NextPage announced the next generation of its document collaboration subscription service, NextPage 2. This service does not require a centralized repository to store and manage documents, allows users to work online or offline, tracks documents that come from non-NextPage users, and delivers real-time status of document versions as they progress through their life cycles. NextPage 2 tracks Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files and runs on the Microsoft Windows Operating System. NextPage 2 ties document versions together, regardless of where the versions are stored, as e-mail attachments, on desktops or across organizations. It also includes a Version Map, a graphical representation of document flow and how versions relate to each other. NextPage 2 is available for $99 per user per year. A free trial version is available at .
FileNet Corporation (NASDAQ:FILE) announced general availability of the latest release of its FileNet Records Manager suite, version 3.5. Featuring newly developed capabilities called Intelligent Retention and Content Federation Services, FileNet Records Manager now offers business users enhanced out-of-the-box flexibility to meet compliance goals across multiple content repositories and legal jurisdictions. FileNet also announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Yaletown Technology Group, Inc. This acquisition is expected to provide FileNet with additional technology and expertise to address the compliance market, and will increase the breadth of capability delivered by FileNet’s Records Manager and Email Manager product suites. FileNet will complement its Records Management product with Yaletown’s Records Crawler product. Working in conjunction with FileNet P8’s Records Manager and Email Manager suites, Records Crawler for FileNet can scan Microsoft File Servers at high speed to examine documents a user creates and automatically declare only those documents as records that meet pre-set business rules. Records Crawler is designed to draw on the rules established in FileNet’s Records Manager’s File Plan. FileNet and Yaletown Technology Group have been marketing an integrated email management offering through an OEM relationship, offering customers email management capabilities integrated with FileNet Records Manager and Content Manager repository. The purchase of Yaletown Technology Group is an all cash transaction valued at approximately $11 million net of cash for all of the stock in the company. The transaction is expected to close in early October, subject to customary closing conditions. http://www.filenet.com
Interwoven, Inc. (NASDAQ:IWOV) introduced the new Interwoven Records Manager (IRM) 5.0 product, enabling professional services firms to achieve enterprise content compliance and effective risk management through a unified information management platform incorporating both paper and electronic records. Interwoven IRM 5.0, together with Interwoven WorkSite 8’s engagement/matter centric design, extends the capabilities of records management to the desktops of individual users. Coupled with the Interwoven WorkSite 8 collaborative document management system, Interwoven IRM 5.0 enables e-mails to be filed in context with important business matters. This model frees users from the daily burdens of records management while bringing centralized compliance control to the desktop. Interwoven IRM 5.0 will be available at the end of September 2005.
Meridio, a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems on the Microsoft platform announces the availability of Legal Discovery solution. Meridio Legal Discovery captures email, and interfaces with the Microsoft Live Communication Server to manage the liability caused by Instant Messaging. In addition, Meridio integrates with Microsoft SharePoint to allow content to be discovered and managed by the records management features of Meridio. Meridio leverages Microsoft applications to deliver a comprehensive desktop EDM solution exclusively for Microsoft platforms. Meridio records management solutions are integrated with Microsoft Sharepoint and Office as well as products such as Exchange and Live Communication Server. Meridio is approved against both the UK’s PRO 2002 and the US DoD 5015.2 records management standards.
Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) announced that DocuShare Records Manager software has been certified as compliant under the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 5015.2 standard. Now available in the United States, DocuShare Records Manager helps customers address increasing industry and government regulations and stricter corporate guidelines for records retention. The DOD 5015.2 defines mandatory requirements for records management offerings and assures data is being stored according to government standards. DocuShare Records Manager software is an optional module for DocuShare, Xerox’s secure, Web-based enterprise content management software. DocuShare Records Manager enables workers throughout an organization to easily classify electronic files as records during any part of a work process, knowing that a qualified records manager will review the classification before the documents officially become records. Xerox also announced the first members of a growing group of global system integrator partners that will help deliver DocuShare Records Manager solutions to customers, including Sitrof Technologies Inc. of New Jersey and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. of India. DocuShare Records Manager pricing starts below $50,000 for a basic installation including Records Manager server software, 10 classifier licenses, five declarer licenses, and one administrator license. Additional licenses may be purchased individually. http://www.xerox.com/docushare