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MetaCommunications Offers Iowa Educators and Students Free Software

MetaCommunications Offers Free Software to Iowa Students and Educators in Graphic Communications, Marketing, Business, and Computer Science.

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IOWA CITY, IA - March 29, 2011. MetaCommunications today has made its software products available free of charge to any student, educator, or educational institution residing in Iowa. Graphic Communications, Marketing, Business, and Computer Science students and educators may register and download their choice of MetaCommunications' project management, graphic design, and database development software.

"Our goal is to assist educators of Iowa in graduating students that have hands-on experience and practical usage of real world professional software tools used everyday in some of the world's largest companies. We view this as an opportunity to invest in Iowa's students and make them more competitive in a technology driven economy." said Robert T. Long, President of MetaCommunications.

According to Jim Volgarino, a graphic communications instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, students with exposure to MetaCommunications software have a tremendous advantage in today's competitive market. Mr. Volgarino says, "For the past two years we have used MetaCommunications software as a resource to teach about computer technology and business applications in the graphics field. It's helped our students get hands on experience that gives them a competitive edge in post graduation plans."

Under the Software for Students and Educators of Iowa program, qualified students, educators, and educational institutions residing in Iowa and interested in using MetaCommunications software as part of an instructional program are eligible for the following:

Interested students or educators should email requests to

About Workgroups 2010

The Workgroups 2010 suite is a tightly integrated collaborative process and productivity management suite for marketing, advertising, creative design, packaging and prepress. Workgroups 2010 is comprised of four key modules, and provides an open and flexible solution so that users can adopt the modules of the suite that meet their initial needs and retain the ability to easily expand the solution later.

The four core modules of Workgroups 2010 are:

  • Virtual Ticket, a configurable project and workflow solution that brings together all the components of your work in a centralized location, including project briefs, job tickets, schedules, customer information, associated document files, and more.
  • Approval Manager, an approval management workflow tool for managing, tracking, and scheduling any proof review process within and across marketing, creative design and production environments.
  • Digital Storage Manager, a powerful storage management solution designed to integrate a workgroup's file management into the overall creative design and production workflow. The solution associates files with projects, archives & retrieves files, and enables users to quickly find digital files for creative design or production processes.
  • Job Manager, a powerful suite of financial management tools that enable users to accurately create estimates and quotes, monitor job costs, quickly generate on-demand reporting and invoices, and share information with industry leading accounting systems.

About MetaCommunications

MetaCommunications develops workflow and collaborative productivity solutions that help marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress workgroups around the world be more productive. MetaCommunications has over 1000 business customers including 3M, Anixter, Allstate Insurance, Bath & Body Works, Bon-Ton, Bridgestone, Crate & Barrel, Diageo, Eddie Bauer, Fox Sports, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Menasha, Merck, National Geographic, Pfizer, Staples, Sony, TJX, Talbots, United Nations, USA Today, Village Roadshow, Wilton, Yamaha, Younkers, and more.

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Robert T. Long, President
Phone: (319) 337-8599 ext 180      Fax: (319) 337-3635
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