Archive for April, 2007

Clearview Unveils New IRISS Desktop Gadget at 2007 AIIM Conference & Expo

April 17, 2007

Clearview Software, pioneers of the new era of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) designed on the Microsoft® technology platform, today demonstrated their latest product innovation that will inspire new trends in the ECM market. The unique Clearview IRISS Desktop Gadget, delivering a brand new style of user interface and interaction with ECM, was revealed to the public at the 2007 AIIM Conference & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts.

Inspired by the new Windows Vista operating system, the IRISS Desktop Gadget sets new levels of innovation designed to simplify and expand the usage of ECM technology throughout the business enterprise.

IRISS derives its name from the Clearview corporate logo, as well as the acronym for the functionality it delivers: Integrated Repositories – Integrated Search & Store.

Essentially, the Clearview IRISS floats on the desktop like other Vista “gadget” applications, waiting for the user to activate on-demand content or document services. With the simplicity and ease of drag-and-drop functionality, information workers can quickly retrieve document or content information directly from their line of business applications, eliminating the need for special and costly programming or integration services. Additionally, documents or other types of business content created on the desktop are just as easily dropped on the IRISS Desktop Gadget and then stored in the Clearview ECM repository.

“We were truly impressed by Clearview’s new IRISS desktop technology,” stated Bill W. Jones, President of Branson Bank. “We thought that the IRISS would have such a positive impact on how our users would interact with documents and content on the desktop that we recently selected the Clearview ECM solution over products offered by alternative vendors. The IRISS gadget provides a fast and easy way for end users to access archived documents. This will enable greater use of the image (content) solution platform across our company, providing greater efficiency and improved transaction quality.”

Providing access to all information across the enterprise with the Clearview repository federation and aggregation technology, the IRISS Desktop Gadget goes significantly beyond providing basic content services to the casual desktop user. For an advanced and content intense user experience, IRISS can be configured to run with the advanced Office 2007 inspired, Windows rich Clearview Client, or with the easy to implement, thin Clearview Web Client. Priced per individual desktop workstation similar to conventional PC-based software, the Clearview IRISS Desktop Gadget quickly establishes a new standard for ECM desktop user experiences.

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ECM: It’s a Whole New Ballgame!

April 12, 2007

Welcome to the inaugural issue of my monthly communiqué to the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) community – I’m very excited to have this opportunity to provide a feature column of industry perspectives and emerging issues to the readership of ECM Connection. As a long standing veteran of the content and document solutions market space, I can see that we are going through some very interesting times…in fact, we may be just getting warmed up for the changes and advancements to come over the next 12 to 18 months. So in an effort to keep you abreast of the dynamics and key elements of this new era of ECM, each month I will highlight discussions and viewpoints around key topics that I believe are reshaping our industry (along with the vendor and product landscape) as we now know it.

Beginning with the May edition of ECM Connection, I am going to dedicate our column discussion on perhaps the most significant change that is underway, the one that is going to have immediate and far reaching impact on the market and our industry. This change – if you haven’t already guessed – is the the formal and accelerated push into the ECM space with the launch of Office 2007 and SharePoint® Server 2007 (MOSS). After recently attending an AIIM Advisory Trade Member executive meeting, it was clear that the introduction of Microsoft as a significant player and platform provider in the classic ECM market is going to alter the landscape of products and solutions that are offered to our customers forever.

As we look toward the remainder of the year, I will focus our conversations on some of the modern and emerging technology elements and aspects that are transforming ECM solutions – those that end user buying organizations, or value-added system integrators, should be carefully examining when making purchase evaluations or partnering decisions.

I’m also going to dedicate articles to the emerging business challenges that ECM can address, such as new business operation or process requirements, and compliance issues and corporate governance such as the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (commonly referred to as FRCP).

The traditional ECM value proposition of creating the paperless office environment has been far expanded (but should not be forgotten) by the new and emerging compliance related areas, as well as operational and process elements in which ECM provides substantial business value. The annual AIIM Conference & Expo is undergoing an evolution too – it should be pretty interesting to see what AIIM 2010 will look like. So to that end, I’m going to help readers understand some of the emerging elements and issues that are reshaping and changing the way products and vendors have been evaluated and scored up to now.

Clearview Announces ACE Award Nomination

April 10, 2007

Clearview Software, innovators of the fresh, new approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM) built exclusively on the Microsoft® technology platform, is proud to announce its selection as a finalist in the ECM Connection ACE Awards in the Banking/Finance category.

The ACE designation honors a company’s accomplishments and achievements in three specific categories: Appeal, Content, and Education. According to the ECM Connection staff, appeal refers to the company’s innovative, feature-rich product line; content refers to the valuable information resources offered on the company’s Web site and in its marketing collateral; and education refers to the vendor’s outstanding outreach programs and services.

Twenty-three finalists have been chosen around six industry and vertical market categories: Government, Healthcare, Banking/Finance, Compliance, High-Volume Scanning, and Low-Volume Scanning. Clearview Software, with its innovative new Clearview™ ECM suite, has been selected as an award finalist in the Banking/Finance category. The winners will be announced live at the upcoming 2007 AIIM Conference & Expo on April 17 in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Clearview is honored to be highlighted with this award nomination as we make our debut at the AIIM 2007 Conference and Expo,” said Michael Ball, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Clearview Software. “Our commitment and vision to provide highly innovative ECM solutions, combined with superb customer service and high levels of educational excellence are making an impact on the rapidly evolving ECM market.”

As the first solution to bring enterprise-class features and functionality to the mid-market, Clearview delivers rich ECM functionality that is highly extensible. Document imaging, document management, report management, workflow, retention services, email management, and records management are all bundled into a simplified package. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience enables information workers to interact with Clearview 4 through a feature-rich Microsoft Windows based Client, an optional Web Client interface, or the intriguing new Clearview IRISS Desktop Gadget. The IRISS Desktop Gadget is a brand new Windows Vista inspired mini-application that delivers a revolutionary user experience for the instant retrieval or storage of business information and content.

Technically, Clearview 4 is the first ECM solution built 100% on modern technological standards, including Microsoft .NET, SharePoint® Server 2007, Office 2007, SQL Server 2005, XML, and SOA/Web Services. Of particular interest, Clearview creates a virtual enterprise repository designed to federate, aggregate, and enhance the organization of SharePoint Server sites, or third party content or document repositories across an organization. With the simple-to-use, intuitive Clearview desktop experience, information workers can easily gain security controlled access to their allowed content across the enterprise. This level of content federation and organization has never before been available in the mid-market.

Clearview Software invites AIIM Conference & Expo attendees to explore the innovative Clearview ECM solution at Booth #2658 and the Microsoft Partner Pavilion, where personal demonstrations of Clearview 4 will be performed. Additional information can also be found at: www.clearviewecm.com.

 

 

 

Clearview Software to Reveal Highly-Anticipated Clearview™ 4 at AIIM 2007

April 3, 2007

Clearview Software, pioneers of the fresh, new approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced today that they will be exhibiting at the AIIM 2007 Conference & Expo from April 17 through April 19, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. At the event, Clearview will debut their latest product innovation, Clearview 4, in both the Clearview Software booth (#2658), and the Microsoft® Partner Pavilion as an official Microsoft ECM Partner. Clearview has also been invited to present in the Microsoft Solution Theatre during the exposition.

Clearview 4 dramatically changes the way businesses and organizations use, manage, and deploy ECM. Uniquely designed by a team of successful industry veterans to easily adapt to any company, agency, or organization’s business requirements, Clearview provides a robust administration, audit, and reporting console. Combined with a simplified yet elegant end user experience, Clearview has been designed to promote widespread adoption across the business enterprise, providing unparalleled business value.

“We are very excited to launch Clearview 4 at AIIM 2007,” said Ken Creech, Chief Technology Officer at Clearview Software. “Our modern technology innovation leveraging the Microsoft 2007 product announcements places Clearview in an advanced class of ECM technology application and deployment. Our commitment and dedication to Microsoft as a platform for our next-generation solution really pays off for our Customers and Partners as Microsoft rolls out SharePoint® Server 2007 and Office 2007. Clearview will continue to provide new levels of functionality along with higher value by carefully and strategically leveraging the Microsoft technology and application platforms.”

As the first solution to bring enterprise-class features and functionality into the mid-market, Clearview 4 delivers a rich set of ECM functionality that is highly extensible. Document imaging, document management, report management, workflow, retention services, email management, and records management are bundled into a simplified packaging and deployment concept. Technically, Clearview 4 is the first ECM solution built 100% on modern technological standards such as Microsoft .NET, SharePoint Server 2007, Office 2007, SQL Server 2005, XML, SOA, and Web Services architecture. 

Of particular interest, Clearview 4 creates a virtual enterprise repository designed to federate, aggregate, and enhance the organization with multiple SharePoint sites, or third party content or document repositories. Furthermore, with the simple-to-use, intuitive Clearview desktop experience, information workers can easily gain security-controlled access to all content and information across the enterprise. This level of content federation and organization has never been available before in the mid-market.

Adopting the Office 2007 user experience, information workers can interact with the Clearview 4 solution through a full-featured, Windows rich, Clearview Client; the thin, easy-to-implement Web Client; or the intriguing new Clearview IRISS Desktop Gadget. The IRISS Desktop Gadget is a brand new Windows Vista inspired mini-application that delivers a revolutionary user experience for instant retrieval, or storage of, business information and content directly from the user desktop.