Canto announced CanFlow, a new product aimed at building complete workflow solutions spanning creative, production and distribution processes around digital assets. At the same time, vertical market solutions built on CanFlow and Cumulus, Canto’s DAM product, and other 3rd-party products will be released. Initial solutions will target the Corporate, Government, Education and Medical sectors. CanFlow is based on an open-source workflow technology that includes a GUI-based workflow builder and an engine that manages the instances of the workflow templates. Workflow templates are created in XML. The workflow engine uses MySQL as its database. The CanFlow-based solutions will ship with pre-configured workflow templates, but consultants and system integrators can fine-tune these templates to specific customer needs. CanFlow 1.0 will be tightly integrated with Cumulus, Canto’s DAM solution. Users of the system will benefit from automatic notifications, a dashboard listing their tasks and important details, and asset access. Project managers and “customers” of the solution will benefit from a Web-based management user interface. The various solutions currently developed by Canto will also integrate with selected 3rd party products. The CanFlow product is scheduled to ship in June 2006. A 10-user license will be available at $8,995. Vertical market solutions will start shipping in June 2006. Each solution will consist of separate Canto and 3rd party products and further enhancements. Individual pricing and further details will be announced for each solution.