SOURCE: EPiServer

EPiServer

August 03, 2011 09:00 ET

EPiServer Continues Rapid Expansion in North America in First Half of 2011

Customer Base Grows 62% Faster Than in the Same Period Last Year

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - EPiServer, the world's fastest growing provider of platforms that drive online engagement, today announced new customer wins in the North American market. The number of customers selecting the EPiServer platform doubled in the first half of 2011 when compared to the same period in 2010, driven by the maturation of the North American partner ecosystem and new product innovations.

EPiServer fueled continued expansion with double-digit growth in the healthcare, technology and manufacturing verticals. In the second quarter alone the company signed fourteen new customers in these industries including Intellian Technologies, Trading Technologies and Dairy Queen, among others. Additionally, EPiServer's list of reference customers grew with more than 25 customer sites going live in 2011.

The company's significant growth in North America is a result of a partner-driven business model, and continuous reinvestment in the technology that makes the EPiServer platform so robust. EPiServer forged nine new strategic partnerships with proven agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Verndale, Agency Q and Synopsys.

In June, EPiServer hosted its inaugural two-day Partner Summit in Chicago with more than 50 partners in attendance. Ongoing partner training, a demonstrated commitment to co-marketing campaigns and a transparent sales channel have made clear EPiServer's enthusiastic support of, rather than competition with, its partners. The web content management company's North American partners are experiencing back-to-back wins with EPiServer every month.

In the first half of 2011, EPiServer launched an updated version of CMS 6, known as CMS 6 R2. With the R2 release EPiServer made multichannel personalization a key product differentiator in the WCM market. Further innovation is set to follow, including mobile web applications, simple connectors for popular social networking sites and expanded flexibility with its cloud offering.

"EPiServer's rapid growth in the North American market is a testament to an increasing demand for an integrated solution to manage an entire online presence across a growing number of digital touch points," said AJ Harring, President of EPiServer. "Within that context, our platform approach which offers enterprise-level, highly scalable, user-centric content management is what sets EPiServer apart from its competitors. The growth in North America is being replicated in more than 30 countries throughout the globe, making EPiServer the world's fastest growing platform that drives customer engagement."

The EPiServer platform combines content, commerce, communication and community so that marketers can mobilize, socialize and personalize their multichannel online presence from a single log-in. CMS6 R2 is available now. To learn more, visit EPiServer.com, or search "episerver" on Google.

About EPiServer

EPiServer, the leading supplier of solutions that enable true Web engagement and drive business results for end customers. 3,500 customers worldwide use EPiServer's technology platform that combines content, community, commerce, and communications with a configurable metrics dashboard. EPiServer CMS is the foundation for more than 10,000 websites and is used by more than 130,000 web editors daily. The EPiServer platform is delivered through an extensive network of over 500 partner companies in 30 countries. EPiServer combines the stability and support of a commercial product with EPiServer World, a thriving developer community of more than 12,000 developers. EPiServer is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with an AAA-ranking by Dun & Bradstreet since 2000. The company was founded in 1994 and has offices in the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom. EPiServer is controlled by the IK2007 Fund. IK Investment Partners is a European private equity firm with Nordic roots, managing EUR 5.7 billion in fund commitments.