While it may be acceptable for to use Google or Facebook for casual collaboration or media exchange, we still want to manage the services employees use to conduct vital research or manage important business processes
San Francisco (PRWEB) January 28, 2008
Xythos Software, a leading developer of document management and collaboration software, today announced the general availability of its new Xythos Enterprise Document Management and Digital Locker 7.0 Suites. The new software suites feature enhanced business process automation and interoperability features, as well as support for popular Web 2.0 social networking features such as Wiki's, content tagging, and RSS feeds.
Rapid advances in social networking services are causing organizations to recognize they must provide improved solutions for team collaboration in order to retain control over business content. Document management vendors like Xythos are responding to this need by delivering Web 2.0 collaboration services that leverage the advanced security and management features of their underlying application environments. "While it may be acceptable for to use Google or Facebook for casual collaboration or media exchange, we still want to manage the services employees use to conduct vital research or manage important business processes," commented Joseph Cevetello, Director of Academic Technology at Loyola Marymount University.
Other Xythos customers agree. "We look at the needs of the entire campus in a holistic manner," said Dr. Jolee West. PhD, Director of Academic Technology and Digital Library Projects at Wesleyan University. "The new wiki and tagging functionalities extend our Web 2.0 implementation efforts as students and faculty engage in more collaborative activities. The new right-click and drag-and-drop functionalities make the environment more user-friendly and accessible."
Unlike traditional ECM systems Xythos' product suites are already complete web based solutions. This allows organizations to benefit from a fully integrated set of document collaboration, storage and records management features through a common web interface. Open standards-based design also affords license fees at a fraction of the cost of traditional ECM systems. "Xythos provides a cost effective solution that we can offer throughout our organization," said Greg Smith, Chief Technology Officer, George Fox University. "With Xythos we can leverage open standards to provide our campus with faster document storage connectivity and access through multiple platforms."
"In 2006 we tackled records management and delivered a DoD certified solution to help customers better meet compliance requirements", said Kevin Wiggen, chief technology officer at Xythos. "With the new 7.0 product suites we wanted to make sure customers had the tools they needed to capture content at the point of collaboration, so that they could retain complete records of business processes and enhance knowledge sharing," he added.
About Xythos Software
Xythos Software is a leading developer of document management and collaboration software. Its online services and products are licensed to millions of users at commercial, education and government organizations around the world for managing and sharing content throughout its lifecycle. Try Xythos on Demand today at http://www.xythosondemand.com or visit http://www.xythos.com to learn more about how Xythos is making online document management safer and easier for everyone.