Plumtree Announces Java-Based Documentum Gadget Suite and Content Repository Crawler Extending Reach of Content Management Via Plumtree Corporate Portal

New Documentum Gadgets Available Without Software Installation Through Hosted

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Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Plumtree Software

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate portal
 software-maker Plumtree Software today announced the release of two new
 Plumtree plug-in components for integrating Documentum enterprise content
 management capabilities into the Plumtree Corporate Portal platform:  a suite
 of Plumtree Portal Gadgets(TM) incorporating the most popular, powerful
 content management capabilities of Documentum 4i, and a Plumtree Crawler for
 scanning Documentum 4i repositories for new content to index in the portal.
 The integration of the Documentum and Plumtree platforms extends the digital
 enterprise by offering customers the most comprehensive portal solution for
 creating, personalizing, delivering and managing information extracted from
 anywhere in an extended enterprise.  Customers can now accelerate product
 availability, personalize interactions, mobilize business networks, and
 globalize their businesses for competitive e-business advantage.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000405/SFW002 )
     According to Alan Weintraub, research director of Gartner Group,
 "Corporate portals give users a window into the information, applications and
 processes that must be globally available for a virtual organization to
 operate effectively, and provide an enabling technology for Knowledge
 Management.  The key portal trend is the integration of Content Management to
 allow greater control and personalization of unstructured content.  Overall,
 the functionality that enterprises are seeking from portals is expanding, and
 the role of the portal is evolving into the 'Swiss army knife' for application
 access, content and Knowledge Management."
     Whitney Tidmarsh, vice president of product marketing for Documentum said,
 "Enterprise content management (ECM) is automating the production and exchange
 of dynamic, trusted content within and among organizations in any language for
 publishing to multiple channels.  ECM enables the leveraging of content for
 re-use to feed appropriate and timely content to active corporate portals.
 The integration of Plumtree with Documentum extends content contribution and
 availability, thus extending the benefits of ECM to a broader audience,
 accelerating the e-business initiatives of our customers.  This competitive
 advantage is invaluable in an age when the windows of opportunity are so
 narrow."
 
     Integration Consists of a New Hosted Java-Based Gadget Suite
     The Plumtree Gadget Suite for Documentum 4i empowers business users to
 create, edit and approve Documentum-managed content from a personalized portal
 page that also incorporates those users' e-mail, sales leads, inventory
 reports, and market news.
     The gadgets were developed by Infodata, a Plumtree channel partner with
 expertise in both Documentum and Plumtree technologies.  "Our belief that
 optimal information management stems from the right content management
 strategy combined with the right portal enticed us to co-develop a suite of
 Plumtree-Documentum gadgets to integrate the two titans of technology," said
 Dave Kreager VP of Strategic Alliances at Infodata.  "This single solution
 opens the door for the next generation of content management at the speed of
 the Internet.  As a Plumtree channel partner, we took great advantage of
 Plumtree's developer resources and found that they enhanced the functionality
 of the gadgets."
     The Plumtree Corporate Portal incorporates the most popular, powerful
 capabilities of Documentum 4i as Plumtree Portal Gadgets, modular components
 that deliver key services from enterprise applications and Internet sites to a
 portal page.  With this enhanced integration, organizations now have the
 option of accessing Documentum 4i through hosted gadgets which allow them to
 register the new portal services via the Internet.  The Plumtree Documentum
 Gadget Suite, available as a web-hosted solution or to customers who have
 purchased both software solutions, includes the following gadgets for
 developing, routing, approving, and publishing content:
 
     -- My Inbox:  Provides a view of the Documentum user's workflow inbox,
        allowing the user to perform all waiting tasks directly from a
        personalized portal page;
     -- My Folders:  Allows a portal user to specify which Documentum folders
        should always be displayed on the portal homepage and provides access
        to the folders and their content;
     -- My Checkouts:  Lists all of the content a user is currently reviewing
        or modifying; allows a user to check-in new versions of content or
        cancel check-out; and
     -- Search:  Allows portal users to search Documentum repositories for
        particular content, including Web content, using keywords.
 
     New Crawler Brings Documentum Content to Greater Audience
     The Plumtree Crawler for Documentum 4i adds to a collection of crawlers
 for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, the Internet, corporate intranets and
 extranets, and File Systems, giving customers a unified view of all documents
 across the enterprise, regardless of the repository in which they are located.
 The Plumtree Crawler for Documentum 4i automatically publishes content that
 has been staged through Documentum workflows, integrating content in an
 enterprise-wide searchable directory that includes Web pages, reports, e-mail
 and documents from file systems.  The Crawler periodically scans Documentum
 repositories for new content and places links to new text documents, images,
 spreadsheets or any other form of content in the organized, searchable
 structure of the Plumtree Directory.  With the addition of Documentum content
 into the directory, a greater number of employees can now take advantage of
 the version-controlled content in Documentum's repositories.
 
     Documentum, Plumtree, and Integration Partners to Host European Seminar
     Series
     Plumtree, Documentum, and integration partners will be hosting a European
 seminar series focused on "Content Management at the Center of Your Business,"
 where they will introduce the two enterprise solutions and customer case
 studies.  The seminars will take place in the following cities:
 
     -- Paris - April 24
     -- Frankfurt - May 3
     -- London - May 9
     -- Amsterdam - May 10
 
     About Documentum
     Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management
 provider, automating the production, exchange, and personalization of all
 types of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive
 advantage by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide.
 Built on an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform,
 Documentum products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative
 commerce, and solve regulatory content challenges.  Over 300 partners across
 all major industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare,
 consulting services, government, manufacturing, financial services,
 automotive, retail, and consumer goods, build and implement specialized
 applications using Documentum's content management infrastructure.  For more
 information, visit Documentum on the Web at www.documentum.com.
 
     About Plumtree Software
     Plumtree Software is creating a simple, personalized Web portal to the
 information and applications that businesses use every day.  Plumtree's
 extensible portal platform organizes links to different types of corporate
 documents in a Web directory, and assembles application and Internet services
 from different systems in a personalized Web page.  Plumtree embeds services
 from other systems in its portal platform using plug-in components called
 Plumtree Portal Gadgets(TM), which can be developed in a wide variety of
 programming environments, on a broad range of platforms.  Hundreds of gadgets
 have been developed by Plumtree and its partners, integrating into the portal
 application services and content from such vendors as Business Objects,
 Documentum, eRoom Technology, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Siebel Systems and others.
 Plumtree's strategy is to build a network of portal technology and deployment
 expertise that is unmatched in the industry.  Plumtree has more than
 60 systems integrators, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Compaq Computer,
 and over 175 customers, including Ford Motor Company and Procter & Gamble.
 Plumtree is working with its technology vendors, systems integrators and
 customers to fortify the Plumtree platform with new gadgets,
 customer-syndicated content, better deployment methodologies, and
 industry-specific portal applications.  To learn more about Plumtree, visit
 www.plumtree.com, or see a demonstration at www.corporateportal.com.
 
 

SOURCE Plumtree Software
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate portal
 software-maker Plumtree Software today announced the release of two new
 Plumtree plug-in components for integrating Documentum enterprise content
 management capabilities into the Plumtree Corporate Portal platform:  a suite
 of Plumtree Portal Gadgets(TM) incorporating the most popular, powerful
 content management capabilities of Documentum 4i, and a Plumtree Crawler for
 scanning Documentum 4i repositories for new content to index in the portal.
 The integration of the Documentum and Plumtree platforms extends the digital
 enterprise by offering customers the most comprehensive portal solution for
 creating, personalizing, delivering and managing information extracted from
 anywhere in an extended enterprise.  Customers can now accelerate product
 availability, personalize interactions, mobilize business networks, and
 globalize their businesses for competitive e-business advantage.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000405/SFW002 )
     According to Alan Weintraub, research director of Gartner Group,
 "Corporate portals give users a window into the information, applications and
 processes that must be globally available for a virtual organization to
 operate effectively, and provide an enabling technology for Knowledge
 Management.  The key portal trend is the integration of Content Management to
 allow greater control and personalization of unstructured content.  Overall,
 the functionality that enterprises are seeking from portals is expanding, and
 the role of the portal is evolving into the 'Swiss army knife' for application
 access, content and Knowledge Management."
     Whitney Tidmarsh, vice president of product marketing for Documentum said,
 "Enterprise content management (ECM) is automating the production and exchange
 of dynamic, trusted content within and among organizations in any language for
 publishing to multiple channels.  ECM enables the leveraging of content for
 re-use to feed appropriate and timely content to active corporate portals.
 The integration of Plumtree with Documentum extends content contribution and
 availability, thus extending the benefits of ECM to a broader audience,
 accelerating the e-business initiatives of our customers.  This competitive
 advantage is invaluable in an age when the windows of opportunity are so
 narrow."
 
     Integration Consists of a New Hosted Java-Based Gadget Suite
     The Plumtree Gadget Suite for Documentum 4i empowers business users to
 create, edit and approve Documentum-managed content from a personalized portal
 page that also incorporates those users' e-mail, sales leads, inventory
 reports, and market news.
     The gadgets were developed by Infodata, a Plumtree channel partner with
 expertise in both Documentum and Plumtree technologies.  "Our belief that
 optimal information management stems from the right content management
 strategy combined with the right portal enticed us to co-develop a suite of
 Plumtree-Documentum gadgets to integrate the two titans of technology," said
 Dave Kreager VP of Strategic Alliances at Infodata.  "This single solution
 opens the door for the next generation of content management at the speed of
 the Internet.  As a Plumtree channel partner, we took great advantage of
 Plumtree's developer resources and found that they enhanced the functionality
 of the gadgets."
     The Plumtree Corporate Portal incorporates the most popular, powerful
 capabilities of Documentum 4i as Plumtree Portal Gadgets, modular components
 that deliver key services from enterprise applications and Internet sites to a
 portal page.  With this enhanced integration, organizations now have the
 option of accessing Documentum 4i through hosted gadgets which allow them to
 register the new portal services via the Internet.  The Plumtree Documentum
 Gadget Suite, available as a web-hosted solution or to customers who have
 purchased both software solutions, includes the following gadgets for
 developing, routing, approving, and publishing content:
 
     -- My Inbox:  Provides a view of the Documentum user's workflow inbox,
        allowing the user to perform all waiting tasks directly from a
        personalized portal page;
     -- My Folders:  Allows a portal user to specify which Documentum folders
        should always be displayed on the portal homepage and provides access
        to the folders and their content;
     -- My Checkouts:  Lists all of the content a user is currently reviewing
        or modifying; allows a user to check-in new versions of content or
        cancel check-out; and
     -- Search:  Allows portal users to search Documentum repositories for
        particular content, including Web content, using keywords.
 
     New Crawler Brings Documentum Content to Greater Audience
     The Plumtree Crawler for Documentum 4i adds to a collection of crawlers
 for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, the Internet, corporate intranets and
 extranets, and File Systems, giving customers a unified view of all documents
 across the enterprise, regardless of the repository in which they are located.
 The Plumtree Crawler for Documentum 4i automatically publishes content that
 has been staged through Documentum workflows, integrating content in an
 enterprise-wide searchable directory that includes Web pages, reports, e-mail
 and documents from file systems.  The Crawler periodically scans Documentum
 repositories for new content and places links to new text documents, images,
 spreadsheets or any other form of content in the organized, searchable
 structure of the Plumtree Directory.  With the addition of Documentum content
 into the directory, a greater number of employees can now take advantage of
 the version-controlled content in Documentum's repositories.
 
     Documentum, Plumtree, and Integration Partners to Host European Seminar
     Series
     Plumtree, Documentum, and integration partners will be hosting a European
 seminar series focused on "Content Management at the Center of Your Business,"
 where they will introduce the two enterprise solutions and customer case
 studies.  The seminars will take place in the following cities:
 
     -- Paris - April 24
     -- Frankfurt - May 3
     -- London - May 9
     -- Amsterdam - May 10
 
     About Documentum
     Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management
 provider, automating the production, exchange, and personalization of all
 types of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive
 advantage by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide.
 Built on an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform,
 Documentum products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative
 commerce, and solve regulatory content challenges.  Over 300 partners across
 all major industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare,
 consulting services, government, manufacturing, financial services,
 automotive, retail, and consumer goods, build and implement specialized
 applications using Documentum's content management infrastructure.  For more
 information, visit Documentum on the Web at www.documentum.com.
 
     About Plumtree Software
     Plumtree Software is creating a simple, personalized Web portal to the
 information and applications that businesses use every day.  Plumtree's
 extensible portal platform organizes links to different types of corporate
 documents in a Web directory, and assembles application and Internet services
 from different systems in a personalized Web page.  Plumtree embeds services
 from other systems in its portal platform using plug-in components called
 Plumtree Portal Gadgets(TM), which can be developed in a wide variety of
 programming environments, on a broad range of platforms.  Hundreds of gadgets
 have been developed by Plumtree and its partners, integrating into the portal
 application services and content from such vendors as Business Objects,
 Documentum, eRoom Technology, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Siebel Systems and others.
 Plumtree's strategy is to build a network of portal technology and deployment
 expertise that is unmatched in the industry.  Plumtree has more than
 60 systems integrators, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Compaq Computer,
 and over 175 customers, including Ford Motor Company and Procter & Gamble.
 Plumtree is working with its technology vendors, systems integrators and
 customers to fortify the Plumtree platform with new gadgets,
 customer-syndicated content, better deployment methodologies, and
 industry-specific portal applications.  To learn more about Plumtree, visit
 www.plumtree.com, or see a demonstration at www.corporateportal.com.
 
 SOURCE  Plumtree Software