Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE:SAY) announced the Intelligent Statements solution for financial services organizations. Now, banks and other financial institutions can use intelligent bank and credit card e-statements for more secure and cost-effective delivery of highly targeted, personalized communications. Based on Adobe LiveCycle software and developed and distributed by Satyam, the Intelligent Statements solution enables banks and other financial institutions to add transaction-level intelligence to electronic statements, which are batch-processed and delivered to customers in Adobe PDF. Using Adobe Reader customers can view and interact with these statements for transactions such as updating personal information, disputing an erroneous transaction, or taking advantage of a special offer. Once the customer clicks the submit button, the data is protected and automatically sent back to the institution’s core systems for processing. Additionally, the statement can be saved to a local hard drive for completion or submission at a later time. Adobe LiveCycle software makes it easier for financial services organizations to more effectively create and deliver information by combining the business logic and data exchange capabilities of XML with the visual fidelity and security features of Adobe PDF. The software is built on a common server architecture based on Java 2 Enterprise Edition and XML. The Intelligent Statements solution is available immediately through Satyam. http://www.satyam.com
Justsystems Inc. announced the release of xfy Enterprise Solution 1.0, an integrated development and runtime environment for enterprise XML applications. Justsystems plans to release the product in June 2006. xfy Enterprise Solution 1.0 helps application developers create user interfaces for service-oriented architectures (SOA) and web services. xfy Enterprise Solution 1.0 also allows end users to optimize workflow through an easy interface for the rapid development of customized applications. xfy Enterprise Solution 1.0 combines an XML document creation and editing environment; an application execution environment; and an application development platform for business. Built around the xfy Enterprise Client Runtime, the xfy Enterprise Solution suite also includes xfy View Generator 1.0 for automatically creating xfy components from existing XML schema, XSLT support, xfy View Designer 1.0 for creating an interactive display, and xfy Developer’s Toolkit 1.0. In addition, xfy Enterprise Solution 1.0 introduces xfy Server 1.0 to manage client components and user authentication, enabling businesses to re-use components. Annual licenses for the xfy Enterprise Client are available at US $50 per client. The annual server license is US $3,000 per processor.
SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc., provider of enterprise business process management software built on the .NET platform and a Microsoft Gold partner, announced the release of K2.net 2003 Collaboration Tools for Microsoft SharePoint Products & Technologies enabling business users to define and create document workflows within Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS). Based on the Microsoft .NET platform, K2.net 2003 now provides seamless integration to Microsoft’s SharePoint Products and Technologies by providing the tools and out-of-the box wizards that help define, create and manage complex business processes in the collaborative SharePoint environment and extending out to related systems as needed in the workflow such as Lines of Business and e-mail systems. Deeply integrated with the K2.net Server workflow management and execution platform, K2.net Collaboration Tools for SharePoint allow business users define serial, parallel and multi-stage workflows, with escalation logic, e-mail notifications, related instructions and more. The design experience is integrated within the familiar Web-based SharePoint environment with the addition of enterprise workflow features such as tracking and audit trailing.
ClearStory Systems (BULLETIN BOARD: CSYS) announced the release of ActiveMedia 7.0, enterprise-class software application for managing the digital media communications supply chain from creation to delivery. Designed for the demands of global teams, ActiveMedia has capabilities to drive rich media-centric business processes, user adoption, and administrative simplicity. This includes a security-driven user experience, new workflow capabilities and a flexible metadata model based on business rules and user role. Developed on ClearStory’s Enterprise Media Server (EMS) platform, ActiveMedia 7.0 provides geographically-dispersed teams with unique views into the system, based on their privileges and role. ActiveMedia can be deployed as a hosted solution or installed application.
thePlatform announced thePlatform Media Publishing System (MPS) has added support for RSS. MPS is a digital media publishing solution, enabling content owners, aggregators and enterprises to manage and deliver digital media content. thePlatform MPS enables content owners and aggregators to publish their audio and video content in multiple digital media formats, bit-rates, content categories and device profiles. Now, with built-in support for RSS publishing in MPS-powered media portals, streaming or downloadable content can be discovered by a wide range of RSS-enabled podcasting media aggregators, digital media search engines and directories. MPS enables content owners and aggregators to manage and publish their media in a variety of digital audio and video codecs and formats, including Windows Media, Flash, MP3, MPEG-4, 3GPP. With the integrated content management features in MPS, content owners can manage and organize their media. Integrated RSS publishing support in MPS enables content owners to make their video publishing portals discoverable. Content owners can also publish categorized feeds. Using built-in MPS features for authentication, digital media content can be secured and accessed via proper authentication or made freely available. Through commerce and digital rights management support, content can be published with recurring subscription, pay-per-view or advertising business models. Content owners or aggregators can deploy MPS as a hosted solution, or as a self-hosted or hybrid application. http://www.theplatform.com
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced that Fuji Xerox Information Systems has become a reseller of its Arbortext solutions for dynamic publishing. PTC solutions for dynamic publishing enable companies to automate the assembly and publishing of product or service information in multiple languages and formats. The Arbortext family of products will enable Fuji Xerox Information Systems’ customers to create, manage and publish large amounts of technical systems information. Fuji Xerox Information Systems offers services that range from consulting and process reengineering to systems deployment and documentation. http://www.ptc.com
Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTC:DYIHY) announced the availability of Communique 4, a native JCR (JSR 170) standard compliant enterprise content management solution. Communique 4 decouples the content management application from the underlying repository. Applications developed that leverage the API can run on any JSR 170 compliant repository. Communique 4 ships with and runs natively on Day’s java content repository, Content Repository Extreme (CRX). Communique 4 provides an easy transition from older releases. Existing Communique projects can be migrated “in place” with help of an update installer, leaving the existing deployments and architecture intact. New projects can readily use the standardized API and can benefit from the new technology. Communique 4 will run as a Servlet inside its own Servlet container or inside J2EE application servers.
SiberLogic announced the DITA Edition of its content management system, SiberSafe, a DITA solution that combines semantic knowledge modeling with a CMS.
Using SiberSafe Visual Modeler, knowledge is contributed directly into the semantic model by the subject matter expert. The user interface is optimized for DITA-compliant topics and components, and can be pre-populated with concepts, tasks, and references that support individual specialization requirements. Information can be incrementally added to the semantic model as it becomes available during the product development lifecycle. Once the model is complete, draft topics can be automatically generated. SiberSafe establishes associations between topics and appropriate parts of the semantic model, and will automatically notify topic owners about any relevant changes in the model. Content can be authored both online and offline using Blast Radius XMetaL, Arbortext Epic, and Adobe FrameMaker 7.2, and output to IETP/IETM, SCORM, PDF, HTML, and PowerPoint, for delivery on paper, CD-ROM, or online. SiberSafe DITA Edition modeling technology is built on the open W3C Semantic Web standards RDF and OWL.