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Month: April 2001 (Page 2 of 10)

Ascential & SAP Portals Sign Agreement

Ascential Software and SAP AG announced they have signed a worldwide reseller agreement through which SAP and the newly-announced subsidiary, SAP Portals will resell Ascential DataStage as a data integration platform for mySAP Business Intelligence customers. DataStage will become part of the mySAP Business Intelligence framework, enabling companies to build enterprise data warehouse solutions that include data from virtually any source including enterprise applications, web and e-mail logs, XML or e-business data, legacy systems, open warehouse data stores, flat files and mainframes. Under terms of the agreement, SAP will resell DataStage on Windows NT/Unix, a series of packaged application connectors, and the DataStage Load Pack for SAP BW.,

Microsoft to Acquire NCompass Labs

Microsoft Corp. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire NCompass Labs Inc. Released in March 2001, NCompass Resolution 4.0 is a Web content management system that enables businesses to quickly and cost-effectively deploy highly dynamic and personalized e-business Web sites. Microsoft is acquiring NCompass Labs in response to customer demand for Web content management solutions and because it recognizes the essential nature of this technology in any end-to-end e-business solution. As Web sites continue to evolve into strategic business communication tools, there is an increasing need to manage the content that drives that communication. Web content management systems ensure that organizations derive the maximum value possible from their investments in Internet, intranet and extranet Web sites. NCompass Resolution offers a scalable, dynamic architecture, and is specifically designed to ensure rapid time to market. NCompass Resolution was built for the Microsoft platform and integrates with Commerce Server 2000 for online business creation; it also builds on SQL Server 2000 for content storage and search capabilities. NCompass Resolution also complements the rest of the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server family for creating end-to-end e-business solutions such as Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 for XML-based, business- to-business integration and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001 for employee document management and collaboration. NCompass Resolution 4.0 is available today. A re-branded offering, Microsoft Content Management Server 2001, is scheduled to be available in fall 2001. Customers who acquire NCompass Resolution 4.0 in the interim will have continued product support and product updates from Microsoft.,

Vigil & Trapezo in Alliance

Trapezo and Vigil Technologies announced they have entered into a strategic alliance to integrate Vigil’s e-Sense product solution with Trapezo’s hosted software solutions. e-Sense gathers Internet content on a 24×7 basis – dynamically locating and retrieving information for each client based on their interests and topics, which are specified in user- defined models. Trapezo’s software solutions enable businesses to efficiently distribute and publish dynamic content across internal or external networks. e-Sense automatically and continuously locates and monitors online sources such as news, corporate Web sites and other dynamic content for information relevant to user-defined models. These models reflect the customers’ business landscapes, capturing the companies, products, events and topics that are of most interest to them on an ongoing basis. e-Sense gathers only the most relevant content into a personalized database. Trapezo’s hosted software solution enables businesses to control and display content from multiple sources to multiple networks. Working as a standalone application, or with technology partners such as Vigil, Trapezo syndicates and integrates content quickly and cost-effectively solutions by automating cumbersome and repetitive manual processes of content distribution.,

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.

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