Alfresco and WoodWing Announce Open Source ECM/Workflow Partnership

    DETROIT, April 20 /CNW/ -- WoodWing USA and Alfresco Software Inc. today
announced a joint program to deliver WoodWing's Smart Connection Enterprise
editorial workflow system and Alfresco's 2.0 open source enterprise content
management system (ECM) as an integrated solution for the publishing industry.
    Industry officials said the partnership will benefit customers across the
publishing spectrum.
    "The Alfresco-WoodWing partnership brings together some of the best
innovation in publishing, web content management and content delivery systems
built on top of an open source and standards compliant, enterprise class
technology," said Terry Barbounis, CTO, Christian Science Monitor.
    The new solution, which comes on the heels of WoodWing's latest update to
its industry-leading editorial system, Smart Connection Enterprise v. 4.2,
combines WoodWing's three-tier open architecture editorial workflow system
with version 2.0 of Alfresco's open source ECM software. The solution gives
newspapers, magazines, book publishers, corporate and agency clients a
scalable publishing system that is easy to implement, maintain and integrate
with front and back-end systems.
    "On a competitive basis, this combination offers an alternative to
traditional, expensive, rigid systems," said Brian Kruger, CEO of WoodWing
USA. "We are now able to offer the best in editorial workflow and ECM at a
fraction of the cost of traditional systems."
    WoodWing's Smart Connection Enterprise system helps publishers shorten
production cycles and make the publishing process more efficient.
    "We are very excited about the integration with WoodWing and the
opportunity to combine with their publishing solutions," said John Powell,
CEO, Alfresco. "This partnership is a result of the clear demand in the global
publishing industry for faster, lower-priced solutions and leverages the
adoption Alfresco is seeing with leading publishing organizations and
publishing software companies."

    About Alfresco Software Inc.

    Alfresco Software Inc. is the first and the leading open source
alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to
bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market,
enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than
proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that
includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business
Objects, John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more information, visit

    About WoodWing

    WoodWing Software specializes in software solutions for the publishing
industry. WoodWing excels in innovative and flexible editorial solutions that
help efficiently produce print and online publications. The company's flagship
product, Smart Connection Enterprise, differs from traditional editorial
solutions because it has been engineered from the ground up, utilizing the
latest technologies offered by the Internet age. Publishing experience that
goes back more than 20 years, combined with the latest technologies, has led
to a powerful editorial system with a core based on XML and open technology.
WoodWing has offices in The Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur and the United States.
WoodWing USA is an expert in corporate workflow efficiency. For more
information, visit

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