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Research Engineers, Oracle launch new collaboration tool news
Our Convergence Bureau
01 October 2003

Mumbai: Research Engineers Ltd, a division of netGuru Inc, a provider of enterprise collaborative commerce solutions, along with Oracle India today announced a new collaboration tool for workflow management targeted at the government and enterprises.

The new collaboration tool can be used in industries that require a high level of collaboration between groups of people or between geographically dispersed individuals. The industries which can effectively use this new tool and eReview are architecture, engineering, construction manufacturing, utilities, services, government and public sector units.

The new collaboration tool is based on the Oracle Collaboration Suite and Research Engineers'' proprietary collaboration tool eReview - a document-centric collaborative viewer which seamlessly runs on the Oracle9i Application Server. This new tool can help manage workflow in government offices by providing a collaboration platform that allows users, in real time, to view, annotate and collaborate on any structured or unstructured documents residing on an Oracle platform.

Says Research Engineers chairman and CEO Amrit Das: "eReview gives users the ability to access information, view any document or drawing and have more effective meetings with hundreds of attendees from geographically dispersed locations. It can be very useful to government departments where efficient movement of documents and files can lead to better citizen service delivery."

"The Research Engineers and Oracle India teams are currently working together on our first joint government project. This project will use the new collaboration tool to manage workflows in the department leading to an increase in workflow efficiencies," says Shekhar Dasgupta, managing director, Oracle India.

"Oracle India has over 30 successful government projects in India and our recently launched E-Governance Center of Excellence is actively engaged in concept testing and research in e-governance," Dasgupta adds.

The new collaboration tool based on eReview and Oracle Collaboration Suite utilises eReview''s capabilities on Oracle9i Application Server such as clustering and strong Java support to provide unparalleled collaboration capabilities to the users. eReview which is an unique blend of document viewing technologies and a generic web conferencing system provides a sophisticated document collaboration system on a robust and scalable server platform which the Oracle9i Application Server provides.

The collaboration market globally is expected to reach $7.5 billion by 2006 (IDC figure). Oracle had entered this market last year with Oracle Collaboration SuiteĀ¾, the first product that leverages a relational database to offer a secure, reliable and scalable way to simplify communications and consolidate information.

Built on the Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server, Oracle Collaboration Suite provides integrated email, voicemail, calendaring, file sharing, and search capabilities accessible from MS Outlook, Web browsers and a wide range of wireless devices including PDAs and cell phones.

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