|Advansys Formativ - A GroupWise
Sydney, Australia - November 19, 2001 - Advansys
Corporation, a specialist Novell® GroupWise® development partner, has
released Formativ, a ground-breaking product which adds applet
capability to GroupWise. For GroupWise users, administrators and value-added
resellers, Advansys Formativ offers a compelling new opportunity to customize
and extend GroupWise. Formativ is a totally new GroupWise development
environment encompassing applet creation, simplified yet fully featured
GroupWise programming and extensive 'point and click' applet integration
capabilities with the GroupWise client. Fully Novell eDirectory enabled,
Formativ offers easy centralized management of applets and client features.
"Formativ realizes the Advansys vision of providing a
simple, yet powerful, development tool for the wider GroupWise community", said
Greg Bell, Advansys Managing Director. "For the first time both professional
developers and power users have the means to build GroupWise solutions quickly
and easily. Organizations can now fully leverage their GroupWise investment
while simultaneously increasing user satisfaction."
GroupWise solutions can be developed quickly with the
Formativ applet language and, with just a few clicks of the mouse, users can
integrate applets with GroupWise toolbars, menus and events. For example,
Formativ applets can run automatically when a message is received, composed or
"Formativ is a great new tool for the GroupWise community,"
said Richard Bliss, product marketing manager for Novell collaboration
services. "The benefits of rapid GroupWise development and customization are
now available to a broad audience, and Formativ's eDirectory integration fits
squarely within Novell's enterprise management vision."
With Formativ, GroupWise administrators will now be able to
harness a broader range of development resources, whether they be professional
programming or power user skills. Central management and distribution of
global, department or individual Formativ solutions is simple via Novell
eDirectory. The Formativ Distribution Kit provides easy corporate-wide rollout
by using Novell ZENworks® or the GroupWise client Addon facility.
Formativ ships with a library of more than 20
'out-of-the-box', pre-written applets which address common GroupWise
enhancement requests. The Formativ Business Solutions Pack includes Multiple
Signatures, 'Out of the Office' Rule Wizard, Holiday Import Wizard, Search and
Replace, Mass Mailer, Add or edit message note, Template/Form Processing,
Message-to-Template, Address Book Publisher, Day Blocker and Microsoft
Office® integration applets. In addition to the Formativ Business Solutions
Pack, an example library of more than 35 applets is supplied. Users can easily
customize the shipping or example library applets to suit individual and
Formativ creates new business opportunities for VARs and
consultants, who can now more easily and rapidly deliver corporate GroupWise
automation and integration solutions. In addition to providing applet
development services, authorized VARs will be able to purchase and resell
licenses through the Advansys reseller program.
Further information on Advansys Formativ can be found at
Established in 1989, Advansys is committed to delivering
GroupWise productivity solutions. Advansys has long standing third party
developer relationships with leading companies such as Novell, Symbian, Nokia,
Ericsson and Psion and currently exports its products to over 50 countries.
further information please contact:
+61 2 9968 2991
Fax: +61 2 9969 7651
Trademarks Formativ is a trademark of Advansys Pty Limited.
All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification
purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Novell, GroupWise and ZENworks are registered trademarks
and eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other
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