Extentech and Alfresco Partner to Deliver a Powerful Open Source Web Spreadsheet

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Extentech, Inc, a spreadsheet solutions company, and Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in Open Source enterprise content management (ECM), today announced Sheetster + Alfresco--an integrated Open Source web spreadsheet solution. This Open Source approach to dynamic and rich content management significantly lowers start up and maintenance costs, and unlike other solutions, provides complete flexibility and control over data. With over millions of Excel users expected to make the shift from the desktop to online spreadsheet applications, an Open Source solution can offer the most cost effective, flexible and secure choice for businesses worldwide.

Extentech, Inc, a spreadsheet solutions company, and Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in Open Source enterprise content management (ECM), today announced Sheetster + Alfresco -- an integrated Open Source web spreadsheet solution. Online editing of spreadsheet documents loaded directly from Alfresco ECM enables collaboration across the organization, publishing and reuse of charts, formula logic, and other spreadsheet assets, and lowers errors due to file version problems caused by emailing spreadsheets.

This Open Source approach to dynamic and rich content management significantly lowers start up and maintenance costs, and unlike other solutions, provides complete flexibility and control over data. With over millions of Excel users expected to make the shift from the desktop to online spreadsheet applications, an Open Source solution can offer the most cost effective, flexible and secure choice for businesses worldwide.

As a primary business tool, an Open Source web spreadsheet offers a host of benefits to the business user, developer and IT manager. With Sheetster, business users can edit, share and manage their spreadsheets all within Alfresco ECM, allowing for collaboration and delivery of real time data and charts. As an Open Source solution, developers can easily extend and embed the web spreadsheet within their applications. It can be run on any server, as a hosted product or download and run locally. Unlike other web spreadsheet applications, Sheetster provides access to the source code, ensuring no third-party unwanted data is being run in the application at any time.

"Integrating the Sheetster Web Spreadsheet into the Alfresco ECM drastically lowers development costs. Currently a comparable solution can cost many tens of thousands of dollars. And once that expenditure is made, businesses find they are locked into their vendor, and often have little or no access to the source code. To remain efficient and competitive, most businesses today need access to source code in order customize and extend their applications." says, John McMahon CEO of Extentech Inc.

The Sheetster web spreadsheet supports most of the common features of Excel, as well as robust handling of all Excel file versions, including Excel 2007. Sheetster PRO includes the ExtenXLS CellBinder automation API. Integration is achieved via an intuitive REST API which allows for publishing of data-mapped spreadsheet cells as web services, thus leveraging spreadsheets as secure formula engines within Web2.0 and traditional client-server web applications.

Details of the combined solution are available in an online free webinar:
Alfresco + Sheetser Webinar

Availability

The integrated Sheetster/Alfresco web spreadsheet ECM solution is available immediately. Customers can download the free Sheetster Spreadsheet Server from the Extentech website and integrate it with the Open Source Alfresco Community Edition or free 30-day Alfresco Enterprise trial software.

To download Sheetster Server PRO click here:
Free Download

For the complete Sheetster + Alfresco integration guide, visit the Extentech knowledgebase:
Sheetster + Alfresco Integration Guide

About Extentech, Inc.
Extentech, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco CA., is a leading developer of Java integration and spreadsheet tools that help corporate decision makers, developers, and business users maximize ROI by leveraging spreadsheets and Web 2.0 technologies. Founded in 1999, Extentech Inc. provides state-of-the-art spreadsheet automation, integration and business intelligence tools for IBM, JPMorgan, Accenture, Toyota, and hundreds of companies worldwide.

For more information, visit:
http://www.extentech.com
http://www.alfresco.com

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