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Day: November 18, 2009

IXIASOFT Announces Partnership with XML-INTL

IXIASOFT has announced a strategic technology partnership with XML-INTL. By integrating the IXIASOFT DITA CMS with the XML-INTL XTM Suite, IXIASOFT customers should benefit from a fully integrated translation management suite which should further enhance their control over the localization process. The DITA CMS is a content management system aimed at technical communicators for the authoring, management and publishing of DITA-based technical documentation. XML-INTL is the developer of the XMT Suite, set of tools for translation. The integration between the two offerings allow users to move their content from the CMS to the translation management tools and have access to updated localized content.

Astoria Software and Announce Translation-Enabled Content Management Initiative

Astoria Software and have aligned in order to create a single solution for managing and localizing XML content. This joint development initiative, Translation-Enabled Content Management, represents the service-level integration of Astoria On-Demand and’s GlobalLink Localization Suite. Translation-Enabled Content Management will provide global organizations with a way to bring product information to market simultaneously in any locale and language. Key components of the Translation-Enabled Content Management initiative include: seamless integration of GlobalLink Project Director functionality embedded in the Astoria On-Demand user-interface; allows Astoria On-Demand users to work directly with’s ISO-certified linguistic team or use other internal/external translation resources; centralized project tracking, business process automation and reporting for all localization projects across all vendors; server-based translation memory integration capabilities via GlobalLink Server; Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption of all data travelling to and from the end-user’s desktop, as well as data travelling between Astoria On-Demand and GlobalLink; a Service Oriented Architecture that IT can integrate into their SOA Governance and Deployment policy frameworks; unified solution for the creation, management, localization and production of XML-based documentation; and, data and Service hosting in Tier 1 data centers that comply with SAS 70 Type II guidelines for physical and logical security and resiliency.

SpringCM Updates Cloud-Based Content Management

SpringCM announced the newest version of its SaaS content management system SpringCM (5.4), which has new features and upgrades designed to make SpringCM more powerful and easier to use. A new feature of Version 5.4 is the ability to automatically set the retention period on a record based on a date field inside a document (e.g. hire date, contract expiration date, etc.). This was designed to be helpful for ongoing document-driven processes as well as for importing existing documents into the system through back-file conversion. Users should now be able to automatically classify a document as a record from within a SpringCM Advanced Workflow or a document rule, enabling business logic to drive records definition. SpringCM’s reporting has been enhanced to provide more standard reports and tries to make it easier to design custom reports. Custom dashboards introduced in Version 5.3 have been expanded with more dashboard layout options, tabbed dashboards and dashboards that are customizable to the user role in any SpringCM-based application. Other enhancements in SpringCM version 5.4 extend the view and markup functionality. All SpringCM functionality is delivered as a Web-based service for a monthly fee, and companies can deploy multiple applications on one technology infrastructure. Business processes like invoice processing, contract management, new employee on-boarding, and compliance certification can be captured in a SpringCM template and then deployed to multiple operating groups.

Nstein Technologies Launches Semantic Site Search

Nstein Technologies Inc. announced the release of a new product, Semantic Site Search (3S). 3S leverages Nstein’s text-mining technology to power a faceted site search which returns results that are organized categorically. 3S can ingest content from many different indices from many different web publishing platforms, meaning it indexes material across multiple properties. 3S’ embedded Text Mining Engine (TME) identifies concepts, categories, proper names, places, organizations, sentiment and topics in particular content pieces and then annotates those documents, creating a semantic fingerprint that exposes underlying nuances and meaning in content. 3S is also boasts a visual interface that is designed to allow administrators to tweak search sensitivity algorithms without having to modify hard code. 3S comes bundled with front-end wiidgets which could be used to point users to “similar content”, “most recent content”, or other identifying characteristics of content that one wants to promote.

Open Text Enhances ECM Suite for SAP Applications

Open Text Corporation announced upgrades across its solutions portfolio in support of SAP applications. Last month, SAP AG and Open Text announced another expansion of their relationship, with SAP selecting Open Text Extended ECM for use with SAP solutions for resale under the name the SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management application by Open Text. Open Text Extended ECM delivers native integration of content into SAP business processes. Open Text Vendor Invoice Management adds a number of features to help customers set up global shared services centers for accounts payable. Open Text complements SAP NetWeaver Information Lifecycle Management and bridges the worlds of SAP and non-SAP content. Open Text Document Access 9.6.2 recently received SAP certification for integration with SAP NetWeaver Information Lifecycle Management 2.0.

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