SOURCE: NetDocuments

April 16, 2007 11:30 ET

NetDocuments® Launches NDConnect™, the World's First SaaS Document Services Development Platform

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- SaaSCon -- NetDocuments, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) document services provider today announced NDConnect, a new application development platform that enables third-party applications, in-house developers, and solution-oriented hosted applications to be seamlessly integrated with the NetDocuments document services platform.

The foundation of NetDocuments is a fully featured set of document, email and records management features globally accessible from a single repository hosted in highly secure, redundant world-class data centers. The premise of building a document services development platform whereby end-users can plug-n-play a menu of features, tools and applications blended together in a seamless environment facilitates 1) vertical market end-to-end solutions for everyday document transactional work; 2) freedom to access a set of hosted applications anytime, anywhere and no longer be confined to the office where traditional, LAN-based, on-premise software and desktop applications are located; and 3) reducing risk, lowering costs and removing the complexity of technology, ongoing maintenance headaches, and obsolescence.

"With documents being such an integral part of all business activity," said Ken Duncan CEO NetDocuments, "the more streamlined we can make document-oriented business processes through a combined effort of integrated solutions, the greater the impact and efficiency people will have in their work and in society. Delivering end-to-end solutions will dramatically improve business results, enhance our quality of life, and perhaps do some good to the environment as we print less, mail less and thus save more trees."

NDConnect leverages important and emerging industry standards, such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and XML. SOAP extends NetDocuments to other systems, third-party vertical applications and legacy applications, or, in some cases users simply build new add-on capabilities. Most of the NetDocuments features and objects are accessible. There are today many tools that have already been completed and many that are becoming available nearly every day as open source for sharing across customers. In addition, NetDocuments is continually developing access points to its service such as "NDWrap" (Mashups) which are currently available and the NetDocuments "NDLaunch" feature which allows users to mark documents for launching into third-party applications, becoming accessible for third-party developers in 3rd quarter 2007. Current examples include:

--  Salesforce.com® and LexisNexis® CounselLink™ as software
    developers extending their own web-hosted, multi-tenant service offering
    with NetDocuments document services for their respective customers.
--  Legal MacPac, Esquire Innovations, SoftWise® and Workshare® are
    examples of Windows software vendors who have produced document-related
    applications and utilities that are integrated with the NetDocuments
    Services Platform to provide unique solutions for customer and industry-
    specific requirements.
--  LexisNexis® Time Matters®, LexisNexis® Total Practice
    Advantage™, Metastorm®, and Copitrak are examples of existing vendors
    currently offering their software in a traditional perpetual license or
    "out-of-box" model and have extended their solution to customers who have
    joined the SaaS revolution with NetDocuments.
    
National Retail Properties®, a large REIT and a NetDocuments customer have developed in-house integrations with Microsoft SharePoint for creating a portal view for their real estate properties and simultaneously integrating with their back office Oracle® Financials System. Many other in-house developers have taken advantage of the openness of NetDocuments to integrate legacy systems with their organization.

Pricing and Availability:

The NDConnect Document Services Platform is available free of charge with technical support available by the NetDocuments development team and via the NetDocuments Customer Forum. Additional customization capabilities are continually being released to facilitate the deployment of further opportunities for connecting NetDocuments with other services. To learn more, please contact Leonard Johnson, VP Marketing, NetDocuments at info@netdocuments.com or call 1-866-NetDocs.

About NetDocuments

NetDocuments is leading the industry trend for On Demand document management and collaboration services. Organizations of all sizes can save tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating the hardware, system and client software, and ongoing administration of a legacy client-server technology model. With the NetDocuments patented service simply "turned on," business professionals can immediately begin storing, managing and sharing documents throughout the world and on any Internet-connected device. Founded in 1998 and based in Orem, Utah, NetDocuments has 58,000 users in over 81 countries. For more information about the company and management, go to www.netdocuments.com.

Contact Information

  • NetDocuments Contact:
    Leonard Johnson
    VP Marketing
    NetDocuments
    Phone: 801.226.6882
    Fax: 801.226.6933
    Email: Email Contact