|Arbortext, Inc., a provider of content-management integration software
and business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, has announced the launch
of Epic 4.1, the most recent version of its e-content software. Epic 4.1
supports the conversion between Interleaf and Adobe FrameMaker files and
XML and enhances Epicís capability to convert between Microsoft Word files
According to the company, many enterprises today employ teams of authors
that work with large amounts of material in multiple proprietary formats
in order to create and maintain business-critical content. Epic 4.1 builds
on the previous Epic version by giving these authors the ability to take
proprietary formats such as Interleaf and Adobe FrameMaker and convert
them into XML, enabling them to concentrate on the subject matter rather
than spending time and resources learning new tools.
Epic 4.1 also expands the reach of authors who can leverage XML within
an enterprise. Occasional authors who contribute content and are accustomed
to a particular type of software can continue authoring in that environment,
while downstream processes can leverage that content for multiple purposes
by converting it to XML. Epic 4.1 also maintains and further enhances features
introduced in the previous Epic version, such as rapid applications development,
global support, and adherence to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) XML recommendations.
According to the announcement, Epic software was designed to help enterprises
that are building e-commerce initiatives more easily share information
that leads to purchase decisions and enables self-service. With Epic, enterprises
have the ability to capture information quickly, manage and control it
effectively, assemble it according to individual needs, and distribute
it automatically from a single source to multiple media such as the Web,
print, CDROM, and wireless devices. Epic enables enterprises to create,
capture, and deliver more personalized and dynamic content for e-publishing,
e-commerce, and B2B Net marketplace applications.
Arbortextís software, which has been shipping since 1991, is currently
deployed at over 300 of the Global 2000 companies, including AT&T,
Boeing, Ericsson Telecom, IBM, Lucent, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, International
Thomson Publishing, and West Group. Arbortext is a founding member and
active participant in W3C.
Source: Arbortext, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, 734/997-0200; http://www.arbortext.com.