Even if the year is winding down, some companies just keep going. Bitrix has upgraded its Intranet software to v9.6, Hyland has released OnBase 10 and IBM has upgraded Lotus Notes Traveller. In other news, new research from AIIM shows that the message may finally be getting through -- a paperless office can have positive results. 

Bitrix Releases Intranet v9.5

When Bitrix (news, site) released v9.0 of Intranet Portal earlier this year, it added Bitrix video, security and process management updates. The new release, v9.5, focuses on Enterprise 2.0 functionality and drops the ‘portal’ out of its name.

The new look of Bitrix Intranet v9.5 comes with:

  • Extended usability: Click-away editing of the front-end makes interface customization easy, while an adaptive interface at the back end enables product fine-tuning.
  • Wiki: Extend wikis using a WYSIWYG editor, text versioning and roll-back as well as immediate indexing and access-rights management.
  • Instant search: An integrated D.I.G search engine offers real-time search across intranet content and enables users locate files and people across the entire intranet.
  • Simplified document management: Users can replicate all intranet document storages they use as a single network drive. A single click makes public, workgroup-specific and private storages available
  • Records Management: Allows users to create custom lists for contacts and provides basic CRM functionality.

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Hyland’s OnBase v10 and Case Management

Last week, Hyland Software (news, site) announced the release of v10.0 of OnBase. This time around, Hyland has focused firmly on developing case management capabilities through the introduction of a new client.

To pull the disparate elements of case management together, Hyland's new client brings together core ECM functions -- like document imaging -- with elements of business process management, collaboration and records management, providing context to content. 

The new client is built on Windows Presentation Foundation and gives users a familiar environment to work in, ensuring minimized training and rapid adoption by people who actually use it.

Its architecture enables enterprises that are working in hybrid software environments consisting of SaaS, on-premise or even offline environments, to maintain those deployments while working with OnBase 10.

The backend has been revamped, enabling developers with the ability to build and deploy new solutions that deal with problems as they arise and slot solutions into the backend easily. More here.

Lotus Notes Traveler Upgrade

IBM (news, site) has just announced that it is shipping Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.2.1. According to a blog post from Ed Brill, IBM's director of product management for Lotus software, the principal new feature is a new client that provides support for mail/calendar/contacts on any Android 2.x-based device.

A word of caution though -- the Traveler client for Android cannot be installed on AT&T devices. This is due to their approach to device security, he says, with the result that apps can only be installed from the Android Marketplace. AT&T has indicated they will have a solution available in early 2011.

Lotus Notes Traveler is already compatible with Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Version 8.5.2 of Traveller added support for the iPhone 4 and the iPad, with monitoring and control of security settings and device passwords for all Apple iOS devices.

Systran Upgrades Translation Software

Language translation vendor Systran (news, site) has just announced the release of its Desktop 7 software Suite. SYSTRAN Desktop 7 contains a number of upgrades, including intelligent use of displaying translation alternatives and learning from user choices via a new interactive interface.

The Systran Desktop 7 P Suite includes the Premium Translator, Business Translator, Office Translator and Home Translator. SYSTRAN’s latest generation of products not only automates the translation process, it acquires knowledge as it is used.

All products support additional file formats, include new tools for customization and allow the user to translate online documents in real-time. 

Many Offices Going Paperless

In a new report from AIIM  (newssite), 40% of organizations surveyed on document capture indicated that most companies achieved ROI within 12 months of implementing document capture systems.

The research entitled, Capture and Business Process: Drivers and experiences of content driven processes, shows that while the use of paper is still growing in 27% of organizations, 39% of organizations have actually reduced their paper usage.

The strongest drivers for scanning and capture are not savings on paper storage space but improved searchability and knowledge sharing, followed by productivity improvements in document-centric business processes. You can download the report from free from AIIM.