Stellent, Inc., the provider of content management solutions, and Corel Corp., the XML technology company, announced an integration between the Stellent Content Management system and the XML authoring platform, Corel XMetaL. “The product integration expands Stellent’s existing strong XML functionality to meet increasing customer demand for the ability to create content using XML authoring tools and store it directly in a content management system,” Stellent says. “Stellent has a long history of providing robust XML functionality — including the ability to automatically convert native formats to XML — to our customers,” said Dan Ryan, executive vice president of marketing and business development for Stellent. “The benefits of XML — including content reuse, increased author efficiency and reduced publishing/maintenance costs — have driven many users to adopt XML authoring tools for their content creation processes. In fact, according to ZapThink, the market for XML content lifecycle solutions is expected to grow from $1.8 billion in 2003 to more than $11.6 billion by 2008. Our integration with Corel XMetaL is yet another step along our XML roadmap, helping us meet existing and future customer demand for this functionality. This integration further extends Stellent’s commitment to allowing users to work in common desktop applications and enables them to continue their normal work patterns unchanged.” Read.