Mobius Introduces New Technology for Web Content Presentment
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
ORLANDO, Fla.--Oct. 30, 2001--Mobius Management Systems, Inc. a leading provider of Web-based software for managing and presenting enterprise content, today introduced Automatic Content Presentment(TM) (ACP) at the Xplor 2001 Global Conference and Exhibit. ACP is a new feature in DocumentDirect for the Internet version 2.1 that provides flexible presentment options and improved efficiency for content-intensive e-business applications. DocumentDirect for the Internet allows users to view diverse documents using a standard Web browser without downloading plug-ins or ActiveX controls. Automatic Content Presentment facilitates presentment by converting the entire document into a Web-ready format such as HTML or scalable vector graphics (SVG) that can be displayed in the browser without requiring conversion to an image. This preserves the display characteristics of the original document and is useful, for example, in customer service. By providing a customer service representative with a Web-based display that is an exact replica of a paper document, ACP technology streamlines communication with the customer. "Enterprises are faced with the challenge of transforming information in multiple formats from multiple sources into useful Web content that can support e-business initiatives,'' said John Murphy, vice president of product marketing at Mobius. "The problem is that vital information about customers, products and transactions generated by enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other back-office applications often isn't available as Web content or at Web speed to employees, customers and suppliers. To be presented as Web content, this information - which may include documents such as bills, statements, purchase orders, invoices, remittances, output reports, e-mail, policies, correspondence and more - has to be transformed for display in a Web browser.'' With DocumentDirect for the Internet, documents in formats such as AFP, DJDE, PCL, PostScript, PDF, XML and text are converted - while still on the server - into browser-friendly formats including HTML, vector markup language (VML), scalable vector graphics (SVG), PDF, and PNG or JPEG images. These formats provide maximum flexibility for different requirements. For example, SVG provides high-resolution viewing and printing at a fraction of the size of image documents, which makes documents available faster and preserves network bandwidth. PNG and JPEG image formats, on the other hand, provide increased security because the images cannot be easily altered by the end user. "The ACP functionality in DocumentDirect for the Internet bridges the gap between back office and front office by transforming unstructured data into Web content that can be deployed to support a wide range of customer-facing applications,'' said Tamir Sigal, product manager at Mobius. "These include strategic customer relationship management (CRM), e-presentment and payment, customer self-service and more. ACP helps companies fully leverage their information assets in support of e-business initiatives.'' About Mobius Mobius Management Systems, Inc. (www.mobius.com) is a leading provider of Web-based software for managing and presenting enterprise content. The Company's products support a broad range of e-business and application requirements, including customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning and electronic bill presentment and payment. ViewDirect products store and integrate documents of different formats, presenting and distributing them to employees, customers and business partners over the Internet and corporate networks. Click-n-Done provides a "next generation'' electronic bill presentment and payment solution that supports multiple e-billing models.