Vignette Embraces Web Services

Vignette has embraced a Web services delivery model for its flagship content management suite.

Vignette Corp. has embraced a Web services delivery model for its flagship content management suite, Vignette V6, the company announced today.

The technology enhancement allows any content management process in V6 to be delivered as a Web service, company officials said.

Designed to share application function across networks, the Web services support in V6 includes the support for XML schema, Web Services Definition Language and Simple Object Access Protocol standards. There is also an XML Adapter Library.

The Web services support will allow customers to extend content management processes to users across the enterprise, repurpose and publish content and reuse content management objects and processes in new Web applications, said officials at Vignette, of Austin, Texas.

"By exposing all content management processes as Web services we are taking an important step in moving content management from a focus on browser-based applications to business applications, effectively unlocking the value of content to better serve an organizations customers, employees and business partners," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of products at Vignette, in a statement.

Vignette has supported integration of content management processes with business applications, such as customer relationship management applications for more than a year. The new Web services support should automate this process, allow for platform independence and give users time- and cost-reduction benefits, company officials said.

The Web services and XML adapter libraries are available now and included with Vignette V6 software licenses in the Vignette Content Management Server Adapter.