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FileNet Announces Visual WorkFlo Applications from 15 Partners; SolutionNet Catalog showcases innovative solutions developed with Visual WorkFlo.

COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 1996--FileNet Corp. (NASDAQ NMS: FILE) today announced the availability of the premiere issue of its SolutionNet(TM) catalog that includes 15 companies with new applications developed using FileNet Visual WorkFlo(R) software. The applications target horizontal and vertical market needs and enable organizations to deploy solutions quickly and easily that automate paper-intensive business processes.

Through its SolutionNet program, FileNet provides worldwide technical and marketing assistance to its partners to develop and market Visual WorkFlo-based solutions. Visual WorkFlo is intelligent workflow management software that enables organizations to provide fast response to changing business needs by significantly reducing application development time and maintenance costs. It utilizes object-oriented technology and graphical authoring tools to create and modify Work Performers, which are individual program modules for executing tasks such as document scanning, data entry/indexing or invoice processing, that can be quickly and easily combined to build workflow applications.

"By supporting rapid development frameworks, reusable designs and industry-standard software tools, Visual WorkFlo is becoming the platform of choice for workflow developers," said Jordan Libit, vice president of marketing at FileNet. "FileNet will continue to build its catalog of WorkFlo solutions that provide partners with new market opportunities and users with faster out-of-the-box deployment of innovative applications."

According to Bruce Silver of Bruce Silver Associates, Weston, Mass., "The growing availability of third party Work Performers that support fast development and easy reuse will really accelerate the workflow market. FileNet is ahead of the competition in working with its partners and customers to build a catalog of workflow objects for a wide variety of horizontal and vertical applications."

Visual WorkFlo consists of three modules: a Microsoft Windows-based authoring product called Visual WorkFlo/Composer; a client runtime program called Visual WorkFlo/Performer; and a system administration module called Visual WorkFlo/Conductor. FileNet supports solution deployment with the innovative Visual WorkFlo/Mentor Program that provides professional services from FileNet and third-parties to help organizations design process automation solutions with Visual WorkFlo and other object components. Visual WorkFlo is an open, flexible framework for workflow application development. It supports standard tools such as C++, Visual Basic and PowerBuilder, Microsoft Windows-compatible applications that are DDE and OLE 2.0 compliant and FileNet's WorkFlo Business System products. Server software requirements include FileNet's Image Management Services software for imaging applications or Visual WorkFlo/Services for non-image applications.

About FileNet

FileNet Corp. is a leader in client/server-based workflow and document-imaging software. The company's WorkFlo(R) Business System and FileNet:WorkGroup(TM) software manage and control the movement of document images, data, text, and other information throughout an enterprise. Software from FileNet and Watermark Software Inc.(TM), a FileNet company, enable paper-intensive organizations in many industries and levels of government worldwide to maximize enterprise productivity. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., FileNet has a sales and support organization that spans more than 45 countries.

For more information, call (800) FILENET (345-3638) or (714) 966-3400. -0-

Editors: Please use (800) FILENET (345-3638) for reader inquiries.

FileNet, Visual WorkFlo and WorkFlo are registered trademarks of FileNet Corp. and FileNet:WorkGroup and SolutionNet are trademarks of FileNet Corp. Watermark is a trademark of Watermark Software Inc. All other products mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Companies in FileNet SolutionNet Catalog That Offer Visual WorkFlo Work Performers


American Management Systems, Fairfax, Va., offers a Visual WorkFlo-based credit card customer service mail and credit application processing system, developed in partnership with one of the fastest growing credit card issuers. The software integrates document-imaging, workflow and intelligent character recognition (ICR) to credit card application processing and management of customer service correspondence.

On-Site Solutions, Irvine, Calif., has developed Loan Works - Origination, a complete loan origination workflow and document-imaging solution written in Visual WorkFlo and Visual Basic. The software is targeted to banks, savings and loans, credit unions and mortgage companies, and is modeled on an application developed for Coast Federal Savings Bank.

Process Software Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., provides Visual Accounts Payable, a solution targeted for accounts payable departments in manufacturing, financial and insurance companies. The software is a customizable Visual WorkFlo-based solution that provides for document entry, auto-processing, invoice status and audit, duplicate processing, signature verification, pre-check processing, research, work management and instruction sheet-based routing.

Trace plc, London, England, has developed Trader Blueprint, which is designed to provide the core functions required in a workflow solution, as well as serving as a common application development platform for financial services business automation. Trace also provides Editions software that are a set of business Work Performers and Instruction Sheets that provide capabilities in securities trading, interest rate swaps and unit trust administration.

Trident Data Systems, Los Angeles, Calif., provides an Auto Loan Approval solution for financial institutions issuing automobile loans. Built in Visual WorkFlo, the application uses information from standard auto loan application forms, credit and employment history to calculate loan risk. The application integrates credit and employment history information with auto loan application data, and calculates amortization and payment schedules (using Microsoft Excel). The Auto Loan Approval solution also automatically generates approval and denial letters (using Microsoft Word). It can be tailored to support loan processing in other areas, such as home mortgages and credit cards.

Business Process Reengineering

Peter Gessner & Partner GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, has developed Visual Office, an object-oriented software product for business process control and document-imaging. The solution provides the integration of a business case (including main and sub-cases) used to achieve corporate goals and triggering events (external and internal), based on Visual WorkFlo and the ARIS toolset.

Meta Software, Cambridge, Mass., provides the WorkFlow Analyzer that bridges the gap from business process reengineering concepts to Visual WorkFlo implementation, providing for process capture, analysis, rapid prototyping and continuous improvement. Based on the IDEF methodology, Workflow Analyzer enables users to perform cost/benefit analyses of proposed processes, and then de-bug and fine-tune them before implementation begins.

Customer Service

Hewlett-Packard, Cupertino, Calif., has developed Customer Contract Manager, a solution that provides contact management middleware for the design, deployment and management of customer contact centers. It matches customer contacts with the appropriate customer service representative, ensuring fast, reliable customer service. The solution controls network interface equipment, assembles customer contact information and coordinates the launch of call center applications.

Olivetti UK Ltd., London, England, offers FlowMaster, a customer service solution with the necessary tools to process work in a controlled and efficient manner. The application provides management with full operational information and statistics and imposes strict access control and audit trail logging. It was designed using object-oriented methods, allowing a high degree of encapsulation and inheritance of properties.

Document Change Control

KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, Radnor, Pa., provides an Engineering Change Control application targeted at process manufacturing and other engineering functions that require management of document change orders. The solution uses Visual WorkFlo to initiate and manage the process of engineering document and drawing changes.


American Management Systems, Fairfax, Va., has developed two healthcare applications, RecordLink and PatientLink. RecordLink provides clinical and administrative staff immediate access to medical records throughout a multi-facility healthcare enterprise and health information management with the tools to manage medical record functions. PatientLink is a patient financial services application that streamlines patient registration, admitting, accounting and customer service.

LanVision, Cincinnati, Ohio, offers ChartVision, a health information access system for medical record access, workflow processing, management and retention. ChartVision includes modules utilizing Visual WorkFlo for on-line chart completion and correspondence management. LanVision also provides AccountVision, a comprehensive patient accounting solution.

Trident Data Systems, Los Angeles, Calif., provides HealthCare Claims, an application that processes standard healthcare claims forms, such as Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) form 1200. Based on an issuer's membership identification or name, the application verifies the claimant's eligibility and processes the clinical diagnostic information from the patient following standard International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology treatment codes. The application also compares submitted costs and procedures with allowable treatments and corresponding costs.


Andersen Consulting, Phoenix, Ariz., offers JusticeLink, an application that eliminates overwhelming paperwork, case overload, increasing court backlogs and missed deadlines. Using electronic data and document interchange techniques to build electronic links within the justice community, JusticeLink expedites and simplifies the continuous creation and electronic exchange of court documents and data.

Trident Data Systems, Los Angeles, Calif., provides two applications, Crime Report and Legal Tax Levy. The Crime Report solution is a law enforcement application that supports the processing of criminal reports. The application manages information, including the crime and its location, time/data of crime, victim/defendant names and attending officer, and support the routing of the criminal report to the appropriate departments, such as the district attorney, and juvenile and traffic courts. The Legal Tax Levy solution processes tax levies in organizations where financial assets are to be debited or frozen. As a levy is processed, the application captures pertinent information from the levy, verifies the account holder name, debits or freezes the account and produces associated documents and reports.

WorkFlo Application Development

Ciscorp, Pittsburgh, Penn., offers Visual Intelligence, a software tool that enables a seamless flow of work between FileNet's WorkFlo/Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) engine and Visual WorkFlo.

IMI Computing, Birmingham, England, offers WorkFlo for Exchange, a complete family of active and passive work performers and utilities, offering the seamless integration of FileNet's Visual WorkFlo and Microsoft Exchange.

On-Site Solutions, Irvine, Calif., has developed On-Site Development Framework, a development environment that structures the operator interface for workflow and document-imaging applications. Key features include: a standard user interface for user entry, ViewSets that reorder image files based on document types, conversation logs and process metrics.

Soft Cell N.V., Deurne, Belgium, provides Integrated Development Environments that offer organizations tools for comprehensive development environments from business modeling, workflow, ODT layer to process management systems.

CONTACT: Robin Tanchum

FileNet Corp.

(714) 966-3444



Albie Jarvis

Copithorne & Bellows

(617) 252-0606

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