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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" 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 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, 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" 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 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 stack for networking connections between a NovaManage Windows client and a UNIX or Open VMS server running TCP.

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


NovaManage 6.2 will be available in October 1995 and supports ORACLE 7.1. NovaManage 6.2 is available on IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Sun OS, Digital Open VMS, Digital UNIX, HP-UX 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. 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 (Germany).


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


Lauren Cochran, 617/221-0300 ext. 1246


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