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Day: March 14, 2004

Vignette Unveils Employee Portal Applications with Full JSR 168 Support

Vignette Corp. announced the general availability of Vignette Application Portal 7.0, with added capabilities including increased internationalization support, support for users with disabilities and broad platform support. Vignette Application Portal 7.0 is immediately available for trial evaluation purposes at no charge. In addition, Vignette offers plug-ins for Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), which give software developers a way to develop JSR 168 portlets within their IDE of choice and deploy them within Vignette Application Portal. Vignette Application Portal 7.0 has been certified by Vignette on the Sun Microsystem Test and Compatibility Kit (TCK) for compliance with the recently adopted JSR 168 portlet interoperability standard, and customers can leverage existing portlets designed for other vendors’ JSR 168-compliant portals. In addition, Vignette Application Portal now provides support for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508. Vignette Application Portal 7.0, which has been verified for compliance using the federal government’s Voluntary Product Assessment Test (VPAT), allows disabled administrators to easily manage portal sites. Licensing costs begin at $75,000. www.vignette.com

RenderX & Rascal Announce Partnership to Help Users with XML to PDF Publishing

RenderX, Inc. and Rascal Software announced a strategic alliance where Rascal will be extending the functionality of their products to include high-quality print and PDF output using the RenderX XEP Rendering Engine. Rascal Software has embedded RenderX’s XEP product into Veredus, Rascal’s XML-based single-source authoring solution. Veredus, designed for documentation professionals, is an authoring tool for creating complete documentation projects. Veredus customers will be able to create PDF and print output through the embedded XEP software. XEP converts XML documents into a printable form (PDF or PostScript) by applying XSL Formatting Objects styling. XEP is written in Java and supports programming interfaces for XML processing, allowing it to be integrated into such applications as Veredus. www.rascalsoftware.com, www.renderx.com

Vasont Joins Gilbane Content Technology Works Program as General Partner

Vasont Systems announced that it has joined forces with the Gilbane Report as a general partner of the Gilbane Content Technology Works Program, an industry initiative designed to develop and share content technology best practices and success stories. Vasont Systems brings to the program in-depth content management insight and examples based on more than a decade of experience in working with Fortune 1000 companies from a variety of industries. During the Gilbane Conference on Content Management on March 24-26, 2004, Vasont Systems will be exhibiting and Bret Freeman, Vasont Systems Field Support Manager, will be a speaker on the “One Minute with a CMS Vendor” panel. www.vasont.com

Smartwebs Introduces Workflow into Web Content Management Products

Smartwebs announced a significant upgrade to its workflow system across all of the company’s Web content management products. The new workflow system now allows businesses to ensure a further layer of accuracy and accountability by requiring the review and approval of Web content before it is published to a company Web site or Intranet. This advanced workflow feature utilizes multiple levels of user roles for content creation and content approval. Smartwebs’ upgraded workflow system features an email notification to alert designated approvers of pending requests, and a content history feature which automatically creates an audit trail for accountability and compliance. www.smartwebs.com