News Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Singapore - April 30, 2009 - CIGNEX Technologies Inc., the leading systems integrator for Open Source content management solutions is proud to announce a seminar in Singapore on "Making Open Source solutions work for you in these tough economic times". The seminar is to be held on May 14th at 5.30pm at the Hilton, Singapore.

The seminar will feature the world's leading Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company - Alfresco. For a long time, the ECM industry was dependent upon a model based on high cost and complexity, with the vendor controlling the client through proprietary power. ECM pricing models are often as complex as the product offering, with literally thousands of options for customers to consider when pricing a product configuration. Customers are not clear on what .extras. are required to deliver a working system, what fair value is based on usage, or what rights they have regarding software use. As a result, it is difficult for customers to understand and control the total cost of ownership of ECM. These .hidden extras pricing models. continue because they are an important source of revenue for some enterprise software companies. However, the lack of transparency on true pricing has major implications when an audit occurs.

Fortunately, there is now an alternative. The most scalable collaboration sites and websites in the world now run on Open Source software. These Web 2.0 sites have commoditized the scaling process and changed the way content is both accessed and mashed-up. In short, given their requirements, they would not be affordable or economical without Open Source. They have changed the economic landscape of both ECM and Reliability, Availability and Scalability (RAS). Open Source allows companies to do more with less and have a solution that focuses on:

  • Lower Cost. A low cost, subscription model with minimal upfront investment that can be driven out of operating expense as opposed to capital expense;
  • Greater Speed & Simplicity . Rapid deployment to deliver immediate business value; and
  • Greater Customer Choice . Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by reusing existing hardware, software and skills.

No lock-in to one ECM vendor or one stack which means when a vendor tries to dramatically increase maintenance fees, organizations have a choice to go elsewhere.

The seminar will also feature the world's leading Open Source Business Process Management (BPM) platform - Intalio. Intalio is the first and only Open Source Business Process Platform. This Enterprise platform is built around the standards-based Eclipse STP BPMN modeler and Apache ODE BPEL engine, both originally contributed by Intalio. It provides all the components required for the design, deployment, and management of the most complex business processes, including Business Rules, Content Management, Enterprise Service Bus and Portals.

"The CIGNEX seminar will give Singapore companies an opportunity to learn more about Enterprise-class Open Source application products and give them an alternative to more expensive and inflexible proprietary solutions like Sharepoint, Documentum, Interwoven, Vignette, TIBCO and Oracle BPM. This has become even more critical in these tough economic times when every company is trying to reduce costs while striving to innovate." comments Paul Anthony, CEO, CIGNEX Technologies.

On May 14, 2009 at 5.30 pm Singapore time, CIGNEX, Alfresco and Intalio will be presenting a seminar highlighting the key features of these powerful Open Source products.

CIGNEX is the leading provider of Open Source Enterprise Content Management solutions for businesses and government agencies. Using industry-standard platforms, CIGNEX develops applications that are less expensive, more extensible, and easier to support than the alternatives offered by proprietary vendors. By combining a range of consulting, development, training, support and ongoing maintenance services, CIGNEX offers multiple solutions that can be rapidly optimized for each client's requirements. CIGNEX global customers include Sesame Street, Activision, Medco, Nomura, Cross Country Healthcare, Electronic Arts, Renesas, Eli Lilly, Epson Electronics America, Daiichi Sankyo and Vodacom. CIGNEX was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For additional information about CIGNEX please visit or call +65-9107-5519