PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced the availability of the integration between Windchill 8.0 and Arbortext 5.2, delivering an end-to-end technical publications solution from a single vendor. The solution provides an integral connection between PTC’s Windchill content and process management software and PTC’s Arbortext XML authoring and dynamic publishing software. Built to help solve the challenge of creating and publishing complex, accurate technical documents concurrently with a manufactured product, this release serves both the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) markets. The PTC PDS is designed to deliver the full complement of capabilities on an integral architecture that supports the global nature of product development, including the technical publications process. Specifically for technical publications, the PTC PDS enables companies to create content using an XML-based component approach, collaborate within and across organizational boundaries, control and manage content configurations and related processes, and communicate relevant information to a wide variety of audiences. The integration is delivered with Windchill 8.0 M020 and Arbortext 5.2 M010, which will be available early May 2006. Windchill and Arbortext customers with current maintenance are entitled to receive these new releases free of charge. http://www.ptc.com
Hot Banana Software Inc. announced the addition of 8 new Channel Partners to help meet the demand for the Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite. The new partnerships position Hot Banana to build upon its recent strong sales and revenue growth internationally and across North America. The announcement was made from the Hot Banana booth (114), at the Gilbane Content Management Conference, April 25 – 27, 2006 in San Francisco. The 8 new Hot Banana Channel Partners are: Momentum Web Solutions, Oxford, UK; Braincrumbs, Tulsa, Oklaholma & Denver, Colorado; Image Soup, St. Louis, Missouri; True Blue Technologies, Carmel, Indiana; Zoetic WebWorks, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Bridgecourt Technologies, Welland, Ontario, Canada; Floating Point – Kingston, Ontario, Canada; and SwiftKICX Solutions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
QL2 Software and Traction Software announced a joint development partnership that makes data extracted from the deep web by QL2 Software’s data extraction platform, WebQL, available to users of Traction’s TeamPage enterprise weblog solution. WebQL seamlessly gathers difficult to reach unstructured data from online sources and integrates it into TeamPage’s collaborative, secure blog workspaces. WebQL can monitor even password protected newswires, trade journals, websites and blogs. WebQL takes data extraction a step further by monitoring clinical trial, adverse events, legislation, pricing and other databases. WebQL watches web sites for page changes and reports the differences. WebQL may execute hundreds or thousands of queries in a given day, and provide only those results that match specified requirements. WebQL may run standing queries on a regular basis, or do one-off form driven queries launched directly from the Traction interface. When WebQL finds a relevant content match or page change, it extracts and publishes the relevant information to Traction TeamPage with appropriate category tags from any of the project blogs. Traction’s interface delivers the content securely through a date driven newspaper style front page and project news pages, an automated newsletter, and a dynamic RSS feed. Users can query Traction to view any cross-section of topics of interest. For more information visit Traction at their booth at Gilbane San Francisco this week.http://www.ql2.com, http://www.tractionsoftware.com