BOSTON, MA. September 15, 1998.
Inso Corporation (Nasdaq: INSO) today announced that Boston-based investment bank Adams, Harkness & Hill (AH&H) has licensed and implemented Inso's DynaBase, the leading Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based Web content management and publishing platform. AH&H is utilizing DynaBase to automate the Web publishing process at www.ahh.com and provide its clients with private Web access to up-to-the-minute, high-quality financial research.
Critical to AH&H's selection of DynaBase were: its open, standards-based architecture; ability to automate the Web publishing process; ease of integration with existing investments in Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat; and the ability to dynamically customize content for different Web browsers and devices such as the PalmPilot. By automating the Web posting, indexing, and linking of financial research vital to its customers, DynaBase provides AH&H with the important competitive advantage of ensuring that its clients are the most up-to-date and well informed. In addition, AH&H anticipates a significant return on investment (ROI) with its selection of DynaBase. Early AH&H calculations indicate that DynaBase will save AH&H nearly $100,000 in annual labor costs by reducing tedious, manual staff work by more than 1,500 hours.
``With DynaBase, Inso has provided us with a standards-based XML solution that perfectly meets our requirements for automating the Web content creation and publishing process and for seamlessly integrating with existing investments in workflow, authoring, and publishing tools,'' said Adams, Harkness & Hill Managing Director, Steve Frankel. ``Another key factor in our selection of DynaBase was the product's ability to deliver a high-quality Web site that can dynamically optimize content for different Web browsers or for devices such as palmtops and PDAs.''
Continued Frankel, ``DynaBase and its support for XML have enabled us to make a painless transition to instantaneous Web publishing. Our Web site is now virtually self-maintaining and automatically managed. It requires no production effort on the part of our IS and administrative staffs. Thanks to DynaBase, the entire AH&H team can now work smarter, faster, and in a more customer-focused manner than ever before, while delivering an extremely professional Web site.''
AH&H has utilized the DynaBase Command Line Interface (CLI) to build an automated Notes-to-Web publishing system. Legacy AH&H files are converted to XML and a Notes agent imports them into the DynaBase Server. DynaBase automatically indexes imported XML source files and enables standard HTML browsers to instantly perform intelligent XML searches for information such as Analyst Name, Stock Symbol, or Recommendation. As each page is served, DynaBase converts the XML documents into browser-specific HTML pages.
``We are very pleased that AH&H has implemented DynaBase in a Web-centric, mission-critical financial research publishing application,'' said Kim Shah, General Manager for DynaBase at Inso Corporation. ``We are also pleased that AH&H's use of DynaBase demonstrates the power of XML today to automate professional Web publishing activities and also highlights DynaBase's ability to be flexibly applied in a variety of authoring, editing, and publishing business processes.''
For Web publishing teams in the commercial, financial and technical publishing industries who need to modernize their Web publishing applications, DynaBase is an integrated content management and publishing platform that supports the next generation of Web applications. Unlike competitive content management systems which are rigid and costly to operate, DynaBase is a flexible, open platform that uses XML to support any type of content, authoring tool, and workflow within mission critical Web publishing environments.
Leading newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, magazine publishers such as Hearst New Media, financial publishers such as Adams Harkness, and Hill, and technical publishers such as AT&T WorldNet have selected DynaBase over competing alternatives because it provides the most complete, open, integrated, and automated environment for advanced Web design, development, and publishing.
DynaBase 3.0 plugs-in to Microsoft Internet Information Server running Windows NT 4.0 and Netscape Enterprise Servers running Windows NT 4.0 and Sun Solaris 2.6. Starting pricing for a DynaBase enterprise installation is $47,000. Call Inso at 800-733-5799 for specific pricing and configuration information.
Inso Corporation is a leading global provider of electronic-publishing and content-management tools for critical business information. With Inso's Enterprise Publishing Platform, organizations gain an integrated system for managing, distributing, publishing, and continually updating their intellectual property. Inso's award-winning technology enables large corporations to exchange and publish all types of information, from the simplest memo to the most complex multimedia document. For more information, visit the Inso Web site at http://www.inso.com.
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