PaperThin, Inc., a mid-market Web publishing and content management software vendor, has announced the availability of CommonSpot Content Server version 4.5, the company's flagship Web content management solution. This release introduces expanded authoring features like rich text editing for Mac, collaborative authoring and email review, a Web Services-based content import facility, a taxonomy module, and several features that are designed to benefit organizations with a large-scale Web presence, multilingual needs, or strict auditing requirements.
Full authoring and administrative functionality is now available under any Mozilla-based browser, including Mozilla 1.7, FireFox 1.0, and Netscape 7.2. Content can now be authored, published, or approved on the Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Additionally, CommonSpot 4.5 supports collaborative authoring, enabling content authors to view 'Work in Progress' by other authors, and if authorized, take ownership of the content for further editing. A new 'Email Review' feature has also been added, allowing a user to send a preview of a page via email to someone who is not involved in the authoring and publishing process. Furthermore, a context sensitive help system with links to recorded Webinars provides both technical and non-technical users with the knowledge to build and maintain their Web Sites.
A Web Services-based content import facility now available in CommonSpot 4.5 enables developers to initially populate a CommonSpot site with content from external sites or systems, and allows for the ongoing consumption of syndicated content. This feature reduces the time it takes to migrate content into CommonSpot while ensuring that the latest information is automatically updated and always available. Additional enterprise level functionality introduced in CommonSpot 4.5 includes a transaction/audit log which provides the ability to track contributor actions and events to better comply with audit trail regulations. UTF-8 support enables organizations to publish content in any language including multi-byte UNICODE languages. Enhancements to the user interface have also been implemented to better accommodate the display of content for organizations with a large amount of content. CommonSpot 4.5 is available through either a standard software license or a monthly hosted model. Starting at under $10,000, CommonSpot is available directly from PaperThin, Inc., and through PaperThin's partners.