Key Corporate Software Vendors Team Up With Microsoft To Offer New Choices to Enterprise Customers

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 13, 2001 — At the opening today of the Microsoft® Fusion 2001 business symposium and partner exposition, 13 of the industry’s leading enterprise software vendors announced plans to embed Microsoft SharePoint™
Portal Server technology as the centerpiece of their new product offerings. Aimware Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Corechange Inc., Decision Support Panel International (DSP), Elite Information Systems, InfoImage Inc., Intervate, IXOS Software AG, JPH International, K-Solutions Inc., Notable Solutions Inc., Semio Corp. and Webridge Inc. have chosen to license SharePoint Portal Server technology to offer new, enhanced solutions to customers.

SharePoint Portal Server combines industry-leading, enterprise-level search functionality (developed by Microsoft Research) with one of the only integrated portal and document management solutions on the market, resulting in a flexible, easily customizable enterprise portal. Enterprise software vendors, realizing the value of this integrated approach, have chosen to license SharePoint Portal Server technology to enhance their portal products.

“Integrating SharePoint Portal Server into Coreport gives us the ability to offer our global customers enterprise-scale portal solutions, built on Microsoft technologies, that feature sophisticated document management and search capabilities,”
said Ulf Arnetz, chairman and CEO of Corechange.

Citrix, which recently acquired portal vendor Sequoia Software Corp., plans to integrate the search and document management functionality in SharePoint Portal Server with its XML-based portal product, XPS.

“Making the search and document management functionality of SharePoint Portal Server part of our portal solutions will improve user productivity through more efficient use of information sources,”
said Paul Hahn, director of corporate development for Citrix.
“The functionality of SharePoint Portal Server nicely complements the broad capabilities of our XML-based portal software.”

Since its debut May 31, SharePoint Portal Server has received rave reviews and widespread interest from customers and third parties.

“We are pleased to see the strong commitment our industry partners have made to the SharePoint Portal Server platform,”
said Gytis Barzdukas, group product manager for the Portal Business Group at Microsoft Corp.
“By embedding SharePoint Portal Server in their products, our ISV partners can offer customers enhanced portal solutions designed to realize productivity gains for knowledge workers more quickly.”

The following enterprise software vendors have announced new products built on or for SharePoint Portal Server:

  • Aimware will offer a Web-based collaboration product designed for the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server platform.

  • Citrix’s XPS portal software will leverage the search and document management functionality in SharePoint Portal Server, improving user productivity through
    more-efficient use of information sources.

  • Corechange will integrate its Coreport 3g with SharePoint Portal Server, providing customers with role-based, single sign-on functionality, enterprise portal scalability and availability, and wireless access, among other benefits.

  • DS Panel will provide business intelligence Web Parts for linking SharePoint Portal Server to industry-leading business analysis tools.

  • Elite Information Systems is leveraging Microsoft’s Web Parts and SharePoint Portal Server strategy in its development efforts for Elite Dashboard, which is designed to ease the portal access to Elite practice management solutions for law firms and professional services firms.

  • InfoImage will integrate its Decision Portal 4 product with SharePoint Portal Server, providing customers with robust document management and search, discussion and subscription abilities; proven scalability to 3 million users; and significantly reduced search times.

  • Intervate will combine its IntraCS with SharePoint Portal Server, resulting in a scalable solution that enables customers to deploy and develop robust and
    cost-effective enterprise intranet applications.

  • IXOS Software will provide customers with secure long-term storage and management of large volumes of documents through integration of the IXOS-eCONserver with SharePoint Portal Server.

  • JPH International will begin to offer industry-specific products and services around SharePoint Portal Server to the public sector and regulated industries.

  • K-Solutions’ K.Central for Program and Project Management utilizes Web Parts and search and indexing technologies available on SharePoint Portal Server to bring companies real-time, enterprisewide program and project management capabilities.

  • Notable Solutions’ AutoStore 2000, built for SharePoint Portal Server, will offer customers a simple way to convert paper documents into electronic versions, such as Microsoft Word, PDF or HTML formats, which can be easily stored and retrieved by SharePoint Portal Server.

  • Semio will combine Semio Tagger, its core categorization and indexing engine, with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server. The combined products will offer users enhanced content analysis and categorization capabilities for more precise and efficient information discovery and management.

  • Webridge’s Webridge PX fortifies SharePoint Portal Server with industrial-strength extranet security and B2B commerce modules that enable secure cross-company collaboration, and accelerate conventional and XML-automated sales to strategic customers and distribution partners.

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