A unique approach that allows companies using several ECM systems to merge their engineering content

San Francisco, USA – February 28, 2011 – CTSpace, a global provider of document management and collaboration workflow applications for the construction and engineering industries, announced today that the latest release of FusionEnterprise will be able to combine engineering content from separate EMC Documentum® and Microsoft SharePoint® 2010 systems.

FusionEnterprise is a specialist Content Application for Capital Projects and Operations that works hand-in-hand with a company’s chosen ECM platform. It adds to the basic ECM repository features to support more efficient and compliant engineering projects or operations, such as comprehensive CAD support, transmittals management, and audit trails.

This latest version of FusionEnterprise extends the flexibility of organizations in selecting and deploying ECM systems and supplementary applications even further. Organizations can now deploy several ECM systems within individual or multiple sets of engineering projects and operations. They no longer have to limit their engineering operations to a single ECM system for the sake of compatibility, or resort to costly software development or data migration if they already have disparate ECM systems in place in different parts of the enterprise.

CTSpace’s Vice President of Product Management Tim Fleet explains, “Some of our larger customers wanted to be able to deploy a common Engineering Content Application even though they have multiple ECM systems in different parts of their organization – FusionEnterprise is now able to provide that flexibility and give these customers great flexibility for the future.”

The ability to federate engineering content between multiple ECM systems will give organizations greater flexibility. For example, an organization may prefer using SharePoint for capital projects but Documentum for corporate records management. With the new FusionEnterprise, organizations can maximize the value of their ECM systems and improve their projects and operations by leveraging the strengths of each individual ECM system, without concern for compatibility.

Mark Cappell, CTSpace‘s CEO, explains: “For a long time, CTSpace has been unique among engineering content management solutions providers in offering both online software as a service (SaaS) solutions and on-premises, enterprise solutions. Now, we have set ourselves even further apart by being the first to offer a common engineering content application with the ability to federate engineering content from multiple ECM systems. With the latest version of FusionEnterprise, organizations with the complex assets or multiple projects that would require multiple ECM systems now have almost unlimited options in managing their engineering content.”

CTSpace, backed by the Group and its more than $270 million in revenue, boasts partnerships with all of the major ECM providers and a strong network of business partners throughout the world. On top of Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum, CTSpace’s IBM-connected offering is FusionEnterprise for IBM FileNet P8, an extension to IBM’s content management system that allows FileNet P8 to be used effectively and compliantly on engineering projects.
CTSpace has a global footprint with operations in 37 countries, and offers extensive multi-language support. Unlike its competitors in the engineering content management and construction collaboration space, CTSpace already has robust customer bases in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe, and has extended its range of influence eastward into Russia and China. Current clients include AMEC, KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Company), Powell, Duke Energy, EDF, Vinci, STRABAG, Balfour Beatty, Chicago Transit Authority, London Underground and BNP Paribas. With its in-depth industry knowledge based on 22 years of experience in Engineering Document Management, CTSpace consistently offers the best-received and most creative solutions in the engineering content management space.

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About CTSpace‘s Fusion solutions
CTSpace is unique in offering both online ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) solutions (FusionLive) and on premises enterprise solutions (FusionEnterprise).

FusionEnterprise® is a specialist Content Application for your Capital Projects and Operations that works hand-in-hand with your current ECM platform. It has been specifically designed to manage engineering documentation in the context of a construction project or operating plant or facility. It supplements an organization’s chosen ECM system (such as IBM FileNet®, EMC Documentum®, Microsoft SharePoint®, Oracle UCM®, or CTSpace’s Cimage®) with modules that optimize the business processes of an enterprise from top-to-bottom, from project management to workflow management. FusionEnterprise also provides a complete integration with CTSpace's dynamic Cloud-based Document Management & Project Collaboration solution FusionLive.

FusionLive® is a new Cloud-based Document Management & Project Collaboration solution, specifically designed for the construction and engineering industries. As a next-generation Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, FusionLive brings together advanced document management features from BuildOnline with the robust business processes of Citadon CW, while upgrading its user interface to the most state-of-the-art technology available today. It is hosted at several secure Data Centers around the world. It offers low cost of ownership and the system can be implemented within 24 hours. It takes literally minutes for any new organization to start collaborating on a project.

When integrated, CTSpace’s global solution provides a best practices environment that supports a project’s entire lifecycle: from design, through construction, and into operations and maintenance.

About CTSpace
CTSpace provides document control, cost management and business process automation solutions to companies with capital assets to design, engineer, construct and maintain in any location in the world. More than 145,000 professionals on 13,000 projects in 56 countries benefit through improved collaboration, enhanced ability to manage schedules and risks, and improved regulatory compliance. CTSpace is unique in offering both online ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) solutions and on premises enterprise solutions, the latter of which leverage an organization's existing investment in leading ECM platforms. CTSpace is part of the Group of companies. For more information, please visit www.sword-ctspace.com

About Group
Group (NYSE Euronext: FR0004180578 SWP) delivers high value business applications to the world’s largest companies globally. With operations in 37 countries, today employs around 1,700 people and generates more than $270m in consolidated revenue. An international leader in the delivery of Business Process Improvement solutions, Sword’s skills, infrastructure and experience help our customers across regulated industries optimize performance, increase efficiencies and maximize return on investment. With flexible delivery options, including On Demand and On Premises, combined with our extensive industry expertise, provides comprehensive support to customers across insurance & healthcare, energy, banking & finance, telecoms, utilities, engineering & construction and the public sector. For more information, please visit www.sword-group.com.

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