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Month: October 2003 (Page 1 of 6)

webMethods Announces Introductory Portal Pricing

webMethods, Inc. announced special introductory offerings of webMethods Portal to help customers move strategic portal projects into production. The special promotions, which are expected to remain in effect until March 31, 2004, are designed to remove cost barriers that may inhibit companies from expediting their portal projects. The first offering, called webMethods Portal Quick Start, includes a license for an unlimited number of users and 80 hours of webMethods professional services for deployment at $175,000 per project. The second offering is an introductory offering of webMethods Portal for $25,000 per server, which represents a 50 percent savings. Both offers are available for North America pricing only. www.webmethods.com

FormScape Announces FormScape V3

FormScape announced the next generation of its document management product suite – FormScape V3, a single source for multi-channel document management and distribution capabilities. With enhancements including automated failover and logging for reliability, faster database performance for complex high-volume production systems, broader integration across systems, expanded XML support, and new user interfaces and objects, FormScape V3 delivers a lower total cost of ownership. FormScape V3 is sold exclusively through a network of more than 50 channel partners world wide. FormScape V3 is immediately available world wide. www.formscape.com

ActiveState Announces Visual XSLT 2.0 for Studio .NET 2003 & ‘Whidbey’

ActiveState announced the release of Visual XSLT 2.0. Visual XSLT now ships with ActiveState’s debugger, enabling developers to test XSLT code embedded in other applications or libraries built for the Microsoft .NET Framework without the need for special instrumentation or access to source code. Also new, the Visual Schema Mapper allows programmers to build transformations of XML files in a drag-and-drop interface, without writing code or employing XML schemas. In addition, Visual XSLT will support Microsoft’s next major version of Visual Studio .NET, code named “Whidbey”. ActiveState Visual XSLT combines the familiar Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 integrated development environment with XSLT-specific debugging and editing features and an interactive tool for building and testing XPath expressions. Visual XSLT licenses are $295. The program is also offered as part of the ActiveState Open Source Language Suite for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 – a bundle of Visual Perl, Visual Python, and Visual XSLT-for $495. Upgrades are $99.95 for current users. www.ActiveState.com

Adobe InCopy CS Available

Adobe Systems Incorporated shipped Adobe InCopy CS, a full-version upgrade to the professional writing and editing program that integrates tightly with Adobe InDesign CS and the new Adobe Creative Suite. InCopy CS has a new editorial workflow technology that allows writers, editors, and designers to work simultaneously on the same InDesign CS document, InCopy CS streamlines editorial revision and review cycles, reducing the amount of time it takes to get a publication to press. Previously only available through systems integrators and third-party developers servicing large publishing enterprises, Adobe InCopy CS will now also be sold directly from the Adobe store. In-line notes and change tracking tools let editors review and collaborate more closely, while support for XML allows InCopy CS to integrate into cross-media publishing workflows. InCopy CS for Mac OS X version 10.2, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Windows XP is available in the United States and Canada for an estimated street price of US $249 for all platforms. InCopy will also be available through Adobe-authorized system integrators. www.adobe.com

Factiva & Verity Partner

Factiva and Verity Inc. announced an agreement to integrate a set of Factiva’s industry-specific taxonomies with Verity’s intellectual capital management software, K2 Enterprise. In addition, customers can gain access to Factiva’s collection of nearly 8,000 content sources. Factiva will offer its content and taxonomy expertise, including strategy and implementation adaptable to the specific needs and rules of an organization – for use with Verity’s intellectual capital management solution, K2 Enterprise. Factiva will offer its general business taxonomy for companies, industries, regions and subjects, as well as its recently announced specialized pharmaceutical and healthcare taxonomy. Factiva Client Solutions, including its taxonomy specialists, will now be available to assist with Verity implementations. www.factiva.com, www.verity.com

OpenLink Software Delivers Virtuoso 3.2

OpenLink Software, Inc. announced Virtuoso Universal Server 3.2 the latest edition of its cross platform Virtual Database for SQL, XML, and Web Services. The new release builds on prior .NET CLR integration functionality across both the Microsoft and Mono variants of .NET CLR and associated Frameworks, on all Mono-supported platforms, including Microsoft Windows. Virtuoso 3.2 also includes new XML data types; SQLX-compliant SQL-to-XML functionality; XML for Analysis; Weblog Engine Services; and additional Web Services protocol stack implementations, such as WS-Security and WS-Routing. Virtuoso also provides access to heterogeneous data sources — Databases, XML and other documents, and Web Services through XML, XQuery, XPath, SQL, ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, and ADO.NET. It integrates with .NET, Mono, and J2EE, enabling the creation and hosting of WSDL- compliant XML Web Services, Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers, and User Defined Types, written in Java or any .NET bound language. Virtuoso 3.2 is now available. www.openlinksw.com

Pindar Systems Integrates Cape Clear’s Web Services Capability

Cape Clear Software announced that Pindar Systems is adding Web Services capability to Agility, its multi-channel content management platform. The addition of Web Services will enable Pindar Systems’ customers to simplify the integration of their various sources of content with the Agility platform. The new Web Services functionality is being added through the Cape Clear Web Services platform. www.pindarsystems.com, www.capeclear.com

Hitachi Data Systems & IXOS Partner

Hitachi Data Systems and IXOS Software AG announced a worldwide software development and distribution agreement. Hitachi Data Systems will provide IXOS’ archiving and enterprise content management software to its customers and will integrate IXOS’ products into Hitachi’s storage management software suite. The first result of this relationship is Hitachi Data Systems’ new e-mail archiving solutions, also introduced. Delivered by Hitachi Data Systems’ Global Solutions Services division and powered by IXOS-eCONserver software, e-mail archiving is available in two versions: Message Archive for Compliance, and Message Archive for E-Mail. IXOS’ software will provide Hitachi Data Systems with the ability to associate meta data with stored content, enabling content to be located and retrieved based on standard document attributes, regardless of location. These attributes can include creation date, author, recipient, subject or indexed terms in a document. www.hds.com, www.ixos.com

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