SOURCE: Magnolia

June 20, 2013 03:01 ET

Magnolia 5.0 Released

New Enterprise CMS Delivers Smartphone Simplicity With 'Apps,' 'Pulse' and 'Favorites'

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - Magnolia International has today announced the release of Magnolia CMS 5.0, the new generation of its open Java content management system (CMS). Magnolia 5 features a mobile-inspired, HTML5 user interface that is as easy to use as a smartphone. An industry first, Magnolia 5 provides full CMS functionality both on desktop and tablet computers.

Magnolia acts as a powerful content orchestration hub for integrating and managing all enterprise digital channels: desktop websites, tablet and mobile optimized content, personalization and visitor segmentation, as well as covering future developments of new platforms such as digital TV and intelligent devices. At the same time, the system remains simple and intuitive for anyone familiar with mobile apps, social media streams and bookmarks.

Enterprise content management is growing in both scope and complexity due to the proliferation of digital channels and devices. As this happens CMS systems are becoming more unwieldy and intimidating for users at all levels within the enterprise. Magnolia has undertaken a radical rethink of how all end-users interact with their company's online presence. The typical enterprise CMS, with endless drop down menus and confusion, has been replaced with a modern interface, centered on the individual.

"Magnolia has always been about combining user-centric design and enterprise strength, together with the flexibility to deal with rapid changes in business requirements. But the advent of Mobile has forced a more major rethink of the role of the CMS in today's modern enterprise: how, where and by whom it is used," explains Boris Kraft, Magnolia co-founder and CTO. "Magnolia 5 offers unparalleled ease of use, providing a unified way for staff to access content creation Apps from tablet as well as desktops. At the same time, it solves the CIO's problems of provisioning, customization, personalization and device-proliferation."

The new CMS uses a combination of task-specific 'Apps,' 'The Pulse' real-time monitoring on actions and content changes, along with user-defined 'Favorites' to provide simple, relevant and personalized access to Magnolia's powerful, multi-channel enterprise content management system. Magnolia 5 features an integrated HTML5 App development platform based on Vaadin and GWT. This makes it simple for organizations to add custom functionality to Magnolia and to develop new Apps tailored to the exact needs of selected user groups.

On the back-end, Magnolia CMS maintains its reputation for secure, powerful integration with core enterprise systems and third party web services. Developers have access to additional open source modules for e.g. the Spring Java Framework, Groovy and Ruby, along with well documented open APIs.

"For the past decade, Magnolia has concentrated on delivering an open Java CMS that delivers the ultimate combination of power, flexibility and simplicity for enterprises, developers and end users," comments Pascal Mangold CEO at Magnolia. "Today's launch of Magnolia CMS 5.0 is the culmination of 10 years of market track and open development to deliver on this mission."

About Magnolia
Magnolia is an open Java CMS that delivers smartphone simplicity on an enterprise-scale. The mobile-inspired HTML5 user interface works through customizable, task-focused Apps, a notification stream called the Pulse, and system of Favorites for quickly accessing the workspace. Magnolia CMS allows organizations to orchestrate online services, sales and marketing across all digital channels, maximizing the impact of every touchpoint.

Magnolia's open-source technology, support of open standards such as CMIS and JCR, as well as integration with the Spring Framework, enable developers to unlock back-end systems and third-party applications.

Magnolia CMS enterprise customers include: CSC, ING, Lloyds TSB, MBC, Migros, Scottish Widows, Sony, Seat and The US Department of Defense. Magnolia is used in more than 100 countries on all continents of the world by governments and leading FORTUNE 500 enterprises.

Magnolia International Ltd. is the creator of both the Open Source Community Edition and Enterprise Licensed Editions of the Magnolia CMS. Full global service, support, implementation, consulting and training for enterprise clients are delivered by Magnolia in collaboration with its international network of qualified partners. Find out more about Magnolia at:

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jesse Casman
    For Magnolia
    Email Contact