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BroadVision Outlines Strategic Product Roadmap

BroadVision, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BVSN) announced a product roadmap for the next 12 months. The roadmap includes new products including an e-business framework with modular web services, agile development toolsets, a companion implementation methodology, a vertical application, an on-demand strategy, and the general availability of QuickSilver 3.0, the newest version of BroadVision’s e-publishing solution. BroadVision Kona Application Services is a library of modular web services including: e-Commerce solutions for transacting business online through B2B and B2C channels; Portal solutions; Content Management solutions to give business users control over the quality of information as they create, manage and publish content to e-business applications; and Process Management, a solution to develop and deploy user-centric self-service processes as well as task-centric workflow processes. Kukini is a new toolset incorporating XML, Web 2.0-based user experiences and packaged as an extension module to the Eclipse interactive development environment, Kukini leverages Kona’s core capabilities such as the BroadVision Process technology and yet is independent of the Kona engine. BroadVision Kukini is scheduled for general availability in the second quarter of 2007. BroadVision QuickSilver provides features for creation and publishing of lengthy, complex documents supporting multiple output formats (including HTML, PDF, and Postscript) and automatic publishing of personalized content to BroadVision Portal solutions. QuickSilver 3.0, available immediately, delivers a number of new features including Unicode support and improved support for XML authoring.

SoftQuad Announces MarketAgility, an XML Solution for B2B E-Commerce

SoftQuad Software, Ltd. announced MarketAgility, an XML-based content solution that gives businesses more power and control over the creation, management and real-time delivery of product information to e-marketplaces and e-procurement systems. MarketAgility provides suppliers with an efficient and cost-effective way to move product information from their enterprises to multiple electronic distribution channels. MarketAgility 1.0, formerly code named Global OnRamp, is scheduled for release in September, 2000. Suppliers until now have had trouble collecting their product information, which has generally been located in disparate sources throughout their enterprises. It’s also been difficult to translate that information into the various distinct formats required by different e-marketplaces. Even after these initial barriers have been overcome, suppliers have still found it hard to maintain up-to-date product and pricing information and to target and differentiate their products across multiple distribution channels. MarketAgility lets suppliers quickly leverage their existing infrastructure and business processes to collect product information from wherever it resides in the enterprise, whether in content management systems, electronic resource planning systems, enterprise databases, or Microsoft Word or Excel files. It then automatically delivers this information in a format that is fully customized for different e-markets in their specific dialect of XML. In addition, MarketAgility allows suppliers to maintain their competitive advantage by rapidly and incrementally updating product and pricing information across all channels. MarketAgility is comprised of three major components: the MarketAgility XML Connector, the MarketAgility XML Server, and the MarketAgility XML Transporter. MarketAgility also incorporates SoftQuad’s XMetaL technology, an enabler for XML content applications. MarketAgility allows content revisions to be made directly within XML. Suppliers can now easily supplement their product data with rich content and better differentiate themselves in e-markets. MarketAgility supports common industry standards such as BizTalk, W3C Schemas, xCBL and cXML.

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