RedDot Launches XCMS, CM for the Mid-Market

Jan 27, 2004

RedDot Solutions, a provider of enterprise content management solutions, has announced the launch of the RedDot Extended Content Management Suite (XCMS). A content management solution for the mid-market, XCMS is designed to offer companies a comprehensive solution for managing content, fostering collaboration, and automating business processes in a way that was previously only possible for large enterprises.

XCMS has a modular structure that can scale to an organization's current or future needs, providing a host of applications including Web content management, document management, business process workflow, digital asset management, collaboration, personalization and back-end integration. These capabilities are provided through XCMS's modules, which have been expanded to include the new release of the RedDot Content Collaboration Server (CCS), which enables document and knowledge management functionalities, project collaboration and business process workflow.  In tandem with the XCMS launch, RedDot is also releasing new versions of its existing products including: RedDot Content Management Server (CMS) 5.5, RedDot Content Personalization Server (CPS) 2.0 and RedDot Content Integration Server (CIS) 2.0.

The XCMS solution suite includes the following modules: RedDot Content Management Server (CMS) is designed to create, review, manage, and archive content elements from various sources. Major features include multi-level workflows, version management, user administration with LDAP integration, and multilingual capabilities. Version 5.5 enhancements include Microsoft Office integration, increased navigation support, expanded digital asset management capabilities, and integration with Content Collaboration Server (CCS).

RedDot Content Collaboration Server (CCS) includes document and knowledge management functionalities along with indexing and search capabilities, project collaboration, and business process workflow. RedDot CCS allows users to store documents of all types within a folderstructure and assign them meta information and authorizations. With integration of the RedDot CMS, information created within CCS can now be published simultaneously to a Web site, intranet, and/or extranet.

RedDot Content Personalization Server (CPS) is a platform-independent system based on XML/XSL and Java, which supports the user-specific delivery of content and the definition and administration of user profiles. RedDot CPS allows a real-time analysis of user behavior to determine visitors' interests and create step by step user profiles (implicit personalization). In addition to performance enhancements, version 2.0 includes wider support and use of Web services increasing interoperability with CCS and CMS and a new graphical user interface.

RedDot Content Integration Server (CIS) is a Java-based, platform--independent framework, for integrating back-end applications with Web sites, intranets and extranets. Based on open standards such as J2EE and XML/XSL, developers can use RedDot CIS to access objects (such as users, content, sessions, etc.) and edit them within their native applications. The RedDot CIS Application Portal also integrates content management, business data, and processes within a uniform user interface. The 2.0 release introduces an expanded API including single sign-on authentication, enhanced support for portal infrastructures, and deeper integration with CMS, CPS and CCS.

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