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Spicer ViewCaf¿niversal Viewer Integrated with FileNet P8 01.21.2003

January 21, 2003
ViewCaf¿rovides universal document viewing and markup for engineering drawings, 3D CAD models, and business content stored in FileNet P8 repository.

Spicer Corporation announced that ViewCaf¿will provide highly integrated document viewing and markup capabilities for FileNet's new P8 architecture, an integrated framework that leverages content management, business process managements and enterprise application connectivity capabilities to speed critical business decision making.

ViewCaf¿ Java-2-powered universal document viewing and markup capabilities bridge the communications gap between enterprise content and business processes, enabling FileNet P8 users to collaboratively review critical documents with business partners anywhere in the world.

ViewCaf¿ seamless integration to the FileNet P8 architecture enables users to view over 200 types of electronic documents in their native format, without requiring the application that created the files. The tight integration to FileNet P8 and the FileNet repository enables users to benefit from additional functions such as:

  • Multiple Document Link Sites - ViewCaf¿inks to business content from virtually every page in the FileNet P8 Workplace and Workbench. Users can display documents simply by clicking on the ViewCaf¿con beside the document listing. ViewCaf¿an also be configured to recognize externally referenced files and open them with the main document.
  • Markup Security - Users can configure security settings for each markup session, and can modify these settings at a later date if necessary.
  • File Versioning - ViewCaf¿isplays the most recent version of the file with the most up-to-date markups. Preceding markup sessions are also linked to previous versions of the document and can be retrieved if required.
  • Support for Workflow Attachments - ViewCaf¿s a key part of the workflow process and can open attachments, add markups, and save them for others to review.

FileNet's P8 architecture is designed to provide enterprise-level scalability and flexibility to handle the most demanding and complex content, business process and application integration challenges. It combines the capabilities of FileNet's popular Panagon platform, Acenza application framework and its Brightspire eBusiness framework and Business Process Management technology into a unified ECM platform. Additionally, the FileNet P8 architecture utilizes a single repository, single user experience, and a single Application Programming Interface (API) set for developers. FileNet is the only ECM vendor delivering this level of functionality in a unified ECM architecture, making it possible for customers to reduce the risks associated with contracting multiple ECM vendors and lowering their total cost of ownership.