- 7 February 2005 11:03
Interwoven OffSite Extends Unique Collaborative Document Management Capabilities to Business Professionals Working Offline
Interwoven Leads the Market Again with First-of-Its-Kind Offering Enabling Mobile Business Professionals to Access and Manage Business-Critical Content from Anywhere at Anytime
Sydney, Australia, February 7, 2005 – Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV), provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for business, today announced the introduction of Interwoven OffSite, an offering that provides business professionals with the capability to access and modify their working documents, e-mails, and projects while working offline. A new module for Interwoven WorkSite 8 software, OffSite enables business professionals to experience the same robust functionality and rich user experience of WorkSite—when disconnected from the network. With the addition of OffSite, Interwoven WorkSite is now the most complete mobile-enabled collaborative document management offering on the market today, making it possible for business professionals to achieve a high-degree of productivity wherever they are.
In today’s fast-paced environment, business users need the ability to access information at any time, from any location. This is especially true for lawyers and accounting professionals who spend a substantial amount of time in court, on the road, working at home or at client sites. Previously, working offline was tedious for collaborative document management users, as they had to download specific files to a laptop for remote use. This approach lacked the necessary organisational structure, context, and core document tracking and search capabilities for efficiently managing information offline.
Interwoven OffSite overcomes these limitations and brings unprecedented collaborative document management functionality to mobile business professionals. OffSite enables users to easily access the virtual equivalent of their briefcase or client file—including the organisational structure, documents, e-mails, scanned images and other content—even when disconnected from the network. With OffSite, users can create new documents, modify documents or file e-mail into appropriate folders. On reconnection to the network, this content is automatically synchronised with the entire matter or client file.
“OffSite has the potential of dramatically improving the efficiency of users who need to work with lots of documents while they are out of the office,” said Eugene Stein, CIO of White & Case LLP. “Furthermore, OffSite enables users to fully exploit the investment in document management while they work from a client site, while traveling, or from home.” Today’s business professionals need solutions and tools that match their working practices in order to maximise the adoption of the tools and realise a true return on investment. They spend a considerable amount of time working outside of their offices, and Interwoven's OffSite is the perfect solution to enable them to effectively manage documents and e-mail anywhere at anytime without changing the way they work.
As a fully-portable version of WorkSite, OffSite uses the same familiar user paradigms and interfaces available in online mode for ready adoption and seamless productivity. Complete collaborative document management functionality provides users with the ability to browse the file hierarchy, view and modify existing documents, create new documents, and search repository content just as if they were connected to the network.
“For highly-mobile business professionals such as lawyers and accountants—who are constantly at client sites, on the road, or in court—the need to access matter-related files and document management functionality can be most urgent,” said Neil Araujo, vice president of product management at Interwoven. “Interwoven OffSite provides the anytime, anywhere availability that today’s mobile, fast-paced business professionals demand—it’s like having a personal WorkSite repository on your laptop wherever you are.”
Key Features of Interwoven OffSite include:
• Robust Document Management Capabilities—Business professionals can browse the WorkSite file hierarchy; view and modify existing documents; create new documents; and check-in/check-out documents.
• Offline E-mail Management—E-mail messages can be dragged from Outlook into WorkSite via OffSite, where they can be searched and viewed along with all other matter or project-related files. Duplicate detection functionality is launched when the user reconnects to the network.
• Sophisticated Synchronisation—Users can quickly upload offline work or download entire project folders and electronic matter folders from an online repository to their laptops with a single click. OffSite supports both Express Synch and Full Synch to optimise user interaction times.
• Conflict resolution—When more than one user modifies or deletes a document, intelligent synchronisation capabilities ensure that users are notified and given the best option to resolve content conflicts.
Interwoven OffSite will be available in Q2 2005 as an add-on module to Interwoven WorkSite 8.
Interwoven, Inc., provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions for business, enables organisations to unify people, content and processes to minimise business risk, accelerate time-to-value and sustain lower total cost of ownership. Interwoven delivers deep industry-specific solutions which reduce business process cycle time from initial collaboration through design, production, sales, marketing, legal review, IT and service. Interwoven leads the industry with a service-oriented architecture today and easy-to-use, best-in-class components and solutions. Today, 3,200 enterprises, law firms and professional services organisations worldwide are Interwoven customers including British Telecom, Ford, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, General Motors, Jones Day, Motorola and Yamaha. Interwoven is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world. For more information visit www.interwoven.com.
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