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What’s New at Texcel

Oct. 28, 1996
For Information Contact: Amy Krane
Texcel Research, Inc.
One Kendall Square, Suite 2200
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617 621-7004
E-mail: krane@texcel.no

Texcel International Announces Recent Contracts from Leading Organizations

Diebold, Incorporated, McDonnell Douglas, SAS Institute, and the U.S. Navy Are Among New Customers for Texcel Information Manager™

Cambridge, MA - October 28, 1996 - Texcel International, a key player in the high-growth compound document management market, has announced several recent contracts for its Texcel Information Manager™ SGML-smart document management system. Texcel Information Manager dramatically improves how organizations generate, manage, and deliver critical information by enabling information reuse and process improvement.

"These awards, along with our earlier successes, validate our strategy of providing a scalable, customizable information management system that can be deployed in months, not years," said Sebastian Holst, President of Texcel Research, Inc., the company's U.S. subsidiary. "Our customers—be they from the defense community, manufacturing, publishing, software, or financial services—want the productivity and competitive advantage you get from building a solution inhouse, with the cost, time-to-deployment, and maintainability of a commercial solution. That's what we're delivering with Texcel Information Manager."

The system manages information—including documents and components of documents, such as paragraphs, warnings, or tables—in a repository. "Information can be authored and updated in one place, and then shared and reused across multiple documents and in multiple formats—including print, corporate Intranets and the World Wide Web," explained Holst. The system uses SGML, the international, open document standard.

Bill Cap, Manager of Corporate Technical Publications for Diebold, Incorporated, said that his organization made a strategic decision to use SGML as a corporate standard because it ensures information longevity and interchange. When analyzing SGML document management options, Diebold found that Texcel Information Manager was unique in that it offers complete support for SGML in a scalable fashion. "Texcel Information Manager ensures that we leverage our investment in SGML," said Cap.

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter in Mesa, Arizona, will use Texcel Information Manager to assist in the delivery of Interactive Electronic Technical Publications that will conform to the European standard for aerospace documentation, AECMA 1000D.

The U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, is using Texcel Information Manager for configuration management and version control of technical information for ship hull, mechanical, and electrical systems. By managing document content at the SGML element level, the system will optimize revision, update, and versioning of documents for different ship configurations.

SAS Institute of Cary, North Carolina, the world's ninth-largest independent software vendor, is using Texcel Information Manager for their product documentation. "We knew we needed a way to deliver printed and online documentation at the same time—and from the same source material—without adding personnel," explained Len Olszewski, Project Manager. After a rigorous selection process which examined both technical and business issues, SAS Institute chose Texcel. "When you commit to something as large and central as this project is, you need to be assured that the company you do business with is going to be around in 10 years," said Olszewski.

Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund in Austin, Texas, is using the system to prepare documentation for internal use and for the World Wide Web. According to Eric Hixson, team leader of Technical Communications, "Texcel Information Manager will let us realize the dream of single source information management for multiple outputs." Hixson estimates that his department will realize a 30% productivity gain from the system.

Texcel Information Manager shipped in December of 1995 and is in use at sites in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States. Founded in 1991, Texcel is a leading provider of SGML-smart information management software and services. The company has offices in the United States and Europe, and is represented in Japan by NTT DATA Communications.

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