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Eprise Updates Its Participant Server

With the importance of helping customers create fresh, easily modified content in mind, Eprise Corp. Monday rolled out the latest version of its flagship content management solution that enables the construction of Internets, intranets and extranets for businesses.

The availability of the Eprise Participant Server 3.5 coincides with the rollout of the Framingham, Mass. firm's Intranet Advantage Services Package, which helps customers create intranet solutions.

Features in the new server include the Site Generator, a browser-based interface geared to speed the development of any Web site through sample page styles, user roles, edit and approval authorization levels, graphical design elements and viewing permissions, all important for intranet sites used by human resources, sales teams or development groups. Participant Server 3.5 also caters to non-technical users as it integrates with Microsoft Word; with this feature, content contributors can make updates and edit content directly within a Word document and immediately post it to the site.

The product has already been used by Sharp Microelectronics to support its B2B site, which facilitates sales and communications between the company, its customers, and OEM partners. Customers search an online database of more than 1,000 active products including LCDs, integrated circuits and other components.

"With Eprise, we have a partner who enables our team to update information easily by empowering our business users with the types of technology advancements that make content editing and posting as simple as possible," said Bruce Elgort, manager of Information Technology at Sharp Microelectronics.

Eprise's Intranet Advantage Services Package takes advantage of the new Participant Server as content management experts from the company's professional services group can help businesses conduct project implementations and site deployments.

Participant Server version 3.5 is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Sun Solaris 2.8 and is priced at $70,000 for the first server. Pricing for the Intranet Advantage Services Package begins at $30,000.