Cheshire, UK and Milpitas, Calif. - December 10th, 2008 - Mainsoft® Corporation, a leading provider of Microsoft® SharePoint®-Java™ EE interoperability software, and Polymorph Ltd., a UK-based IBM Premier Business Partner and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, today announced the availability of SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes® for the UK and Irish markets. Mainsoft's client-side Java add-in for Notes enables business users to access, modify, and publish emails and attachments on SharePoint directly from their familiar Notes environment.
In November, Polymorph Ltd. signed the agreement to resell Mainsoft software and offer first-line support to IBM customers based in the UK and Ireland. Mainsoft has already established an enthusiastic customer base within the banking, financial services, and education sectors. Customers have a well-established Lotus Notes and Domino infrastructure in place that they want to integrate with SharePoint, without the risk or expense of a migration.
"Given the widespread use of Microsoft Office on the desktop, it's not surprising to see SharePoint emerging in most organisations, including those that use Lotus Notes, Sametime, and Domino," said Yaacov Cohen, president and CEO of Mainsoft. "Notes users are surrounded by SharePoint sites, and they get stuck with limited integration between messaging and collaboration platforms. Teamwork suffers, and managing team records is all but impossible. Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator promotes team collaboration and worker productivity, without enterprise IT having to migrate their messaging platform."
Unlike migration solutions, which replicate SharePoint content, Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator relies on documented SharePoint SOAP Web services to access SharePoint content directly from either Windows SharePoint Server 3 (WSS) or MOSS 2007. In addition, IT organisations can build enterprise mashups that run on Notes from disparate systems, including SharePoint custom lists and document libraries; Notes and Domino; and Java and .NET applications. IT users gain a more productive work environment as well as insights into business performance that help them make current decisions. With Mainsoft, existing systems can be used within business processes, without the cost and expense of recoding each one on a common platform.
"Aligning enterprise IT with business users' needs, and doing so cost-effectively, is a high priority in today's challenging economic environment," said Andy Dunbar, UK solutions sales manager, Polymorph. "As both an IBM and Microsoft business partner, Polymorph shares Mainsoft's vision of helping our customers unify document/content management with their existing messaging and collaboration platforms, without making a significant investment in their IT infrastructure."
Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator is available as an add-in for Lotus Notes 8 and as a rich, standalone client that docks to Notes 7.x and 6.5.x. Both user interface options offer a Notes sidebar application that enables Notes users to:
About Mainsoft Corporation
Founded in 1993, Mainsoft Corporation develops software and solutions that integrate Microsoft technologies, specifically SharePoint and .NET applications, into IBM middleware: Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Expeditor®, WebSphere® Portal, and WebSphere Application Server. For developers, Mainsoft has built a patented plug-in to Visual Studio® that allows .NET developers to write Web applications in C# or Visual Basic® and run them natively on Java EE platforms. For more information about Mainsoft, visit www.mainsoft.com.
About Polymorph Ltd
UK-based Polymorph Ltd is an IBM Premier Business Partner and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with an excellent track record of providing IT consultancy, solutions, and support services to fulfill a wide range of business issues. The company is involved with a variety of IT projects, including e-business solutions, upgrades, migrations, integrations, strategic consultancy, project management, and knowledge management. In addition, Polymorph provides a full range of support services, including remote and on-site desktop and server support, third party application support, and upgrade or migration services. For more information, visit www.polymorph.co.uk.
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