BlueCielo ECM Solutions Inc, a provider of Engineering Content Management (ECM) software solutions, announced that it has acquired DataCore Technology in an all-cash transaction. DataCore Technology specializes in implementing electronic data management (EDM) systems. Both companies will merge their activities and operate as one. DataCore founder and president Brian Sallade will be named COO of BlueCielo ECM Solutions in North America. The merger of the two companies is part of BlueCielo's growth strategy to provide integrated ECM solutions to specific vertical markets such as energy, oil and gas, petrochemical, government, life sciences and manufacturing.
BlueCielo ECM Solutions has also released the new InnoCielo 2007 product suite comprising of InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise and InnoCielo TeamWork. This marks the first release of BlueCielo’s ECM product suite under its new InnoCielo brand (formerly known as AutoManager). New features in InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2007, include: Advanced Document Workflow (ADWF), which offers a set of workflow features that can be implemented through configuration such as configurable workflow, parallel review, logging, and email notification are designed to allow for complex workflow implementations without the need to resort to programming; an open BriefCase feature which provides an additional industry standard format to exchange CAD files and assemblies (and other documents) with associated meta-data and references between sites or engineering teams; InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2007 also supports more documents, more concurrent users, and offers significantly improved performance; upgraded CAD support, where InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2007 also comes with updated application integration support for: Microsoft Office 2007, AutoCAD 2008, Autodesk Inventor 2008, AutoCAD Mechanical 2008, AutoCAD P&ID 2007, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2008, and SolidWorks 2007 for Windows Vista. In InnoCielo TeamWork 2007, BlueCielo’s software product targeted at engineering workgroups, a main new feature is full-text search using Microsoft Index Server technology.