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Inmagic Presto 3.0 Ushers in a New Era of Social Knowledge Management

Press Release: [November 17, 2008]

Copyright (c) 2008 Inmagic, Inc.

Abstract: Inmagic ushers in a new era of knowledge management (KM) with the release of Inmagic Presto 3.0 a new, socialized version of Inmagic's popular knowledge repository. Dubbed "Social Presto" by Inmagic customer organizations such as NASA, Newsweek, The National Endowment for Democracy, RV Anderson Associates, and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Presto 3.0 integrates social media with enterprise knowledge, search, access, and discovery capabilities – giving users a 360-degree view of their information assets.


WOBURN, MA. Today Inmagic ushers in a new era of knowledge management (KM) with the release of Inmagic Presto 3.0 a new, socialized version of Inmagic's popular knowledge repository. Dubbed "Social Presto" by Inmagic customer organizations such as NASA, Newsweek, The National Endowment for Democracy, RV Anderson Associates, and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Presto 3.0 integrates social media with enterprise knowledge, search, access, and discovery capabilities – giving users a 360-degree view of their information assets.

Presto is the third major release of the company’s popular Presto knowledge management system. Presto enables the management of internal and external data and unifies structured and unstructured content – including documents, images, audio, video, Web sites, blogs, RSS feeds, and more. With these capabilities organizations can integrate top-down vetted information (or content) with bottom-up social input that captures the collective "wisdom of the community".

In addition to the new social capabilities, Presto 3.0 provides dozens of new usability enhancements, features, and benefits, as detailed on the Presto 3.0 fact sheet.

"As a long-time Inmagic customer, we instantly saw the impact Social Knowledge Networks could have at NASA," Jeff Wolfe, Photo Planner, Analex (IMCS) Photo & Media Services, NASA. "We require a secure place where content and social media can be controlled, as well as a place where the community can both enhance and develop content. The inherent capabilities of Presto 3.0 provide a Social Knowledge Network platform that enables us to collect, organize and make accessible the nearly 12 terabytes of digital content at NASA."

Presto 3.0 is designed to deliver five key benefits to information-rich organizations:

  • A "Single Source of Truth" that eliminates information silos by centralizing relevant information and social content into a single knowledge repository accessible throughout the knowledge network.
  • Improved Organizational Productivity by ensuring users can rapidly access vetted, relevant information and enhance that information through the wisdom of the community.
  • "Social Intelligence" that fosters collaboration and quality control through context-based social tools, including comments, ratings, tagging and tag clouds, and blogging.
  • "Social Security" through an innovative "Social Volume Knob" that provides fine-tuned monitoring and management control over social capabilities.

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership with Fast ROI compared to other approaches. Social Knowledge Networks operate on a single platform that speeds implementations, simplifies management, requires fewer IT resources, reduces training requirements, and accelerates time-to-impact.

"At the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), we needed to overcome the barriers that existed with siloed information, disconnected communities and disparate content," said Allen Overland, Library Director at NED. "Social Knowledge Networks can help ensure that those who depend on the information—activists who receive support from NED, scholars in our network of research institutes and our own staff—can access knowledge efficiently, share, comment, and make use of it effectively. With Presto 3.0, we’re looking forward to having a one-stop shop for obtaining and sharing valuable information."

Presto 3.0 builds on Inmagic’s 25 years of leadership in special libraries and knowledge management, allowing information professionals to build "Social Knowledge Networks" that connect top-down, vetted data with bottom-up opinion provided by expert employees.

"Presto 3.0 is a quantum leap forward for our customers and the market," says Paul Puzzanghera, President and CEO of Inmagic. "We are helping our customers leverage their most critical knowledge assets – content and people – through a cost-effective, centralized enterprise knowledgebase that keeps getting smarter as stakeholders use self-service social tools, such as comments, ratings, tags, blogs, collaborative editing, and discussions to improve content."

Pricing and Availability

Presto 3.0 is now available on both a subscription and perpetual license basis. Pricing begins at $15,000. Inmagic also offers attractive migration pricing for existing customers and discounts for non-profit and academic organizations.

About Inmagic, Inc.

Since 1983, Inmagic has helped companies rapidly capture, organize, share, manage, and exploit their collective wisdom. Over 5,000 companies in 100 countries use Inmagic’s Presto and the DB/Text product family to forge Social Knowledge Networks that connect their people and information to gain unprecedented insight into customers, markets, competitors, research, intellectual properties, and more. Find out how much your company really knows. Visit Inmagic at www.Inmagic.com.

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Publication Year:2008
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 17, 2008
Publisher:Inmagic, Inc.
Company: Inmagic, Inc.
Products: Inmagic Presto
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:13683
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2008-11-19 10:21:09