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Month: August 2003 (Page 1 of 5)

Endeca Teams with Basis on Multilingual Search Solutions

Basis Technology and Endeca announced that Endeca will incorporate Basis Technology’s Rosette Language Analyzers into their software for commerce and enterprise search, Endeca InFront and Endeca ProFind. The combination of the two companies’ products and expertise will give Endeca’s multinational customers new multilingual features, and it opens new government and commercial markets for the company’s products. Endeca’s enterprise search offering, Endeca ProFind, features advanced search and Guided Navigation and is able to handle both structured and unstructured information for access to all types of enterprise data and documents residing across a wide variety of repositories. The Rosette Language Analyzers are part of the Rosette Globalization Platform, Basis Technology’s suite of interoperable products designed for applications that analyze and process all the world’s languages. www.basistech.com, www.endeca.com

Open Text Acquiring Gauss

Open Text Corporation and Gauss Interprise announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Text will acquire the common shares of Gauss for cash by way of agreement with certain of the shareholders, who will hold 73 percent of the shares at closing after conversion of indebtedness and a tender offer for the balance of the shares. Total cash consideration for the shares is expected to be approximately US $11 million. Open Text expects that the transaction will close, subject to certain conditions, in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 04 (the quarter ending December, 2003). Together, the companies will present a combination in the market for enterprise content management (ECM) software, with Gauss adding its Web content management, and business process management solutions to Open Text’s Livelink suite and its integrated collaboration and content management capabilities. Gauss’ IDOM product line extends Open Text’s IDOM offerings, which are designed to apply business processes to the unstructured content companies maintain in Livelink to improve collaboration. Gauss also extends Open Text’s ERP connectors by adding J.D. Edwards and a variety of ERP applications on IBM AS/400 systems to existing connectors for PeopleSoft. www.gaussvip.com, www.opentext.com

Hummingbird to Resell RedDot CMS

Hummingbird Ltd. announced that it is extending its strategic technology alliance with RedDot Solutions. Hummingbird will resell and distribute the RedDot Content Management Server (CMS), providing customers with integrated Web Content Management (WCM) capabilities to complement the Hummingbird Enterprise document management and portal technologies. In early 2003, RedDot released CMS 5.0 featuring enhanced integration of the Hummingbird document management technologies. As a result, many organizations have become mutual customers of RedDot and Hummingbird to leverage the synchronization between the two products, shared repositories and bi-directional mapping of metadata. www.reddot.com, www.hummingbird.com

Vignette Enhances Portal Functionality

Vignette Corp. announced enhancements to its flagship portal product, Vignette Application Portal, including enhanced team collaboration functionality that enables customers to participate in information-sharing and persistent collaboration environments within their organizations. Part of the Vignette V7 family of products, the Vignette Application Portal now includes out-of-the-box functionality that allows organizations to take advantage of interactive work spaces in portal environments for use within and between organizations. Enhanced features include Collaborative portal sites, Document-sharing capabilities, Productivity portlets, Enhanced searching, and Unified management of multiple portals and collaborative work spaces. Vignette Application Portal 4.5 is available and shipping to customers. Pricing for Vignette Application Portal begins at $50,000. www.vignette.com

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