FileNet Corporation, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced that its FileNet P8 3.0 platform now offers XML Web Service-based access in an effort to provide a new level of platform-independent connectivity and interoperability, and support growing market requirements for Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs). FileNet's XML Web Services is designed to provide rich content and business process management functionality for ECM applications. Additionally, FileNet Business Process Management capabilities can now be leveraged as a process orchestrator, providing integration between applications and helping to leverage existing software investments. FileNet's XML Web Services support includes publishing of WSDL descriptions and support for Web Services operations from a variety of clients, including J2EE and Microsoft.NET.
FileNet's XML Web Services conforms to Basic Profile 1.0 guidelines established by the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), an industry group chartered to promote Web Services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. FileNet XML Web Services supports a range of development environments, and enables customers that are adopting SOAs, a new application development paradigm that leverages software services built on open industry standards, to simplify application development and integration.