Combined Products Give Customers a Robust Governance, Risk, and Compliance Solution
SAN FRANCISCO and JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Sept. 22, 2008 - Workshare, the global leader in content protection and control, and QUMAS, a leading provider of compliance solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to offer customers a more complete document lifecycle management solution.
With this partnership, QUMAS customers can enhance their existing compliance investment by leveraging WorkshareOpen™, a platform that offers a set of open APIs for document comparison, policy management, and auditing. The core of the WorkshareOpen platform, Workshare's powerful content analysis engine, has been integrated into the QUMAS DocCompliance™ product to provide customers with the industry's most comprehensive document comparison, change control, and compliance solution. The partnership will also provide Workshare with additional exposure to nearly 300,000 QUMAS users.
"This strategic partnership with Workshare is exciting, and we look forward to a highly collaborative relationship moving forward," said Donal O'Brien, vice president of software engineering at QUMAS. "Workshare solutions are widely viewed as the de facto standard in document comparison technology, and their solutions are relevant for many mission-critical compliance management solutions. We see the unification of WorkshareOpen's content analysis engine and audit technology and our DocCompliance solution as a win-win situation not only for enterprise customers, but also for both companies."
Integrating QUMAS DocCompliance and the WorkshareOpen platform provides a more robust document lifecycle management solution that enables organizations to create, manage and securely store all content, reports and records while maintaining a compliance-ready state. Through customizable security policies, the system automates and controls the review, approval, distribution and management of documents as well as policy changes, providing 100 percent traceable accountability throughout the organization. The combination of DocCompliance and WorkshareOpen enables users to provide complete change control over documents in workflows, with visibility into an audit trail of document activity. This allows reviewers, editors and approvers to be absolutely sure of the changes that have been made to a document before it is finally approved.
The Workshare content analysis engine excels at comparing long and complex documents, auto-numbered paragraphs, font changes, and complicated formatting, even in tables. Using fully customizable highlighting and formatting techniques, users can easily identify and address changes between document versions. More than 11,000 organizations currently use Workshare's content analysis technology worldwide.
"The partnership between QUMAS and Workshare makes a great deal of sense for enterprise customers looking for a total solution," declared Brian Spector, vice president of business development at Workshare. "As they plan and deploy document lifecycle management solutions, our customers are keenly aware of the need for standards-based and compliance-friendly offerings. By combining the WorkshareOpen technology with the QUMAS DocCompliance solution, we're giving customers a top-tier data protection and management package that also provides for full accountability."
The combined QUMAS/Workshare product offering is currently available from QUMAS.
QUMAS is the leader in compliance solutions with more than 250 customer deployments and over a decade of experience helping companies in highly regulated industries provide a proactive regulatory defense. The QUMAS solution facilitates an informed, risk-based response to compliance challenges across the organization. QUMAS solutions channel and focus resources, providing better overall governance and predictability of business performance as well as meaningful reporting to stakeholders.
Workshare, a global leader in content protection and control, provides solutions to over 11,000 organizations worldwide. Workshare enables businesses and individuals to easily control and manage information securely. More than 60 percent of the Fortune 1000 and 85 percent of the Global Professional Services 250 rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and protect their confidential information, ultimately securing their brand reputation and customer relationships. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia.
For more information, visit www.workshare.com.
For more information, visit www.qumas.com
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