Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DocuWare Upgrades Web Client

DocuWare's new Web client is being advertised as now having most of the key featuures of its Windows client. An announcement about DocuWare 5.1c was made this week at DocuWorld, the German-based ISVs annual reseller conference being held in Orlando. DocuWare has a zero-footprint client that it introduced in 2008. Last year, co-president Juergen Biffar told us that the zero-footprint client was being deployed in about half the company's new sales. We can only assume that has increased since.

When we talked with Biffar, DocuWare had recently announced it had set aside one million Euros for Web-based development. "“To transfer the entire functionality and quality of our traditional client to a browser-based environment is a huge effort, and we want to accelerate that process,” Biffar told us at the time. “That’s where half our additional spending will go. The other half is related to SaaS. We will have new challengers in this area that we do not know from our traditional business. To overcome these challengers will require money.”

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