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Day: April 2, 2006 (Page 1 of 2)

Hot Banana Software Releases Hot Banana Version 5.4

Hot Banana Software Inc. announced the availability of Hot Banana Version 5.4. The upgrade is focused on new Web Content Management functionality and the further integration of multiple eMarketing modules to help give marketing users a single platform from which to manage their Web site content and eMarketing campaigns. Administrators can now assign and manage tasks to groups of users to specific sections of the Web site, and the workflow can now be configured and managed more closely to the organizations’ business processes. Agencies and organizations managing multiple Web sites are able to apply and manage multiple design templates across multiple Web properties. The Digital Asset Manager can be opened in either a file or thumbnail viewer, this combined with enhanced file folder and sub-directory management of digital assets now offers a more simplistic Digital Asset Management process for non-technical users. Additionally, multiple assets can be mass uploaded and advanced search can be conducted on all assets. All aspects of Landing Page creation and management are now looked after by Hot Banana. Landing Pages have built-in lead tracking from multiple lead sources (search engines, affiliates, email campaigns etc.), A/B testing with click and conversion stats, multi-step form builder for conversion best practices, Web analytics, scenarios, report integration, and design template management. eMarketing campaigns can now capture Landing Page form data and passing it directly into salesforce.com. Data from multiple sources can be passed directly to a Web page to auto-populate and personalize Landing Page forms so personal information can be delivered to unique Web page visitors. Hot Banana now has a complete event registration process available. The event management process includes, custom event landing page, multi-step registration form builder, email confirmation, registrant database, attendee name labels, email event reminders, billing, invoicing, and management reporting. Hot Banana Version 5.4 is available immediately as licensed software, or as a Service (SaaS) solution.

First Enterprise DRM Conference Program Finalized

The Conference on Enterprise DRM at Gilbane San Francisco is the first event devoted exclusively to DRM for corporate applications. The conference, chaired by Bill Rosenblatt of DRM Watch, will be a unique opportunity to explore DRM technologies and how they apply to a wide variety of business environments and technology architectures; several vendors will be on hand to demo their solutions. The program will include several case studies of Enterprise DRM deployments in such applications as financial services, human resources, high-tech manufacturing, and distance learning. The program will also feature leading analysts, including Rosenblatt, Jarad Carleton of Frost & Sullivan, and Trent Henry of Burton Group who will present a framework for analyzing Enterprise DRM solutions. Executives from Enterprise DRM vendors, including Adobe, Cloakware, EMC/Authentica, Essential Security Software, Fasoo.com, Intelligent Wave, Liquid Machines, SealedMedia, and WorkShare will offer insights into technology and the market. The conference will feature panel discussions on technology issues such as Enterprise DRM for mobile devices, secure inter-enterprise collaboration, and integration of Enterprise DRM with content management. DRM Watch and Gilbane readers can get a special $100 discount off the eDRM conference price of $495 by registering online with discount code “drmwatch”.

Interwoven & SDL Partner on Global Customer Experience Management Solution

Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV) and SDL International (London Stock Exchange: SDL) announced that they have entered into a partnership to deliver a joint solution for global customer experience management. Powered by a combination of software, process management, and best practices, the solution enables multinational companies to increase their customers’ loyalty and satisfaction in markets around the world. Interwoven and SDL aim to empower enterprises to provide an optimal customer experience worldwide by unifying companies’ global information lifecycles, from authoring to content management to localization to publishing. Enterprises can deliver global content efficiently and responsively through the integration of Interwoven content management, content intelligence, digital asset management, and multi-channel publishing capabilities with SDL translation management, authoring assistance, and language services. Additionally, approved messaging and content is made available across multiple languages and channels, enabling simultaneous product and campaign launches on a global scale. The Interwoven-SDL solution for global customer experience management is available now. http://www.sdl.com,

EMC Unveils Documentum Archive Services for Email and Reports

EMC Corporation unveiled EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports software. The new products leverage capabilities from the EMC Documentum content management technology and are based on a unified archiving platform. Through EMC products including Archive Services for Email and Archive Services for Reports, EMC’s unified archiving platform will enable customers to employ a common set of services for collecting, retaining, migrating, securing and discovering all types of information to be better equipped to search and retrieve information for compliance and legal discovery, and content re-use. EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email captures and archives all incoming and outgoing e-mail messages to ensure compliance with regulations and internal e-mail policies. Enhanced compliance capabilities enable customers to validate email compliance to regulators and the courts. In the event of litigation, investigators can search the archive and deliver high volumes of messages quickly, accurately and with assurance that the chain of custody is intact. Together, Archive Services for Email and EMC EmailXtender comprise EMC’s complementary set of e-mail archiving software. EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports captures large volumes of computer-generated reports from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, invoices, statements, bills, as well as system-generated content from wireless devices, debit cards and web services. The content is converted into ISO-standard PDF-A format for long-term preservation, retention policy management and lifecycle-managed storage. EMC’s unified archiving software platform is supported by the full range of EMC’s storage systems, including EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS), EMC CLARiiON and EMC Symmetrix storage systems as well as non-EMC storage platforms. EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports are available immediately. EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP has been available since May 2005. Prices vary by configuration.

Xythos & Softricity Partner

Xythos Software and Softricity announced they will join each other’s certified technology programs as part of a solution to deliver web-enabled content management and collaboration with application virtualization and on-demand streaming. , http://www.softricity.com

McLaren Software Releases Enterprise Engineer Version 3.5

McLaren Software, an independent software vendor specializing in applications for engineering process and content management, has announced the release of Version 3.5 of its application suite, Enterprise Engineer. The new release extends the broad, document-centric capabilities of earlier versions of Enterprise Engineer, thanks largely to its comprehensive work-management capabilities. This allows executives to gain insights into their company’s engineering operations and centralize control of key processes across the enterprise. Version 3.5 features include: A work management and audit-trail capability that enables companies to oversee and manage engineering tasks; A formal review and approval process that allows engineers to mark up individual sections of large-scale drawings with interactive comments and ensures all approvals are recorded with appropriate sign off information – including electronic signatures (double-blind signoff for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance) as well as an indication of the reason for specific approval; A new EE Transmittals application that provides audit trails, multiple notification mechanisms, automatic rendering of transmittal documents and reporting on transmittal status; A new EE Transmittals portal providing support for the auditable transmission of controlled documents and drawings to external organizations; A new EE Office Manager that integrates with Microsoft Office, allowing users to utilize all Microsoft applications as part of their engineering process; New business reports for managing engineering projects and tasks, including status reporting and exception reporting; Enhanced EE Drawing Manager providing direct access to the complete set of Enterprise Engineer functionality from within leading CAD environments; and Flexible integration with both the EMC Documentum and FileNet P8 platforms. http://www.mclarensoftware.com

Axaio Announces MadeToCompare for Adobe InCopy CS & CS2

Axaio Software, Callas software’s sister company unveiled MadeToCompare, a new solution for the collation and comparison of texts and
versions in Adobe InCopy CS and CS2. The product is intended in particular to be integrated with Adobe InCopy-based editing systems such as Softcare K4. The Plug-In analyzes different versions of open InCopy documents and then presents all text-related discrepancies in a dynamically-generated HTML document. MadeToCompare identifies words which are missing or have been changed, spaces which have been added or deleted, or paragraphs and line breaks which have been displaced. The results from the searched documents are contrasted using the browser, and all differences are pinpointed with the help of punctuation marks. MadeToCompare lends itself to integration with InDesign and InCopy-based editing systems; a connection to Softcare K4 has already been developed; versions for other editorial systems will be available shortly. The Plug-In runs both on Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP. A single-user license costs 990 EURO. Demo versions can be
downloaded for free at http://www.axaio.com

Coveo Enterprise Search 4.0 Now Available

Coveo Solutions Inc. announced general availability of Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) 4.0 for secure, unified search across all documents and multimedia content located in file systems, databases, enterprise applications, email servers, intranets and Web sites. Coveo Enterprise Search for SharePoint (CESS) 4.0, a version seamlessly integrated with Microsoft SharePoint is also available. CESS 4.0 allows SharePoint customers to securely find information inside of SharePoint, as well as content in repositories in the corporate network. This latest version of Coveo’s search solution offers new capabilities including: Improved user interface supporting faceted search, saved queries and an interface editor; The ability to securely search across Lotus Notes, Novell Netware, sound, image, and video files; An open crawler API to index virtually any data source; The ability to scale to more than 100 million documents with load-balancing and distributed indexing across multiple servers; Personalized rating that enhances relevancy via user behavior tracking; Collaborative ranking that enhances relevancy by applying personalized rating through groups of related individuals; Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese and Korean language support; Richer real-time analysis and comprehensive reporting for administrators; and 10-25% faster query and indexing performance over the previous release. Coveo Enterprise Search 4.0 installs with “out-of-the box” document level security, and delivers transparent integration with permissions on Windows file system, SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange.

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