tools to get to market faster. VBIS goes beyond other EAI solutions by allowing companies to not only translate data between different applications, but by providing full business process integration with the ability to design the entire process in a non-programming user interface. Vignette Business Integration Studio also extends the Vignette Collaborative Commerce Server (VCCS) by allowing integration between back-end and legacy systems and the platforms and applications of trading partners, suppliers and customers. The Vignette Business Integration Studio and the Vignette Collaborative Commerce Server are currently shipping. www.vignette.com

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