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Month: April 2001 (Page 2 of 6)

NQL Announces NQL ContentAnywhere for Microsoft Office

NQL Inc. announced the release of its NQL ContentAnywhere Office Edition, designed to expand Microsoft Office. The new version of NQL’s content management system is priced at $15,000 and is scaled to bring content management to companies of all sizes seeking to increase productivity for up to 100 users per license. The NQL ContentAnywhere system is designed to offer an alternative to the cut-and-paste methods previously required to make content usable. NQL ContentAnywhere Office Edition enables access to content through the Microsoft Office suite by linking it to corporate networks and the Internet. Without leaving Microsoft Office, users can access information from databases, applications, legacy systems, file servers, messages, and web sites. The new version leverages the core content collection and delivery capabilities of the previously announced NQL ContentAnywhere Enterprise system. Additional modules to expand the capabilities of the NQL ContentAnywhere Office Edition will be available in the near future.

SupplyAccess Launches Catalog Content & Supplier Integration Services

SupplyAccess, Inc. announced the availability of SupplyAccess Content Services, an outsourced solution that manages catalog content and automates the processes surrounding transaction integration across different eCommerce platforms. SupplyAccess’ single marketplace model reduces the time required to obtain, validate and aggregate catalog data from suppliers for use in eProcurement applications or private marketplaces. This model differentiates SupplyAccess’ services from tools that build “one-off” custom catalogs for each buyer-supplier relationship. SupplyAccess achieves economies-of-scale without extensive manual intervention by producing reusable content and spreading the burden of catalog management across a larger population. Suppliers benefit from SupplyAccess Content Services because they can unify their content creation, management, and syndication activities through a single solution. Since SupplyAccess supports different catalog schemas and integration formats, suppliers can maintain and expand relationships regardless of their customer’s technology platform. Additionally, smaller suppliers can take advantage of self-service, Web-based tools to create custom pricing and catalog access for each customer without the need to upload or manage separate catalogs.

Fujitsu Software Partners with North Plains

Fujitsu Software Corporation and North Plains Systems Corp. announced a strategic partnership to offer Fujitsu Software Corporation’s i-Flow workflow engine as a component to North Plains’ TeleScope software. By using i-Flow with the TeleScope system, North Plains’ TeleScope solution enables digital asset management users to automate management activities from any location. TeleScope, like i-Flow, is customizable and can be tailored to meet customer requirements. The i-Flow engine is 100% Java, allowing for integration with enterprise-wide products such as TeleScope. The flexible architectures of TeleScope and i-Flow enable customers to integrate the combined system into their infrastructures, allowing documents and images of all kinds to be indexed and retrieved through a Web browser.,

IBM & Ascential Form Global Strategic Alliance

IBM and Ascential Software, an independent operating company of Informix announced a global strategic alliance to develop and market business intelligence and digital asset management offerings for Information Asset Management. Under terms of the agreement, Ascential Software will integrate its DataStage product line with IBM’s DB2 Warehouse Manager, giving customers the ability to integrate data from virtually any environment into a DB2-based data warehouse. In addition, Ascential Software’s media asset management offering, Media360, will be part of an IBM preferred solution and will support IBM’s AIX operating system and DB2 Universal Database. This will enable customers to manage an array of unstructured assets including video, audio, images, documents and web pages. IBM will market and resell these new solutions through its worldwide sales channel and Global Services organization.,

Sybase Launches SDL’s Real-Time Translation for its Enterprise Portal

SDL International announced that Sybase, Inc. has integrated the Enterprise Translation Server into the Portal Translation Manager option available for Sybase Enterprise Portal 2.0. Portal Translation Manager (PTM) will provide real-time translations of documents or data flowing through the portal upon request, and is fully integrated with portal security and other services. Sybase offers an evaluation version of the Enterprise Translation Server to its customers as part of the Portal Translation Manager. The Enterprise Translation Server provides Portal Translation Manager business clients with a cross-language communication solution using real-time translation. The Enterprise Translation Server runs under Windows NT and enables the translation of plain text and document files over a Lotus Notes/Domino environment, a TCP/IP networking environment, a Microsoft networking environment, Java or HTML clients. Portal Translation Manager extends access to the Enterprise Translation Server to any platform supported by the Enterprise Portal. The Enterprise Translation Server starting price is USD $25,000. Contact SDL International to learn more about the Enterprise Translation Server evaluation program. The Portal Translation Manager pricing starts at USD $29,995 and is available with 24×7 support. Contact Sybase to learn more about the Portal Translation Manager or the Enterprise Portal.,

Eprise Announces Out-of-the-Box Content Management Solution

Eprise Corporation announced Eprise Participant Server version 3.5, which includes a point-and-click interface for quickly building Web sites for content management applications. In addition, Eprise announced its new Intranet Advantage Services Package for helping customers quickly implement corporate intranet applications. New features include: Site Generator – a browser-based interface for quickly building a content-rich Web site. It includes best practices for site navigation and page design. It also includes pre-defined components, such as sample page styles, user roles, edit and approval authorization levels, and viewing permissions; Content Connector – enables external content from any ODBC compliant database to be included within pages controlled by Eprise Participant Server and managed by the same approval workflow processes as content in the Eprise Participant Server content repository; 3-Tier Redirector – enables the separation of the Web server software from the Eprise Participant Server software onto separate physical computers for greater flexibility in utilizing firewalls and 3-tier architectures for increased security; Integration with Microsoft Word; and, significant performance improvements in the communications between Eprise Participant Server and application servers, legacy applications, and databases. Eprise Participant Server, version 3.5, will be available this quarter on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Sun Solaris 2.8. It is priced at $70,000 for the first server. Discounts for volume purchases and deployment licenses are available. Pricing for the Intranet Advantage Services Packages starts at $30,000.

eMotion Integrates with BizTalk Server 2000

eMotion, Inc. announced an adapter for BizTalk Server 2000 that will enable the ability to couple the management of rich media with the management and use of standard business data found within the digital media value chain. Using BizTalk Server 2000, eMotion MediaPartner 4.0, an out-of-the-box digital media management product for the corporate market, can now link to applications as diverse as Great Plains, JD Edwards, Pivotal, Siebel, Worldtrack and other ERP and CRM vendors. Both BizTalk Server 2000 and eMotion MediaPartner rely on XML to enable the digital media value chain.

Bowstreet Introduces Portal Solution

Bowstreet announced the commercial availability of Business Web Portal Solutions, a ready-to-use suite of products that enables businesses to produce customizable portals to expedite enterprise information sharing, eCRM, syndicated storefronts, corporate intranets, partner extranets and supply chain collaboration. Because Business Web Portals are built on top of the Bowstreet Business Web Factory, companies can realize economies of scale by aggregating disparate e-business initiatives on a single, vendor-neutral platform. Using Business Web Portals, non-technical business people can produce customized portals for thousands of different users and dozens of e-business initiatives, with minimal help from IT and in a fraction of the time and cost required by traditional “hard-wired” enterprise portal solutions. Business Web Portals can assemble business process components from legacy systems and client/server applications such as ERP, CRM and supply chains, as well as web services from Microsoft.NET, Sun ONE, Oracle Dynamic Services, IBM Web Services, and/or HP E-Speak as they become available. Business Web Portals include plug-and-play web services “modules” for news, Microsoft Outlook and e-mail integration, and other business functions as well as point-and-click wizards.

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