SOURCE: MetaCommunications

Workflow, project management, scheduling, approval management, document management

September 23, 2009 08:00 ET

MetaCommunications Releases Workgroups™ 2010

The New Workgroups 2010 Software Suite Introduces a Powerful Document Organizer, a Simple Browser Based Proofing Tool, an Integrated Developer Center Website and Hundreds of New Features and Improvements

IOWA CITY, IA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - MetaCommunications today announced the release and immediate availability of Workgroups 2010, a major upgrade to its collaborative process and productivity management software suite for marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress workgroups. Workgroups 2010 builds upon its four core modules for project & workflow management, document review & approval, document storage management, and financial productivity management while extending its capabilities with hundreds of new features and improvements. These new features include a powerful Document Organizer, a simple browser-based proofing tool, and an integrated Developer Center community website.

Document Organizer

The powerful Document Organizer allows users to drag-and-drop any piece of digital media, including files, emails, scanned documents and attachments, into Workgroups 2010 and the system will automatically copy or move it to the correct location on the file server. This technology eliminates misplaced files and the need for users to manually navigate the file system.

"Everyone knows the pain of receiving file attachments from a customer. First you have to know where to save the files, and then you have to navigate there in the file system. Now with Document Organizers, you can select the customer's job in Workgroups 2010 and simply drag the whole email right onto it. It's really that simple," said Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications.

Browser-Based Proofing Tool

Workgroups 2010 now has an optional browser-based document proofer that includes easy-to-use markup tools for annotating PDF documents and image files as part of a review. No software to install and no training required. With the new proofing tool, users can open a proof review session from a system-generated email, see other people's comments, add annotations, and complete their reviews all through the built in proofer.

Developer Center Community Website

Concurrent with the launch of the Workgroups 2010 suite, MetaCommunications has also launched a community website called Developer Center. The new Developer Center community website provides Workgroups developers, administrators, and users with a place to interact with each other and use the Resource Exchange to share pre-built Forms, plug-and-play Solutions, and example Code Snippets for quickly implementing new functionality in their Workgroups 2010 suite.

About Workgroups 2010

The Workgroups 2010 suite is a tightly integrated collaborative process and productivity management suite for marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress. Workgroups 2010 is comprised of four key modules (Virtual Ticket, Approval Manager, Digital Storage Manager, and Job Manager) and provides an open and flexible solution so that users can adopt the modules of the suite that meet their initial needs and retain the ability to easily expand the solution later.

Pricing and Availability

The Workgroups 2010 suite is available immediately. Free upgrades are provided to customers who participate in the Meta Assurance support and upgrade program. New systems are priced affordably with complete multi-user suite bundles starting at $4,995. Individual modules may also be purchased, starting at $1,695. See the Purchase page for details.

About MetaCommunications

MetaCommunications develops workflow and collaborative productivity solutions that help marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress workgroups around the world be more productive. With over 1000 customer sites worldwide, MetaCommunications has the solid experience and range of solutions to quickly help creative organizations take their productivity to the next level through improved processes, workflows, and communications. For more information about MetaCommunications, please visit

Contact Information

  • Press Contact
    Robert T. Long
    Executive Vice President
    MetaCommunications, Inc.
    Phone: (319) 337-8599 ext 180
    Email: Email Contact