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Day Unveils Communique 4 Delivering Most Open and Standardized Content Management Solution on Market.

BASEL, Switzerland & IRVINE, Calif. -- Communique 4 along with Day's Repository and Connectivity Products Poised to Revolutionize Information Access for the Enterprise

Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTC:DYIHY), a leading provider of global content management and content infrastructure software, today announced the availability of Communique 4, the first native JCR (JSR 170) standard compliant enterprise content management solution available on the market today. Communique 4 revolutionizes content management by decoupling the content management application from the underlying repository.

Applications developed that leverage the industry standard API can run on any JSR 170 compliant repository, which represents a revolutionary shift in the content management industry. Previously, companies found their content locked away in proprietary legacy repositories. This new standard, of which Day spearheaded within the industry, is focused on the customer by allowing them to access and use their most valuable information, no matter where it resides. Communique 4 ships with and runs natively on Day's innovative java content repository, Content Repository Extreme (CRX).

"Communique 4 truly brings customers to the next evolutionary stage of content management - giving them a standardized content infrastructure and unlocking their proprietary legacy repositories," said David Nuescheler, chief technology officer, Day Software. "Companies will now have greater flexibility with Communique 4, allowing them to choose the best-of-breed products that fit their needs."

Standard Content Repository

The JCR (JSR 170) standard, initiated and lead by Day, now makes it possible to develop applications using this standard API. These applications can run on any JSR 170 compliant repository, which completely eliminates the risk of "vendor lock-in." Communique 4 is the first Enterprise Content Management to comply with the new JCR standard and ships with Day's CRX, a content repository which fully implements the standard.

Reusable Architecture

The Communique 4 framework offers a reusable component framework that solves multiple customer challenges with one (end-to-end) integrated solution. By delivering integrated enterprise content management applications, java content repository, and connection services, all from a single vendor, Day's customers can easily and rapidly deploy enterprise applications on the Web. In addition, customers can choose best-of-breed components, allowing them greater flexibility.

Seamless Migration

Communique 4 is a natural continuation of prior Communique releases, and provides an easy transition from older releases to Communique 4. Existing Communique projects can be migrated "in place" with help of an update installer, leaving the existing deployments and architecture intact. New projects can readily use the standardized API and can fully benefit from the new technology.

Comprehensive Feature Set

--Complete native JSR 170 repository

--Standard Java Portlet API (JSR 168) is provided to allow integration of any compliant portlet

--Component architecture that allows for reusability of application functionality and rapid development and deployment

--Multi-Site Manager allows for easy control of any number of sub-sites through a flexible mechanism of content inheritance and monitoring of language coherence

--Conditional, parallel, and nested workflows improve business processes

--Communique projects can be packaged quickly and easily for "in place" distribution and upgrades

--ContentBus resources can be visually displayed as a site tree, Web drives and folders, which allow easy access from desktop applications, such as Microsoft Office, that support the WebDAV protocol

--Platform-independent spellchecking directly built into Communique 4

--High levels of service and availability through clustering with native synchronization

--JSR 170 Eclipse plug-in

Open Enterprise-Class Architecture

Drawing from industry standards, Communique 4 is a 100% Java application, and will run as a Servlet inside its own Servlet container or inside J2EE application servers.

--Supported industry standards: XML, J2EE, JSP, Servlet, JCA, EJB, ECMA-Script, LDAP, WebDAV, and Unicode.

--JCR (JSR 170) support: Day, as the specification lead of JSR 170 and JSR 283, delivers a repository, fully implementing this new standard as well as a content management application running on any standard compliant repository.

--Day is also an expert group member for the JSR 207 - Process Definition for Java, JSR 223 - Scripting Pages in Java Web Applications, as well as an active participant and implementer in JSR 168 - Portlet Specification.

JSR 170 Webcast with Gartner

JSR 170 is profoundly impacting the way enterprise applications and the information infrastructure will be architected. Join experts from Day Software and featured analyst firm, Gartner Inc., as they look into the issues surrounding Java content repositories and explain the benefits of JSR 170.

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About Day -

Day is a leading provider of integrated content, portal and digital asset management software. Day's technology Communique offers a comprehensive, rapidly deployable framework to unify and manage all digital business data, systems, applications and processes through the Web. Communique's content-centric architecture, and its innovative ContentBus, turns the entire business into a virtual repository, bringing together content from any system, regardless of location, language or platform.

Day is an international company, founded in 1993, and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SWX:DAYN) since April 2000. Day's customers are some of the largest global corporations and include Audi, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Post World Net, General Electric, Intercontinental Hotels Group, McDonald's, UBS and Volkswagen.
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