I thought it would be useful to discuss some of our thinking for the 2008 product roadmap. As many of you will know we have been working on a Web 2.0 online version of our product suite since Q3 2007 and we are getting ready to open it up to a wider audience this year. Initially we only offered to customers who wanted to install behind their own firewall, our Q2 2008 update will be available for anyone to sign up to.
So whats going to come and when? Well, during June we will release Document Protector as a fully fledged public service. At the same time we begin slipstreaming our desktop products into the Document Protector combining the rich desktop experience with an available anywhere management console on the web.
Initially Document Protector will offer the core capabilities such as encryption, traceability, branding, and document expiry. During Q3 the plan is to add more of the existing advanced features and some new ones we have been working on.
The aim is that we can offer the entire desktop suite capability via the Document Protector service by Q3 2008.
What about developers and integrators? Well the good news is we built Document Protector entirely on top of out base Web Service API’s which means that you will be able to build your own version of the UI and workflow. What does this mean? Well if you want to integrate document protection into your apps such as protecting reports, proposals, research and other docs you will be able to. Just call our web service API’s from your apps and you are good to go. If you are interested in participating in the Early Adopter Program then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s it for now, more updates soon.