News Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008


By giving back to the community, CIGNEX creates an add-on designed to improve Alfresco's community experience.

Santa Clara, Calif (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 22, 2008 - CIGNEX Technologies, Inc., The leading systems integrator for Open Source content management solutions has been named Alfresco's "Contributor of the Month" for April 2008.  While executing a quick turn around, CIGNEX ( developers created an add-on for use on Alfresco's Community Forums ( Utilizing phpBB, (an Open Source forum solution) CIGNEX developed a points system designed to 'reward' community responses to questions posted by members.

"When Alfresco needed to extend our phpBB forums to include a points system, the CIGNEX team stepped up and contributed an add-on that provided the exact functionality we required," commented Nancy Garrity, Community Manager, Alfresco Software. "Alfresco can now track and reward forum members who provide a valuable contribution to the community."

"The development of a feedback system for use in Alfresco's Community Forums encourages membership involvement as well as provides the necessary recognition to the contributor" said Amit Babaria, VP of Sales at CIGNEX.

When an Alfresco forum member posts a question on a topic, like all forums, another member has the option of responding. Once the original author has reviewed the response, they have the option of assigning a 'point' to the responding member. This submission indicates whether the response was helpful or not all the while providing tangible content and feedback to the community.

"Our work with Alfresco on current and past projects as well as the creation of tools for their forums, demonstrates the level of commitment CIGNEX has towards the Open Source community and Alfresco." said Navin Nagiah, CEO at CIGNEX.

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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 customers include Sesame Street, Activision, Electronic Arts, Medco, Cross Country Health, Advantest America, Eli Lilly, Epson Electronics America, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and Oklahoma State. CIGNEX was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with other offices in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and India. For additional information about CIGNEX please visit or call 408.327.9900.