First Trace Offers Service Pack 1 for Kinnosa Enterprise Document Management System

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First Trace announces the release of the first service pack (SP1) for Kinnosa EDM 4.0. SP1 features significant system enhancements in operability, security, system management and functionality with major CAD tools from SolidWorks and Autodesk as well as Microsoft Office. Kinnosa EDM 4.0 is a unique, traceable and transparent document management system that enables collaboration across an extended enterprise. Kinnosa EDM 4.0 provides users with the ability to trace a document from initial creation to project completion using existing applications and systems, without interrupting business operations.

This service pack is the result of months of software testing and refinement by our developers and represents a significant step toward our goal of providing visibility of all your business documents and data from the very first trace to their final use and retirement.

Document management has emerged as an integral part of many companies' information technology strategies because of the need to integrate document creation, storage and transfer with critical business processes. Now there is a unique, traceable and transparent document management system that enables collaboration across an extended enterprise from First Trace, Inc - the Kinnosa Enterprise Document Management (EDM) 4.0 system. Kinnosa EDM 4.0 is the next leap forward in document management evolution and is far superior to any other enterprise document solutions on the market today. Kinnosa EDM 4.0 provides users with the ability to trace a document from initial creation to project completion using existing applications and systems, without interrupting business operations.

Today, First Trace announces the release of the first service pack (SP1) for Kinnosa EDM 4.0. SP1 features significant system enhancements in operability, security, system management and functionality with major CAD tools from SolidWorks and Autodesk as well as Microsoft Office. "Kinnosa EDM SP1 gives our customers the opportunity to create cost-effective and process-efficient data management systems without altering existing business practices or software," says Brian Williamson, Product Manager of Kinnosa EDM 4.0. "This service pack is the result of months of software testing and refinement by our developers and represents a significant step toward our goal of providing visibility of all your business documents and data from the very first trace to their final use and retirement."

Service Pack 1 Offers Enhancements to Optimize Performance

Kinnosa EDM 4.0 SP1 was designed by First Trace to provide system users with an advanced level of document management with minimal training. The updates and enhancements in SP1 focus on six critical features that outperform competitive EDM solutions by increasing customers' operational efficiency, return-on-investment and ultimate satisfaction with the software:

Connectivity with SolidWorks
Kinnosa EDM 4.0 SP1 expands the capabilities of the connector between Kinnosa EDM and SolidWorks 3D MCAD product design software to further enrich the interface for design engineers. The user does not have to leave the engineering application to access Kinnosa document management features for the project they are working on, thereby extending the use of SolidWorks for more efficient performance. This, in turn, shortens employee-training time and guarantees adoption of the new technology by engineering staff.

Integration with Microsoft Office
The connector for Kinnosa EDM 4.0 and Microsoft Office Suite was also improved to provide greater integration between the applications, making document management effortless for all users that create business documents, so that even those employees outside of the engineering department can recognize the benefit of automated document management.    

Integration with OpenOffice
Kinnosa EDM 4.0 SP1 provides enhanced connectivity to the OpenOffice Suite allowing unprecedented connectivity to customers' preferred platform(s); both new and legacy systems. First Trace recognized businesses penchant for preferring different platform options and created connectors that would work with developing systems such as OpenOffice.

Enhanced Workflow Engine
Kinnosa EDM 4.0 has an integrated workflow module that compliments its document management foundation. Kinnosa Workflow is bundled with Kinnosa EDM 4.0 SP1 and is geared towards the needs of engineers and planners, automating much of the workflow process, such as file check in/out, release and sign off, making the system transparent and far less intrusive than other systems on the market. Kinnosa Workflow shortens design and design change cycle times, reduces manufacturing costs and improves process efficiency by accelerating the implementation of critical revisions.

PDMWorks Workgroup Connectivity
Kinnosa EDM is the only application available with adapters for PDMWorks Workgroup that allows users to seamlessly access PDMWorks data vaults to unify their business data. This is a major benefit to customers that are limited by PDMWorks Workgroup's single repository environment and need workflow and change management capabilities across multiple locations.

Enhanced Document Searches
Kinnosa EDM 4.0 SP1 excels far beyond competitive EDM solutions by offering users the opportunity to manage and search documents across the enterprise, whether the enterprise is operating out of one location or across multiple locations. No other EDM solution allows users to manage geographically distributed or otherwise incompatible data vaults with one single, full-featured system. When combined with standard search functions, these added features eliminate wasted time and effort spent searching multiple repositories.

Kinnosa EDM 4.0 SP1 is immediately available from First Trace and authorized First Trace resellers. For more information about Kinnosa EDM 4.0 or SP1, please call +1 480.940.2363 or visit http://www.FirstTrace.com.

KINNOSA EDM 4.0 - Document Management Evolution

Kinnosa EDM 4.0 brings a comprehensive approach to content management. Documents distributed across the enterprise can be managed in a single environment without changing how users work. Transparency on the desktop eliminates user training and increases user adoption, the two main keys to successful implementation of new software.

Kinnosa EDM 4.0 provides essential document management capabilities such as metadata management, version control, user and workgroup management, and distributed access to data across multiple locations. Additionally, Kinnosa EDM integrates flawlessly with popular CAD design tools such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor as well as Microsoft Office.

Being the next-generation of document management, Kinnosa EDM is able to provide users with increased security by creating dynamic rules for each asset or asset class in order to control accessibility and user rights. This highly robust system also allows businesses to effortlessly manage processes and personal tasks, as well as automate control and management of digital assets such as documents, images, drawings, blueprints and more.

While Kinnosa EDM is the latest advancement in document management, it goes even further in its revolutionary ability to meet demands of workflow by implementing cross-functional processes for content creation, editing, approving, quality control, distribution and archiving. Kinnosa is a platform of open services and Web 2.0 applications bundled together into Solution Packs that are designed to address specific customer needs and problems.

Additionally, First Trace, Inc. offers Kinnosa EDM at prices and packages that meet the size and scale of any enterprise while utilizing and leveraging existing system investments. Kinnosa EDM 4.0 can be deployed out-of-box or tailored to meet your specific business needs. Rapid and economical deployment delivers an immediate and measurable return on your investment.

About First Trace
First Trace, Inc. is the only software solutions provider with a seamless, transparent, traceable document management and data unification system that leverages existing technology and interfaces with legacy systems. Combining over 50 years of technology, manufacturing, engineering and solution development experience, First Trace has customers worldwide including major industry players such as Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier Aerospace, Mittal Steel, Potomac Electric Power and Glaxo Smith Klein. First Trace developed Kinnosa EDM to provide traceability, design change tracking and engineering data management solutions, which help transform and extend relationships between customers, suppliers and manufacturers. To learn more about the evolution of document management and traceable solutions, visit http://www.FirstTrace.com or call +1 480.940.2393.

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