Document Sciences Announces Acquisition of CambridgeDocs
Press release from the issuing company
CARLSBAD, CA (February 2, 2007) -- Document Sciences Corporation, a global market leader in providing customer communications management solutions, announced today it has completed the acquisition of CambridgeDocs, a leading provider of document transformation and repurposing technology. Jack McGannon, President and CEO of Document Sciences, states that, "this acquisition represents a natural extension to Document Sciences' customer communications management platform and adds several new components to the xPression product suite."
The acquired technology will allow xPression, to import and repurpose content from a plethora of widely popular formats, including Word, HTML, PDF, Excel, RTF, and Adobe FrameMaker, enabling customers to leverage the tens of thousands of documents existing throughout an enterprise without having to manually recreate the content. "This acquisition moves us one step closer to our vision of taking content in any format and data from any source to produce any type of personalized and customized document for any distribution channel," said Nasser Barghouti, Chief Technology Officer of Document Sciences.
Document transformation and repurposing -- which provides for the conversion of content in popular formats into an XML format that is readily transformable and reusable – has become increasingly important due to the proliferation of document formats. Once transformed, the content can be made available for delivery through Document Sciences xPression product suite, as well as independently through XML-based Web Services. The transformed content can also be easily classified and indexed within enterprise information portals, and aggregated, assembled and (re)published in multiple formats, including HTML, PDF, Postscript, IBM AFP, PCL and RTF, on virtually any operating system.
In addition to tighter integration with CambridgeDocs technology, Document Sciences will continue to develop CambridgeDoc's xDoc product suite as an open platform to better service existing customers. The xDoc products are used by major companies worldwide, as well as sold through OEM software agreements with major vendors in the XML content management and publishing area. The entire CambridgeDocs team, located in Cambridge, MA, and Lahore, Pakistan, will be joining the Document Sciences worldwide organization.
Rizwan Virk, CEO and CTO of CambridgeDocs, will be joining Document Sciences as Chief Technologist for XML Publishing. Mr. Virk stated that, "We are excited about joining the Document Sciences Team and believe that this acquisition will allow our technology to be introduced to a larger base of customers. The combination of our XML conversion capabilities and our commitment to open XML standards, together with the powerful customization and publishing engine of xPression, will provide customers a complete solution for their document processing needs."
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