Ricoh Corporation introduced enhancements to DocumentMall, a Web-based solution that enables corporations to store, manage and share files through the Internet. The upgrades to this on-demand document management and collaboration software service enable DocumentMall to meet the needs of a wider range of customers, from the high-volume customer to the casual customer. Ricoh has integrated the Upload Agent, a high volume input solution that automates the process of getting documents into DocumentMall. The Upload Agent is a client application that accepts scanned documents and indexing data (XML metadata) from third-party capture solutions and delivers them via a secure HTTPS connection to a DocumentMall account. Upload Agent runs as a scheduled service so uploads can be processed during non-peak hours when network traffic is light. There are no limits on the file size when using DocumentMall’s Upload Agent. Ricoh also announced that Upload Agent integrations are now available for InputAccel and InputAccel Express from Captiva Software Corporation, GobyCapture from DocuLex, and Ascent Capture from Kofax. Ricoh has enhanced DocumentMall’s integrated Barcode Service with improvements to the usability of the user-interface and the incorporation of security upgrades via user access controls. Ricoh has also begun implementing BS7799 Part 2 (ISO 17799), a standard specification for an information security management system (ISMS). http://www.ricoh-usa.com
Ipedo announced the signing of a technology partnership with Business Objects. Ipedo will join the Business Objects Technology Partner Program and the two companies will engage in joint sales, marketing and development activities. Ipedo will support BusinessObjects XI, Crystal Reports XI, and BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI, giving Business Objects customers integration capabilities that will unify distributed data sources and allow the addition of new data sources into existing applications. The Ipedo XIP platform brings EII capabilities to Business Objects customers, including cost-based query optimization, visual data source discovery, and rule processing on inbound data flows. Ipedo XIP complements the extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities of BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI by providing real-time data gathering and cross-source data combinations. Ipedo XIP leverages SQL and XML Query to integrate and manage information from disparate, complex data sources. http://www.businessobjects.com, http://www.Ipedo.com
iPhrase Technologies announced the latest version of its platform, OneStep 5.0, designed to provide business people real-time visibility and control over online experiences across the enterprise. OneStep 5.0 includes a redesign of administrative and management tools to offer businesses greater visibility and control into their search solutions. The OneStep Management Console introduces a wizard-based interface that guides business people through the process of integrating content and tuning system behavior and embeds rich reporting capabilities that allow organizations to measure ROI and direct ongoing improvements. By applying iPhrase’s query understanding and result presentation capabilities, on top of the IBM enterprise search API, OneStep 5.0 provides companies with a complete solution. OneStep 5.0 Platform is currently available on a limited basis, with full availability expected in late June. http://www.iphrase.com
Captiva Software Corporation announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SWT SA, a provider of automatic data extraction and intelligent document capture solutions and technology in France. The purchase, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed during the week of May 23, 2005. According to the agreement and subject to certain adjustments, Captiva will pay approximately $18.1 million in cash plus approximately 179,000 shares in Captiva common stock that will be issued to SWT management to purchase all outstanding shares of the privately held SWT. Net of SWT’s cash, the purchase price is expected to be approximately two times SWT’s reported 2004 European GAAP revenues of EUR 6.95 million, or approximtely $9.0 million. SWT has been supplying its Dispatcher product capabilities as an optional addition to Captiva’s InputAccel and classification and data extraction capabilities for Captiva’s Digital Mailroom. ,
Serena Software, Inc. announced the general availability of Serena Collage Single Site. Collage Single Site provides the functionality of Collage Enterprise to organizations which need complete web content management functionality for a single web site. Using Collage Single Site, organizations of any size can enable end-user authoring of content while providing a database-driven application for managing, tracking, and publishing web content. Collage Single Site is available now for $14,900, including a year of 24×7 technical support and product upgrades. Additional web site licenses are also available. Designed to provide enterprise-class functionality without the need for extensive customization, Collage Single Site provides content contribution, sophisticated versioning, detailed content change tracking (auditing), content classification and metadata management, page and site generation, and flexible content publishing.
Collage Single Site 4.6 is immediately available. http://www.serena.com