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Day: August 15, 2004

Interwoven Acquires Assets from Records Management Firm

Interwoven, Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Software Intelligence, Inc., a provider of records management (RM) systems. Software Intelligence’s RM product will be renamed Interwoven Records Manager, and will enable companies to manage paper documents, electronic documents and e-mail under a single unified records system. Interwoven purchased the assets of Software Intelligence for approximately $2 million in cash and stock. Interwoven Records Manager will initially be integrated with Interwoven WorkSite, the company’s document management and collaboration solution. Enterprises will be able to establish and implement a single, coordinated management and retention strategy for records across all types of media, including paper, e-mail, scanned images and electronic documents, at the client, project, folder or box level, in their original context. The solution gives end users ways to access and manage both electronic and paper files from a single interface in the context of their work. Retention policies can be assigned automatically based on client and project with no additional action or classification required. www.interwoven.com

ClearForest Releases Text Analytics 6.0 Platform

ClearForest Corp. announced availability of its Text Analytics 6.0 platform to enable organizations to analyze unstructured text and enterprise data simultaneously. New developments include system management software, an administrative dashboard, upgrades to development tools and integrated extraction-categorization capabilities. Release 6.0 may be deployed as a stand-alone analytic application supporting specific queries, visual analytics and reports, or fully integrated within an existing Business Intelligence system such as those offered by Cognos or Business Objects. Examples of unstructured text sources include web-based news articles or research as well as other electronic formats such as emails, PDF, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint. The ClearForest Product Suite includes: ClearForest Tags for tagging and categorization of text, ClearForest Industry Modules and ClearForest Analytics designed for text analysis to add to organizations’ existing business intelligence tools. www.clearforest.com

Snapbridge Introduces FDX Cross Media Server Family of Multi-Channel Publishing Solutions

Snapbridge Software unveiled FDX Cross Media Server, a multi-platform application family to improve workflow between writers, editors and production groups and reduce and complexity of archiving and repurposing newspaper and magazine content. FDX Cross Media Server integrates disparate data sources and different content formats to simplify and accelerate information assembly and delivery across multiple channels, including print, broadcast, web and wireless. FDX Cross Media Server employs Federated Data eXchange (FDX) technology, which leverages XML and Java. FDX Cross Media Server uses a browser-based interface and allows typical desktop applications to seamlessly link different types of content – text, images, PDF, and native support for XML formats including Adobe’s XMP, DocBook and NITF. FDX Search and Archive Engine, the first available product in the family, provides a central repository for creating and archiving editorial content. The browser-based system lets unlimited users from any publishing group easily access and work with content and images from otherwise incompatible systems, applications and formats used to publish various newspapers and magazines. The repository supports WebDAV, and full-text Boolean searches with advanced filtering. www.snapbridge.com

Macromedia Web Publishing System, Contribute 3, & FlashPaper 2 Now Available

Macromedia announced the immediate availability of the Macromedia Web Publishing System, Macromedia Contribute 3, and Macromedia FlashPaper 2. The Web Publishing System (WPS) enables tens, hundreds, or thousands of content contributors to publish websites for internal and external communications using Macromedia Studio MX 2004, Contribute 3, FlashPaper 2, and Contribute Publishing Services. The Macromedia Web Publishing System, Contribute 3, and FlashPaper 2 are all available for immediate download in English from the Macromedia Online Store. Web Publishing System pricing is based on the number of business users who will use the system, with business packs that include one full developer seat with Studio MX 2004 for every ten business user seats. Pricing is $2,499 for the starter 10-pack, $12,495 for the 50-pack, $24,990 for the 100-pack, and single seats are available for $229. Current Contribute users can upgrade to a Web Publishing System seat for $109. Contribute 3 pricing is $79 for upgrades, $149 for new users, and $699 for a Contribute six-pack. Standalone FlashPaper 2 pricing for Windows only is $79 for one seat and $699 for a 10-pack. FlashPaper 2 also ships with every version of Contribute 3 on both Mac and Windows. Volume discounts and government, non-profit, and education licensing is also available. www.macromedia.com

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