Quark And Alfresco Announce New Partnership
Collaboration Pairs Two Pioneers in Open Standards-Based Enterprise Technology
Denver, CO, and London, UK — December 19, 2007 — Quark Inc. and Alfresco Software, Inc. today announced a new partnership to develop integrated enterprise-class publishing and content management solutions for professional and corporate publishers.
With 15 years of workgroup publishing experience, Quark has designed technologies such as Quark Publishing System 7® (QPS® 7) to streamline the editorial and creative workflow processes while improving production. Alfresco, the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management (ECM), couples the innovation of open source with the stability of an enterprise-class platform.
This new partnership will enable Quark and Alfresco to provide cost-effective end-to-end content management and publishing solutions based on open standards – enabling seamless integration with an organization’s existing business system. Publishers will benefit from Quark and Alfresco’s combined technologies which are both highly scalable, easy to deploy, and enable real-time collaboration and timely content delivery.
“The biggest challenge within the content creation workflow within any organization is a seamless integration of the content with traditionally siloed systems,” said Mukul Krishna, Global Manager, Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan. “The Quark and Alfresco partnership is exactly the sort of integration that the market needs to create more efficient workflows in the form of end-to-end solutions that integrate content management with dynamic publishing throughout the content lifecycle.”
“Quark’s partnership with Alfresco expands our functionality into the open source community,” said Linda Chase, general manager, QPS. “We look forward to providing professional and corporate publishers with easy-to-deploy workflow and production solutions based on open standards.”
“Alfresco is excited to work with Quark to develop and deliver innovative end-to-end publishing and content management solutions,” commented John Powell, CEO and co-founder, Alfresco Software. “Alfresco is seeing tremendous adoption across publishing, media and government sectors. This is being driven by the need to efficiently repurpose content for today’s dynamic publishing market. Through this collaboration with Quark, we will be able to offer media and publishing organizations the opportunity to use a robust and enterprise scale solution at an affordable price.”
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.
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Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit http://www.alfresco.com.