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Interwoven Announces Availability of Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server, Extending the Ease-of Use and Ubiquity of Interwoven Collaborative Document Management

  • 23 August, 2005 16:00

<p>New Integration Underscores Interwoven’s Expanded Relationship with Microsoft to Provide Professional Services Companies with High-Velocity ECM Solutions for End-to-End Content Management</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia - 23 August, 2005 - Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV), provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for business, today announced the availability of a new integration with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, reinforcing the company’s strategy to deliver high velocity solutions to the professional services industry for end-to-end content management. The new integration, Interwoven WorkSite for SharePoint, extends the ease-of-use and ubiquity of Interwoven’s industry-leading Collaborative Document Management (CDM) solution by enabling business professionals to easily access Interwoven CDM within the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 environment.</p>
<p>The WorkSite for SharePoint integration is the first offering resulting from the recently expanded relationship between Interwoven and Microsoft (“Interwoven Delivers High-Velocity ECM Solutions on the Microsoft Platform,” May 12, 2005) to enable information workers—starting with professional services companies including legal, accounting, management consulting, corporate legal departments, and IT consulting—to manage the entire content lifecycle through the tight integration of the Interwoven WorkSite CDM, E-Mail Management, and RecordsManager solutions with the Microsoft platform including Office and Windows systems.</p>
<p>Currently, Interwoven WorkSite is used by more than 1,500 professional services companies worldwide, while a number of business professionals at these firms also leverage Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to collaborate and share information. Through the integration, Interwoven is enabling these professional services companies to more effectively leverage existing investments in these two technologies by providing business professionals with a secure and easy way to access data stored in Interwoven WorkSite via SharePoint Portal Server 2003. As a result, professional services firms can benefit from an end-to-end CDM solution that leverages Interwoven’s unique matter-centric collaboration (MCC) approach, in which all of the documents, e-mails and other types of content pertaining to a given matter or client are managed together in unified workspaces.</p>
<p>The integration is being applauded by professional services companies such as Goodwin Proctor, an AmLaw 100 law firm. “The integration of Interwoven and Microsoft is a definite win for professional services companies,” said Peter Lane, director of Information Technology at Goodwin Proctor. “Both Interwoven and Microsoft continue to be key software suppliers for us, and this new integration will enable us to further simplify our IT operations, streamline information compliance, and facilitate increased user adoption of both technologies since users now have multiple ways to access a very holistic and easy-to-use Collaborative Document Management solution.”</p>
<p>“Interwoven’s WorkSite for SharePoint integration will provide our professional services customers with tremendous value,” said Brian Zeve, managing director, Professional Services Industry Group at Microsoft Corporation. “Professional services companies can realise greater benefit from both their Microsoft and Interwoven investments with significant productivity gains through easier collaboration and more effective information sharing.”</p>
<p>The integration of Interwoven ECM solutions with technologies like SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is enabling Interwoven to provide customers with access to content anywhere and at anytime via portals, intranets, extranets, the desktop, and more. By enabling organisations to imbed WorkSite capabilities directly within the SharePoint Portal, Interwoven is empowering business professionals to quickly and easily achieve end-to-end content management without having to change or disrupt existing business processes.</p>
<p>“In today’s highly competitive business climate, professional services firms are seeking technologies that will enable them to provide a new level of client service above and beyond what the competition can offer,” said Neil Araujo, vice president, professional services solutions at Interwoven. “By expanding our relationship with Microsoft and bringing to market an integration with SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Interwoven is further enabling our customers to achieve increased levels of productivity, while simultaneously streamlining IT operations for maximum ROI.”</p>
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<p>About Interwoven WorkSite Collaborative Document Management
The Interwoven WorkSite CDM solution provides a unique paradigm for managing documents known as matter-centric collaboration (MCC). MCC represents a user-centric design, which, for the first time, enables professional services practitioners to manage client or matter-related content in the electronic world the way they have done for more than 100 years in the physical world. MCC creates the true electronic equivalent of a client engagement file by consolidating documents, records, e-mails, billing, contacts, and all other relevant content for any given client matter in a single integrated file that is accessible both internally and externally across departments and locations. The e-mail management capabilities of WorkSite provide automatic and simplified user-controlled methods, which streamline and automate the filing of e-mails and documents into dedicated “matter” folders. As a result, professional services organisations can keep track of hundreds of thousands of e-mails in context with all other relevant matter documents within WorkSite as well as make them quickly available via full-text searching throughout the document management system.</p>
<p>Interwoven WorkSite for SharePoint will be generally available at the end of September 2005.</p>
<p>About Interwoven</p>
<p>Interwoven, Inc., provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions for business, enables organisations to unify people, content and processes to minimise business risk, accelerate time-to-value and sustain lower total cost of ownership. Interwoven delivers deep industry-specific solutions which reduce business process cycle time from initial collaboration through design, production, sales, marketing, legal review, IT and service. Interwoven leads the industry with a service-oriented architecture today and easy-to-use, best-in-class components and solutions. Today, over 3,300 enterprises, law companies and professional services organisations worldwide are Interwoven customers including BT, Ford, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, General Motors, Jones Day, Motorola and Yamaha. Interwoven is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world. For more information visit</p>
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