Nuxeo, the provider of an open source content management platform for business applications, today announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform 5.5, a significant upgrade to the company’s unified platform for building and running content-centric applications. Nuxeo Platform 5.5 offers a complete set of enterprise content management applications, including document, digital asset and case management, as well as social collaboration features, mobile readiness and an improved developer experience. It is ideal for deploying a large range of solutions in a single repository – from basic to customized, vertically specific, content-centric applications.
Nuxeo Platform 5.5 streamlines communications and interactions within enterprises with a novel social collaboration module that enables the capture of project- and community-centric exchanges with a searchable and traceable flow. Features include new social workspaces, an activity stream, circle-based relationship network management and micro-messaging.
“The new social collaboration features are pivotal to the cooperation and sharing of knowledge between our many different communities of students, teachers and researchers,” said Mustapha Alouani, service research and development manager, École Centrale Paris (ECP), an elite engineering school in France. “Working with the Nuxeo team, we have developed a united, integrated solution with the modularity and extensibility to grow with ECP’s use adoption.”
Mobile Android Readiness
In addition, Nuxeo Platform 5.5 delivers features to any Android-based mobile device, a giant step towards mobile content management. A ready-to-use Android client SDK is delivered separately, offering API access to power customization, synchronization, client-side storage, and authentication and offline capabilities. The solution also offers an offline mode; documents and content are available on the mobile device even when it is offline, and content and documents are synced back to the server when the connection resumes.
Improved Developer Experience
Nuxeo Platform 5.5 is an important step in Nuxeo’s commitment to arming developers with the right tools to boost productivity and improve their experience, providing faster time to market and better quality of content management projects.
Developers building on Nuxeo Platform 5.5 will benefit from Nuxeo IDE features such as the hot reload capability, wizards and templates, as well as a range of new features for Nuxeo Studio, the customization and configuration environment provided as a service for the platform, such as better support for multimedia assets and case-centric applications. User interface and graphic designers will welcome a new theme and style engine that makes it easier to customize the look and feel, offering a simple yet powerful cascading style sheets framework.
As well, architects can build on a unified software platform that meets the requirements of multiple, complex enterprise projects and all content management needs. The single underlying platform and infrastructure now includes modules for document, digital asset and case management, resulting in simpler application maintenance and management.
“Nuxeo’s bundling of platform and application technology, along with the ability for customers to select or deselect modules during installation, is meant to help architects match the application to functional and technical project requirements, and lay the foundation for future changes,” said Kathleen Reidy, from The 451 Group. “This can work because of the openness and modularity of Nuxeo’s ECM platform.”
The modular, flexible architecture of the Nuxeo Platform makes developers more productive by enabling them to focus solely on design and development, and reduces IT costs by easily fitting into any IT strategy, architecture or design with unparalleled ease and maintenance. It also accelerates and automates many of the manual processes of customization work, enabling architects to focus entirely on the specific needs of business applications and function innovations, rather than custom code, ensuring delivery of reliable, sustainable, high-quality code and software that can be easily upgraded without recreating the custom capabilities.
“With Nuxeo Platform 5.5, organizations now have greater control and ease of development with a single software package, and formerly independent products now run together, making the same content available for different use cases,” said Eric Barroca, Nuxeo CEO. “The social collaboration features and Android-readiness also take content management capabilities to a new level of performance we know will be much appreciated by our customers.”
Nuxeo Platform 5.5 is currently available on premise or as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) in the cloud, enabling maximum deployment and management flexibility so organizations are not locked into a single option, whether content, application or infrastructure. The Nuxeo Connect subscription is available to offer support, maintenance and an automated customization toolset with the option of a development-to-deployment environment in the cloud.
For more information on Nuxeo and to download Nuxeo Platform 5.5 visit www.nuxeo.com.