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Month: January 2004 (Page 1 of 6)

WebQL Internationalized Version 2.2 Available

QL2 Software released version 2.2 of WebQL, its unstructured data extraction tool. The most significant enhancements to version 2.2 involve internationalization. Specifically, WebQL version 2.2 now supports all the common international character sets – both single and multi-byte – and locale specific date and time formats. In addition to these internationalization features version 2.2 adds tools for network monitoring, Web page change detection, and XSLT support to its existing XML capabilities. A free 90-day download of WebQL version 2.2 is available to software developers.

cScape Releases CMS Wizard for Microsoft Content Management Server

cScape Strategic Internet Services Ltd released CMS Wizard for Microsoft Content Management Server, a package that builds low cost Microsoft Content Management Server enabled websites quickly. The CMS Wizard requires minimal technical skills and has been developed to create professional content managed websites from scratch within minutes. Designed specifically to plug into both Standard and Enterprise editions of Microsofts Content Management Server, the CMS Wizard contains a range of website styles designed to suit different organisational structures and comes complete with an integrated search facility. The CMS Wizard was jointly-developed by cScape and Mondosoft. cScape worked closely with Microsoft Corp in developing this product, and MS has promoted the CMS Wizard internationally to MS Partners. The CMS Wizard will retail for $1,999.99, is licensed on a per server basis and is available to purchase online.

Comergent Acquires Profile Systems

Comergent Technologies, Inc. announced its acquisition of Profile Systems, Inc., developer of product information (PIM) and inventory management solutions for business-to-business e-business. Under the terms of the agreement, Comergent Technologies has acquired all the outstanding Profile Systems shares and technology. Profile Systems employees have been retained in the West Springfield, Massachusetts office. The acquisition joins two complementary business-to-business demand chain management software solutions that help manufacturers, resellers, and distributors optimize their product data and order management lifecycles. Comergent’s acquisition of Profile Systems closed on January 5, 2004 and the former executive management team of Profile Systems has been retained.

Ecordia Announces Content Management System Targeted at Marketing Professionals

Ecordia Technologies announces the launch of Ecordia, a web-based Marketing Management System (MMS) that empowers the marketing professional with the features of an enterprise CRM system, web-based site management, and statistical reporting. Through secured web-based administration, the corporate marketing professional can have complete, real-time control over the entire website (or selected parts) without the need to involve IT resources. Ecordia shares many of the features found in enterprise level Content Management Systems (CMS) — real-time content development, publishing roles, and version rollback. Like a CMS system, Ecordia provides users with a website that they can manage in real-time from any Internet browser. But Ecordia is targeted at providing corporate marketing professionals with a CMS that supports their primary business — communicating about the company with customers.

Stellent Announces Packaged Consulting Service Offerings for Content Management

Stellent, Inc. announced the availability of five new packaged consulting service offerings for its Stellent Universal Content Management solutions. These new service offerings are provided by Stellent Consulting Services. The group is organized into three primary competency areas: Program Management and Business Analysis, Enterprise Architecture and Integration Engineering, and Application Development and Consulting. Stellent’s packaged service offerings consist of: Implementation Scoping, System Architecture Assessment and Design, Implementation Roadmap, Implementation Advisor, and Upgrade Analysis.

Ephox Updates EditLive!

Ephox introduced major enhancements to their browser-based authoring software products, EditLive! for Windows 3.0 and EditLive! for Java 3.0. With these releases, Ephox further enables non-technical users to contribute content to content management systems and other content-driven applications. EditLive! for Java 3.0 delivers a cross-platform solution across a wide range of platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Sun Solaris. Ephox is also now offering support for Apple’s new Safari browser. EditLive!’s enhanced capabilities include faster performance, cascading style sheets (CSS), and enhanced table editing. EditLive! for Java 3.0 is internationalized and available in multiple languages. An evaluation version can be downloaded. Pricing for EditLive! for Java limited user versions start at $199 and an unlimited user, single CPU license starts at $2,999. Pricing for EditLive! for Windows can be found at Ephox’s online store.

iWay’s Adapter Framework Extends IBM DB2 Information Integrator

iWay Software, an Information Builders company, announced that its Adapter Framework has been tested and approved by IBM for use with IBM DB2 Information Integrator software. iWay’s adapters add over 100 additional data sources, including packaged applications and legacy databases, to the list of sources DB2 Information Integrator can federate. The combination of DB2 Information Integrator and iWay’s Adapter Framework offers developers a solution for real-time integrated access to and analysis of all data types across disparate information systems inside and outside the enterprise. End users can now send one request to DB2 Information Integrator and seamlessly query multiple systems. For example, an end-user request for customer information might require data from relational databases, content repositories, CRM applications, and ERP systems. DB2 Information Integrator determines the optimal access plan, divides up the query, relays relevant individual source queries through the iWay Adapter Framework to various back-end systems, aggregates the responses, and returns a single answer set to the user.

CambridgeDocs Announces Linux Versions of xDoc Server

CambridgeDocs announced Linux versions of its xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS). The xDoc Content Transformation Server provides XML-based transformations of documents and content from multiple legacy source formats into XML and then publishing to desktop formats, such as Adobe PDF, HTML, and Microsoft Word documents. Linux is the first of a number of Unix platforms that will be supported by CambridgeDocs XML Content Backbone. The xCTS works with J2EE application servers, such as TomCat, EAServer, as well as with Microsoft IIS based applications. The server can be invoked on Linux using its Servlet API or its Java API. The xCTS is available immediately and pricing starts at $9,500 per server.

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