Day Software Releases Java Content Product, Looks For U.S. Partners

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Day Software, a Swiss company that opened its U.S. headquarters here six months ago, released an all Java-based version of its content management product and said it is aggressively looking to form new U.S. channel partnerships.

The company bills its Communique Unify software as a global solution for managing content in an enterprise, using an architecture that relies on a "virtual repository" to manage text, structured data and graphical documents.

Unlike content management systems that import documents to a separate repository for Web deployment, Day uses what it calls a ContentBus that connects to CRM, ERP, EAI and other applications in which documents are created.

"The ContentBus, with one connection to each system, is like a river, moving content in and out of each system," said Tom Kuhr, vice president of market and product development at Day. "It's really a reduction of complexity."

Nexgenix has created a solution around Day's software for start-ups and middle-tier companies because the software avoids the need for expensive integration infrastructure, said Nani Narayanan, senior director of content and commerce practice at Nexgenix, an application integration firm in Irvine, Calif.

"When you have a ContentBus and you can leave the content where it is without actually redeploying or duplicating it, the investment you have going into those things won't be there, either," he said.

Kuhr said Day has several channel partners in the United States and plans to push about 80 percent of sales through the channel by 2004. He said the company provides partners with an integrated Java development environment that mimics Microsoft's Visual Studio. Day also has a multitiered program for global, consulting and referral partners.

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