Endeca announced the availability of new Manufacturing & Distribution Search Solutions, a combination of information retrieval applications, services and expertise. The new Endeca solutions help people can find parts and products knowing only limited information, such as attributes, dimensions or fragmentary knowledge of what they need. Whether an engineer searching for the best part to include in a new design or a customer looking for product information on a manufacturer’s website, Endeca’s search and Guided Navigation helps employees and customers find what they are looking for. The Endeca Product Data Navigator combines search and browse into a single integrated function, giving users the ability to find products, parts, components and related information through a web-based interface. With the Endeca Product Data Navigator, pre-built content adapters can combine data from multiple systems, like PLM, ERP and any other information repository to create an integrated view of data from multiple silos. http://www.endeca.com
IBM announced new software and investments in research and development to help customers and developers leverage information on demand by integrating, analyzing and managing their business data, no matter where it is stored. The offerings include new technologies and assets immediately incorporated into IBM’s portfolio following completion of the acquisition of Ascential Software. The software technologies and investments unveiled include: expanded IBM information integration product roadmap that features the next generation WebSphere Data Integration Suite (code-named “Hawk” by Ascential) – IBM plans to deliver the “Hawk” software platform to customers this year, as part of the company’s next generation WebSphere Information Integration solutions portfolio; expansion of worldwide information integration research and development resources to accelerate the delivery of information integration software; and introduction of a new Federated Records Management software solution for automated electronic records management across the enterprise. An open customer beta test program of the WebSphere Data Integration Suite will be launched in the second quarter of 2005. http://www.ibm.com/software/data
TRADOS Inc. announced the availability of its second-generation release of TRADOS Language Server for Documentum, a solution to tie together content globalization with EMC Documentum, an enterprise content management (ECM) platform. The integrated solution enables companies who are already using EMC Documentum as their ECM platform, to globalize their content within their existing business processes. TRADOS Language Server provides customers with opportunities for revenue growth by delivering their product content to more countries in a larger number of languages. http://www.documentum.com/app_portfolio,
PureEdge Solutions Inc. and Open Text Corporation announced they are partnering to deliver new solutions that will help large organizations streamline and improve complex processes that require electronic forms. Open Text will utilize the PureEdge 8x XML solution to extend e-forms capabilities in its Livelink ECM Solutions. A key target for the new solutions will be large government agencies, in addition to major corporations in the financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Livelink ECM Solutions unify information and complex processes, while allowing the people involved in those processes to collaborate in real time. By using PureEdge XML e-forms with Livelink, customers will be able to accelerate their e-forms implementation. http://www.opentext.com, http://www.pureedge.com
Fractal:Edge announced that Innodata Isogen has become a strategic alliance partner. The alliance will give Innodata Isogen’s clients the opportunity to take advantage of Fractal:Edge’s Fractal Maps in order to unlock the potential of their data. Fractal:Edge solutions allow visualisation, navigation and query of large data sources and are suited to content management.