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ANN ARBOR, Michigan, May 4, 2005 – Arbortext, the leading provider of enterprise publishing software, today announced a comprehensive legacy conversion program that incorporates Data Conversation Laboratory’s (DCL) services with Arbortext software. This program is designed for organizations that have high-value legacy content who are tackling the challenge of moving and integrating content from legacy desktop software formats into XML as part of a long term, unified conversion program.

For organizations to fully experience the benefits of enterprise publishing, they must first develop a strategy to address legacy data conversion. Offering DCL’s service capabilities with Arbortext enterprise publishing software enables Arbortext to assure a successful content strategy by helping organizations address conversion concerns long before an application is implemented. As a result, efficiencies are gained when developing specific data formats and output requirements.

“We’ve been working with DCL for many years and as a result can provide organizations with an experienced team to accelerate the implementation of a complete content creation and publishing solution,” said Terry Welty, Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Arbortext. “DCL’s strength in data conversion combined with our powerful XML-based software reduces the difficulty, cost and time of implementing an enterprise publishing system.”

“Organizations know that when they choose to work with Arbortext and DCL, they are getting many years of our combined experience and technical expertise. By having Arbortext manage the whole project, including legacy conversion, they have the confidence that everything will work together,” said Mark Gross, President for Data Conversion Laboratory. “We enjoy working with Arbortext helping our customers be more successful implementing an enterprise publishing system.”

Organizations that have currently implemented products and services from Arbortext and DCL include Boeing, Bombardier, Case New Holland, Deere & Company, Department of Defense, General Motors, Lockheed, Reed Elsevier, Schlumberger and Wolters Kluwer.

About Data Conversion Laboratory (
Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL) is the industry leader in conversion of complex documents. DCL has over 20 years in the conversion business with over 10,000 projects completed. They wrote the chapter on legacy data conversion in the “Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing.” Their clients are in a wide range of document-intensive industries such as the DOD, aerospace, pharmaceutical, legal and software industries.

About Arbortext (
Arbortext is the leading provider of enterprise publishing software that automates the assembly and publishing of information, helping companies to improve authoring productivity; reduce authoring, translation and publishing costs; enhance information quality; and speed time-to-market of new and improved products. Companies around the world use our software to publish in multiple languages to multiple audiences in multiple hardcopy and electronic output formats. Arbortext's software is installed at over 1,700 organizations worldwide.

Current customers include American Express Financial Services, Audi, Boeing, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson Telecom, Ford, General Electric, GM, IBM, International Thomson Publishing, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Pfizer, Ricoh, Sun Microsystems, Toyota, United Airlines, Volkswagen and Volvo. Arbortext is a founding member and active participant in the XML Activity of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA , Arbortext has offices around the world.

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