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Day: December 17, 2001

DataConcert Announces Web Service for Data Transformation

DataConcert, Inc. announced general availability of — a data transformation Web Service. Built using DataConcert’s Conductor Trading Partner Integration Manager, the site enables guests and registered users to convert their business data to a common set of supported formats, including CSV, EDI, xCBL and other XML vocabularies. The site allows un-registered users to submit and transform business data via a browser or the Web Services interface. Registered users can upload their own schemas, XSL Transformations (XSLT), and example data and then execute their transforms using either a browser or the Web Services interface. DataConcert’s enterprise integration software is based on XML and the Microsoft .NET platform. DataConcert also provides the transformation packs that allow the bi-directional exchange of data between two disparate formats (e.g. EDI X12 to Microsoft Great Plains).

AltaVista Software Announces IBM WebSphere Support

AltaVista Software announced the availability of AltaVista Enterprise Search and search capabilities for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal. AltaVista’s integration with WebSphere Application Server allows AltaVista Software to become the user’s default technology and is accessible to any application layered onto this foundation. Within the WebSphere Portal, AltaVista Software delivers integrations, or “portlets”, to give customers, secure, single point access to content. The AltaVista Software search portlets provide an interface that supports simultaneous queries of multiple sources of information, including databases, documents, intranets and the Internet. Customers using IBM WebSphere Portal Server can now download the pre-integrated portlets. ,

Vignette Announces New Consulting & Education Services

Vignette Corp. announced the availability of new global education and consulting services to help customers successfully plan, deploy and maintain Vignette V6 and the Vignette Enterprise Application Portal. Vignette has released new Web-based training on advanced technical topics, such as Upgrading to the Vignette Content Suite V6 and Advanced JSP Programming for the Vignette Content Suite V6. Vignette also introduced a free Competency Assessment and Roadmap service to help customers and partners identify enablement needs for the entire implementation team. In addition to new education services, Vignette also now offers specialized consulting services, called Advanced Services, to customers and partners who want to enhance their Internet applications around specific business objectives. Vignette Advanced Services include Vignette Globalization Strategy Service, Vignette Portal Planning Strategy Service, Vignette Personalization Strategy Service, and Vignette Performance Service.

Requisite Launches Self-Service Content Creation & Management Tools

Requisite Technology, Inc., announced the commercial release of its factory tools and paper catalog publishing capabilities. The new eMerge content management system modules are: eMerge Content Workstation, which places Requisite’s catalog tools in the hands of procurement and e-marketplace customers who manage large volumes of product and service information, and eMerge Publishing XTension, which integrates Requisite’s electronic content management capabilities with QuarkXPress. Requisite also announced the second generation of its eMerge Contract Manager 2.0. The new version includes enhancements to build contracts, manage customized contract information, create flexible pricing models and handle complex catalog

Watchfire Partners With Interwoven

Watchfire announced that they have formed an alliance with Interwoven, Inc. The integration of Watchfire’s Website Management software and Interwoven TeamSite software allows customers to automatically scan their web content for integrity issues before going live on a site. Automating manual testing benefits customers by lowering production costs and by catching issues before they are posted to a website, reducing the need to re-edit live content. By inserting an automated compliance step into the workflow process, integrity issues can be identified and fixed early in the process. The alliance will allow enterprises to incorporate Watchfire’s Website Management software into their workflow process and analyze legacy content for issues that could impact site effectiveness and potentially expose the company to corporate risk.,

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