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Month: December 2001 (Page 2 of 6)

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.,

OASIS Technical Committee to Adopt CRML

The OASIS Customer Information Quality (CIQ) Technical Committee announced that it has accepted the submission of CRML, the XML vocabulary specification that defines customer relationships. Originally developed by MSI Business Solutions Pty. Ltd., CRML provides an open, application- and vendor-independent method for describing any type of customer relationship. The OASIS CIQ Technical Committee plans to adopt CRML into its family of customer information specifications including xCIL and xNAL, which define unique customer characteristics. Under the CRML standard, a customer can be a person or an organization. CRML accommodates complex customer relationships including person-to-person, person-to-business, and business-to-business.

Adobe Announces Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0. The new product provides a centralized, server-based solution for high-volume Adobe PostScript to Adobe PDF file conversion. Distiller Server 5.0 gives IT and creative professionals greater control over large-scale Adobe PDF creation through enhanced document security options, sophisticated font and language support, tools for simplified administration, and support for XML. IT professionals who incorporate Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 as part of document management systems benefit from improved support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, granular file security options, and support for XML metadata. Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 is expected to ship by the end of January 2002 in English, French, German, and Japanese versions for Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 5 or 6, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and in English for Sun Solaris 2.6, 7 and 8, and Red Hat Linux 6.x and 7.1. The product will be offered in 100-user and unlimited-user versions. Pricing for 100 users will begin at an estimated street price of US$5,000, with licensing pricing for larger purchases as low as US$4,250. Pricing for unlimited users will begin at an estimated street price of US$15,000, with licensing pricing as low as US$12,750. Customers who purchase Acrobat Distiller Server 4.0 between Nov. 15, 2001 and 90 days of today’s announcement will be eligible for a free upgrade to Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0.

Cytura Announces Partnership With Garcia Media

Cytura Corporation announced a partnership with Garcia Media. As part of the partnership, Garcia Media has selected Contenuity V4 as the technology base for its Internet offerings. With Contenuity V4, Garcia Media can narrow the technology learning curve associated with the transition of information from print to online and minimize the financial investments required. Garcia Media will also use Contenuity V4 to deploy its own Web site by early 2002.,

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