SOURCE: Actify Inc.

October 09, 2007 11:30 ET

Actify Expands DesignShare With DesignShare™ Process

New Partnership Adds Value to Collaboration Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Actify Inc., the global leader in digital design communication solutions, today announced an expansion to its DesignShare collaboration solution, based on Microsoft SharePoint, with the introduction of DesignShare Process. Available for first customer ship in November, DesignShare Process is based on technology provided through a partnership with ShareVis Inc., another SharePoint-based software provider specializing in the automation of processes and forms. By using the ShareVis technology as a foundation for DesignShare Process, Actify is able to bring to its customers the ability to very simply design and implement both formal and informal workflows, and to automate the use of forms so often found accompanying those processes. DesignShare Process integrates access to product information, which is the core objective of the DesignShare platform.

"Making the ShareVis technology available through Actify's DesignShare will expand our product to reach those in the manufacturing industry who use SharePoint," said Nail Sudin, CEO of ShareVis. "The ability to combine a workflow set up in SharePoint coupled with being able to track and create processes for .3D and Native CAD files add greater value to both solutions."

Like Actify DesignShare, ShareVis technology is built on Microsoft's SharePoint platform providing powerful workflow for document life cycle and web form automation with no changes to the SharePoint environment. DesignShare enables users to share, view, markup and collaborate on Actify's .3D files, as well as upload Native CAD files and other product related documents. By adding ShareVis to Actify's DesignShare solution, users can create workflows for various design projects and further track .3D and Native CAD files in the DesignShare document libraries.

"By integrating process management capabilities with our solution, it allows us to offer our customers an even better way to collaborate and streamline any collaborative process where product information is either required or can be leveraged," said David Opsahl, CEO of Actify. "The customers who have had an initial look at this solution are very excited about this announcement, as it helps them fill a key gap in their collaboration strategy."

About ShareVis Inc.

ShareVis is a privately held software product company headquartered in Carlsbad, (San Diego County), CA, that provides out-of-the-box industrial-strength business process management applications for the SharePoint environment. ShareVis has been deployed by companies in Electronics/High Tech, Defense/Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Oil &Process, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals and Government in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

For more information on ShareVis, please visit or call 760.230.2771

About Actify Inc.

Actify Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of digital design communication solutions, with over 500 discrete manufacturing companies as customers and 10,000 licenses on active maintenance. Actify customers include companies throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, and discrete manufacturing industries. The Actify Suite of Products are sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

For more information please visit or call 415.227.3800

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