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NOVASOFT Systems announces NovaManage 6.2 cellular document management and workflow system; Significant performance enhancements introduced through enhanced document management and graphical workflow builder.



BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 1995--NOVASOFT Systems Inc., a leading supplier of document management and workflow software, today announced version 6.2 of its industry-leading document management system, NovaManage.

With version 6.2, NovaManage delivers increased functionality and performance for streamlining business processes, as well as updated graphical "drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another. " features for enhanced ease-of-use and, ultimately, increased user productivity.

NovaManage enables enterprise-wide users to distribute and manage documents, define workflows and access data within a single, unified application. Due to its object-oriented approach, NovaManage is easily customizable to meet individual company or departmental needs, allowing users to react quickly to changing office procedures. NovaManage serves as the Cellular Document Management product designed as the ideal platform for building customized departmental solutions. Its scaleable, open architecture ensures that each cellular solution integrates with other NovaManage, legacy and third-party applications across the enterprise.

"At NOVASOFT, our strategy is to make it easier for companies to effectively manage and utilize their business-critical information," said Sureyya Ciliv, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of NOVASOFT. "With NovaManage 6.2 we are offering customers the utmost in performance and customizable features to help them leverage their internal resources and gain a competitive edge."

NovaManage 6.2 provides extended capabilities including Logical Documents, Electronic Signature and Graphical Workflow Builder, which dramatically increase ease-of-use and overall system performance.

"The networked electronic document management market is exploding, with sales nearly doubling over the last year and continuing at close to that rate in the coming year," said Linda Myers-Tierney, director, Electronic Workplace Technologies at IDC. "NOVASOFT is poised to be a strong player in this market with NovaManage 6.2, differentiated by such highly demanded features as integrated workflow and the ability to manage documents at the component level."

Enhanced Document Management Capabilities

A major enhancement to NovaManage is Logical Documents, a powerful new feature that allows users to effectively manage compound documents. A Logical Document is a revision-controlled "document" that is composed of separately controlled components or documents. While each Logical Document is treated as a single entity under revision control Revision control (also known as version control (system) (VCS), source control or (source) code management (SCM)) is the management of multiple revisions of the same unit of information. , its individual components can be viewed and edited independently. In addition, hierarchal relationships within a specific Logical Document are independent of any cross-references made on its member documents.

NovaManage 6.2 also provides uses with a Graphical Workflow Builder that provides an intuitive "click and drag Using a pointing device, such as a mouse, to latch onto an icon on screen and move it to some other location. When the screen pointer is over the icon of the object, the mouse button is clicked to grab it. The button is held down while the object is moved ("dragged") to its destination. " graphical capability, substantially increasing the system's ease-of-use. As the system becomes more intuitive, the learning curve decreases, and ultimately, end-user productivity is boosted. This capability also allows ad-hoc or structured workflows to be created in minutes and workflow status to be viewed graphically. Standard in NovaManage is the ability to perform complete electronic audit trail.

Other enhancements to NovaManage 6.2 include ELectronic Signature, which provides a means of password-protecting specific operations within NovaManage. This feature is especially beneficial to organizations that work under FDA FDA
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Food and Drug Administration


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 or other government control. With version 6.2, NovaManage also increases its Windows support with the addition of Windows Sockets Support. This capability allows NovaManage to use any TCP (1) (Transmission Control Protocol) The reliable transport protocol within the TCP/IP protocol suite. TCP ensures that all data arrive accurately and 100% intact at the other end.  stack for networking connections between a NovaManage Windows client and a UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
 or Open VMS (1) (Virtual Memory System) A multiuser, multitasking, virtual memory operating system for the VAX series from Digital. VMS applications run on any VAX from the MicroVAX to the largest unit. See OpenVMS.  server running TCP.

NovaManage 6.2's document management features are also enhanced with updated report writing, installation and searching capabilities.

Availability

NovaManage 6.2 will be available in October 1995 and supports ORACLE 7.1. NovaManage 6.2 is available on IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)  AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. , Sun Solaris, Sun OS, Digital Open VMS, Digital UNIX, HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.

(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations.
 and Microsoft Windows 3.1. NovaManage will be available on Macintosh and Windows NT in Q495 and Windows 95 in Q296.

NOVASOFT document management and workflow products are in use in more than 100 companies throughout the world, in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, high-technology, chemical processing, petroleum, utility and AEC AEC US Atomic Energy Commission

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. Customers using NovaManage include SmithKline Beecham, Eli Lilly, Becton Dickinson, Life Technologies, AGIP (Italy), B.F. Goodrich, Boeing, Chevron International, GE Motors, Ingersoll-Rand, Litton Industries, Petroleos De Venezuela, S.A., Scott Paper, Carolina Power & Light, Siemens VT (Germany), Siemens ASI ASI,
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 (Germany).

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NovaManage is a trademark of NOVASOFT Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

CONTACT: NOVASOFT Systems Inc.

Lauren Cochran, 617/221-0300 ext. 1246

lauren@novasoft.com

or

FitzGerald Communications

Sally Winship, 617/494-9500, ext.258

swinship@fitzcomm.com
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