|Vignette Corp. has announced new versions of the Vignette Content Syndication
Server (VCSS) and the Vignette Content Aggregation Server (VCAS), two applications
that make it easier for companies to gather and distribute digital content
and improve communication and collaboration with customers, employees,
and partners. The Vignette Content Syndication Server enables the distribution
of any digital asset from e-businesses to affiliates, customers, online
marketplaces, and trading partners. The Vignette Content Aggregation Server,
a complementary product to VCSS, gathers all types of Internet-based information.
According to the announcement, the new releases of VCSS and VCAS provide
support for industry-leading standards, including the Java 2 Enterprise
Edition (J2EE) platform, and enhanced management frameworks that make both
applications simple to implement and maintain.
The Vignette Content Syndication Server enables companies to distribute
Web-based content such as text, graphics, audio, video, applets, or comprehensive
information directly from an e-business application over standard http
and ftp connections. This syndication can be scheduled on demand or driven
by events such as price, availability, or any change in content. VCSS automatically
tailors the content to the format capabilities of each recipient, whether
itís XML, multimedia, or raw text.
VCSS can be used as a stand-alone application, but itís also tightly
integrated with other Vignette integration applications (such as the Vignette
Content Aggregation Server and Vignette Business Integration Studio) to
create a complete, end-to-end content generation and distribution system.
Using the Vignette Business Integration Studio, Vignetteís solution offers
access to information stored in back-office systems provided by companies
such as Oracle SAP and J.D. Edwards. The System Management Console in the
Content Syndication Server gives administrators in one central location
the power to track and manage multiple subscribers, subscriber groups,
offers, and content packages.
According to the announcement, the Vignette Content Aggregation Server
enables companies to quickly and easily aggregate Web-based content directly
from an e-business environment. This aggregation can be either scheduled
on demand or driven by events. VCAS also automatically customizes the content
to the format needed. The new version of VCAS provides additional features,
including the Vignette Agent Library Manager, an add-on tool that allows
companies to manage the agent applications that collect and monitor their
Source: Vignette Corp., Austin, TX, 888/608-9900; http://www.vignette.com.