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Auto-trol Technology Features Enhanced Web Workflow and Advanced Configuration Editor with Latest Release of KONFIG® CM

Release 5.3 Provides CENTRAWeb Workflow, Configuration Editor, and Configurable On-line Help Capability

Denver, Colorado
May 30, 2001

Auto-trol Technology Corporation today announced release of version 5.3 of its KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) collaborative data and product information management system. Release 5.3 further enhances the enterprise collaboration functionality of KONFIG® CM and incorporates many new features with customer-requested enhancements. With this latest release, KONFIG® CM manages workflow tasks on the web through standard web browsers. The release also features a streamlined user interface for editing complex data configurations associated with Bill of Materials (BOM) and document/product structures. In addition, customer configurable on-line help has been added for the KONFIG® CM PC client. KONFIG® CM remains the only product of its type to support the combination of configurable folders, data model, processes, and security through a graphical user interface without programming or database schema changes. In addition, KONFIG® CM provides over 800 programmatic methods to support customization of Find/View/Print, Electronic Document Management, Electronic Content Management, Product Data Management, Configuration Management, and Workflow applications.

New workflow task support has been added to CENTRAWeb including configurable and customizable create new item; edit item; distribute for edit; and decision tasks. These new out-of-the-box tasks, combined with the CENTRAWeb customizable features and previously released approval process tasks, provide the flexibility to model customer business processes for secure Internet access. The Configuration Editor provides a friendly interface to edit and manage multiple configurations of Bill of Materials, product structures, and document structures. This new spreadsheet-style user interface streamlines configuration structure editing. On-line help for the 5.3 PC client has been converted to configurable on-line help. Configurable help on the PC client, combined with the configurable help on CENTRAWeb, provide a tailorable environment for customers to create end user on-line instructions specific to their KONFIG® CM implementation. Release 5.3 also supports Windows 2000 for client and server usage.

Steve Spradlin, Executive Vice President and COO of CENTRA 2000, Inc., applauds the efforts of the KONFIG® CM product development team. Said Spradlin, "The performance, stability, tailorability, and ease-of-use of KONFIG® CM continue with this latest release. We are very pleased with the expanded and improved web workflow and product structure capability we have added. We continue to look for ways to bring added features and functionality to our customers by investing in sound technology that will stay in step with their future needs. By addressing our customers' needs, we have been able to deliver powerful technology that provides significant value and a unique competitive advantage to organizations faced with accelerating development and introduction of high quality products into the global market." Jeff Courtney, Director of Research and Development and Product Integration and Consulting Services at Auto-trol, added, "We believe our commitment to the continued development of the product, along with the full range of services and support we offer, provide the most complete product package in this industry. Our integration and consulting services provide the best-in-class implementation and customization of KONFIG® CM, further demonstrating our commitment to customer satisfaction."

Company background

Established in 1962, Auto-trol Technology Corporation is a major global developer and integrator of documentation, product, information, and process 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, integration and consulting 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 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).


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