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Corda Releases Freeware Version of Corda BuilderCharting and graphing design product now available at no charge. (May 26, 2004)
Corda Technologies Inc., the leading provider of innovative data presentation solutions, announced today it is providing the award-winning Corda Builder at no cost for users to create electronic charts, graphs, maps and PDF documents. Freeware Corda Builder can be downloaded from www.corda.com or several Websites that offer free downloads.
Freeware Corda Builder creates the graphs and maps from static information such as data contained in a company spreadsheet. This allows users to better visualize their data and make more informed decisions. Corda Builder is also capable of translating static HL pages into printable PDF documents. A watermark will be automatically generated on each graph, map or PDF, which reads, "Created with Corda Builder", however no advertisements will appear. As long as the watermarks and links are not removed, graphs, maps and PDF's created with Freeware Corda Builder may be liberally used on any commercial Website.
"As part of our marketing plan, we decided to give away Corda Builder, which was formerly a $500 product," said Neal Williams, chief executive officer of Corda Technologies. "Our aim in providing Corda Builder as freeware is based on sound marketing principles. As people become familiar with the spectacular graphs, maps, and PDF documents that Corda Builder can create, the demand for dynamic, database-driven graphs, maps, and PDF documents will increase and more companies will be interested in purchasing our Corda Server solutions, PopChart, OptiMap and Highwire."
Freeware Corda Builder is for use in applications where static information is available or required. In order to use database-driven graphs and maps, one of Corda's commercial server products is required. Corda Server is powerful software that connects the graph and map templates created by Corda Builder to databases and then generates dynamic graphs and maps. Using Corda Builder alone, if the underlying data changes, users must manually update the graph or map; however, with Corda Server, the graph or map is updated instantly. Corda Server also includes Highwire, which dynamically creates PDF reports from HL pages.
The freeware version of Corda Builder does not include access to Corda's technical support personnel, but information on how to use Corda Builder is provided in the Corda Builder User Guide that comes with the electronic documentation accompanying the downloaded product.
Corda Technologies offers a commercial version of Corda Builder, which includes technical support and will remove the "Created with Corda Builder" watermark from the graphs, maps, and PDF documents. For more information, please visit www.corda.com/products/builder.
About Corda Technologies
Corda Technologies is the global leader in innovative data presentation solutions. Corda's family of tools and services are the leading choice for fast, flexible, and scalable interactive graphs and maps as well server-based HL to PDF conversion solutions. It is the first and only company to provide solutions that automatically create accessible, Section 508 compliant charts, graphs, maps, and PDF documents with descriptive text. Corda's solutions display data as visual images allowing customers to explore relationships, perform analysis, and more easily understand their data. For more information, please visit www.corda.com.
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