SOURCE: SiteScape

January 22, 2007 08:43 ET

SiteScape Rolls Out Major Release of Collaboration Suite

Version 8.0 Incorporates Blogs, Wikis, VoIP Conferencing and More Powerful Workflow

MAYNARD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- SiteScape, Inc. (www.sitescape.com), the premier provider of secure Web-based workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced Version 8.0 of SiteScape Forum, the unified collaboration platform that allows team members to work together both in real-time and asynchronously.

SiteScape Forum Version 8 adds weblogs (blogs), wikis and support for voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone conference calling to Forum's award-winning collaboration capabilities such as document management, workflow, web conferencing, phone conferencing, instant messaging and calendar sharing. Organizations such as Shell, the US Navy, Starwood Hotels, and the Centers for Disease Control use SiteScape Forum to facilitate communications among local and far-flung employees in the context of thousands of documents, files and discussion threads managed in a secure, controlled environment.

Forum 8.0 also includes powerful additions to its industry-leading workflow engine. Business users can use text descriptions to easily automate work processes. Forms and documents can move through a workflow based on multiple questions or a response from a single person representing a whole group. Forum's ability to manage voice communications via conventional telephone lines and VoIP adds flexibility and can save money over per call charges. And, the new ability to "clone" workspaces and all their attributes makes it easier to roll out best practices.

"This new release really hits the mark for us at Starwood," said Glenn Mannke, Director of Intranet Development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. "I see a lot of useful functionality for my installed base. Using collaboration tools such as workflow allows us to communicate more effectively company-wide, accelerating best practices in the hospitality industry."

"Blogs and wikis are gaining widespread use within the enterprise," said Brian Hays, SiteScape's President and CEO. "People are familiar with them outside of work and expect the same experience when they collaborate with colleagues in the workplace. Using familiar tools speeds adoption of collaboration in an enterprise. And, the ability to display graphics in Forum wikis makes collaboration more visually descriptive."

About SiteScape

SiteScape, Inc. integrated solutions meet enterprise needs for knowledge management, program/project management, communities-of-practice, document management, teleconferencing, instant messaging, contact management and web conferencing. SiteScape's easy-to-use web-based products are secure, scalable, customizable, PKI-enabled and 508-compliant. For more information, visit http://www.sitescape.com.

SiteScape and SiteScape Forum are registered trademarks of SiteScape, Inc.

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