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MetaCommunications delivers tool for building database applications

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

IOWA CITY, IA - MetaCommunications today announced the immediate availability of Workgroups 2010's built-in rapid development tool for IT departments and developers in marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress industries. The new development environment provides IT groups and developers with the ability to quickly build and deploy database, workflow, and document management applications.

"Using the rapid development tools in Workgroups 2010, a complete workflow and document management solution can be designed, built, and deployed to a team of 1 or 1,000 in a matter of days." said Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications.

While the development tools in the new Workgroups 2010 suite are primarily intended for developers with basic to advanced knowledge of JavaScript and SQL, more experienced developers can extend functionality with plug-ins and integrate with third-party systems using .NET plug-ins, SOAP, JSON, and more.

Concurrent with the release of the new development tools available in Workgroups 2010, MetaCommunications also launched a Developer Center  community website. The new Developer Center provides Workgroups developers, administrators, and users with a place to interact with each other and a Resource Exchange to share pre-built Forms, plug-and-play Solutions, and example Code Snippets for quickly implementing new functionality in their applications.

Rich Desktop Integration
Applications developed using Workgroups 2010's development tools have access to desktop plug-ins for several prominent software packages, enabling users to automate tasks and access information directly from the native applications they work in throughout the day. Plug-in integration is available for AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and the Mac OS X Finder.

Desktop and Server Support
Support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 ensures that your users can run your applications on the latest desktop operating system (support for previous versions of these operating systems is included as well). Server components can be hosted on the following:
    •    SQL Server 2008 (including Express Edition)
    •    SQL Server 2005 (including Express Edition)
    •    Windows Server 2008
    •    Windows Server 2003
    •    Windows 7
    •    Windows Vista
    •    Windows XP
About Workgroups 2010
The Workgroups 2010 suite is a tightly integrated collaborative process and productivity management suite for marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress. Workgroups 2010 is comprised of four key modules (Virtual Ticket, Approval Manager, Digital Storage Manager, and Job Manager) and provides an open and flexible solution so that users can adopt the modules of the suite that meet their initial needs and retain the ability to easily expand the solution later.

Pricing and Availability
The Workgroups 2010 suite is available immediately. Free upgrades are provided to customers who participate in the Meta Assurance support and upgrade program. New systems are priced affordably with complete multi-user suite bundles starting at $4,995. Individual modules may also be purchased, starting at $1,695. See the Purchase page for details.




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