Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
KnowledgeTree, the leading provider of open source document management software for small to medium-sized organizations, and CorraTech, a leading global software services firm, today announced a partnership to provide KnowledgeTree-related consulting, customization and implementation services to North American and Western European organizations.
CorraTech has provided open source system integration, consulting and outsourcing services to more than 80 companies worldwide, from SMBs to the Global 1000, including 3Com and The Christian Science Monitor. CorraTech's services allow enterprises to increase the ROI of their open source applications by enabling business process and data integration across open source applications and proprietary IT systems. By providing integrated open source capabilities, CorraTech improves user productivity, streamlines business processes and reduces IT and functional redundancy. CorraTech leverages the powerful document management capabilities of KnowledgeTree as the core document management application in OPENSUITE, an integrated virtual suite of best-fit open source applications that aims to achieve seamless business process integration.
"As a leader in the open source document management space, KnowledgeTree allows us to introduce enterprise-wide document storage and document workflow flexibility to our customers. Our Open Source Center of Excellence and OPENSUITE development teams have found KnowledgeTree to rank at the top on ease of use and speed to deployment, giving our clients a quicker ROI. We are investing in this platform and are very happy to add KnowledgeTree to our Enterprise Content Management practice to further reduce our clients' software total cost of ownership," said Ron Bongo, CEO of CorraTech.
"CorraTech's broad experience in integrating and deploying open source software, and the capability that they have developed around KnowledgeTree while building OPENSUITE reinforces their value to us as an important systems integration partner. Given CorraTech's broad geographic footprint, KnowledgeTree's partnership with CorraTech will provide many more potential customers with powerful, easy to use document management software," said Daniel Chalef, KnowledgeTree COO.
OPENSUITE is a suite of popular open source software that allows organizations of all sizes to maximize the benefits of multiple open source applications in order to improve user productivity, augment data integrity and simplify application integration, maintenance and support. OPENSUITE currently supports the following applications: KnowledgeTree document management software, Concursive CRM, Openbravo, and Zimbra. KnowledgeTree serves as the enterprise document management capability ready to store business documents linked to customers, operations and messaging via an open source service oriented architecture on which OPENSUITE is based.
CorraTech, as a member of the Open Solutions Alliance, is dedicated to assisting customers with the integration of enterprise-class open source applications. KnowledgeTree, a leading open source document management software player, has supported these efforts with a willingness to support and lead integration efforts with other popular open source applications.
CorraTech's headquarters are located just outside Manhattan, with offices in three Western Europe locations and global development centers in Asia and Eastern Europe.
With no vendor lock-in and with source code readily available, KnowledgeTree provides a more flexible, cost-effective alternative to proprietary document management applications. Ease of use, combined with the flexibility of open source, reduces total cost of ownership and significantly lowers implementation and financial risk. As a result of this unique value proposition, KnowledgeTree has significant community traction with over 30,000 registered community members, over 450,000 open source software downloads to date, and 67 community-run projects. KnowledgeTree is used by small and big business alike - users include Fortune 500 companies, community organizations, local and state governments, and educational, medical and scientific organizations around the world.
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CorraTech is the leading global open source software services firm, providing open source system integration, consulting, support and outsourcing. By providing integrated open source capabilities through global resources, CorraTech optimizes software costs, improves user productivity, streamlines business processes and reduces functional redundancies. Please visit our Website at http://www.corratech.com.
KnowledgeTree's vision is to make document management simple. The web-based and AJAX-enabled application is built on the popular open source LAMP (Apache/MySQL/PHP) stack. KnowledgeTree has significant open source community traction and the open source application has been downloaded more than 450 000 times to date. It is the leading commercial open source document management software designed for teams and mid-market users. Commercial customers include NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, DHL Global Mail, Société Générale Group, the State of Georgia Department of Audits, the European Space Agency, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Mazda Motor Europe and Decathlon Stores. For more information, visit http://www.knowledgetree.com.