SOURCE: CrownPeak

August 28, 2007 09:00 ET

EMI Music Publishing Improves Web Site Management Across 48 Offices Worldwide With CrownPeak CMS

CrownPeak CMS Simplifies Web Site Management Process to Save World's Largest Music Publisher Valuable Time and Money

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - CrownPeak (www.crownpeak.com), the company defining the future of content management, announced today that EMI Music Publishing, Inc. (EMIMP), the world's largest music publisher, is using CrownPeak's award-winning content management solution (CMS) to decentralize management of Web site content updates sent from 48 global offices to maintain site consistency, decrease maintenance costs and minimize the use of IT resources. Since implementing the solution 18 months ago, EMIMP has saved $60,000 a year in decreased monthly maintenance costs alone, as well as increasing productivity by cutting in half the time IT spends in managing the content and maintenance of the sites.

Due to the large number of disparate offices around the globe, it was difficult for IT Manager, Maggie Schrero D'Arcy to manage the updates sent from multiple users worldwide in as many as 11 languages. To help minimize the burden placed on the IT department, the company also outsourced monthly maintenance to help make additional updates to the Website's 2,600 photos and 3,000 html pages, as well as to translate content into the various languages the site appears in.

With data getting richer every day, EMIMP needed a simple, cost-effective solution to service its many international users with varying levels of technical expertise. EMIMP ultimately chose CrownPeak CMS for its reasonable price, accessibility and user-friendly interface to decentralize information management and speed up updates to the site. Today, CrownPeak provides EMIMP with a faster, more efficient way to publish content once so that it is updated throughout its multiple websites simultaneously. Now, the company is better equipped to provide more timely updates to the sites in less time, has better control of content and users, experiences greater flexibility and has decreased maintenance costs.

"CrownPeak CMS has saved our company substantial time and money. I used to devote my entire day to Web content management -- CrownPeak has literally cut that time in half so that I can now focus on other IT projects," said Maggie Schrero D'Arcy, IT manager for EMI Music Publishing, Inc. "The product has already paid for itself. It is one of the most cost-saving measures we have employed. How many software solutions can you say that about?"

"Today, as Web sites constantly change to keep up with the huge demand for real-time information, organizations require a partner that can provide them with the ability to manage those changes easily and efficiently," said Jim Howard, CEO of CrownPeak. "CrownPeak CMS is a powerful, cost-effective software tool that enables organizations like EMI to focus valuable corporate resources on their core business, not the management of Web site content."

About EMI Music Publishing

EMI Music Publishing is the world's largest and most creative music publisher with more than one million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written: "New York, New York," "Over The Rainbow" and "Singin' In The Rain." Its current hit-making writers and producers include: Arctic Monkeys, Fergie of Black Eyed Peas, Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson, Jermaine Dupri, Bloc Party, Enya, Nelly Furtado, Gorillaz, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Eros Ramazzotti, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

For more about EMI Music Publishing visit: http://www.emimusicpub.com/

About CrownPeak

CrownPeak is defining the future of content management with its cost-effective, easy-to-implement software services for enterprise-level Web content management and site search. As the only solution to offer best-of-breed integration with ExactTarget, salesforce.com and WebTrends, CrownPeak's 360° Site Management gives Web site managers complete control over the critical functions involved in delivering a successful, revenue-driving Web site.

Enterprises and vertical organizations such as Crain Communications, Trek Bicycles, Hyundai Motors, the State of Virginia and the University of Southern California have realized the value in CrownPeak's 24x7 customer support and guaranteed response times. CrownPeak has been named to EContent's 100 most influential companies list, has won eWeek's prestigious Analysts Choice Award and InfoWorld's Product of the Year Award and has been named an SIIA Codie Award finalist for Best Content Management System every year since 2003.

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