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Xerox Upgrades DocuShare and DocuShare CPX

The enterprise content management market has split into two camps in recent years. One camp, lead by Microsoft, provides basic content services, while the other, lead by IBM/FileNet, provides highly scalable ECM platforms... Xerox today announced version 6.0 upgrades of DocuShare and DocuShare CPX, separate-but-integrated offerings that serve both levels of content management need.

The enterprise content management market has split into two camps in recent years. One camp, lead by Microsoft, provides basic content services, while the other, lead by IBM/FileNet, Open Text and EMC, provides highly scalable ECM platforms with extensive portfolios of horizontal and industry-specialized content applications. Xerox straddles both camps, offering both its low-cost DocuShare 6.0 system for basic content management as well as DocuShare CPX, a beefier but still relatively low-cost system for advanced content management and workflow-enabled applications.

On the eve of this week's AIIM Conference & Expo in Boston, Xerox today announced version 6.0 upgrades of both DocuShare and DocuShare CPX offering more robust and extensive support for document imaging as well as beefed up workflow and e-forms capabilities.The imaging improvements apply to both DocuShare and DocuShare CPX and are aimed at supporting higher-volume environments with a new Content Intake Module capable of bringing as many as 500,000 images per day into the repository from capture systems and a wider range of both Xerox and non-Xerox scanning devices. DocuShare 6.0 has been upgraded with e-mail and collaboration features previously available only in CPX. The former let you bring messages from any e-mail system directly into DocuShare for secure management and long-term retention. The latter include blog and wiki capabilities for social networking and collaboration.

The upgrades to DocuShare CPX 6.0 include improved compliance reporting and expanded workflow capabilities for defining business-, routing-, filing- and retention-rules for vertical applications and compliance demands. For example, rules can trigger key business processes, such as automated filing of a scanned invoice or generation of a receipt when filing an expense report. In addition, CPX now incorporates pre-defined templates that transform ordinary Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into electronic forms that can be linked to databases, applications and reports for automatic updates.

DocuShare and DocuShare CPX can be deployed on a single server, so administrators can deliver read-only access to thousands of business users, more robust library services to hundreds of content approvers, and full development and rule-writing capabilities to scores of CPX power users. Both systems can be integrated with Microsoft's Office Sharepoint Server and JSR 168-compliant Web portal environments. The entry-level U.S. list price for a complete DocuShare 6.0 system starts at $3,600 while a DocuShare CPX 6.0 system starts at $36,000.The enterprise content management market has split into two camps in recent years. One camp, lead by Microsoft, provides basic content services, while the other, lead by IBM/FileNet, provides highly scalable ECM platforms... Xerox today announced version 6.0 upgrades of DocuShare and DocuShare CPX, separate-but-integrated offerings that serve both levels of content management need.

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