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TrueArc and FileNET Announce U.S. DoD 5015.2 Records Management Certification of Their Paired Solution.

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ROSSLYN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2001

TrueArc(TM), a leader in the intelligent classification, storage and retrieval of electronic communications, and FileNET Corp. (Nasdaq: FILE), a leading provider of Business Process Management software solutions, announced today that their integrated solution - FileNET's Panagon(TM) Content Services 5.1.1 and TrueArc(TM)'s Foremost Enterprise 2.0 - has been tested and certified compliant with the DoD 5015.2-STD, the U.S. Department of Defense standard for electronic recordkeeping systems (ERS).

Tricilities Technologies, LLC, a leader in delivering integrated information management solutions, and RMC Consultants, Inc., an experienced integrator in the government market, coordinated the certification of both products to ensure compliance for their customers using these products.

Organizations deploying an integrated ForeMost/Panagon solution can manage the security, versioning and lifecycle of important content in compliance with the DoD 5015.2 standard. The certification widens the options for organizations needing the tracking and tight control on access and manipulation of content that TrueArc(TM) delivers.

Panagon provides sophisticated repository features, including storage, versioning, security, compound document support, replication and rendition services. The combined system delivers a powerful solution to the challenges associated with sophisticated records and retention management.

"The ForeMost/Panagon integrated solution allows users to seamlessly manage all their content with robust records management, archiving and disposal capabilities and to more effectively capture the knowledge within their organizations," said Russ Stalters, president of TrueArc(TM).

"RMC/Tricilities excel in developing solutions to help government agencies deliver compliant and complex records management systems to their various audiences, and we are pleased that they've chosen ForeMost as a key component in many of their successful projects."

"The integration with TrueArc(TM)'s ForeMost Enterprise product once again demonstrates how Panagon's enterprise content management platform delivers solutions that provide real benefits in terms of instant access to information," said Michael W. Harris, senior vice president, Products and Strategy, at FileNET.

"Both government and commercial customers will realize the value of using a content management solution that meets the most stringent set of records management criteria to manage their mission-critical information."

"As we work with federal, state and local government agencies to design effective electronic records management solutions, we must ensure that the technologies we implement are DoD certified," explained Charles A. Colon, III, vice president of operations for RMC.

"Panagon and ForeMost are robust products that offer many benefits to our customers, so we were proud to assist FileNET and TrueArc(TM) in this certification process to ensure our joint solutions meet the needs of our customers and comply with the strict DoD standards."

About DoD 5015.2 - STD

DoD 5015.2-STD is the accepted design criteria for electronic records management software applications, defining the mandatory operational, legislative and regulatory requirements that must be met by records management application products that are acquired by the Department of Defense.

To receive DoD certification, a product must comply with 147 rigorous mandatory requirements and provide the infrastructure for a corporate file plan that includes all forms of electronic and physical documents and a retention plan that incorporates both time and event-driven disposition instructions.

The Records Management Application (RMA) Certification testing was performed by the Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Interoperability Test Command. The JITC performs certification of RMA products for compliance with DoD 5015.2-STD. It is DoD policy that only certified products be acquired by DoD organizations.

The National Archives and Records Administration has endorsed the JITC RMA Certification Testing Program.

About FileNET

FileNET Corporation (Nasdaq: FILE) provides The Substance Behind eBusiness(TM) by delivering Business Process Management (BPM) solutions that improve operational efficiency and leverage information resources.

FileNET's BPM solutions are designed for both the enterprise content management and collaborative commerce markets, enabling organizations to realize increased productivity, customer satisfaction, and profitability by empowering customers, business partners, suppliers, and employees to engage in business processes and exchange relevant content.

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., the company markets its innovative solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales, professional services, and support organizations, as well as via its ValueNET(R) Partner network of resellers, system integrators, and application developers. To put more substance into your eBusiness, visit FileNET's Web site at or call 1-800-FileNET.

About TrueArc(TM)

TrueArc(TM) (formerly Provenance Systems) is a leading provider of products that enable an organization to evaluate, store and retrieve electronic communications.

With TrueArc(TM) software, businesses can capture and utilize the intelligence within their organizations through flexible patent-pending applications that categorize, store/discard, retrieve, authenticate, and, when appropriate, dispose of corporate information held in any form - from email to electronic documents.

A privately held company with 50 employees in North America, TrueArc(TM)'s solutions are found internationally in corporations and government agencies such as Chevron Oil, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, and Canadian National Archives. For more information visit

About Tricilities Technologies/RMC Consultants, Inc.

Tricilities Technologies, LLC is an experienced leader in developing integrated information management solutions to Federal, state and local government entities, the architectural and engineering markets as well as a diverse collection of commercial clients.

Tricilities' innovative use of intranet and Internet technology provides low cost feature rich solutions directly to the technical user market. With use of standards based application and tool sets, the low cost entry solutions are scalable to the largest of enterprises.

Tricilities is RMC Consultants, Inc.'s value-added reseller to the industry leaders in the integrated document management market.

RMC Consultants, Incorporated is a professional consulting firm offering a wide range of professional services to clients throughout the United States. RMC provides consulting in the arenas of information technology services (including information and records management) and environmental services (QA/QC support and site closure support).

RMC provides consulting services that integrate the best of class product sets to clients in the areas of electronic document management, electronic records management and electronic workflow in both a LAN/WAN environment and a web environment.

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are FileNET's ability to develop, complete, introduce, market, distribute and gain market acceptance for its Panagon enterprise content management platform and other new products and technologies in a timely manner; announcements of technological innovations, new products or product enhancements by the company or its competitors; the emerging nature of the Business Process Management market; and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Note to Editors: FileNET and ValueNET are registered trademarks of FileNET Corporation. Panagon and "The Substance Behind eBusiness" are trademarks of FileNET Corporation. All other named products mentioned in this release may have been identified by trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.
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