As good as EMC Documentum is at building an enterprise content management platform, the company leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to user interface design. If your problem is authoring XML content via Webtop -- Documentum's web-based GUI for accessing EMC Documentum repository -- JustSystems has a solution.
JustSystems, a provider of XML authoring technology and a company that is legitimately "huge in Japan", announced an updated version of its XML authoring interface for EMC Documentum Webtop. XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop, a product name in desperate need of an acronym, now supports Documentum ECM 6.5 along with everyone's favorite operating system -- Windows Vista. If that last part scared you, don't worry. Windows XP is still supported.
Why Should I Give the Product a Try?
- Are you a knowledge worker who spends all day wrangling XML?
- Do you prefer to work in a browser-based environment?
- Do you find the built-in XML authoring capabilities of Documentum Webtop to be somewhat lacking?
If you answered "yes" to the questions above, congratulations! You are the target market for XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop.
What Features Does it Come With Out-of-the-Box?
- The aforementioned support for Documentum ECM 6.5, including Service Pack 1. If your organization hasn't undertaken the Herculean effort to migrate from the previous version, again don't worry. ECM 6 SP1 is supported as well.
- Docbase Tree-View -- Users can now create new folders or documents-from-a-template, or initiate import operations by simply right-clicking on an item.
- Improvements to DITA operations, including DITA authoring.
- Enhanced file check-in operations and the ability to create reusable components.
For more information, head over to http://www.justsystems.com and look under "Products". If you are looking for pricing information, you will have to e-mail the sales department.
Did Someone Mention DITA?
In other news related to JustSystems and the "trend-setting" XMetaL product line, it was announced that JustSystems has partnered with SaaS CMS provider DocZone to "enable businesses to leverage the value of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard".
In honor of the new partnership, your organization can get three free months of DocZone DITA for each XMetaL authoring license that is purchased from DocZone.com. Is that a good deal? Tell us about it in the comments.