We recently reported that Day was cooking up some new infrastructure software. Day's new CRX (stands for "Content Repository Extreme") can now be test-ridden on the company's site. Don't look for a nice, user-friendly document management system. CRX is designed to be embedded in other applications, and the interfaces are all administrative. We think it's a good thing for the marketplace to have a standards-based alternative to the proprietary text repositories found in most ECM platforms (e.g. Documentum and Stellent); in that vein, CRX competes somewhat with the native XML repositories. The key to CRX's success will be other infrastructure vendors (especially BEA and Sun) OEM'ing the tool in their own solution and perhaps, one day, acquiring Day outright...
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