Lotus Introduces Linux Support for Domino Workflow

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Lotus Development Corporation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM's Lotus Development Corp. today at
 LinuxWorld announced the immediate availability of Domino Workflow on the
 Linux platform, providing Linux users with access to the industry's most
 extensible and adaptive workflow management services and tools for Web
 applications.  Domino Workflow on Linux helps customers rapidly build, easily
 modify, and incrementally improve business processes such as employee hiring
 and customer relationship management, by automating people, information and
 systems interactions.  Domino Workflow for Linux offers dynamic and context
 sensitive user interfaces to people, documents and processes, helping to
 enhance productivity and reduce cycle times.
     "We have seen significant growth in Linux usage over the past few years
 and we expect this trend to continue," said Scott Cooper, vice president of
 knowledge management products, Lotus Development Corp.  "As an open source
 operating system, Linux will provide our customers and business partners with
 a reliable, flexible and cost-effective platform for designing workflow
 applications.  Domino Workflow is a key enabling technology for effective
 knowledge and process management infrastructures and we are pleased to provide
 our growing Linux customer base with the tools and resources they need to help
 maximize their asset investments."
     The growth of Linux as a legitimate enterprise platform, as well as the
 commitment from large, influential organizations, like IBM, make Linux a
 strong option for customers and a logical choice for integration with Lotus
 products.  Lotus Domino Release (R5) support for Linux, announced September
 1999, integrates advanced collaboration and messaging with Linux' typically
 low cost-of-deployment and reliability, enabling organizations to make system
 choices that meet their unique network needs.
     "Now, solutions created with Lotus' Domino Workflow can reach a new group
 of customers who understand the stability and affordability of Linux," says
 Dirk Hohndel CTO of SuSE Linux.
     Domino Workflow leverages the inherent benefits of the Lotus Domino
 platform including security, messaging and Web browser support making it an
 ideal solution for creating a wide range of workflow applications from
 flexible, collaborative applications to tightly structured customer-centric
 ones.  An integral part of Lotus' knowledge management strategy, Domino
 Workflow provides organizations with the ability to streamline core business
 processes and reuse components of their workflow applications when developing
 new ones, contributing to more efficient and productive operating
 environments.  Workflow's rapid development processes and dynamic, instant
 modifications allow organizations to share important information with the
 right people at the right time, making it easier for them to adapt workflows
 to changing business needs and quickly respond to their customers' needs.
     System Requirements
     Domino Workflow Engine 2.1.1 (Server) operates on the following Domino
 platforms: SuSE Linux 7.0, Red Hat Linux 6.2, TurboLinux 6.0 and Caldera
 OpenLinux eServer 2.3, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Sun
 Solaris 2.7, IBM RS6000, AS400, and S390.  Domino Workflow Architect requires
 Windows 95/98/2000 or NT 4.0, and Lotus Notes R4.6.1 or higher, and the Domino
 Designer for R5 clients.   Domino Workflow client support includes Microsoft
 Internet Explorer 4.01 SP3 or later, Netscape Navigator 4.08 or later,
 Netscape Communicator 4.51 or later, or Lotus Notes R 4.61 or later Windows
     Pricing and Availability
     Domino Workflow for Linux is priced on a client/server model from Lotus
 authorized resellers and Business Partners.  Domino Workflow for Linux
 suggested pricing starts at $9,995 per server and $60 per workflow participant
 (actual reseller pricing may vary).  Licensed workflow participants are
 authorized to use the Domino Workflow Viewer.  The Domino Workflow Architect
 suggested pricing starts at $2,495 per application developer (actual reseller
 pricing may vary).  Domino Workflow for Linux is immediately available for
 download on the website and CDs are currently scheduled to ship in Q1 2001.
 For more information or to purchase products, please visit Lotus' website at
 www.lotus.com/workflow, or contact your Lotus/IBM reseller.
     About Lotus Development Corp.
     Lotus Development Corporation, founded in 1982, is a subsidiary of IBM
 Corporation.  Lotus sets the standard for truly innovative software products
 and services that reflect the company's unique understanding of the new ways
 in which individuals and businesses must work together to achieve success.
 Lotus is redefining the concept of conducting business through practical
 knowledge management, e-business and other ground-breaking ways of connecting
 the world's ideas, thinkers, buyers, sellers and communities via the Internet.
 Lotus markets its products in more than 80 countries worldwide through direct
 and extensive Business Partner channels.  The company also provides numerous
 professional consulting, support and education services through the Lotus
 Professional Services organization.
     Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks and Domino Workflow and
 Domino are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.  All other trademarks
 are owned by their respective companies.
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