Mobius Announces New Releases of Internet-Based Software Products; New Releases Enhance Web Content Searching and Document Presentment
RYE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2001
Mobius Management Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOBI), a leading provider of Web-based software for managing and presenting enterprise content, today announced the availability of e-Search & View(TM) 1.3 and DocumentDirect(R) for the Internet 1.3, new product versions that enhance Web content management, searching and presentation.
e-Search & View and DocumentDirect for the Internet are components of Mobius’s ViewDirect(R) software suite. ViewDirect software manages diverse content for use with customer relationship management (CRM), electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP), and other business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) applications. It bridges the gap between back- and front-office systems by capturing, storing and Web-enabling customer documents, such as bills, statements and invoices, as well as reports produced by enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise applications.
e-Search & View is a Web-based search engine for content that is “non-crawlable,” that is, inaccessible with other Web search techniques. DocumentDirect for the Internet accesses and presents documents and reports from a Web browser.
e-Search & View 1.3
“One of the most important uses of the Internet is to provide search and query capabilities across vast amounts of content,” said John Murphy, vice president of product marketing, Mobius. “This new release of e-Search & View will let our customers search quickly and easily for documents stored on different servers and different computing platforms across the enterprise.”
The new release of e-Search & View searches ViewDirect content across multiple document servers and platforms without the user needing to know the location of the documents. The document server processes the request and presents the results that meet the search criteria to the user with information about each document. The user merely clicks an icon to view the selected document, which can then be printed or downloaded. This feature allows the user to quickly locate and view all documents that meet the specified search criteria, such as statements, correspondence and check images that may be stored on different servers.
In addition, the new version of e-Search & View has an enhanced user interface that includes embedded on-screen help to assist the user in creating personalized searches and viewing results. A user-friendly date-selection drop-down box allows users to specify date ranges, such as last week, last six months or year to date.
DocumentDirect for the Internet 1.3
“More and more companies are providing ‘customer self-service,'” Murphy continued, “giving their customers direct Internet access to information about their accounts and transactions. New features in DocumentDirect for the Internet give them additional flexibility in how this information is presented.”
DocumentDirect for the Internet 1.3 features over 35 product enhancements to facilitate Internet document access and can now export documents as Extensible Markup Language (XML), including documents in formats such as AFP, DJDE/Metacode, PDF, PostScript, PCL, text and computer-generated reports. This capability facilitates data interchange with other systems. Additional enhancements to DocumentDirect for the Internet include:
— Flexible Content Presentment: DocumentDirect for the Internet’s flexible
content presentment (FCP) option uses Mobius’s proprietary pixel-level parser
to extract stored information from ViewDirect and display it along with other
content on a Web page. By loading stored information from ViewDirect into Web
templates that are designed to reflect an organization’s style, the FCP option
returns Web pages suitable for corporate portals, customer service, customer
self-service, or any other purpose.
— Web Template Designer: The Web Template Designer allows for creation and
addition of elements on a Web page, making it easy to perform tasks like adding
tables of data items, creating hyperlinks for drill-down, and adding static
elements like logos. It also provides text-editing capabilities to fine-tune
the look and feel of the Web page.
— Forms Overlay: The forms overlay feature allows the user to display or print
a document with a separately provided underlying form or image. Overlays can be
used for a number of purposes, including shading or coloring important areas to
provide emphasis, displaying text files as they would appear when printed on
pre-printed forms, and displaying a watermark on a document. When the document
is opened in DocumentDirect for the Internet, the overlay is accessed and
instantly merged with the document.
Mobius Management Systems, Inc. (www.mobius.com) is a leading provider of Web-based software solutions that support a broad range of e-business and application requirements, including customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning and electronic bill presentment and payment. The company’s ViewDirect(R) technology delivers high-speed access through a common portal to vast quantities of diverse Web content. Click-n-Done provides a “next generation” electronic bill presentment and payment solution that supports all e-billing models. Mobius products are used by more than one million customers and employees of nearly 1,300 organizations worldwide, including banks, insurance companies, financial service providers, utilities and telecommunications companies. More than half of the Fortune 100 companies use Mobius software. The company, founded in 1981, is headquartered in Rye, New York, with eleven domestic offices, as well as foreign subsidiaries in England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Benelux, Australia and Japan.
Statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. In particular, any statements contained herein regarding expectations with respect to future sales and profitability, as well as product development and/or introductions, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might affect actual results, performance, or achievements include, among other things, overall economic and business conditions, the demand for the Company’s goods and services, and technological advances and competitive factors in the markets in which the Company competes. These risks and uncertainties are described in detail from time to time in Mobius’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed on November 14, 2000. Mobius accepts no obligation to update these forward-looking statements and does not intend to do so.
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