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Auto-trol Announces KONFIGPortal for Enhanced Information Access to KONFIG® CM From Desktop Applications

Access, Create, Change, and Archive Data Without Interrupting Desktop Application Workflow

Denver, Colorado
March 16, 2002

Auto-trol Technology today announced release of KONFIGPortal (formally CENTRAPortal). The enhancement, integrated with the KONFIG® CM system, is designed to provide a channel to and from the secure, robust, and flexible library services system from any desktop application. From a wizard-style user interface, CENTRAPortal can be deployed throughout an organization and requires virtually no end-user training. Because navigation to and from KONFIG® CM is through familiar desktop applications, such as Word, Excel, and AutoCAD®, even users with no experience managing documents in KONFIG® CM can access, create, change, and archive data. The integration interface can also be tailored to accommodate the special or unique requirements of various business units or job functions.

KONFIGPortal is also the cornerstone for many new or enhanced KONFIG® CM offerings, including integrations for redlining and AutoCAD. KONFIGPortal supports popular software applications, such as those in the Microsoft Office suite, CAD, viewing and redlining, project management, software source control, content and web authoring, illustration and drawing, and more.

"Every organization has a wide range of productivity applications in use by users with a wide range of skills, job functions, and requirements for documentation," said Kevin O'Kane, Director of Research & Development at Auto-trol. "KONFIGPortal is an easy-to-learn mechanism that provides a seamless channel to an industry leading Content Management System from any desktop application. Most other Enterprise Content Management solutions are limited in the number of desktop applications they can support. KONFIGPortal does not have these limitations."

Company background

Established in 1962, Auto-trol Technology Corporation is a major global developer and integrator of collaborative configuration and life cycle management systems, electronic publishing systems, and network management systems for manufacturing and other contemporary businesses and organizations worldwide. Based in Denver, Colorado, Auto-trol has offices and distributors throughout the world and has installed systems for thousands of customers in both domestic and international markets. Auto-trol is a full service provider, supplying software, professional services, training, and software support. Information about Auto-trol Technology and its products and services can be found on the Internet at Information about KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) can be found at

Centra Technology Ltd. is the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Auto-Trol Technology Corporation of Denver, Colorado, a 40 year old computer-aided engineering and technical publishing software developer and systems integrator. From its headquarters in Wolverhampton, Centra Technology Ltd. sells and supports Auto-Trol's KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) and Tech Illustrator software suites as well as the GEOSTATION® petroleum exploration and production geographic information system (GIS).


For further information, contact:
Barry Jones, Tel: 01902 824282, Fax: 01902 824058, e-mail: