I've been waiting for this announcement for quite a while and now I can finally rave about it!
“We have designed the Kit to be as flexible as possible, and to leverage the power of the AfterMail platform. Customers can use multiple ways of accessing their AfterMail data, depending on their level of expertise and technical ability,” said Mike Upshon, Chief Technology Officer. “For instance, basic URL passing can be used to return lists of appropriate email messages, while our XML Web Services application programming interface (API) can be used for more in depth integration. We’re really excited about how this is already being used amongst our customer base.” read more...
"I think we're delivering the benefits of Kodiak today." - Rod Drury, CEO, AfterMail
This is the beginning of AfterMail's 3rd wave - EEI (Enterprise Email Intelligence) - for those of you in the knowledge management industry, working with business intelligence, this is what you've been waiting for - a way to work in a structured fashion with the most popular unstructured data in computing today: EMAIL!
I'm glad to say that at SalePlane we've already engaged our Solutions team to experiment with a variety of value-added utilities that will enable users of AfterMail to harness the power of corporate dialogue in a way never before possible on the Microsoft platform (NB. AfterMail is also available for Novell's GroupWise).
We've also been working closely with some very interesting software solutions businesses who have approached us to help them integrate AfterMail with their Microsoft .NET applications such as SalesCentric, the only CRM vendor that allows creation of adaptive frameworks for every customer interaction which seamlessly integrate with AfterMail's email archiving solution.
It's surprising none of the competition has provided this facility but I can only figure that with their offerings being built on a legacy architecture and approach to email archiving this has hindered the possibility of providing what customers want - a robust solution with flexible APIs - unlucky for them I guess as it will cost them dearly to re-architect their offerings to provide this level of functionality out of the box.