JustSystems named Cool Vendor by leading analysts

JustSystems, was included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Content Management, 2008 report by Gartner, Inc. The report was authored by Toby Bell, Mark R. Gilbert, and Rita E. Knox.

According to Gartner, "cool vendors in content management are establishing new directions for established technologies which can benefit professionals engaged in valuable content-focused business processes. Making their lives simpler, and the content itself smarter, yields extremely rewarding results."

We believe this Gartner report serves as tremendous validation for our document-as-application vision, said Jake Sorofman, senior vice president of marketing and business development for JustSystems. Were blurring the line between traditional documents, which provide rich context, persistence and portability; and business applications, which provide live data and an interactive user experience. The result is a dynamic document that comes to life with diverse and distributed information sources that are always up to date.

Based on JustSystems XMetaL and xfy (pronounced x-fie) product lines, dynamic document capabilities have transformative potential for document-centric business processes in financial services, manufacturing, life sciences, and other industries where data constantly changes, and where working with out-of-date and out-of-context information carries a high price. In such environments, the JustSystems approach gives users a real-time, interactive, fully contextual view of their business.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Recent News and Resources

Document as the Application. JustSystems overarching vision of dynamic documents that give users real-time, interactive, fully contextual views of their business is detailed in a white paper, commentary, and press release.

xfy for Batch Process Definition. JustSystems life sciences solution ensures companies share accurate, consistent, and complete information across the entire drug discovery and development process.

The DITA Maturity Model. The graduated, step-wise approach to implementing DITA that JustSystems co-authored with IBM was highlighted in a recent Webinar, as well as in the commentary, press release, and, of course, the DITA Maturity Model paper itself.


About JustSystems

JustSystems is a leading global software provider with a 27-year history of successful innovation in office productivity, information management, and consumer and enterprise software. With over 2,500 customers worldwide and annual revenues over $110M, the company is continuing a global expansion strategy that includes the launch of its new enterprise software offering called xfy (pronounced 'x-fie'), and XMetaL content lifecycle solutions.

JustSystems has worldwide office locations including global headquarters in Tokyo, and regional offices in New York, Palo Alto, Vancouver, and London. The company currently employs over 1,000 people. Major strategic partnerships include IBM, Oracle and EMC.

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