Boston, Paris -- August 10, 2011 -- Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, today announced the availability of new versions of Nuxeo Case Management Framework (CMF) and Nuxeo Studio. These two new releases combine to offer more customization possibilities for Nuxeo CMF with Nuxeo Studio, the configuration environment for Nuxeo ECM platform products.

Case management is a context-sensitive process, and software solutions need to replicate very specific, ordered manual processes that were formerly paper-intensive, involving physical inboxes and outboxes and large file cabinets. Case management solutions must adapt cleanly to these ordered routines to offer real time savings across the case lifecycle -- information processing, search, retrieval, and archiving. Nuxeo CMF adds case-centric functionality on top of the modular, robust Nuxeo Enterprise Platform, offering a flexible foundation that is designed for defining and structuring a case management software solution.

"The Nuxeo offering is unique in the ECM market, and the case management solution is an excellent example of strong technology addressing an unmet need," said Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca. "By offering a customization-ready framework, Nuxeo acknowledges the well-known fact that software solutions must adapt easily to their business and organizational context. The powerful combination of Nuxeo CMF and the Nuxeo Studio customization environment enables architects and developers to build cost-effective solutions with the assurance of upgrade compatibility."

New customization features in Nuxeo Studio help accelerate prototyping and deployment of case management solutions. Since Nuxeo CMF is built with the Nuxeo EP technology, all of the customization features available in Studio, such as application branding, custom search form design, content view configuration, etc., are also available for Nuxeo CMF. In addition, new features have been added that are specific to a case-based solution:

  • Create a case. Using the file cabinet paradigm, a case is the folder that holds all of the documents relevant to the case. Nuxeo Studio enables the definition of one or multiple types of cases, each with a specific lifecycle and metadata to help with search and classification.
  • Define a case item. Documents or other elements found in the file folder are called case items. A generic case item, with its own metadata, can be defined and associated with a case.

  • Define operations. With Nuxeo Studio, you can define a chain of operations that triggers automatically from a given action. For example, you may want to start a pre-defined workflow when a new case item is entered. Distribution and route management operations are available to help define and automate case management processes.

  • Lifecycles. A default lifecycle can be used as an example, to facilitate the creation of custom lifecycles, or it can be used as is. The graphical lifecycle definition tool makes this custom setting easy to learn.

Nuxeo Studio is delivered in a hosted environment, eliminating the pain of installation, upgrade and maintenance. Even better, an automatic connection between Studio and CMF enables one-click customization project installations, with hot reload.

Nuxeo CMF is available for download at /downloads//download-cmf-form. An installation wizard prompts for a free trial of Nuxeo Studio, or registration for the online trial is available at https://connect.nuxeo.com/nuxeo/site/connect/trial/form.

About Nuxeo

Nuxeo provides an extensible and modular Open Source Content Management Platform enabling architects and developers to easily build and run business applications. Designed by developers for developers, the Nuxeo Platform offers modern technologies, a powerful plug-in model and extensive packaging capabilities. It comes with ready-to-use Document Management, Digital Asset Management and Case Management packages. 1000+ organizations rely on Nuxeo to run business-critical applications, including Electronic Arts, Netflix, Sharp, Pearson Education, FICO, the U.S. Navy, and Jeppesen, a Boeing Company. Nuxeo is dual-headquartered in New York and Paris. More information is available at www.nuxeo.com.

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