FileNet Announces Team Collaboration Manager, Latest Addition to Industry-leading ECM Product Family

First Team Collaboration Solution to be Built on Business Process Management Platform Leverages Process, Content and Connectivity to Help Teams Make Better Decisions, Faster

NEW YORK, March 8, 2004 -- AIIM 2004 -- FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq: FILE), the leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today unveiled its new Team Collaboration Manager solution at AIIM 2004, North America's largest conference and expo focused on ECM. Additionally, FileNet announced it is partnering with industry-leading Web meeting vendors Web Ex, Centra Software, Cimmetry and Web4, a division of netGuru, Inc., to offer integration and support for real-time Web conferencing.

An enterprise-wide solution, Team Collaboration Manager is the first web-based, out-of-the-box solution to deliver team collaboration seamlessly integrated with content management and fully functional business process management (BPM) capabilities.

Team Collaboration Manager is designed to provide the structure and tools, including ad-hoc tasks, discussion forums, Web meetings, and interactive polls, to enable group members to share information, participate in structured and unstructured processes and handle exceptions to these processes across geographic or functional areas. Team Collaboration Manager can capture all related content and helps streamline processes to increase productivity, lower costs, promote knowledge exchange and provide for better, faster decision-making -- while helping to implement corporate guidelines for best-practice execution and regulatory compliance.

"We've taken collaboration to the next level," said Lee Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer for FileNet. "Team Collaboration Manager succeeds where other collaboration solutions fall short -- in facilitating deep and meaningful collaboration among work groups and project teams from an integrated business process and content management standpoint. For the first time, enterprises can manage their mission-critical business projects and make sure everyone is on the same page -- where ever they are located in the world."

Differentiated By Unique Architecture, BPM Focus

Team Collaboration Manager features a unique architecture and comprehensive BPM capabilities. This BPM focus enables users to plan, communicate and resolve issues within the context of processes that run and drive the business, while conforming to corporate best practices and compliance requirements. Additionally, BPM provides the means to analyze business outcomes and processes so enterprises can track how and why decisions were made.

"Business Process Management plays a vital role in team collaboration, optimizing interactions among people and information systems by leveraging process, content and connectivity," said Matt Cain, vice president, Web & Collaboration Strategies, META Group, Inc. "And collaboration can create vast efficiencies by minimizing coordination costs inherent in almost any business process by enabling users to interact directly as circumstances warrant."

The newest addition to FileNet's P8 integrated product suites leveraging process, content and connectivity, Team Collaboration Manager features a highly scalable and fully integrated architecture and common content repository, that FileNet believes differentiates it from other stand-alone collaboration products. This design enables all content related to a collaboration effort to be repurposed throughout the enterprise, and enables key project activities to be integrated with other enterprise-wide business processes. Additionally, it can lower total cost of ownership and enhance visibility and control of information.

Team Collaboration Manager is seamlessly integrated with other FileNet P8 suites, including Web Content Manager, which publishes content to corporate websites, and Records Manager, which enables project content to be managed as records in accordance with corporate governance and regulatory compliance mandates.

Additionally, Team Collaboration Manager is compatible with a wide range of enterprise platforms, LDAP architectures and real-time Web conferencing solutions from leading vendors. This offers users the freedom to choose the technologies that best fit their business needs, while protecting existing technology investments.

Team Collaboration Manager offers an intuitive, user-friendly interface, enabling even novice users to get up and running with minimal training. Users can easily view files and tasks and quickly check in/check out files. Role-based security enables administrators to establish participation parameters for diverse team members.

FileNet Team Collaboration Manager can be deployed at the application or service level, recognizing the need for flexible deployment scenarios to address a wide range of collaboration needs. Additionally, customers are able to modify the look and feel of the application, and even add capabilities to meet their specific business requirements.


FileNet's Team Collaboration Manager is scheduled to ship in the third quarter of 2004. For more information, please contact 1-800-FileNet or visit

About FileNet

FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq: FILE) helps organizations make better decisions faster by managing the content and processes that drive their business. FileNet's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions allow customers to build and sustain competitive advantage by managing content throughout their organizations, automating and streamlining their business processes, and providing the full spectrum of connectivity needed to simplify their critical and everyday decision-making.

FileNet ECM solutions deliver a comprehensive set of capabilities that integrate with existing information systems to provide cost-effective solutions that solve real-world business problems.

Since the Company's founding in 1982, more than 4,000 organizations, including 81 of the Fortune 100, have taken advantage of FileNet solutions for help in managing their mission-critical content and processes.

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., the Company markets its innovative ECM solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales, professional services and support organizations, as well as via its ValueNet(R) Partner network of resellers, system integrators and application developers.

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