Merant has announced the latest version of its Web content management (WCM) solution, Merant Collage. Merant Collage 3.1 is designed to enable companies to design, develop, deploy, and manage Web site code and content on projects of all sizes, while ensuring quality and preserving creative freedom for contributors. The latest version, Merant Collage 3.1, offers support for BEA WebLogic 7.0, and Oracle 9i Application Server, as well as the Microsoft XP operating system, giving it the ability to adapt to and complement almost any existing infrastructure. With its automated workflow control, deployment engine, and built-in productivity features, Merant Collage is specifically designed to help organizations get Web infrastructure up and running quickly, while providing a secure, easy-to-use environment for ongoing content contributions. To this end, Merant Collage 3.1 offers expanded deployment control and flexibility, including the ability to deploy assets residing outside of the Collage repository, to associate custom commands with deployment at multiple points of time and to execute custom commands on deployment servers. Merant Collage 3.1 also enables forms building in content contribution editor through support for form control elements including text fields, password fields, radio buttons and check boxes. This allows advanced content contributors to add form interactions to their HTML pages without using a third-party authoring tool.
Merant has also announced that Merant Collage now supports Oracle9i Application Server. Merant, a Certified Partner within the Oracle PartnerNetwork, will leverage the complete and integrated platform provided by Oracle9i Application Server in an effort to offer customers fast, scaleable, and reliable applications and Web content management capabilities delivered through Merant Collage. Leveraging the combination of Oracle9i Application Server and Merant Collage, joint customers will have the ability to efficiently develop dynamic Web site content. With this announcement, Merant becomes part of a growing community that delivers solutions or services based on Oracle9i Application Server.