Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spanish forum about Nuxeo

This post is just to remind you that there is a forum for technical or functional questions about Nuxeo in spanish:
Spanish Forum.

Don't forget to visit it. We'll be there to help you in everything we can to make your experience more succesful with document management tool. Share

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

May you never miss a dream to fight on, a project to do, something to learn, a place to go and a document management system ;)

Mery Christmas and Happy 2010! Share

Digital Signature for Nuxeo

It is often needed in a company managing documents to assign the identity of somebody (or any computer) in a document. It has been traditionally done by signing it with a hand-written signature, but it is impossible to do it when we have the document in a digital format.

To solve this we have the digital signature. This signature can be used as a normal signature: we can identify the author and tell everybody that we have read the document and we're satisfied (or not) with it. Besides this, the digital signature has extra features: it can guarantee the integrity of the document. In other words, we can check that the document has not been modified since it was signed and that it will not be modified in the future (without invalidating the signature).

Because of the rising importance of the digital signature, Yerbabuena has included in Nuxeo the posibility of signing digitally documents in the platform. Furthermore, the user can add a barcode to the document to find it quickly in Nuxeo.

Update (9th Feb 2010) Here you can download this feature packaged with a vanilla instance of Nuxeo 5.3.0. Have fun ! Share

Monday, December 21, 2009

Civilians for one day

Last Thursday we were more civilians than ever. The sun had not risen yet, and the only lights were the traffic from Madrid. We crossed the highway from the train station to the military base of El Goloso.

This base is where the Brigada de Infantería Acorazada "Guadarrama" XII is located. And among military frenetic pace, we were, to help them make their work easier by implementing our document management services.

We had breakfast in the canteen of the base, a pleasant enough place in which, as the title says, we were beginning to feel civilians :-) Through a door you could see how soldiers were getting in shape at about 7:30 am, some jogging, others with a pack on his back to the mountains and receive instruction in the Leopard 2 A4.

When the Commander arrived he gave us a pleasant welcome and showed us the whole base explaining each of the recesses of the organization of the brigade, my eyes have never been more open :-).

Throughout the morning we analyzed the processes and needs were document management can help. Collaborative processes for the development of documents, web publishing processes, semantic web technology, agendas, etc.. Indeed, we find that the Yerbabuena team can contribute much to further modernize this part of our Army.

By the way, for the battle tanks enthusiasts, at El Goloso they have a Museum you shouldn't miss.

This post was originally pubished by Jose Luis de la Rosa at our blog in spanish. Share

Sunday, December 20, 2009

One CMIS interface to rule them all

It's not the first time we talk about CMIS as one of the most interesting features of Nuxeo about interoperability with other ECMs. For you to meet specific use cases where this feature may be of interest as important for an organization, here you leave a very enlightening presentation that Laurence Hart left on her blog some time ago.

I transcribe for use cases to have it even clearer. What follows is a literal translation of use cases that appear on Laurence's blog:
Repository to Repository (R2R): This occurs when content repositories need to talk directly with each other.
  • Managing records in other repositories that are stored centrally. This is called Federated Records Management, although it is different from the Land Use Case, to be discussed later.
  • Publication of contents of a repository to another. A common scenario is the publication of content from a collaborative systema / ECM directly to a WCM system for publishing on an Intranet / Extranet.
Application to Repository (A2R): This occurs when an application that uses content is attached to a content repository to manage all content-related services.
* Sharepoint as a front-end. If implemented, Sharepoint can become a front-end and any other repository can be used as back-end. In this way problems could be solved Sharepoint scalability without the user being affected.
* Collaborative systems. All Systems Enterprise 2.0, and current collaborative applications could use a robust backend to provide features such as the uniqueness of content and records management. This is the same as the previous example, but widespread.
* Business Software Applications. It could be a process manager (BPM), a manager of customer relations (CRM), or any type of application used by an organization, the content is fast becoming a large part of these systems. It is becoming critical to have a centralized place to manage the content and apply consistent rules.
* Vertical Applications that use Content (CEVASA). As discussed before, CMIS can make life easier for manufacturers of CEVA. Let the experts in each domain to build an application to the relevant industry and allow them to associate with a system to manage content. This frees the manufacturer from CEVA have to worry about the content or keep as many different interfaces. That means more money to invest in R & D in real functionality.
* Productivity applications. Why not link to Word, Excel, Open Office or any other type of application to a repository using CMIS? Seems like a good way to make a portable integration, similar to what was attempted with ODMA (provided by @ billtrippe via twitter on 8/17/09)

Federated Repositories: This occurs when an application needs to talk to many different repositories using a single user interface.
* Federated search. This basically means what you can see in the demo iECM. Someone could do a search in multiple repositories.
* Federation rather than migration. An application can interact with multiple repositories. Rather than migrate all content from an old repository immediately, you might have to interface with the old repository interaactuando until completely migrated or completely outdated. The application can store the new content in the new default repository.

As can be seen, the use cases are spectacular. In most cases we may find some need of the kind described in one or another point in the lifecycle of a document management platform.

Interoperability is made possible. Although much remains to be done. Soon we will give more news about the Java implementation of this specification, Apache Chemistry, as well as other existing implementations.
This post was previously posted by Daniel Téllez in our blog in spanish. Share

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yerbabuena Special Mention II Socially Responsible Business Award

On the first day of the Second Meeting of the Provincial Forum for the local field, Yerbabuena Software has received special mention as Young Socially Responsible Company "for the commitment expressed and justified in the responsible management of a young and technology-based" as stated by the jury headed by Vice President third of the Diputación, Paloma Alonso, and Vice President of CEM, Javier González de Lara.

In this edition, the Diputación de Málaga, with the cooperation of the Confederation of Employers of Málaga (CEM), has awarded the Second Prize "Socially Responsible Company" for AERTEC Engineering and Development, SLU, which together with our partner Jose Luis de la Rosa, has received the award in the auditorium of the provincial headquarters of the institution by the president of the Provincial Salvador Pendón and executive vice president of the Confederation of Employers of Malaga.

The award "Socially Responsible Company" is the result of work carried out from the Provincial Office for Corporate Social Responsibility, led by the Diputación de Málaga and CEM, which promotes a new corporate culture based on respect for the environment and accountability to the people .

In this regard, a total of 17 companies have chosen this time to receive this award, whose goal is to distinguish the company from the province that has most successfully implemented the values and principles of Corporate Social Responsibility as a comprehensive management assuming responsibility for improving their social, economic and environmental impact of their environ Share

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yerbabuena Software Report

A few days ago the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Malaga (AJE) made a "report" about our company and we have to say the result is priceless.

I hope you enjoy it as much as us ;)