SOURCE: Nuxeo

April 19, 2010 08:00 ET

Nuxeo Announces Updates to Nuxeo Studio

Content Automation Functionality Allows Alignment of Content With Business Processes

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company, today announced that is has updated its Nuxeo Studio hosted configuration and customization environment with new design features for content automation. Using Nuxeo Studio, information architects and systems integrators can visually design rules into their ECM systems creating rich content applications to meet a wide range of vertical or horizontal business needs. The challenges of deploying an ECM system that aligns content with business processes is addressed with Nuxeo's open source ECM platform and value-added services like Nuxeo Studio. Companies can better manage changing business requirements and solve complex business problems. 

Nuxeo Studio, available to Nuxeo's Connect - Developer subscribers, is a web-based customization service for Nuxeo Enterprise Platform (Nuxeo EP) and related packaged applications such as Nuxeo Document Management (Nuxeo DM).

"What many companies lack is the agility and the ability to quickly and accurately access information," said Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca. "In a recent webinar series, we asked architects and business users: What is your Top ECM challenge? The number one response was their inability to address their specific business needs. Nuxeo Studio helps fill this void, allowing information workers to quickly and easily create specialized solutions, based on the Nuxeo open source ECM platform, that target a specific vertical or horizontal issue with minimal training."

According to Bruce Grant, president of metaLogic and a member of the Nuxeo Galaxy Partner program, "Our clients are looking to refresh and rationalize document management solutions but avoid the cost and rigidity of traditional solutions. The flexibility and platform orientation of the Nuxeo ECM offering enables us to build document-driven solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers. Nuxeo Studio will enable us to dramatically reduce build times, improve solution quality and speed our time to market with vertical solutions."

Nuxeo Studio enables information architects and business analysts to fully configure both Nuxeo EP and Nuxeo DM to adapt to their organization's unique requirements, reducing the implementation of ECM applications by weeks or months. Nuxeo Studio, already providing the ability to design content models and parameters, now offers support for:

Content Automation & Content Actions

  • Create content automation chains by assembling granular blocks of logic. Nuxeo Studio already offers more than 50 content operations (copy, move, create document, transform to pdf, etc.) and new ones can be easily contributed with the extension capabilities of Nuxeo EP.
  • Content automation chains can be bound to UI Content Actions expressed with buttons or links on the user interface and scheduled to run regularly or triggered by an event. Moreover, all content automation chains can be automatically exposed as web services (RESTful API), making integration with other systems a bliss.

Content Templates

  • Configure content templates to define the initial structure of newly created content objects. Content templates can be used to define the repository layout of folders to be automatically created inside a new document type.

Document Types / Summary View

  • Design the "summary tab" of content objects (the "home page" of documents), using all graphic widgets available in Nuxeo DM 5.3.1.

Virtual Navigation

  • Configure virtual navigation to allow facetted content browsing, binded on hierarchical metadata. It enables users to browse content on various axis/facets, depending on what they are looking for, making the information a lot easier to browse and find.

Hierarchical Vocabulary

  • Easily define the values of hierarchical vocabularies, using a tree-like user interface.

REST API

  • Takes advantage of recent Nuxeo EP enhancements, where operations themselves are exposed as REST APIs to offer a high-level and self-documented REST API.

Nuxeo Connect is the comprehensive subscription offering delivering high-quality software maintenance and support for Nuxeo ECM. Customers subscribing to Nuxeo Connect are assured of service level agreements for problem resolution, access to certified patches, value-added design, configuration, monitoring and management tools, as well as product updates in accordance with our product lifecycle policy. Beginning with approachable base packages, and scaling to premium 24/7 support levels, Nuxeo Connect adapts to the needs of its customers as their projects mature.

In addition to Nuxeo Studio, Nuxeo Connect customers have access to other premium tools and support packages that are specifically tailored to fit their requirements. The support packages target developers and operations, tiered by Silver, Gold, or Platinum service level agreements, to give Nuxeo's customers flexible, value-added options for the maintenance & support of their content applications. More information about Nuxeo Connect and Nuxeo Studio is available at www.nuxeo.com.

About Nuxeo
Nuxeo provides a modular, extensible open source ECM platform for managing information. A pioneer in the open source ECM market, Nuxeo is used by hundreds of customers worldwide, including The Press Association, Agence France-Presse (AFP), EllisDon and Cengage. Companies of all sizes across all industries, including media, government, transportation, education and energy sectors, use the Nuxeo Enterprise Content Management offerings to meet their specific vertical and horizontal content application needs. Support, training and professional consulting services are available to customers and partners worldwide. Headquartered in Paris, the company has global offices in North America (Boston), Western Europe (Paris, Madrid and Rome), Eastern Europe (Moscow) and the Middle East (Dubai). More information is available at www.nuxeo.com.

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