First Trace Delivers Service Pack 2 for Enterprise Document Management, Powered by Kinnosa

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First Trace, Inc. announced the highly anticipated release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Enterprise Document Management, powered by Kinnosa. This release contains numerous system enhancements and fixes for expanded solution performance. SP2 includes seamless integration and support for AutoCAD 2008 and SolidWorks 2008, providing comprehensive document management and process management capabilities with these complex CAD tools. Advanced Windows Extension Service permits Enterprise Document Management features and functionality to incorporate into users Windows Desktop and Microsoft Office programs as well as OpenOffice.

The SP2 release is a direct response to our customers' expressed needs for an affordable, integrable and easy to implement content management solution that will work with their Microsoft Office and OpenOffice programs and critical CAD applications.

First Trace, Inc. announced the highly anticipated release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Enterprise Document Management, powered by Kinnosa. This release contains numerous system enhancements and fixes for expanded solution performance. SP2 includes seamless integration and support for AutoCAD 2008 and SolidWorks 2008, providing comprehensive document management and process management capabilities with these complex CAD tools. Advanced Windows Extension Service permits Enterprise Document Management features and functionality to incorporate into users Windows Desktop and Microsoft Office programs as well as OpenOffice. File search functionality has also been enriched to improve the user experience.

The SP2 release is the result of months of software testing and refinements by First Trace developers to make user-identified product improvements and add many new features to Enterprise Document Management, powered by Kinnosa. This SP2 release further advances First Trace's goal of providing visibility of all customers' business documents and data from the very first trace to the final use and retirement. Kinnosa customers can easily install this new service pack to upgrade from previous software versions.

"First Trace's mission is to innovate open solutions built on industry standards that are easy to use, upgrade and deploy enterprise-wide for our global customer base," says Terry Simpson, CEO of First Trace. "The SP2 release is a direct response to our customers' expressed needs for an affordable, integrable and easy to implement content management solution that will work with their Microsoft Office and OpenOffice programs and critical CAD applications."

Service Pack 2 Includes Upgrades to Maximize Operational Efficiency
Enterprise Document Management, powered by Kinnosa, is a traceable, transparent, and distributed application built upon open standards, with an open data repository. Kinnosa organizes data into a "virtual repository" rather than a centralized data vault, allowing users to manage and search information scattered across a distributed environment as if it was stored locally. The updates and enhancements included in SP2 focus on four core components designed to increase customer's design efficiency, return-on-investment and ultimate satisfaction:

Support for AutoCAD 2008 and SolidWorks 2008
Enterprise Document Management, powered by Kinnosa, was developed to provide critical document management capabilities to engineers utilizing complex CAD tools like AutoCAD & SolidWorks. With the release of SP2, Enterprise Document Management features and functionality can integrate with the most current versions of these widely used CAD applications so that essential document management operations can be performed directly in the AutoCAD 2008 and SolidWorks 2008 applications. This level of integration permits the designer to work in a familiar CAD environment and minimizes training requirements.

Windows Extension Service
SP2 includes Windows Extension Service allowing Enterprise Document Management to connect to and operate on the Windows desktop. Advanced document management features provided by Kinnosa can be utilized from Windows Explorer for ease-of-use by even the most novice employees. Employees outside of the engineering department can now take advantage of automated document management using familiar desktop tools without extensive training.

Improved File Search Capabilities and Performance
File searches must be extremely efficient with evolved document management solutions to meet the needs of both technical and novice users. So SP2 includes improvements to optimize the search capabilities with Enterprise Document Management. Users can now easily execute simple and very advanced wild card searches across distributed workspaces for a rapid response. Search result windows can display additional document properties such as version number, author, document status, related parts, modification history and any other pre-defined or custom properties the user selects to make identification quick and easy.

Document Loading Utility Added
Moving files from one repository, directory, or folder to another can be an extremely time consuming and labor intensive process during new product roll outs. A document loading utility has been included in SP2 to allow Kinnosa to smoothly transition large volumes of data from existing systems, like eChange and PDMWorks, into Kinnosa, helping to speed implementation while reducing installation and deployment costs.

Enterprise Document Management, powered by Kinnosa, SP2 is immediately available from First Trace and authorized First Trace resellers. For more information about Kinnosa or SP2, please call +1 480.940.2363 or visit http://www.FirstTrace.com. To view this press release or any First Trace press release on our web site, please visit: http://www.firsttrace.com/press-center.html.

About First Trace
First Trace, Inc. is a responsive global provider of document management and data unification solutions for industries with complex technical and business information concerns. First Trace has internally innovated the only seamless, transparent, and traceable document management, data unification and collaborative solutions that leverage existing technology investments and interfaces with legacy systems. Combining decades of technology, manufacturing, engineering and solution development experience, First Trace has customers worldwide across a range of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, facilities management, energy, utilities, manufacturing, healthcare as well as state and local governments. First Trace customers are some of the largest industry players and include Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier Aerospace, Mittal Steel, Georgia-Pacific, Glaxo Smith Klein, Mitchell International and Ineos Chemicals. To learn more about First Trace and the evolution of document management, visit http://www.FirstTrace.com or call +1 480.940.2393.

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