Quasar Technologies unveiled the latest version of its web-enabled, services-oriented publishing production management platform, GETREADY 3.0. With this release, Quasar Technologies extends automated workflow processes for commercial publications and corporate documents. GETREADY Release 3.0 incorporates new features to extend its collaborative environment to external users (eg. freelancers, creative agencies, etc). All object types can be managed from anywhere and different user types associated to specific objects can be combined. GETREADY automatically changes the object status based on the user type. Authorized users can now upload their own assets into the system, bypassing the normal administrator-controlled input channels if required. GETREADY 3.0 offers Boolean logic and text-abbreviation enhancements to its search engine which already includes visual image search and multi-lingual phonetic search. Metadata and digital asset management now have Boolean logic search facilities. Users can also search for content based on workflow criteria, such as status, workflow date completions and date ranges and by user. GETREADY searches contents of: Word, Excel, txt, rtf, and xml files as well as articles and metadata. GETREADY 3.0 offers a new feature for extracting previously published content into new formats, and re-publishing it quickly. This new functionality enables content to be extracted from a variety of sources and automatically compiled into a prescribed format. All content is dragged and dropped into the layout with the ability to rearrange sections or chapters at any time.

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