Trilog Group Announces Availability of FlowBuilder 3.0

Brings power of J2EE to Domino developers and power of Domino’s higher-level development model to Java developers

ORLANDO, Fla. and WOBURN, Mass., January 26, 2004 – At Lotusphere, Trilog Group, Inc., a pioneer in advanced tools for building sophisticated collaborative, workflow applications for standards-based platforms, today announced the general availability of FlowBuilder 3.0, its visual rapid application development (RAD) framework for J2EE applications. FlowBuilder 3.0 includes powerful new capabilities for building portlets for IBM’s WebSphere Portal Server and the new IBM Lotus Workplace, and for migrating Domino applications to these same platforms. Trilog Group also launched its “Support the Notes Million” campaign to show support for Lotus’s vision of moving the Notes community forward with new capabilities and options.

“The Notes development model has been embraced by one million plus developers because of its power to build collaborative, core business process applications,” said Alex Homsi, CEO, Trilog Group. “With FlowBuilder 3.0, we’ve brought the power of this model to Java developers, while at the same time enabling Domino developers to build J2EE applications with their existing skills, without further training and any loss in productivity. A unified development model will be a great advantage in organizations using both Domino and WebSphere.”

By opening the door to J2EE, FlowBuilder 3.0 supports the long-term interests of both Notes developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). Domino developers benefit because their solution-building skills are extended to the J2EE platform. Domino ISVs benefit from FlowBuilder’s application migration capabilities that enable them to bring their existing solutions to the J2EE market more quickly. “It’s a win-win-win for everyone in the Notes community,” said Homsi.

FlowBuilder has helped IBS, a leader in compliance management software and a long-time IBM/Lotus business partner, bring to market faster its new QSi Web System for Compliance Management. “FlowBuilder was our bridge to J2EE,” said Matthias Grossmann, CEO, IBS. “It allows us to build applications in J2EE with a high-level framework, just like Domino does, and we can still be productive with the same development staff.”

Unveiling FlowBuilder 3.0 at Lotusphere this week, Trilog Group is showcasing its integration with WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Workplace. For a complete listing of FlowBuilder 3.0 capabilities, please visit