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Month: October 2002 (Page 1 of 9)

WebWare to Integrate with Interwoven 5

WebWare Corporation announced an integration to Interwoven 5. The integrated Interwoven Solution for Media Asset Management (MAM) will enable enterprises to access their rich media assets within e-business initiatives managed by Interwoven 5, such as enterprise portals, corporate intranets, and external web properties. The connector to Interwoven 5 enables Interwoven users within the TeamSite environment to search, thumbnail, preview, transform and aggregate rich media assets into their Interwoven managed content. Interflow and WebWare engineers jointly developed the system extension that allows Interwoven users to directly access rich media and video files from Interwoven’s TeamSite application.,,

Interwoven & MediaBin Integrate Solutions

Interwoven Inc. and MediaBin Inc. announced they have signed an agreement integrating MediaBin Asset Manager with the Interwoven 5 platform via a MediaBin connector. The connector was developed in collaboration with Interflow Systems Consulting. Using the solution, business users can now search from within the Interwoven software environment to discover, preview visually, transform, and utilize rich media assets stored in MediaBin.,,

FAST Supporting XHTML and CSS

Fast Search & Transfer announced that, its search technology showcase, is fully adopting XHTML and CSS. In doing so, AlltheWeb is now faster to load and can be displayed consistently across a wider range of Web browsers and browser platforms. In addition, these new standards provide a future opportunity for AlltheWeb users to perform their searches on platforms such as mobile phones, PDAs, among others. FAST has also revealed several new “skins” for AlltheWeb, enabling users to personalize the look and feel of AlltheWeb. An assortment of skins have been created through AlltheWeb Alchemist, a tool FAST unveiled earlier this year, allowing technically-minded users to develop customized views of Web, multimedia, news and categorized search results from AlltheWeb via CSS. FAST plans to continually experiment and add newer skins to AlltheWeb’s skins gallery as end users submit them.

Gauss Becomes J.D. Edwards Partner

Gauss announced that the company has passed all requirements to become a J.D. Edwards Certified Interface Alliance Partner. This certification confirms that J.D. Edwards has formally tested and approved the functionality of the published interfaces between Gauss’ ECM suite, VIP Enterprise, and J.D. Edwards 5, OneWorld Xe, and WorldSoftware applications. The integration utilizes J.D. Edwards-published interfaces, including screen capture, hot keys, and user defined menus. This allows end-users to continue using their familiar J.D. Edwards applications to access and automate two-way exchanges of information with supporting documents and workflow processes. The combined solution has applicability across a wide variety of line-of-business operations such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Order Processing, Human Resource Planning, Payroll and Procurement.,

FileNET Releases New Capture Products

FileNET Corporation announced general availability of Capture Professional 4.0 and Capture Desktop 4.0. The primary content capture capability for all FileNET ECM solutions. FileNET’s Capture products enable customers to acquire and index both electronic and paper-based content, and distribute and manage this content based on an organization’s business needs. New features in Capture 4.0 includes TWAIN Scanner support and enhanced reporting functionality as well as OCR for automated indexing and conversion to PDF functionality provided by Scansoft. Capture Desktop 4.0 and Capture Professional 4.0 are available now. Pricing starts at $2,000 per Capture scan station.

Inxight Acquires Assets of WhizBang! Labs

Inxight Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired the technology assets of WhizBang! Labs, Inc. The WhizBang! Labs technology adds important functionality to Inxight’s solutions, tapping into multiple, disparate data sources to extract and present key information in the form of “facts.” For example, the technology can automatically crawl a company’s external Web site, accessing dynamically generated pages, classify those pages according to type (contains company address, management bios, etc.), extract the key entities (in the case of management bios, person name, title, previous companies worked for) and associate those entities into a database record. In 2003 Inxight will incorporate the WhizBang! Labs fact extraction technology into Inxight SmartDiscovery, the company’s solution for automating the discovery and retrieval of unstructured text data. This enhancement, coupled with its existing features that include taxonomy management, enterprise-class categorization and a guided information retrieval environment, will enhance their Unstructured Data Management solution. Inxight will also evaluate software-licensing opportunities for the WhizBang! Labs technology.

Vignette to Acquire Epicentric

Vignette Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Epicentric Inc. Vignette will pay up to $32 million in cash and restricted stock for Epicentric. Shareholders representing a majority of the Epicentric shares have agreed to vote in favor of and have executed voting agreements approving the transaction. The acquisition is expected to close in December. With the acquisition, Vignette will increase its customer base by approximately 250 in industries ranging from energy and financial services to healthcare and telecommunications. Vignette will integrate Epicentric’s portal technologies with its content management solution, enabling customers to work with a single vendor to build and deploy business applications for the Web. The Epicentric acquisition will enhance the Vignette foundation with a number of portal-based services such as security, central role management, presentation management and targeted content delivery. The combined products also will offer the ability to use and manage content where it lives, regardless of its format or repository. Full Epicentric support for Vignette V7 is slated for the first quarter of 2003.,

Canto & UniSite Combine Digital Asset and Content Management

UniSite Software and Canto Software, Inc., announced an alliance to provide an integrated solution to clients faced with the challenge of managing Web content and digital assets. Enterprises, in both the private and public sectors, will be able to seamlessly access their digital assets stored in Cumulus Workgroup or Enterprise Edition from within UniSites Web content management system. The combination of these applications unites Cumulus metadata-rich asset repository with UniSites Content Manager workflow-based collaboration application for easily publishing content to Web.,

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