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Intranets.com Draws Curtain on New Document Management Features

Ever seeking to make data dissemination throughout enterprises more efficient, Woburn, Mass.'s Intranets.com Monday unveiled the first major enhancement to its subscription service since migrating to an all-paid model in July.

The new features include Web Folders, an update to the document library, a check-in/check-out editing feature, an updated polling application and an application management tool for more customization.

Web Folders allows users to access their intranet documents and move, copy, rename and change their files from within local applications, as though the files sat in a local directory. Intranets.com users can use Web Folders to add files to their portal, back up their documents library, and open files for editing on their site.

Also, the intranet's Application Manager interface provides Intranets.com administrators with advanced customization options because they may turn off applications that are not applicable to the work group. The check-in/check-out tool, another brand new feature, allows groups to collaborate and avoid "dueling edits," which disturb the workflow.

"We have dedicated our energy and resources to constantly improving our intranet applications based on feedback from our customers and partners," said Karen Leavitt, vice president of product marketing at Intranets.com. "Our users can continue to expect quarterly application updates to our subscription-based service as we further improve and enhance our offering."

In addition to the new features, Intranets.com offers small and medium-sized businesses and groups a document sharing library, a contact database, a group calendar, discussion groups, a task manager, an expense report application and 100MB of storage. SSL encryption and additional storage space are also available as a la carte options.

Pricing for the Intranets.com service, which used to be free, starts at $19.95 per month for up to four members, plus $5.95 per month for each additional member.