Document Mgt Roll-up: EMC Upgrades Captiva, JustSystems Gets 3D Imaging for DITA Authoring

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It’s been busy release-wise in the document management space with the recent upgrade to EMC’s Captiva, the addition of 3D imaging to JustSystems XMetaL authoring software, Colligo offering a private beta of its Office 365 integration, and two mobile apps from Quickoffice and enprovia that make mobile document management easier.

EMC Upgrades Captiva

EMC (news, site) has recently announced a new version of its document capture software Captiva, which transforms paper documents, faxes and other content into digital data.

High on the list of its new abilities is the Production Auto Learning capability, enabling it to learn document properties while processing and speeding up document capture across the enterprise.

It enables the system to classify and extract business information from documents as they are being scanned, and dispels with the need for administrators to create templates up-front to indicate documents' properties.

As a result, EMC says, Captiva shortens project setup from days or weeks to a matter of hours, reducing configuration time up to 90%.

Internal benchmark testing shows one Captiva server can now process more than 10 million images per day,as well as featuring new customization and integration options that simplify deployment using drag-and-drop processes.

In addition, this version further helps companies with global operations with additional localized user interfaces in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

JustSystems, Right Hemisphere Offer 3D Imaging

For DITA document users, Right Hemisphere, which provides visual enterprise solutions, has announced that its 3D visualization technology has been integrated with JustSystems' (news, site)  XMetaL XML-based Authoring & Content Collaboration Software.

The integration between Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration authoring solution and XMetaL XMAX will enable technical writers and illustrators to leverage 3D CAD product models within their documentation in a DITA-compliant XML structured content format.

The addition of information to the development of DITA standard document authoring processes should improve the document authoring process, speed time to document publishing and ensure accuracy by using the product model information from engineering, without having to resort to CAD.

If you’re in the area, you can see the integration at work at the CIDM DITA North America Conference through April 6th in Baltimore; otherwise check out the website.

Colligo Prepares for Office 365 with Private Beta

If you missed it earlier, Colligo (news, site), which provides client-based email and document management and has spent a lot of time making itself useful around SharePoint and SharePoint environments, has announced a private beta of its support for Office 365.

To be more precise, it is Colligo Contributor that will be integrated with Office 365, which probably won’t create too many problems for it, as it has already spent a lot of time developing integrations for some of the components that make up Office 365.

Colligo Contributor suite drives SharePoint adoption by enabling users to more easily gain access to, capture, and tag SharePoint content from desktop applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer. Interested in more?

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Android Gets New Office Suite

The first mobile document piece of news this week comes from Quickoffice (news, site), which has announced a newly designed application for Google's Android Honeycomb OS, catering to the tablet's larger form factor and touch user interface.

Called Quickoffice Pro HD, the mobile Office suite gives users desktop-like creating, viewing and editing capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

UsingQuickoffice's proprietary SmartTouch technology and the capabilities inherent in Google's Honeycomb platform, the app offers a single-screen, multi-pane document view for a richer user experience on tablets.

In addition to feature-rich Office viewing and editing capabilities, Quickoffice Pro HD comes with a proprietary and custom-built Connected File Manager with integrated access to cloud storage partners, including Box.net, Dropbox, Google Docs, Huddle, SugarSync and MobileMe.

The action bar provides users with access to common functions, contextual options and navigation, while the contextual toolbar changes to reflect options based on the context of what the user is currently doing.

Beyond integrated cloud access, tablet users also have the option to gain access to and share files via email or Bluetooth.Quickoffice also comes pre-loaded on Motorola's XOOM tablet and consumers have the option to upgrade for full editing and cloud access functionality for an introductory price of $14.99.

Enprovia’s MicrosoftPhone 7 Client

The other piece of mobile this week comes from enprovia, which has released a Microsoft Phone 7 client app, giving users access to their processes and documents while mobile. The application enables users to search and navigate through data located on their document management or enterprise content management system.

Users can further add comments, annotations, voice recordings and images to existing documents, or create new documents and subscribe to changes when modifications are made to folders or documents in real-time.

The app also provides access to SharePoint content as well as to content stored in basically any ECM and DMS systems on the market, including those supporting the CMIS standard.

If you haven’t come across enprovia before, it was founded in 2006, has its headquarters in Slovakia and offices in Germany and the United States. 

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