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Day: October 28, 2002 (Page 1 of 2)

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. www.gaussvip.com, www.jdedwards.com

Avid Acquires Assets of iKnowledge

Avid Technology, Inc. announced it has acquired substantially all the assets of iKnowledge, Inc., a developer of enterprise content aggregation, distribution and syndication solutions. Avid will immediately begin selling a new digital asset management and distribution offering based on the technology acquired from iKnowledge. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new addition to the Avid family is a rich-media asset management and distribution solution that helps aggregate any digital content, in its native format, from multiple sources. Customers can add business rules to manage the content – such as to which Web site to send the media and when to send it – and distribute it via any channel, from broadband to wireless, or, ultimately, to any device, including PCs, WAP phones, PDAs, and iTV. The new enterprise solution will install within existing IT infrastructures – including those based on Avid Unity for News software – to deliver content-management and distribution capabilities that integrate into production workflow. www.avid.com

Stratify Announces Discovery System 2.0 with Taxonomy Life-cycle Manager

Stratify, Inc. announced the next version of the Stratify Discovery System. The new release includes features that focus on automatically building, refining and optimizing taxonomies, consistently classifying documents with the highest degree of accuracy, and leveraging information contained in the taxonomy. In addition, the Stratify Discovery System v2.0 features a component called the Stratify Taxonomy Manager, which provides an integrated, unified interface for Total Taxonomy Lifecycle Management. The Stratify Taxonomy Manager provides a single interface that unifies all taxonomy and classification management tasks. The Taxonomy Manager enables users to easily collaborate on all taxonomy lifecycle tasks, including the ability to (1) Create Taxonomies (2) Define Classification Models (3) Test & Assess Classification Models (4) Refine and Optimize Taxonomies and Classification Models and (5) Publish Taxonomies and Classify Documents. The Discovery System supports Western European languages as well as Arabic. Stratify Discovery System v2.0 is available immediately. www.stratify.com

Inktomi Releases Enterprise Search 5.0

Inktomi Corp. announced the availability of Enterprise Search 5.0. New feature highlights include: improved relevance and query, quick summaries, spell check, and administration user interface enhancements. Inktomi Enterprise Search 5.0 is available as a standalone application and is also included in a new enterprise bundle designed specifically for large, information intensive organizations. Based on a CPU and user-based pricing model, the enterprise bundle supports indexing of an unlimited number of documents across an enterprise. The new bundle includes Inktomi Enterprise Search 5.0, Inktomi Classifier 2.0, connectors for two database servers, the Inktomi Security Module as well as full linguistic support for up to four languages. Organizations with limited document requirements can still purchase the individual products on a per-document pricing model. www.inktomi.com

Interwoven Announces Connector Suite

Interwoven, Inc. announced its Connector Suite, to aid integrations with other enterprise applications. Interwoven’s Connector Suite software gives businesses the ability to jump-start their content initiatives from building dynamic enterprise applications to simply supporting collaboration around a new project. For Web application developers, Interwoven created TeamTurbo, which enables businesses to integrate the Interwoven ECM platform with J2EE and .Net application servers. For portal application developers, Interwoven created TeamPortal connectors, which connect with portal applications. To enable enterprises to fully leverage their document storage systems, Interwoven has created connectors that connect with repositories and databases. They include: DataDeploy, which maps to any database schema; and ContentProvider, which enables enterprises to search and browse multiple repositories from a single point of entry. www.interwoven.com/solutions/connector_suite

Corel Announces XMetaLCentral

Corel Corporation announced the upcoming availability of Corel XMetaLCentral, a new server-based application that works with Corel XMetaL to manage and maintain customized XML applications. Corel XMetaLCentral is designed for organizations with tens to thousands of XML document creators and editors. When used in conjunction with Corel XMetaL, Corel XMetaLCentral deploys personalized customizations or ‘packages’ to these end users based on their identity, the content they are working with, and factors in their environment. Invisible to the end user, these packages can be versioned, rolled back, or staged for future deployment. Corel XMetaLCentral features and functionality includes: Browser based interface to manage XMetaLCentral server objects including user profiles, customizations and associated relationships and server operations; IT-defined rules for matching packages with documents and users; Integration with third-party workflow through adaptor objects; Versioning of packages for controlled deployments; Use of the enterprise network login mechanism to access services; Off-line Corel XMetaL authoring mode; and Server support for Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional and Solaris 9. Corel XMetaLCentral will be available in November 2002. www.corel.com/xmetalcentral

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. www.UniSite.com, www.canto.com

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. www.epicentric.com, www.vignette.com

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