***New features offer a more powerful solution for creating validated, structured XML content in Web-based applications***

London, May 4, 2004 – Ektron Inc. today introduced significant enhancements to its browser-based authoring and forms creation tool, eWebEditPro+XML. The enhanced features of eWebEditPro+XML Version 4.1 include new data field types, mathematic functions and advanced validation options for designing forms, making it a powerful tool for creating structured XML content in Web-based applications.

The tool integrates with content management solutions, CRM and other applications, reporting systems and documentation repositories to use, share and extend data across Web sites, applications and other organisations.

Ektron eWebEditPro+XML allows anyone, regardless of technical skill, to create “smart” forms to capture and use XML documents and data. eWebEditPro+XML integrates with Web-based applications and enables users to create forms that capture and validate data based on specific criteria. The editor supports calculated fields to deliver spreadsheet-like calculation abilities (add, subtract, multiply, divide) in online forms.

Examples of the forms created with eWebEditPro+XML include HR-oriented forms, such as intranet-based expense reports, requests for purchase and employee self-evaluations, healthcare forms such as patient records, product catalogues, parts requisitions forms and more.

“As an industry leader in Web authoring tools, we are giving our customers the ability to create information once, then deliver it to multiple channels with ease – whether it’s integrating with business applications or publishing it to Web sites, wireless devices, or a CD-ROM,” said Bill Rogers, CEO, Ektron, Inc. “Developers can customise online forms by defining the user interface and controlling the format in which information is captured. These editors help inspire both users and developers to come up with new and innovative approaches for creating Web-based information.”

Version 4.1’s new data field types, math functionality, and enhanced real-time validation capabilities allow organisations to create XML with higher levels of integrity and consistency for data and business processes. The XML editor can now, at the form creator’s choice, prevent data from being submitted and saved if validation requirements are not met. Users are notified (via a customisable dialog box) if any information they are trying to submit is not valid. The validation capabilities ensure the accuracy and consistency of data and documents.

eWebEditPro+XML’s “data design” mode offers a graphical, drag-and-drop method to create XML forms that can be deployed to internal business users on a Web site or intranet. Developers and business users can more rapidly build and deploy forms and enable their organisations to capture, present and extend data in a flexible way.

For more information, visit www.ektron.com

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About Ektron Inc.

Ektron (www.ektron.com) provides Web content management software and editor tools that make it easy for anyone to author, manage and publish HTML and XML content for Web sites, intranets and Web applications. Our browser-based solutions, used in more than 10,500 integrations worldwide, include the Ektron CMS family, the eWebEditPro and eWebEditPro+XML editors and WebImageFX, our easy-to-use image editor. Ektron is redefining Web content management with highly affordable solutions that integrate easily, are flexible and grow with any organisation. Founded in 1998, Ektron is based in Amherst, NH, and has offices in London and additional global distribution channels.

For further media information please contact:

Beth Strohbusch
Ektron, Inc.
Director of European Marketing
Tel: +49 7633 9234 910
Email: bstrohbusch@ektron.com

Barry Monk
Next Communications
Tel: + 44 (0) 1732 810644
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7811 336 943
Email: barry@next-communications.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 4th May 2004