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Lotusphere: panagenda Expands IBM Lotus Notes Efficiency with GroupExplorer Automate


panagenda to exhibit new product at Lotusphere in booths #409, 410 & 411; Francie Tanner to present

ORLANDO, FL – Jan. 24, 2011 – panagenda, a solutions provider for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino environments, is introducing GroupExplorer Automate at Lotusphere, being held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Orlando, Florida. panagenda’s flagship products MarvelClient, GroupExplorer and GreenLight, all designed to save total cost of ownership (TCO), will also be featured at the IBM conference. In addition, panagenda’s technical director and Lotus product expert, Francie Tanner is leading two best practice sessions discussing client and server management, current trends and challenges.

“Lotusphere is a key annual event for panagenda as it gives us the opportunity to meet with many of our clients and business partners and these conversations help shape our strategic direction for the coming year,” said Florian Vogler, CEO and CTO of panagenda GmbH. “For this reason, we chose to unveil our newest product, GroupExplorer Automate, at this year’s event to allow us to provide live demonstrations to our valued customers and partners.”

GroupExplorer Automate analyzes access rights to Lotus Notes as defined by group memberships and automatically feeds updates based on predefined settings for both new and existing users. For instance, a new member in the marketing department will automatically receive the database icon on his or her Lotus Notes desktop. In large organizations each function or group can be associated with dozens or even hundreds of specific databases. GroupExplorer Automate reduces the effort to configure user access rights for new and existing users by up to 95 percent.

Perhaps even more important, GroupExplorer Automate ensures that access rights are not assigned by mistake or are not deleted after a user changes from one group to another. In an average organization, up to 25 percent of all jobs are subject to job rotations. The resulting effort to re-configure or set up the Lotus Notes Client accordingly can lead to the risk of errors or outdated settings. GroupExplorer Automate reduces both effort and risks, and helps offer significant client management cost savings.

In addition to launching GroupExplorer Automate at Lotusphere, panagenda’s technical director and Lotus product expert, Francie Tanner, has been invited to speak at the event. On Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. – noon, Tanner will present, “Ground Control to IBM Lotus Notes: Client Management Explained.” During this session, Tanner will explain how to take control of Lotus Notes clients with proven methods to provide a consistent user experience across the enterprise (

On Feb. 2 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m., Tanner will present, “CSI Domino: Investigating Server Crashes and Deciphering NSDs.” This session will provide step-by-step instructions for dealing with misbehaving servers, including what to do and in which order (

About the Speaker
Francie Tanner is the technical director of North America for panagenda, an Austrian-Germany based IT management software solution provider. Born and raised in Switzerland, Francie has spent the past 14 years in the U.S., specializing in solving business problems with software solutions, systems and process optimization through best practice knowledge transfer and education. She now lives in the British West Indies, is passionate about business development and partner enablement and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe.

panagenda Flagship Products
MarvelClient enables fully automated, central management of IBM Lotus Notes clients with features such as touchless client setups, upgrades, inventory, roaming, bookmark and replication management as well as seamless workspace control, while helping to reduce support costs by up to 80 percent.

GroupExplorer provides transparency into ACL and group structures which greatly increases security and efficiency. GroupExplorer sheds light on even the most convoluted and nested groups, and also visualizes the access rights of groups to applications.

GreenLight offers both real-time and long-term statistical reporting with more than 30 pre-configured network and server status sensors, as well as an easy-to-use dashboard.

About panagenda
Since 2007, panagenda has developed standardized software solutions for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino applications in order to make large enterprises’ IT infrastructures more efficient. panagenda’s flagship product, MarvelClient, is an IBM Lotus Notes client management tool that is relied on by more than 2.5 million users worldwide. All panagenda solutions aim to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership of enterprises’ software and hardware. panagenda’s clients are medium-to-large-enterprises that demand top-class IT solutions and span banking, government, automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. panagenda is located in Vienna, Austria; Heppenheim, Germany and is represented by resellers in the United States, Europe and Japan. For more information, visit



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