PRESS RELEASE: worldweb.net today announced the launch of the beta version of its next-generation content management software, Expressroom I/O v2.0. Expressroom I/O is a 100%, Java-based, total content management software system. It provides users with the control, flexibility, and power needed to produce, manage, and administer the most sophisticated enterprise Web sites with minimal technical experience. Managers of information are easily able to contribute, approve, and post content to their Web sites without the need of a webmaster or programmer. The newest version of the software, Expressroom I/O v2.0, promotes collaboration by providing advanced workflow tools that enable users to coordinate on the review and approval process of all Web site assets.
Expressroom I/O v2.0 is easy-to-use, flexible, and extensible in order to work with best-of-breed technologies. Users can easily manage their content -- whether it is created in Expressroom I/O, or imported from external sources, such as Word or Quark, syndication services, live news feeds, or legacy databases -- and deliver it to multiple sources including Web pages and wireless devices. With its open, standards-based architecture, Expressroom I/O v2.0 is extensible and J2EE-compliant, giving developers the flexibility needed to integrate a complete content management solution in a total e-Business platform.
"As the content management industry works to truly empower business users with the next generation of products, it is imperative that vendors address the content approval and collaborative issues that existing users are complaining about," said Andrew Warzecha, vice president at META Group. "Users looking for content management solutions must consider graphical workflow and collaboration functionality as 'must have' components."
"When building Expressroom I/O, our goal was to empower business professionals to be able to easily create, manage, deploy, and deliver content for their Web site, wireless devices, and even print," said Larry Henry, chief technology officer at worldweb.net. "With Expressroom I/O v2.0 we deliver the solutions that will help organizations overcome their content management and knowledge management challenges of the future."
Expressroom I/O Introduces Graphical, State-Based WorkflowAmong other breakthrough enhancements for content management, worldweb.net has integrated state-based workflow into Expressroom I/O v2.0. Business professionals easily control how content is routed, edited, approved and published, eliminating the need for programmers to control workflow processes. Now, users can work in a graphical interface to develop workflow patterns, rather than using complicated scripting. The template-based content management solution supports versioning and roll-back technology. In addition, a reporting feature allows for e-mail notification of progress or status reports, which can be sent to a user's cell phone or pager.
With Expressroom I/O v2.0, users can now experience:
- Advanced state-based workflow
- Multi-server deployment synchronization
- Integration with QuarkXPress and support for Microsoft Word
- Additional RDBMS support, including Sybase ASE 12.0, Oracle8, Oracle 8i, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
- Enhanced wireless device support, including WML, HDML, HTML, PQA, and AvantGo
Expressroom I/O v2.0 Availability and Platform Support