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Image Access Corporation Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

September 26, 2008

Clearview Software-known as a market leader for its fresh, new approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM)-announces the addition of Image Access Corporation to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Image Access Corporation, which has provided document image capture, workflow, and storage solutions for more than 20 years, has incorporated Clearview into their solution portfolio as a premiere Content Management solution provider.

“We are excited that Image Access Corporation joined the Clearview Authorized Partner Network,” said Steven Leichtman, senior vice president of Clearview Software. “The combination of their extensive ECM experience and the robust nature of Clearview ECM will provide their customers with a powerful solution to meet business requirements today and well into the future.”

With the advanced ECM functionality of Clearview, organizations can intelligently store and manage their business information, files, and documents. Together with Image Access Corporation, Clearview will continue to leverage document management to eliminate storage issues and assist organizations with their audit and compliance efforts to ensure proper archival of critical business information.

“With the progression of SharePoint in the ECM market, we feel that Clearview sees the big picture, and provides a product that truly elaborates on the characteristics of historical document management services, and exploits its ability to live and breathe as a natural part of the SharePoint ecosystem,” said Image Access President, John Cassidy.

“Image Access has been providing document imaging and content management solutions for over 20 years. Our ability to respond to market demands with solutions around SharePoint, allows us to position Clearview in a way that can add value to the untapped potential in every organization’s document-centric processes.”

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The Spitfire Group, Inc. Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

August 19, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of The Spitfire Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in business-driven technology solutions and integration, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Spitfire will incorporate Clearview into their solution portfolio as their premiere ECM partner solution to maximize the full value and potential of SharePoint.

Spitfire specializes in helping clients achieve alignment between business objectives and technology initiatives. With a business-focused approach and highly-experienced team, Spitfire helps clients maximize project effectiveness and regularly delivers client engagements under budget. Their SharePoint knowledge and experience enabled them to identify Clearview’s unique value proposition of leveraging and extending SharePoint to deliver enterprise-class ECM functionality.

“The Spitfire Group is excited to work as the Rocky Mountain partner for Clearview because we know how much value Microsoft SharePoint and an ECM tool bring to an organization,” said Mark Richtermeyer, President and CEO of Spitfire.

“Our SharePoint expertise can extend the Clearview capabilities in order to maximize an organization’s return on software investments.”

“We welcome The Spitfire Group to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services for Clearview Software. “The expertise and business application knowledge that Spitfire brings to their market is highly regarded and Clearview is proud to have our ECM platform selected for their clients.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Clearview Announces Release of Clearview™ 4.1 ECM Suite

June 24, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the release of ClearviewTM 4.1, an update to the popular next-generation Clearview ECM software suite.

Available today to customers and partners around the world, Clearview 4.1 represents significant enhancements and new features designed for the emerging requirements of business organizations and the general ECM market. Clearview 4.1 incorporates enhancements such as expanded support for highly complex SharePoint implementation configurations, a new AJAX/ASP.NET based web browser client, and a new Microsoft Office Suite plug-in – all delivering deeper integration of Clearview Content Services with Office 2003 and Office 2007 user experiences.

“We chose Clearview based upon its cutting-edge approach to ECM along with how seamlessly it fits into our Microsoft-technology infrastructure,” said David Mansfield, Executive Vice President and CFO of The Provident Bank, an independent community bank headquartered in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

“Our information workers love the simplicity of the Clearview user interfaces. Even our external auditors have commented that it’s the best system that they have ever used.”

Clearview’s ECM innovation emphasis continues to be centered on the value-add extension Clearview brings to the SharePoint-based ECM market. According to Kyle McNabb, Principal Analyst and Research Director at Forrester Research in the November 2007 The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2007, “SharePoint is an especially good fit for (ECM) buyers who: 1) Choose Microsoft to address their collaboration needs; 2) Will look elsewhere for transactional content-centric support; and 3) Want to leverage their investments in Microsoft.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

DocPoint Solutions Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

June 18, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of DocPoint Solutions, Inc., a new subsidiary of Quality Associates, Inc. focused on providing Microsoft SharePoint to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration and increase the exchange of information, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, DocPoint Solutions will sell, implement, and support the Clearview ECM Suite, a proven software platform used by organizations across the U.S. to maximize the full value and potential of SharePoint.

DocPoint Solutions provides a full range of ECM consultative services, support, and software with a specific focus on providing Microsoft SharePoint to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration efforts and increase information exchange across the enterprise. The company primarily provides its services to government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations.

“In looking for a software partner, we specifically selected Clearview because of its focus on and expertise with the Microsoft SharePoint platform,” said Bob Dickerson, Vice President of DocPoint Solutions. “With more than 85 million SharePoint licenses sold in the U.S., the software has a wide base of users.”

He added, “Surprisingly, most organizations have yet to scratch the surface when it comes to effectively implementing and using the software to help workers collaborate on projects, review needed information, and get more work performed in less time. The organizations that are coming to us for assistance realize the inherent value of SharePoint, and want to maximize the use and effectiveness of the software in their daily operations.”

“We are excited to add DocPoint Solutions to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services for Clearview Software. “One of our successful business approaches is to partner with companies that hold deep industry experience, such as DocPoint Solutions, which enables us to become established within industries that include banking, manufacturing, professional associations, and higher education. These organizations share the goal of improving employee collaboration and saving time and effort.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Tallega Software Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

June 3, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of Tallega Software, a world-class provider of document capture technology, content management solutions, and consulting services, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Tallega will represent, deliver, and support the Clearview ECM suite to their customers as part of a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM solution.

Tallega is a solution provider specializing in helping small, medium, and large businesses purchase, implement, and support information capture and content management solutions that seamlessly fit their unique business requirements. After identifying the growth of Microsoft SharePoint in the ECM industry, Tallega turned to Clearview to add a unique, SharePoint-based ECM solution to their portfolio.

“We looked at several products that integrate with SharePoint, but Clearview is the only product we’ve found that truly encapsulates SharePoint as a platform and not simply a repository,” said David Gerber, President of Tallega Software.

“SharePoint is causing customers to look at content management in new ways, and Clearview is leading that innovation. We are proud to partner with Clearview for several reasons: the product is a great fit for the SharePoint market; the product delivers on its promises; and the team is a quality group of industry veterans.”

“We are pleased to welcome Tallega Software to our Partner Network and look forward to them offering the Clearview ECM suite as part of their rich solution portfolio,” said Phil Pascarelli, President of Clearview Software. “Their exceptional document capture and content management solutions delivery combined with their outstanding consulting and support services make us very confident that Tallega will be a valuable member of our Partner Network.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Marco, Inc. Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

May 29, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of Marco, Inc., a leading integrated solutions provider of voice, data, video, and print, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Marco will market, sell, deliver, and support the Clearview ECM suite to its customers in the Upper Midwest region of the United States.

With 23 years of data networking experience, Marco is one of just a few companies with the expertise to build a solid network foundation and seamlessly connect voice, data, video, and print applications to help organizations achieve new levels of performance and productivity. Marco considered about a dozen software solutions before thoroughly evaluating three ECM suite options and ultimately selecting Clearview to bring added value to the information and content management of Marco’s customers.

“Clearview stood out because of the experience and strength of its management team and the product’s innovative encapsulation of Microsoft Office SharePoint,” said Jack Herold, Software Solutions Manager for Marco.

“We feel Clearview has a very unique value proposition for our customers because it is the only product in the marketplace that encapsulates SharePoint. This enhances the sizable investment many of our clients have already made in SharePoint by making it easy to access the Clearview functions without leaving SharePoint.”

“We welcome Marco to the Partner Network and are excited to be a part of its full integrated solutions portfolio,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales for Clearview Software. “Marco’s broad industry experience as a comprehensive integrated solutions provider and exceptional dedication to customer satisfaction make us very confident that it will be a key member of our Partner Network.”

Advanced Document Solutions, Inc. Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

May 13, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, is pleased to announce that Advanced Document Solutions, Inc. (ADocs), a preferred integrator of business process improvement, document automation, and electronic document filing/content management systems, has joined the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, ADocs will represent and deliver to their customers the Clearview ECM suite as part of a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM solution.

ADocs is a solution provider with expertise in offering the appropriate application of document automation and imaging technologies to meet specific business requirements. Experts in many common business processes and industries, the ADocs team possesses significant knowledge and training in business process improvement techniques, and works to help customers improve existing systems and reduce cycle time and cost. ADocs has added Clearview to their solution portfolio because of Clearview’s unique, SharePoint-based ECM solution.

“ADocs is a true solution provider in every sense of the word. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to ECM solutions. That means that the products we work with have to represent the highest possible value to our customers and the people behind them have to value our customers as much as we do,” said Mike Brown, Vice President of Sales for ADocs.

“The ECM space is littered with legacy products that represent the best technology money could buy-15 years ago. Clearview’s ability to federate and encapsulate the various data silos and legacy applications that are out there represents true value to our users. And the value they bring to Microsoft SharePoint users is leading edge. We believe that Clearview will be a dominant player in our market in the coming years.”

“We welcome ADocs to our Partner Network and are extremely pleased that they will offer the Clearview ECM suite as part of their solution portfolio,” said Mike Ball, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Product Strategy for Clearview Software. “Their exceptional document management and business process expertise and solutions delivery combined with their outstanding customer commitment make us very confident that ADocs will be a high-value member of our Partner Network.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Dataimage Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

May 5, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, is pleased to announce that Dataimage, a leading document management solutions provider located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has joined the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Dataimage has agreed to represent, support, and deliver the Clearview suite, a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM solution, to new customers throughout the Western United States.

Dataimage offers customized document management solutions, from a single product to a complete system of scanners, software, storage equipment, and technical support. When Dataimage identified SharePoint as an industry-leading and growing solution in the market, they turned to Clearview to help them deliver a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM solution.

“We are very excited about our new strategic partnership with Clearview, which will allow us to focus on an emerging portion of the ECM market. Microsoft SharePoint is quickly establishing itself as an industry-leading solution, and we see Clearview uniquely positioned as one of the only solutions that has truly adopted SharePoint as a cornerstone of their ECM platform,” said Dan Dillingham, Vice President of Corporate Sales for Dataimage.

“Clearview will allow Dataimage to deliver a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM suite, which leverages all of the functionality native to SharePoint, including Forms Management, E-mail Management, and Web Content Management, combined with traditional Document Imaging, Document Management, and Reports Management.”

The Clearview IRISS Desktop Gadget, the world’s first ECM gadget providing a new and simple user experience and basic content management services on every desktop, also drew the attention of Dataimage. “The Clearview IRISS Desktop Gadget takes ease of use to a whole new level,” said Dan Dillingham. “Clearview truly is a next-generation approach to ECM.”

“We are extremely pleased to have Dataimage offer the Clearview ECM suite as part of a comprehensive, SharePoint-based ECM solution,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales for Clearview Software. “With Dataimage’s exceptional document management expertise and solutions delivery methodology, we know customers will receive the highest levels of quality sales, services, and support for their ECM implementations.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

SharePoint is off to a great “ECM” start in 2008: A Review of Key Industry Events

April 1, 2008

The beginning of 2008 has been challenging due to our declining economic situation in the United States. Uncertainty abounds throughout corporate America, regardless of business or industry. SharePoint® 2007 (the third release of the product lineage) was introduced and met with rapid adoption and very visible demand. Now, almost one year later, it appears that the viral nature and customer interest in SharePoint is not yet letting up. Coming fresh off of travels to AIIM ECM industry events as well as SharePoint events, I would like to recap what I have seen and experienced so far this year with the “SharePoint Effect” and discuss how it is impacting the ECM community.

Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2008
Attendance figures at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference (interestingly held on the same dates as the annual AIIM Exposition and Conference) are alone compelling. Event planners had capped the event planning at 3,000 attendees, but due to unexpected demand, the ceiling for attendees was raised to 3,800. The conference completely sold out and at the time of the event, still had a waiting list of over 800 people who could not acquire passes. Microsoft has noted that the event will be increased in size next year to accommodate the high demand from the user and partner community.

One particular point of interest was that this year’s event was keynoted by none other than Mr. Gates himself. This certainly demonstrates that Microsoft is putting a lot of heavy hitters behind the SharePoint product and the community. I must admit the novelty of seeing Bill Gates in one of his last keynotes prior to retirement piqued my own personal interest and I made sure to get in line early. I wound up in the fifth row along with my Clearview colleagues; my photo of Bill Gates was a particular highlight of the week, no doubt exposing my inner geek.

Perhaps one of the key takeaways from Bill’s presentation was his deep knowledge of SharePoint (as is his knowledge for all Microsoft products). It is very rare to find a key executive from a company so large to have such depth and breadth of knowledge and to be able to articulate that to the audience.

My take on Bill’s presentation was the message, “We are just getting started with SharePoint.”

As Microsoft’s platform for business applications, the manner in which SharePoint ties the front office to the back office infrastructure—as well as to all points in between—makes it a particularly effective and attractive solution. No wonder Bill revealed that Microsoft is anticipating SharePoint 2007 license revenue in excess of 1 billion dollars when Microsoft closes out its fiscal year in June 2008.

The remainder of the event was very motivational. As the week went along, more and more people approached the Clearview booth, interested in learning more about ECM, how it can help their business, and how Clearview makes ECM relevant to the SharePoint community.

The one complaint I might have about the event was the lack of tangible ECM presentations around transactional content processing and other business value-aligned presentations. The ECM track was pretty lightweight and I heard many attendees voice some surprise that there wasn’t a little more depth in this particular track of the conference.

AIIM Exposition and Conference 2008
I am quite positive that the AIIM organization is pleased that they divested their interest in the conference itself a few years back. The attendance at the event continued its decline, with the last day being pretty much worthless (from a vendor’s perspective, at least). I had one of my long-time industry acquaintances text message me while I attended the SharePoint Conference to tell me he was at the “AIIM funeral” and how wise it was that I had elected to go to the SharePoint event instead. This year’s AIIM conference once again lacked any noticeable advances in ECM technologies, as reflected by lackluster announcements from key industry vendors.

Now not all was bleak at the event, as my colleagues at Clearview were present in the Microsoft partner pavilion, and Clearview enjoyed one of the highest (if not the absolute highest) level of visitors to any Microsoft partner booth. This illustrates that ECM continues to garner high demand and interest, especially when aligned with SharePoint in such a clear and comprehensive manner as we have done at Clearview.

I know that 2009 will most likely see the event having more and more “co-located” events at the same time and venue. This certainly is one way of increasing traffic to the show floor, but it is not certainly driving higher quality of real live customers with ECM budgets and projects in tow.

AIIM ECM Solutions Seminar Spring 2008 Series: “The SharePoint Effect”
I still believe that one of the best efforts from the AIIM organization has been their rapid response to the SharePoint phenomenon and their ability to create a venue for ECM and SharePoint constituents to come together and align these two worlds of collaboration and ECM in a meaningful fashion. I am currently en route to the Denver event after having just launched the first event of the Spring tour in Houston last week. It was incredibly motivational, with over 180 total attendees and approximately 110 of those attending our Clearview presentation. We are looking forward to what the rest of the six-city tour will hold. I personally look forward to meeting some of you and discussing the SharePoint effect and how it is impacting your organization–whether you are an end user of ECM or SharePoint technologies or you are a reseller or systems integrator with a business built around either of these two technology powerhouses.

Clearview Selected for KMWorld’s “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management”

March 3, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, announced today that it has been named as one of the “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” by KMWorld, a leading industry publication. The distinguished list recognizes visionary companies that create, enhance, and define the knowledge management market.

“We have long held that the true essence of knowledge management is an attitude, a single-minded commitment to improvement,” said Hugh McKellar, editor-in-chief of KMWorld.

“Companies on our list simply must emphasize an abiding determination to serve their most important constituency: their customers. They must also show agile innovation combined with a full understanding of the forces that affect, and will affect, their customers. Clearview Software is well deserving of this recognition.”

Now in its eighth year, the annual KMWorld list of “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” was compiled by a collaborative team of KMWorld editorial staff and writers, knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, and vendors and their customers. This is the second honor Clearview has received from KMWorld – last year, the ClearviewTM ECM suite was chosen as one of the “Trend-Setting Products of 2007.”

“Our team is extremely honored to be recognized by KMWorld and expert members of the knowledge management community,” said Phil Pascarelli, President of Clearview Software. “Our selection validates our commitment to providing an innovative ECM suite, as well as superb customer service. We look forward to continuing to revolutionize the ECM market as pioneers of SharePoint-based ECM technology.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview ECM suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.