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Workgroups 2006 Software Suite Unveiled At Graph Expo '06

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

IOWA CITY, Iowa - October 10, 2006 - MetaCommunications today announced it will be introducing its new Workgroups 2006 software suite at this year's Graph Expo show (booth #5131) October 15th thru the 18th in Chicago. Workgroups 2006 is the first all-in-one process and productivity management suite designed for creative, publishing and prepress professionals. Simple to use and fully integrated with industry standard page layout and graphic tools, Workgroups 2006 unites and empowers creative and production staff by facilitating collaboration, automating processes, centralizing information, managing workflows, tracking files, and measuring key financial and productivity metrics. Workgroups 2006 was announced and began shipping on September 12th, 2006 (see press release at http://www.meta-comm.com/news/releases/060912/workgroups.htm). "Process automation and management are sorely missing in creative and production environments. While production tools have gone from the camera room to the digital desktop, the tools to automate and manage the process are still missing in most environments. Workgroups 2006 is the first solution engineered from the ground up to not only manage the process, but help users excel individually and as part of a team." says Robert Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications. Workgroups 2006 includes new versions of its tightly integrated flagship products: Job Manager 4.0, Virtual Ticket 7.0, Digital Storage Manager 2.0, and the brand new Approval Manager 1.0 (see press release at http://www.meta-comm.com/news/releases/060912/approval_manager.htm ). Key capabilities include: -Financial productivity management -Project & workflow management -Collaborative approval management -Document storage management With Workgroups 2006, creative and production environments will: -Improve efficiency, capture revenue, and put more on the bottom line -Connect projects, people, and workflow -Speed, organize, and automate proof approvals -Find, share, and store files, anywhere Workgroups 2006 is a scalable server-based solution able to accommodate groups from a few users to thousands across multiple locations. It is simple to deploy, with client access from both Mac OS X and Windows computers. Workgroups 2006 components can be purchased individually or as an integrated suite. A JDF Solutions Framework is available for Virtual Ticket, allowing it to be used as the front-end graphical user interface to JDF enabled production workflows. Additional optional integrations are available for Kodak Prinergy and Artwork Systems Nexus CTP systems. Download a high-resolution screen shot of Workgroups 2006 at: http://www.meta-comm.com/news/releases/060912/workgroups.png PRICING & AVAILABILITY Workgroups 2006 is available immediately and is priced affordably with complete multi-user suite bundles starting at $4995. Workgroups 2006 component applications, Job Manager, Virtual Ticket, Approval Manager and Digital Storage Manager may be purchased individually, starting at $1695. MetaCommunications products are available from authorized resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM partners. MetaCommunications will be providing the first public exhibition and demonstrations of the Workgroups 2006 suite at Graph Expo '06. For more information, call 319-337-8599 or e-mail sales@meta-comm.com.




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