SOURCE: WebsiteASP, Inc.

February 26, 2007 08:00 ET

OmniUpdate™ Launches First Ever CMS to Completely Handle the Transition of College and University Websites to XML

PALM SPRINGS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- WebsiteASP, Inc., the leading provider of web content management systems (CMS) for higher education, today announced the release of OmniUpdate version 7. OmniUpdate 7 is the first CMS to allow institutions to manage both legacy HTML content and XML-based content within a single environment. This ability to fully support both static web pages and dynamic XSLT template-controlled publishing eliminates the need for costly all-or-nothing site conversions. It also reduces the risk and high failure rates associated with implementing an XML-based CMS. With OmniUpdate 7, institutions can migrate to XML at their own pace, while using robust content management features to maintain legacy content.

Unveiled at this week's OmniUpdate annual user conference, OmniUpdate 7 supports full page, in-context editing for all data content types including XML. This sets it apart from other systems which force users to choose between full page editing and no XML support, or XML support with restricted forms-based editing.

"There's a gap in the CMS landscape. While XML is where everyone is going, today most college and university websites still have thousands of pages of HTML/XHTML-based content," said Lance Merker, CEO of WebsiteASP, Inc. "And, some HTML pages will not go away. It's not practical or even possible to 'start over' again and convert everything on day-one to XML just to implement a CMS. What's really needed is for the CMS to bridge the gap between where institutions are today and where they are going, while allowing for some stops along the way. That's what we've designed OmniUpdate 7 to address."

Based on XML/XSLT open standards, OmniUpdate version 7 provides template controlled publishing and repurposing to multiple outputs including XML, XHTML, HTML, text, and virtually any other file type. The ability to mix HTML/XHTML and XML, with output controlled via XSL transformation templates, offers institutions a complete solution for handling legacy content while utilizing the latest technologies.

OmniUpdate version 7 is available immediately and is delivered as a cost-effective, on-demand service.

About OmniUpdate

Designed specifically for Higher Education, OmniUpdate is currently used on over 450 college and university websites to simplify the process of creating, editing and publishing over 3 million web pages. More information www.omniupdate.com

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