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Interwoven WorkSite 8.0 Now Commercially Available

  • 27 May, 2004 11:47

<p>Proven Software for Legal Professionals</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia - 27 May 2004 – Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq:IWOV) the world's next-generation enterprise content management (ECM) company, today announced the availability of WorkSite 8.0, the industry’s first platform designed specifically for matter centric collaboration in law firms. WorkSite 8.0 allows law firms to effectively consolidate all relevant content for any given matter—documents, e-mails, billing information, and contacts—in a single electronic matter file that can be accessed globally. As the first major WorkSite release after the merger of Interwoven and iManage, WorkSite 8.0 Server software solidifies Interwoven’s leadership in collaboration and document management for law firms and corporate legal departments.</p>
<p>WorkSite 8.0 incorporates a new paradigm known as “matter centric collaboration,” (MCC). MCC represents a fundamental, user-centric design, which, for the first time, enables lawyers and other professional services practitioners to do in the electronic world what they have done for more than 100 years in the physical world. MCC creates the true electronic equivalent of a case file by consolidating documents, e-mails, billing, contacts, and all other relevant content for any given matter in a single integrated file that is accessible both internally and externally across departments and locations.</p>
<p>WorkSite 8.0 is built on the same proven technology as previous versions of WorkSite and extends the system’s excellent reputation for customer satisfaction, rapid deployment, and scalability that helps reduce expenses for server hardware and software, as well as a low total cost of ownership. Already tested in many firms, WorkSite 8.0 has proven stable and reliable, evoking confidence at law firms and legal departments worldwide.</p>
<p>An example of one local law firm using WorkSite is Minter Ellison. “With 15 offices in seven countries around the world, managing and sharing our huge volume of documents, emails, voicemails and faxes is a real challenge,” explained Martin Telfar, National Director, Technology at Minter Ellison. “Worksite 8.0 will allow us to have all the content relating to a matter available in one logical workspace where our people can collaborate. This will enable us to improve our efficiency, effectiveness and client service delivery, which are critical to our success.”</p>
<p>“With WorkSite 8.0, Interwoven is redefining the role of document management and collaboration in law firms and corporate legal departments,” said Barney Dunne, sales director, Asia-Pacific at Interwoven. “WorkSite 8.0 goes far beyond simple document management to provide a collaborative environment in which to manage the complete electronic matter file globally. Our system fully supports MCC and enables firms to increase efficiency, provide better service to clients, and gain competitive advantage in the changing legal landscape.”</p>
<p>Key Features in Interwoven WorkSite 8.0:</p>
<p>• Practice Group Collaboration. WorkSite 8.0 provides firms with a single online workspace where all content related to any given matter can be stored, including documents, bills, lawyer notes, memos, e-mail, and other correspondence. Unlike paper files, this virtual case file can be shared and accessed securely by clients and remote colleagues, eliminating the delays and costs associated with e-mailing and shipping content.</p>
<p>• E-mail Management. WorkSite 8.0 enables outbound and inbound e-mails to easily be shared, stored, collaborated on, and captured as records in context alongside other forms of correspondence and communication within the virtual matter file. This functionality provides support for effective records management by capturing every e-mail within the matter to which it pertains.</p>
<p>• Data Centralisation. WorkSite 8.0 features the WorkSite Server with Caching, which allows firms to centralize their systems in regional or global data centers, reducing cost of ownership and enhancing business continuity planning, while giving users LAN-like performance and transparency even when accessing documents stored in remote libraries.</p>
<p>• Intranets, Extranets, and Support for .NET. WorkSite 8.0 uses the Microsoft .NET framework, C# and ASP.NET for Web applications to provide a next-generation platform for seamless intranet and extranet creation; the WorkSite SDK is also now fully .NET compliant. With this move to .NET, Interwoven WorkSite users can expose Web services for workspace creation.</p>
<p>• Knowledge Management. WorkSite 8.0 automatically captures searchable metadata such as client, matter, industry, and jurisdiction based on the folders in which documents are stored, with little or no profiling required of the user. By ensuring that good quality metadata is captured, WorkSite 8.0 makes it simple to search a firm’s entire collective knowledge in the context of daily work, helps firms promote the robust re-use of information, brings new team members up to speed quickly, and preserves institutional memory and insight.</p>
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<p>About Interwoven:
Interwoven, Inc. is the world’s next-generation enterprise content management (ECM) company. Interwoven’s patented, award-winning ECM platform integrates the six pillars of content management: collaboration, e-mail management, document management, Web content management, digital asset management, and records management. Allied with the leading enterprise application providers, the Interwoven ECM platform provides complete content lifecycle management for more than 2,800 organizations worldwide including Air France, Citibank, Ford, General Electric, Pfizer, Procter &amp; Gamble, and Yamaha. In the legal industry, Interwoven (previously iManage) is the market leader with The Global 100 of law firms, which includes premier firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Holland &amp; Knight, and Jones Day. For more information visit: www.interwoven.com.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:
Alex Murphy/Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
alexmurphy/robstirling@markom.com.au</p>

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