Solution Provides WYSIWYG Creation and Publishing of Complex, Personalized Documents for Utilities, Financial Services Industries
DALLAS--Jan. 10, 2002--Docucorp announced the release of Docuflex, a production-class design, personalization and creation system that can deliver an unlimited number of complex, personalized documents for both Internet and print.
With a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get'' (WYSIWYG) graphical interface that reflects changes onscreen as they are made, Docuflex enables users in the utilities and financial services industries to quickly deliver dynamic, data-rich enterprise information solutions without custom programming, shortening time to market and reducing staff and application expenses.
"Docuflex is a strong solution for designing and composing sophisticated, personalized enterprise information, such as financial statements or utility bills, that include input data from a variety of systems,'' said Joe Fenner, vice president at Doculabs, Inc. (www.doculabs.com), an independent industry analyst and advisory firm. "The Docuflex engine is scalable across platforms to meet the requirements of an organization for higher volumes of a single information solution, or production of a number of information solutions.''
"Docuflex provides unparalleled design, personalization and distribution capabilities for utilities and financial services organizations,'' said Bruce Dale, senior vice president, products, Docucorp. "It leverages every bit of our 15 years of experience in developing solutions for acquiring, managing, personalizing and presenting enterprise information.''
To produce personalized documents such as utility bills with messages about new product or service offerings, organizations must assemble data from numerous enterprise systems, rearrange the data, populate templates with specific customer information, and then publish and distribute the results. Docuflex delivers all this through its two components: Docuflex Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Docuflex Engine.
IDE lets end-users define, design and manipulate all the components necessary to produce a line of business application solution and enforce corporate standards. Through feature-rich word processing and page layout capabilities, each component of a document can be conditionally included based on reusable business rules. Supporting content and personalization, including forms, pictures and variable data, can be incorporated based on events such as page/column beginning/end. To improve ease of use and simplify the development process, the WYSIWYG graphical interface displays changes when they are made.
Once the contents have been defined by the IDE, the Docuflex Engine produces the document, either in printed form or as an electronic communication for e-mail or electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP). The Docuflex Engine gathers source data, processes the data according to the specified business rules, formats the information and creates the document. Print-ready streams can be created for a variety of printer languages including: IBM AFP, Adobe Postscript, HP PCL and Xerox Metacode. The system can also produce output as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
Docuflex IDE runs on MS Windows, and Docuflex Engine can be used on MS Windows, IBM MVS and UNIX.
"As a completely unified application for document development and publishing, Docuflex will transform the way utilities and financial service organizations produce complex, personalized information solutions,'' said Docucorp's Dale. "We believe it will enable organizations to deliver actionable, valuable information to their customers, while reducing the cost, time and frustration inherent in creating customized communications.''
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