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Workshare Works With Vista, Office

SAN FRANCISCO -- Workshare, the global leader in secure content compliance, announced that Workshare Professional 5, the first and only document control product integrated with 2007 Microsoft Office and Vista as well as previous Microsoft Office and Windows systems, is shipping today. Designed for information workers who depend on sharing and reviewing Microsoft Office documents to get their job done, Workshare Professional provides safe, compliant and usable document lifecycle management across organizations.

The Workshare document control product line is used by one million people in 6,000 organizations across 65 countries. Since 1999, its produced over 2.2 billion DeltaViews, the de facto content change, "report card" for documents. Unlike perimeter-bound, proprietary document management systems whose market size peaked at $1.1b in 2004, Workshare Professional 5 securely manages how business people exchange content directly inside their standard creation and sharing tools. Its content management within the Office and Windows systems gives users standards-based access rights, better collaboration abilities, heightened security parameters, adaptable workflow, and complete version tracking. Workshare Professional's design is content-aware, works across organizations and is easy to learn. It provides accurate and regulatory-ready document control that 30m business professionals in all organizations need; at a price they can afford.

Customers and Partners Agree

"Barclays Legal will be adding Workshare Professional 5 to our Microsoft Office deployment to be able to control and audit the review of our documents. As well as helping to ensure our documents remain secure throughout the document lifecycle, Workshare Professional 5 will make our document processes more efficient and more accurate," said Richard Daniel, COO, Barclays Legal & Compliance.

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