SOURCE: Ephox Corporation

Ephox Corporation

January 19, 2010 08:01 ET

Ephox Acquires WebRadar

Acquisition Enables New Proactive Management Capabilities for Web Content Management Systems

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Ephox, a leading provider of software for improving web content management (WCM), today announced it has acquired the WebRadar product line from Web Presence Architects, a web strategy consulting firm. With WebRadar, Ephox delivers a web content intelligence system that provides content administrators and project managers with an easy way to proactively monitor and manage their existing WCM solutions. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"Organizations implement WCM to more easily create, manage and publish web content. However, it has been very difficult to gain insight into the WCM systems themselves. Features such as reporting and batch updating tend to be very limited out of the box," said Andrew Roberts, CEO of Ephox. "As WCM deployments mature and grow in size, we see the need for more intelligence to be applied to managing the system itself. This is an exciting area and Ephox is excited to be one of the first independent solution providers in this space."

WebRadar helps web content administrators and project managers identify, fix, and monitor problems with WCM content and processes. For example, WebRadar can determine where the bottlenecks are in a particular process, which pages are expiring within a set timeframe, which content authors are actively using the system, and which pages are assigned to specific team members. The information gained from these types of reports can help content teams be more productive and efficient in managing web content, resulting in a web site that is up-to-date and accurate.

"As part of my previous work at the World Bank as a corporate webmaster, I found that common management tasks and reporting were difficult or impossible. I found this to be an under-served area in the market," said Stephan Beauchesne, president of Web Presence Architects. "By developing WebRadar, we were able to gain a better understanding of how the WCM was performing and ultimately deliver a better outcome for the client."

With WebRadar, content administrators can monitor web projects at every stage of development. Reports can be easily produced to analyze workflow processes, content items, and content author adoption of the WCM. Charts provide at-a-glance insights into WCM processes. Additionally, WebRadar helps save time and fix problems through the ability to conduct mass updates, such as reassigning workflow processes, fixing metadata, and updating permissions.


The WebRadar product line will be integrated into Ephox's suite of solutions over the course of Q1, 2010. For more information on WebRadar, please visit

About Ephox

Ephox develops enterprise-class solutions for authoring content for business websites, wikis and blogs. The company's technology is licensed by leading web content management vendors including EMC|Documentum, IBM, Oracle, and Percussion. Ephox products are used by hundreds of thousands of web content authors in over 1,500 organizations across 35 countries. For more information, please visit

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