Comprehensive program expands revenue opportunities and reduces costs for systems integrators and independent software vendors
RYE, N.Y., Dec. 21 / -- Mobius Management Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOBI), a leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise archiving and records management, today announced the "TCI Application Accelerator Program" (TAAP), a comprehensive program for systems integrators and independent software vendors (ISV's) that require integration of diverse content as a component of their core offerings. TAAP is based on Mobius's Total Content Integrator (TCI), the premier solution for connecting any content source with any content user or application. TCI addresses vital issues for solutions and services providers: the operational inefficiencies, erratic customer service quality and rising costs of using multiple proprietary tools and programming custom interfaces to integrate content with applications. TCI expands revenue generation and reduces the risks and costs of integrating content.
"Systems integrators and software developers that can integrate applications with any content stored anywhere in the enterprise have a competitive advantage," said Jim Biggs, Mobius vice president of channel sales and marketing. "They will generate significant new revenue and reduce their overall development and support costs. The weak link in many mission-critical applications has traditionally been the inability to connect users with all the available information. Using custom API-based coding to integrate repositories significantly drives up the costs of application development, support and maintenance. TCI solves this problem, providing seamless, out-of- the-box access to information located anywhere in the enterprise."
"To begin to effectively manage unstructured content with the same rigor as structured data, enterprises need to access content between repositories and other diverse applications," said Kenneth Chin, research vice president at Gartner, Inc. "Content integration provides access to a federation of unstructured content repositories (such as images, documents and video) that are dispersed throughout the enterprise. Application vendors that can cost effectively embed this functionality in their solutions will have a competitive advantage."
Approved TAAP participants receive a full range of software and services that enable the rapid implementation of content integration solutions. Program deliverables include:
o Implementation services: Mobius technical resources to assist with
internal and customer installations;
o Training for all functions: sales, systems engineers, development, and
o Use of the Mobius demonstration and development centers;
o Dedicated business development support;
o Discounts on TCI software and out-of-the-box repository adapters;
o TCI software developer's kit (SDK) provided at no cost for adapter
"We are pleased to offer channel partners a unique solution for their content integration needs," Biggs added. "The TCI Application Accelerator Program will speed time to market and implementation while reducing costs and risk. These are compelling benefits for our partners."
Support for Mobius's TCI Application Accelerator Program
"By integrating TCI into our e4/ContentMiner application, we can provide a tool that enables users to search, retrieve and analyze content from different archives. This is a powerful capability for our customers and one that enhances the value of our application."
Stephan Schilling, CEO, Comline AG, Germany.
"Few software vendors understand the content integration needs of ISV's and systems integrators. Mobius's TCI Application Accelerator Program has what we need. The ability to easily implement functionality that connects applications with information no matter where it resides in the enterprise will create incremental services for us."
Desmond Dawson, CEO and president, Savail Consulting, Inc.
"Most organizations are finding it increasingly necessary to develop a coherent and consolidated view of information across the enterprise. By providing the ability for any application to access data from multiple sources and present that data back via a single, familiar user interface, TCI enables organizations to accelerate decision making and develop greater business agility. Further, by delivering a comprehensive, centrally controlled information management solution, TCI leverages investments in existing systems and supports a pragmatic replacement strategy."
Nigel Hopgood, Head of Compliance and Governance, UK and Ireland, Sun Microsystems, Ltd.
Total Content Integrator (TCI) provides seamless access to content stored anywhere in the enterprise. It is an out-of-the-box "content services bus" that gives users fast, easy and secure access to disparate and isolated information sources, including content repositories, databases, file systems, and e-mail applications. TCI's Web services are publicly available, allowing anyone to easily integrate disparate content into any application.
Designed for reliability, scalability and robustness, TCI comprises these components:
o Out-of-the-box adapters to content repositories, applications, and
databases, as well as the ability to easily create your own adapters.
o Core services that perform TCI's basic functions:
o Search - locate and retrieve content across multiple content
repositories, databases and file systems with a single search
o Authentication - ensure secure access with flexible options for
validating a user's credentials;
o Index Mapping - relate disparate index names and formats to
simplify cross-repository searching;
o Content Delivery - present content to users and transform into
o Archive Write - easily add content from any other source directly
into Mobius's ViewDirect® Repository
o A published Web Services Description Language (WSDL)-based interface
that can be used to develop applications that retrieve content from all
repositories connected to TCI.
All TCI components are built using packaged Web services, providing an open, standards-based architecture that ensures interoperability and is J2EE- compliant and .NET-enabled. TCI does not require system modification, so it does not affect performance and administrators can easily maintain the security of the content.
Mobius Management Systems, Inc. ( www.mobius.com/ ) is the leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise content archiving and records management. The company's comprehensive software suite integrates content across disparate repositories, supports regulatory compliance, and provides content-enabled applications that automate business processes. Mobius solutions have achieved industry-wide recognition for breadth of functionality, breadth of supported formats, and high-volume, high-demand performance. The Mobius customer base is made up of leading companies across all industries, including more than sixty percent of the Fortune 100. The company, founded in 1981, is headquartered in Rye, New York, with sales offices in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia and Japan, as well as a network of agents in Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
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