Tridion announces integration of SoftQuad XMetaL Friday 1 June 2001 PDF Print making it easy for users to create and manage XML content LONDON, 31 May 2001 - Tridion, a leading European provider of XML-based web content management software, today announced the integration of Tridion DialogServer with SoftQuad XMetaL. The integrated solution, which is available immediately, provides organisations with an easy-to-deploy solution for creating, storing, publishing and managing XML content. XML has become the industry standard for information storage and exchange, allowing organisations to rapidly and easily re-purpose and re-use valuable content to a variety of different media. Tridion DialogServer is an XML-based web content management platform, and SoftQuad XMetaL enables any employee throughout an organisation to easily create XML content directly, eliminating document conversion delays. "XMetaL is the leading XML authoring environment and the integration with Tridion's DialogServer provides an ideal platform for XML-based content management," says Nick Mongston, Managing Director, SoftQuad Europe. "XML content created with XMetaL and checked into DialogServer's content repository provides advanced functionality for XML content versioning, rollback and workflow." The partnership between Tridion and SoftQuad underscores the two company's ongoing commitment to customer success by combining their respective best-of-breed XML-based software to provide customers a more complete, future-proof enterprise solution. Jouk Pleiter, president, Tridion comments, "Tridion's XML-based web content management software is further enhanced by XMetaL. XMetaL can be easily customised to allow staff at all levels to write, review and submit XML documents without having technical knowledge. This means that content can be created and updated in a far more efficient manner, and eliminates the need to 're-work' information already created in other formats." Built on non-proprietary and component-based architecture, Tridion DialogServer makes extensive use of open Internet standards, such as XML, COM+ and Java. These open standards enable enterprises to publish, maintain and update their web content efficiently, providing customers with a tool for the uniform exchange of information across a host of multilingual websites and installations. For Tridion, this integration is part of its product development strategy to partner with premier complementary XML-focused software vendors. By integrating seamlessly with a host of other enterprise software applications, Tridion DialogServer provides customers with a complete end-to-end e-business solution, delivering projects on time and on budget. SoftQuad XMetaL is an advanced, yet easy-to-use content creation solution that brings the benefits of XML to an enterprise by enabling any person in the organisation to easily create XML content directly, eliminating document conversion costs. XMetaL is easily customised; allowing developers to quickly create editing environments suitable for all users and it can be seamlessly integrated into any e-business application. About Tridion Tridion is a leading European provider of advanced XML-based Web Content Management software. Its core product, Tridion DialogServer, enables enterprises to update, manage and re-use their content across multiple websites, channels and business applications in a consistent and cost-effective manner. Many well-known organisations use Tridion DialogServer as the basis of their Internet activities. These include Akzo Nobel, AXA, Blackwell Publishers, Carrefour, GE Access, ING Real Estate, Intergamma, KLM, Open University, Scania, Smurfit Communications and Wolters Kluwer. Tridion is headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in Barcelona, Brussels, London, Munich, Paris, and Stockholm. For more information, visit http://www.tridion.com. About SoftQuad Software, Ltd. SoftQuad Software, Ltd. (OTC BB: SXML) is an internationally recognized developer of XML-enabling technologies and commerce solutions for e-business. A founding member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and XML.org, SoftQuad has been instrumental in shaping and developing both the standards and technologies that are changing the way companies exchange information and do business over the Web. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with U.S. offices in Seattle and San Francisco, and European operations based in London, United Kingdom, SoftQuad was first to market with an advanced, yet easy-to-use XML content creation solution, XMetaL. It has already become the premier enabling technology for XML-based content applications in electronic publishing, e-commerce and knowledge management. SoftQuad is targeting the growing business-to-business (B2B) marketplace with MarketAgility Enterprise and MarketAgility Express, supply-side catalogue content solutions that allow companies to effectively join and compete in B2B e-markets. Awards: XMetaL won the PC Magazine (UK) ``Technical Innovation Award'' for ``Best Development Tool'' in November 2000; the Web Techniques 1999 ``Web Authoring Tool of the Year'' Award; was an Internet Week ``Best of the Best,'' winning the ``Most Innovative'' category; and is an XML Journal ``World Class'' recommendation for 2000. For more information, visit SoftQuad's Web site at http://www.softquad.com. SoftQuad and XMetaL are registered trademarks of SoftQuad Software, Ltd. MarketAgility is a trademark of SoftQuad Software, Ltd. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners. For further information please contact: Nicky Morgan Brodeur Worldwide 01753 448885 firstname.lastname@example.org CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipates", "estimates", "expects", "will", "should", "projects", "intends", "plans", "believes" and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance identify such forward-looking statements. Those forward-looking statements are management's present expectations of future events. As with any projection or forecast, they are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances, and SoftQuad is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of such changes, new information, future events or otherwise. SoftQuad is an early-stage growth company that operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and its business results are dependent on numerous factors, including demand for its products and services, especially its newly introduced MarketAgility product, growth in the market for XML products, its ability to manage costs, generate revenues and become profitable, the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions or other business combinations, the transition from its past reliance on revenues from its HoTMetaL (HTML-based) product to its XML-based products, its ability to meet its future capital requirements, technological developments, competition from other companies that may have longer operating histories or greater financial resources, protection of its intellectual property rights, its ability to attract and retain key personnel, the resolution of issues concerning commercial activities via the Internet, including security, reliability, cost, ease of use and access, government regulation, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, political, business and social conditions in the geographic areas in which it operates and in which its products are sold and other risks detailed from time to time in periodic reports filed by SoftQuad with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. 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