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Day: June 16, 2002

GE Global eXchange Services & Poet to Provide Hosted Catalog Management

GE Global eXchange Services and Poet Software announced that they will team to provide hosted catalog management services to Global 1000 companies. The services are designed to allow buying organizations to lower procurement cycle times and reduce overhead costs associated with managing supplier catalogs. Poet will provide content management software, called eSupplierWeb, that allows a buying organization to import supplier catalog content, cleanse the data, apply classification and custom pricing, and then load the data into its procurement systems in the appropriate data format. GE Global eXchange Services (GXS) will provide software hosting services, as well as project planning and management, testing, training and ongoing technical support. The hosted services are compatible with all major electronic catalog data exchange formats, as well as major e-procurement, supply chain network and marketplace platforms.

Plumtree Releases Gadget Suite for Lotus Collaboration

Plumtree Software announced the general availability of the Enterprise Class Gadget Suite for Lotus Collaboration, which integrates capabilities from Lotus Sametime and Lotus QuickPlace into the Plumtree Corporate Portal. The Gadget Suite allows portal users to share documents, schedule projects and send instant messages within the same environment they use to interact with information and applications from across the enterprise. The Enterprise Class Gadget Web Service for Lotus QuickPlace displays a list of all QuickPlace workspace to which a user belongs. Users enter a QuickPlace from the portal, where they can collaborate through documents and discussions, and manage calendars and task lists. Portal users can select different views to display discussions, documents and folders, calendars, and tasks, and they can create new items from the Gadget Web Service. Plumtree has also lets users to set priorities on documents from within the portal.

Percussion Announces Rhythmyx Content Manager V4.5

Percussion Software announced Rhythmyx Content Manager V4.5. Rhythmyx V4.5 is based on a SOAP architecture that allows for enterprise application integration and enables authors to use their existing content creation tools (like Microsoft Word) that can now dynamically interact with the Rhythmyx server. It also enables integration with external repositories such as portals, application servers and other asset management systems. Other new features include: Content Services, Publishing Services, Site Explorer, Support for Content Contributor Groups, and a new Graphical Interface for Content Editor Engine. Rhythmyx V4.5 will also offer administration enhancements to the Publishing Engine, Sybase and UDB Support for Rhythmyx Repositories and LDAP Group Support. Percussion’s Rhythmyx Content Manager V4.5 supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Solaris platforms.

Authentica Introduces Content Security Server

Authentica, Inc. has expanded its product line with the introduction of the Authentica Content Security Server, an enterprise application for securely delivering or persistently protecting e-mail and documents whether they are shared internally or between companies. The Authentica Content Security Server enables enterprises to apply the appropriate level of content security using two protection levels on a case-by-case basis: Secure Delivery for point-to-point information security, and Secure Content for continuous protection and lifecycle control of content after delivery. Secure Content incorporates Authentica’s Active Rights Management technology for after delivery security and lifecycle control of messages and documents. The sender always retains control over the recipient’s ability to forward, print and copy, and can recall or expire that information at anytime after delivery. Authentica Content Security Server is available immediately. Pricing is based on concurrent users and server configuration and starts at $32,500.

Documentum Releases Content Distribution Services

Documentum announced the availability of Content Distribution Services (CDS). Based on the technology from Boxcar Software that Documentum acquired in the first quarter of this year, CDS extends the Documentum platform by automating and controlling the distribution of enterprise content to any number of subscribers, including customers, distributors, affiliates, marketplaces and business partners. CDS, which is completely integrated with the Documentum ECM platform, enables companies to create any type of content offering and automatically distribute it, to any destination, using any transport protocol. Using CDS, the content distributor can allow recipients to subscribe to content through an offers-based model and set the method of content delivery, including scheduled, events-based or on demand. CDS is fully integrated with the Documentum platform.

Merant Launches Collage

Merant announced the availability of Merant Collage, an enterprise content management solution for application-driven Web sites. Merant Collage’s integration with software configuration management (SCM) tools, including the MERANT PVCS product family, provides a collaborative environment for the application developers and the Web design team to build Web applications and dynamic Web sites. New features and functionality include: task management with workflow control, auditing and reporting, content contribution editor and templating, automatic notification, and integration with PVCS Dimensions and Version Manager. Merant Collage is available now.

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