Spicer's ViewCafé Integrated with FileNet Enterprise Content Management

Securely access, view and mark up hundreds of formats in the FileNet

KITCHENER, ON, December 20, 2004 - Spicer Corporation, provider of universal viewing solutions for enterprise content management (ECM),product lifecycle management (PLM), and reprographics applications, has released the newest ViewCafé for FileNet P8 integration. Spicer's ViewCafé is a universal viewing and markup tool, which seamlessly integrates into FileNet's ECM solution for access to electronic documents in the FileNet repository.

ViewCafé has received FileNet P8 Ready Certification as a validated partner application. FileNet's P8 Ready program imparts guidance and best practice testing criteria intended to ensure the highest standards of usability, performance and deployment for a range of ECM applications that leverage FileNet's P8 platform.

The seamless ViewCafé integration into the FileNet P8 architecture helps organizations build and sustain a competitive advantage by better managing content throughout their organizations, streamlining their business processes, and providing the full spectrum of connectivity needed to simplify critical and everyday decision-making.

"Spicer has established a presence in virtually every market served by FileNet, including government, manufacturing, insurance, law enforcement and utilities. The integration of ViewCafé with FileNet's ECM solution enables these businesses to unify people, content and processes to minimize business risk at a lower cost, " said Jim Eardly, Director of Sales for Spicer.

New features of the ViewCafe for FileNet P8 3.0 integration include:

o A redaction tool to conceal sensitive document information
o Remote file viewing of documents from anywhere on the local network or
from a web URL
o Permissions-based control, view, and markup modes with permissions for
use set by the administrator
o User-defined color-coding of markups; every client applet can have
different markup defaults
o Additional symbols in the symbol window

The following new formats are now supported: AutoCAD DWG 2004, preliminary DWG 2005, DWF 6, SolidWorks 2D (version 2000, 2002, 2004), SolidWorks 3D (version 2004), Version 11 Compressed MI format, Tiled LZW compressed TIFF files, Compressed SMF files, and PDF 1.5.

Spicer's ViewCafé unites all members of a project into a comprehensive Web-based review process. ViewCafé is designed for organizations that want to share, provide access to, collaborate on, or distribute information online, regardless of user location, browser, or platform. ViewCafé brings the power of Java 2 and Spicer ThinSpeed technology* to Web-based document exchange, viewing and markup and is capable of accessing hundreds of industry-standard file formats. Scalable architecture gives ViewCafé the ability to handle an unlimited number of users, while its customizable API gives administrators complete control over security and functionality. Key applications for ViewCafé include document management solutions, Intranet/Extranet solutions, and portal services for companies that offer Web hosting for projects in construction, manufacturing, engineering, and architecture.

FileNet ECM solutions deliver a comprehensive set of capabilities, which integrate with existing information systems, to drive cost-effective business efficiency solutions in the FileNet P8 environment, a standards-based, enterprise application compatible architecture. FileNet ECM solutions are designed to give a company a competitive edge whenever there is a decision to be made by managing content; users create, manage, and activate content to make better decisions, achieve their business goals, and bring control and consistency to business processes.

To access the ViewCafé inline demonstration, to view a list of Spicer-FileNet Solution Partners or to learn more about ViewCafé's integration, security, and customization features visit www.spicer.com .

About FileNet
FileNet Corporation (NASDAQ: FILE) helps organizations make better decisions by managing the content and processes that drive their business. Since 1982, more than 4,000 organizations, including more than three quarters of the Fortune 100, have used FileNet solutions for help in managing their mission-critical content and processes. FileNet markets its ECM solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales, professional services and support organizations, as well as via its ValueNet Partner network of resellers, system integrators and application developers. For more information about FileNet visit www.filenet.com .

About Spicer Corporation
Spicer Corporation is a worldwide supplier of universal viewing solutions that enable the visual access, collaborative review, and distribution of data throughout an organization and with business partners. With Spicer's interoperable desktop and Web solutions, Imagenation, ViewCafé Image aoX and DocuJet, users can view, mark up, print and edit over 200 industry-standard file formats including 2D/3D CAD, raster, vector, hybrid, and office formats. For more information about Spicer Universal Viewing, visit the company Web site at www.spicer.com, call +1.519.748.2462, or send
e-mail to Email Contact.

* Spicer Corporation's ThinSpeed technology provides intelligent data streaming from server to client to view large documents quickly.

Copyright 2004 Spicer Corporation. FileNet and ValueNet are registered trademarks of FileNet Corporation. All other company or product names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tel: 519.748.2462
Fax: 519.748.9457

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