SilkRoad Technology, Inc., a provider of content management and collaboration software, has announced the availability of the Eprise 2004 content management system. Eprise 2004 is designed to manage and simplify the flow of content to Web sites by enabling non-technical business users to add, modify, manage, and publish content without the assistance of a Webmaster or IT department. With Eprise, enterprises can create page templates and incorporate them across a Web site. Using these templates, employees can create and edit content without changing page structure or overall look and feel. Version and rollback controls provide restoration of content when necessary and Eprise's administration interface allows for constant auditing and tracking capabilities along with management of content creation and publication tasks.
Features of SilkRoad Eprise 2004 include: Web-browser Editing--Through SilkRoad ReadyEdit, Eprise 2004 allows business users to click into a Web page, edit text, and publish content without having to enter a separate editing window or application. Analytics Package--Through SilkRoad NetAnswer, Eprise 2004 provides an analytics package for Web sites, including a feedback loop to help understand if Web sites are meeting overall business goals. Increased Corporate Control--Eprise 2004 enables corporations to distribute permissions through recursive role delegation. IT departments can delegate a sub-set of permissions to various business units across the enterprise. Web Services Integration--Eprise 2004 introduces expanded support for Web services standards both exposing and consuming remote applications. By exposing Eprise functions, business users can contribute, manage, and publish assets in the context of other Web applications. Through consumption, Eprise 2004 can incorporate back-end application data into the Web site. Expanded Support--Eprise 2004 has expanded support for new servers, databases, and Web servers, including Windows Server 2003, IIS 6.0, Apache 2, and Oracle 9.2. SilkRoad has also expanded its partnership with Verity to include both Verity V5 and the Verity K2 search engine. Finally, Eprise 2004 expands support for Netegrity SiteMinder.