Workshare's Latest Release of Document Comparison Server Improves Productivity

Monday, December 6, 2010 - 00:00

Workshare, a leading provider of document collaboration software, today announces the release of Workshare Compare Server 5.2, a document comparison solution delivered from a centralized server for easy access across the organization. The software provides accurate document and PDF comparison to ensure accuracy and compliance in high-value documents.

This 5.2 version enables developers to write applications providing comprehensive document comparison from within the enterprise or web applications, and easily integrates into existing applications. And, with this software designed specifically as a server solution, document comparison tasks that have traditionally run on the desktop can now be easily accessed from anywhere.

Organizations that have already utilized Workshare Compare Server have found it provides important productivity and workflow improvements.

The software provides such enhancements as support for DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF and HTML document formats for comparison and UNICODE compliance and features the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) platform. It uses an exposed application programming interface (API) which allows developers to write custom software that compares Word, Rich Text Format, PDF or HTML versions of documents and then produces one comparison document known as a "Redline" which describes the differences between the versions.

The API can be used by custom solutions that run on customers' websites, internal networks or email systems.Applications can be developed in Java, C#, Borland Delphi, C++ and other languages to integrate Workshare Compare Server into the desktop or document management system (DMS).

Other key benefits of Workshare Compare Server 5.2 Release:

• streamlined document review enabling multi-party collaboration and parallel review of documents, preventing version proliferation during the review process;

• queued or direct services, providing developers flexibility;

• securely hosted solution within the organization's network;

• integrates with existing applications using the simple API to integrate Workshare Compare Server into existing internal and web-based applications.