PaperThin has announced the availability of CommonSpot Content Server version 4.5, the company’s flagship Web content management solution.
This release introduces expanded authoring support for the Mac platform and for Mozilla-based browsers such as FireFox. New collaboration features include email review. A Web Services-based content import facility adds ease of integration and content migration. A taxonomy module will please the IA's in the group. And several new features are targeted at larger-scale organizations.Keeping with tradition and making good on one of their selling points, PaperThin has driven feature requirements directly from customer feedback.
"The new features in CommonSpot 4.5 are a direct result of PaperThin’s commitment to work closely with its customers to deliver high quality products and value," said Gideon Sanstra, Web Applications Manager, National Louis University. Authoring Enhancements Full authoring and administrative functionality is now available under any Mozilla-based browser, including Mozilla 1.7, FireFox 1.0, and Netscape 7.2. Content can now be authored, published or approved on the Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.
Collaborative authoring enables content authors to view ’Work in Progress’ by other authors, and if authorized, take ownership of the content for further editing.
A new ’Email Review’ feature has been added, allowing a user to send a preview of a page via email to someone who is not involved in the authoring and publishing process.
A context sensitive help system with links to recorded Webinars helps facilitate integration of the tool in the organization. Enterprise Features A Web Services-based content import facility now available in CommonSpot 4.5 enables developers to easily populate a CommonSpot site with content from external sites or systems, and allows for the ongoing consumption of syndicated content. This feature significantly reduces the time if takes to migrate content into CommonSpot while ensuring that the latest information is automatically updated and always available.
Additional enterprise level functionality includes a transaction/audit log which provides the ability to track all contributor actions and events to better comply with audit trail regulations. Full UTF-8 support enables organizations to publish content in any language including multi-byte UNICODE languages. Enhancements to the user interface have also been implemented to better accommodate the display of content for organizations with a large amount of content. Pricing and Availability CommonSpot 4.5 is available today through either a standard software license or a monthly hosted model. Pricing starts at under $10,000.