MetaCommunications Expands Distribution to Australia and New Zealand

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DataBasics adds Workgroups 2006 to its Portfolio of Innovative Software Solutions.

MetaCommunications, a leading software developer of cross-platform process management and productivity solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced an agreement with DataBasics, a major distributor of leading IT products in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, for distribution of Workgroups 2006, its process automation and management solution.

"We are delighted to be working with DataBasics," said Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications. "Their specialization in creative business solutions for prepress, networking, internet and productivity makes them especially well suited to represent Workgroups 2006, a platform designed to deliver improved productivity and facilitate streamlined collaboration in the marketing, creative, publishing, prepress and print environments."

"Since starting to work with the MetaCommunications, I am amazed at the number and range of organizations that have approached us with an interest in the Workgroups product suite, even before we started to promote it!" says Ricky Patten, director of DataBasics. "The real beauty of this product suite is its scalability from small operations to large corporates, plus its flexibility in meeting the needs of a wide range of users."

Workgroups 2006 consists of four core components:

  • Job Manager, a powerful suite of financial management tools that enable creative and production workgroups to accurately create estimates and quotes, monitor job costs, quickly generate on-demand reporting and invoices, and share information with industry leading accounting systems.
  • Virtual Ticket, a configurable job ticketing solution that brings together all the components of your work in a centralized location, including project briefs, job tickets, customer information, associated document files, and more. From this one location Virtual Ticket provides advanced workflow tools to help you manage and automate your processes, dramatically improving productivity, turnaround time, and quality.
  • Approval Manager, a tool for managing, tracking, and scheduling any approval process within and across creative and production environments.
  • Digital Storage Manager, a powerful storage management solution specially designed for creative, publishing and prepress workgroups, leveraging multiple file servers, near-line storage, and offline media.

By combining all four components in a streamlined, integrated suite, Workgroups 2006 unites and empowers workgroups by facilitating collaboration, automating processes, centralizing information, managing workflows, tracking files, and measuring key financial and productivity metrics.

DataBasics will immediately begin marketing Workgroups 2006 to its broad customer base in the dynamic Pacific Rim market.

About MetaCommunications

MetaCommunications (http://www.meta-comm.com) is a leading software developer of cross-platform process management and productivity solutions for the graphic arts industry, including its award-winning Job Manager™, Virtual Ticket™, Approval Manager™ and Digital Storage Manager™ components. MetaCommunications has thousands of users of its software worldwide, helping some of the world's top creative agencies, corporate marketing groups, printing and prepress firms, and publishers work more efficiently and profitably. MetaCommunications was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. For more information, please visit MetaCommunications

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Robert Long

MetaCommunications

1210 S. Gilbert Street

Iowa City, IA 52240 USA

319-337-8599 x 180

MetaCommunications

About DataBasics

DataBasics is a major distributor of leading IT products in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia specializing in creative business solutions for prepress, networking, internet and productivity.

For further information please contact DataBasics Pty Limited 1300 886 238

or international +61 7 4038 3205, email or visit our website:

DataBasics

© 2006 MetaCommunications, Inc. All rights reserved. MetaCommunications, the MetaCommunications logo, Workgroups, Workgroups Suite, Workgroups 2006, Job Manager, Virtual Ticket, Approval Manager, Digital Storage Manager, and JDF Solutions Framework are trademarks of MetaCommunications, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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