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Day: May 4, 2004

Arbortext Ships Arbortext 5.0

Arbortext, Inc. announced it is shipping Arbortext 5.0, its latest product release that expands the publishing software suite’s functionality and ease of use. Arbortext 5.0 features four major new products and many enhancements, including: Styler, a new development tool that allows designers to create stylesheets to drive automated publishing from a “single source of style” to print, PDF, Web, HTML Help, and wireless devices; Contributor, a Web-based XML editor that runs in a browser and requires no desktop installation. Contributor provides simplified XML editing; Companion, an add-in for Microsoft Word 2003, Companion simplifies the development of XML authoring applications for Word; and DCAM, an optional component of Arbortext’s E3 publishing server that lets authors create and manage the hundreds or thousands of inter-document and intra-document links that typically exist in a large collection of information, and it supports the publishing of dynamic documents that contain links.

Ricoh Introduces GlobalScan Frameworks for Documentum & Interwoven Worksite

Ricoh Corporation introduced GlobalScan frameworks for Documentum and Interwoven Worksite for use with existing Ricoh Aficio Multifunctional Products (MFPs). Using Ricoh’s Aficio MFP combined with GlobalScan Sever software and the framework to Documentum, paper-based documents can be scanned for delivery to the Documentum doc-base. By combining Ricoh MFPs, GlobalScan and the Interwoven WorkSite frameworks, users can convert paper documents into a variety of file formats including PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. They can then distribute electronic files directly to worksite databases with a single scan.

SchemaLogic & Meta Integration Technology in Agreement

SchemaLogic and Meta Integration Technology announced they have formed a technology alliance where SchemaLogic customers will be able to utilize over 50 additional adaptors to create a shared, cross-system, “active” metadata repository. Meta Integration Model Bridge connects to databases or information models from IBM, Oracle, Sybase, SAS, Business Objects, IBM Rational, Computer Associates, OMG and W3C. SchemaLogic provides a framework for shared metadata based on an active repository, a unified information model, collaborative change management with impact analysis, notification and approval, plus the synchronization of approved changes to subscribing systems using XML, SOAP and Web Services. This provides a holistic view of information assets including content, data and XML: who is responsible for each asset, how they’re organized (structure and semantics) and the relationships among them. Information architects, database analysts, content system managers and developers can see and control metadata definitions, taxonomies, hierarchical lists and vocabularies in one repository, available throughout the enterprise.,


Centra Unveils Version 7.1

Centra Software, Inc. announced a series of enhancements to its core software platform, Centra 7. Centra 7 version 7.1 features greater integration for contextual collaboration with Microsoft Office, provides integration with Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN), streamlined pre- and post-meeting attendance and management capabilities, enhanced Knowledge Center reporting, increased enterprise-class administration features and enhanced branding capabilities. Created to support Centra’s four solution sets, Enterprise Application Rollouts, Sales Effectiveness, Collaborative Learning and Customer Acquisition, Centra 7 version 7.1 lets users monitor the progress of application training programs, facilitates project team meetings and provides a way for sales people to conduct customer meetings and online demonstrations. High-touch events like Centra-powered online Web seminars are now easier to setup, attend and record. Centra 7 version 7.1 makes it easier for learners to build their own blended learning programs.

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