Spicer ViewCafe Provides Document Viewing, Markup and Design Collaboration Capabilities for MatrixOne Customers

Spicer ViewCafe Provides Document Viewing, Markup and Design Collaboration Capabilities for MatrixOne Customers

Business/Technology Editors

KITCHENER, Ontario & CHELMSFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 26, 2001

eMatrix Users Offered Superior Web-Based Tools for Intelligent

Collaborative Commerce

Bringing robust and innovative view, markup and document handling software to companies engaging in collaborative commerce, MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), the first in Intelligent Collaborative Commerce(TM), and Spicer Corporation, first to market with Java 2 powered, thin client viewing, markup and collaboration technology, have joined forces to offer Spicer’s ViewCafe(TM) to MatrixOne’s eMatrix(TM) customers.

MatrixOne products facilitate the electronic exchange of all types of information and integrate critical business processes to allow companies to intelligently collaborate with their partners, suppliers and customers.

ViewCafe enhances eMatrix solutions with extensive viewing and markup capabilities enabled by the latest Java 2 technology. Individuals can natively view nearly 150 industry-standard document file formats from a file repository, add markups and then save them back to the repository as a separate markup session.

Any member of the review process with permission can view another member’s markups. Further, Spicer Imagenation(R) and Spicer Image a.X(TM) ActiveX controls accept markup sessions that are saved from ViewCafe, for complete interoperability in the Spicer family of products.

“As businesses continue to move towards online collaborative design environments and lifecycle management, a powerful viewing and markup solution like ViewCafe will be increasingly important in fulfilling those needs and contributing to their success,” said Mark Bierschied, director of integrated e-business solutions for MatrixOne.

ViewCafe offers eMatrix users such functions as full resolution printing, ISO-compliant print banners and thumbnail previews of documents. Document query results can be returned as thumbnail previews, and administrators have the option to add banners that load and print with documents. ViewCafe’s scalable, zero-client administration architecture and easy-to-use tools compliment the rapidly deployable and flexible eMatrix applications.

“Spicer is extremely excited about becoming part of the eMatrix vision for Intelligent Collaborative Commerce,” said Shamir Somani, ViewCafe product manager at Spicer. “We believe that leading integrations created by MatrixOne combined with the ever-advancing, cutting-edge capabilities of ViewCafe will greatly benefit the e-business efforts of MatrixOne customers.”

The ViewCafe integration supports MatrixOne’s eMatrix9 and Value Chain Portfolio(TM).

About Spicer Corporation

Spicer Corporation is a worldwide supplier of cutting edge client- and server-based software applications for the visual access, collaboration and distribution of data. Our Web-based and desktop applications enable users to view, markup, and edit over 150 industry-standard file formats including CAD, raster, vector, hybrid, 3D and office formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe PDF files.

Superior performance, interoperable functionality among products, and low total cost of ownership makes Spicer software the preferred choice of end users, VARs, system integrators, OEMs, and document portals worldwide. Spicer’s family of products includes Imagenation(R) for Windows and UNIX, ViewCafe, ActiveX Controls, BatchCon, and DocuJet. For more information on Spicer, call 519-748-2462, send e-mail to info@spicer.com or visit the company’s Web site at www.spicer.com.

About MatrixOne, Inc.

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE) is the first in Intelligent Collaborative Commerce. The Company’s Internet software products provide an infrastructure for establishing business-to-business collaboration among trusted customers, suppliers and other business partners, while also enabling secure access to independent trading communities and applications within private and public net markets. The eMatrix platform and Value Chain Portfolio applications use the Internet to link people, processes and information to enable dramatic improvements in profitability and efficiency throughout the value chain.

MatrixOne has global customers in the high technology, aerospace/defense, automotive, communications, consumer, mechanical, machinery, medical equipment and process industries, including General Electric, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, Toshiba, Philips, Siemens, Alcatel, JDS Uniphase and Honda. These companies are using MatrixOne solutions to enhance their competitive advantage in the burgeoning business-to-business economy.

Headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, MatrixOne (www.matrixone.com) maintains offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

eMatrix, Value Chain Portfolio and Intelligent Collaborative Commerce are trademarks of MatrixOne.

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