FileNet Corporation announced the availability of its FileNet P8 product architecture. The P8 architecture is designed to provide enterprise-level scalability and flexibility and combines the capabilities of FileNet’s Panagon platform, Acenza application framework and its Brightspire eBusiness framework and Business Process Management technology into a unified ECM platform. Additionally, the FileNet P8 architecture utilizes a single repository, single user experience, and a single API set for developers. The FileNet P8 architecture features four pre-packaged suites: Business Process Manager, Content Manager, Web Content Manager, and Image Manager. P8 operates in Java and Microsoft environments and with SQL server and Oracle. Support for DB2 is planned. The architecture is integrated with BEA’s WebLogic and IBM’s Websphere. FileNet P8 also integrates to the customer’s portal of choice, including BEA, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, Plumtree and Siebel immediately. P8 architecture is available now. Enterprise configuration price points start at $125K to $420K USD. www.filenet.com
Altio Inc. announced a strategic relationship with Sun Microsystems, Inc. that will include the worldwide bundling of the AltioLive Portlet Edition with the Sun ONE Portal Server, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2003. AltioLive Portlet Edition, an XML and Java technology-based development environment, allows Sun ONE Portal Server customers to create and deploy interactive portlets and “process portals.” The relationship provides a portal solution that will allow Sun customers to build ‘process portals.’ Such portals let users combine data or services from different systems into coordinated processes, offering business process management from within the portal interface and shielding users from the complexity of back-end systems. The AltioLive platform also supports the Sun ONE Application Server enabling companies to develop and deploy rich enterprise business applications outside of the portal, running in any browser or personal device that later can be easily tied to portlets built with AltioLive. www.altio.com/sunone
Interwoven, Inc. announced it has launched the Interwoven CyberSchool to deliver personalized online training and certification programs to customers as well as consulting, ISV, and strategic partners worldwide. The CyberSchool allows individuals to take part in custom-built training and certification classes. With Docent’s solution at the core of Interwoven’s CyberSchool, the company has made it much easier for trainees to acquire content management skills and knowledge through easier enrollment and tracking of certification programs. Previously, Interwoven’s non-instructor led training was conducted primarily by a CD-ROM offering. The CyberSchool enhances current Interwoven training to reach an international customer base across multiple time zones. Interwoven CyberSchool is powered by the Docent Learning Management Server (LMS) module in conjunction with Interwoven TeamSite software. www.interwoven.com/training/cyberschool, www.docent.com
BEA Systems, Inc. announced the availability of RightStart for Liquid Data, a new worldwide professional services offering that can help accelerate and optimize the effectiveness of deployments on BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic. The three-week service program is designed to provide customers with on-site product training, product installation, and configuration services at a fixed price. BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic can provide integrated views of enterprise information from any data source, including databases, XML files, Web applications, and ERP systems. These logical views of information are reusable, and they can quickly aggregate the latest real-time information from both inside and outside large organizations. BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic is available from www.bea.com as an add-on to BEA WebLogic Platform 7.0, BEA WebLogic Server 7.0, BEA WebLogic Integration 7.0 and BEA WebLogic Portal 7.0. www.bea.com
Antarctica Systems Inc. announced the availability of Visual Net 3.0. This release provides users with more control over how they view and navigate large information repositories, enabling users to ask better questions of their data. Key to the delivery of these new capabilities has been the integration of Macromedia Flash. Visual Net 3.0 builds on existing search and retrieval capabilities to include an early warning system providing a proactive approach to managing business activity data. Antarctica is now targeting new markets, in particular, business intelligence (BI). New Capabilities with Visual Net 3.0 include the ability to configure the Visual Net interface using color, shape and size, the Macromedia Flash interface, and filtering capabilities to allow users to drive their browsing experience based on any selection of data fields, for fast ad hoc querying, exploration and trend identification. Visual Net 3.0 integrates with existing infrastructure to exploit the investments that enterprises have already made in search and BI technology. Visual Net 3.0 is available immediately.