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eRoom Technology launches eRoom 5.0

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<div> <P> London - eRoom Technology, Inc., a leading provider of digital workplaces, unveiled its eRoom 5.0 product today, a major upgrade to the company's Web-based business collaboration application. </P> <P> eRoom 5.0 delivers excellent productivity and enterprise support enhancements enabling organisations to collaborate effectively with their customers, business partners and suppliers. </P> <P> The eRoom 5.0 product represents an ongoing commitment by eRoom Technology to the rapid deployment and adoption needs of distributed, fast cycle teams. The new upgrade will be available both as a licensed software product for installation on an organisation's servers, or as an out-sourced, hosted service with eRoom.net. The licensed and hosted service offerings will be commercially available to new users and the company's more than 400 enterprise customers within the next two quarters. </P> <P> &amp;quot;eRoom 5.0 provides the collaborative foundation our customers require to significantly enhance their operations, allowing them to get products to market faster, improve work processes and develop stronger customer relationships,&amp;quot; said Rob Allison, Director - Europe of eRoom Technology. &amp;quot;This new release furthers our mission to provide customers with the most comprehensive, powerful and easy to use digital workplace solution for supporting the complex needs of extended enterprise teams.&amp;quot; </P> <P> For the business world, the Internet has made traditional corporate boundaries irrelevant. Global competition, geographically distributed companies, increased outsourcing and rapidly changing customer requirements have created the need for a new kind of workplace where organisations can manage the collaboration among the members of their extended enterprise of customers, suppliers, and business partners. The eRoom digital workplace leverages the Web to enable distributed teams to quickly mobilise, work together and complete time-critical business projects. </P> <UL> <LI>Notes For Editors </LI></UL> <P> Successful project results and team empowerment with advanced project collaboration features. </P> <P> The eRoom 5.0 digital workplace introduces several new business collaboration tools that are specifically designed to address the needs of fast-cycle, cross enterprise teams chartered with completing high quality, mission critical projects. </P> <P> - A new team calendar for tracking key project milestones, meetings and events. The team calendar allows cross enterprise teams to avoid the potential for missed deadlines or commitments. Advanced notification features alert team members to important changes as they occur, allowing for quick scheduling adjustments. </P> <P> - A fully customisable user-defined database for tracking issues, creating contact lists, approving documents, cataloguing team resources and managing other essential project information. Project members can take advantage of the ready-to-use templates in eRoom 5.0, or create their own standardised project processes and best practice methods to be saved as re-usable templates. </P> <P> - &amp;quot;My eRooms&amp;quot; is a customisable project portal, which gives users quick access to the current status of their most important eRoom 5.0 workplaces. Users can configure My eRooms to display individual project status in either simple traffic light format or detailed reports, making it easier to flag projects at risk and react quickly to changes. </P> <P> - Enhanced change notification provides users with the ability to proactively alert selected team members about changes to project items as soon as they occur. A user can instantly alert other team members that an action such as document review or approval needs to be taken, providing for quicker turnaround during fast cycle projects. </P> <P> - Enterprise readiness delivers rapid deployment and cross enterprise adoption Improved enterprise support in eRoom 5.0 allows for enhanced scalability within large organisations, integration with existing IT infrastructures and enhanced customisation capabilities to provide for rapid deployment and quick adoption across the extended enterprise. </P> <P> - Organisations can now effectively manage very large user directories with new LDAP enterprise directory support. Administrators can synchronise LDAP-compliant servers with eRoom member lists, allowing for simplified administration and consistency across enterprise directories including Netscape Directory Server and Microsoft Active Directory. </P> <P> - Enhanced page layout customisation in eRoom 5.0 provides an organisation with the ability to tailor the appearance of an eRoom workplace to pick up on an organisation's visual identity or fit within an existing web application. This permits an eRoom digital workplace to seamlessly tie into an organisation's intranet or extranet. </P> <P> The eRoom 5.0 client supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher and Netscape Navigator 4.5 or higher, running on Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, or a Macintosh, Linux or Unix workstation. The eRoom 5.0 Server requires Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 with Microsoft's Service Pack 3.0 or higher including Windows 2000 Server, running on a Microsoft IIS. </P> <UL> <LI>About eRoom Technology </LI></UL> <P> eRoom Technology is a leading provider of Internet-based software and services for collaboration among an organization's extended enterprise of employees, customers, suppliers, and other partners. The company's product, eRoom, provides a digital workplace for the extended enterprise, allowing organisations to quickly assemble a project team wherever people are located and manage the collaborative activities that support their complex and rapidly-changing business projects and processes. Customers use eRoom digital workplaces to help get products to market faster, drive down production costs, enhance customer relationships, and improve the work products that drive their businesses. eRoom is used by more than 400 companies such as A.T. Kearney, Bausch &amp; Lomb, Compaq, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, Ford, GTE, Hewlett-Packard, Ketchum, KPMG, Pfizer, Siemens, Solectron, and Towers Perrin. More information about eRoom Technology and its product offerings can be found at www.eroom.com. </P> <P> Editors note: eRoom is a registered trademark of eRoom Technology, Inc. All other product and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners. </div>

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