Momentum Continues to Grow for MySource Matrix via Wins at Royal Mail, Royal Society of Arts, Drink Aware, Oxford University and the Government of St Lucia

London, September 29th 2008

Squiz today kicked off of its 4th Quarter sales drive with the announcement of a variety of new 'A-List' CMS wins which suggest that all is well and growing in the world of enterprise-class open source content management.

Following a busy summer period of signings, the company unveiled new projects with Royal Mail - who will be using the MySource Matrix CMS to develop a country-wide intranet to help postmen stay in touch with one another; the Royal Society of Arts - who will be using Matrix for their new social networking platform; Drink Aware - who will be using the CMS to overhaul their web presence and embark on a variety of high profile awareness campaigns; Mining Journal - who will be developing a new publication web site and a variety of leading-edge business directories for the mining sector; and the St Lucian Government - who will be building a new open source e-government portal for the people of St Lucia.

"We're really excited about the growth we've experienced this summer, and the way in which our open source CMS seems to be snowballing in the enterprise sector. We've worked incredibly hard to push the product to new levels of functionality to make it compete and win against commercial systems like Microsoft, Vignette, Tridion and the like, and we're seeing more and more acceptance of MySource Matrix as a result," said Stephen Morgan, Managing Director at Squiz UK. "The bottom line is that these companies are realising more project value through open source. Rather than sinking their money into dead licence fees, they've done the smart thing: choosing open source let's them invest in more important things like extra development, training and support."

"It's been a busy period and we're now really looking forward to delivering the projects," Morgan continued. "To be fair, the guys probably deserve a bit of a holiday - but we're working with the St Lucian Government on that one."

At the same time, Squiz also announced the beginning of a new, official Partnership Program which is designed to formalise and commercialise the success that Squiz has recently enjoyed with a growing number of digital agencies in the UK.

Based on the premise that the MySource Matrix open source CMS gives agencies more opportunity to deliver more high value consulting work, whilst Squiz provides project implementation and support resources, the new program will be geared incentivise new agency partners to develop new CMS offerings on the Matrix platform.

Squiz's new Partnership Director, Kenton Ward explains: "We're developing a new partner proposition based on the work we're already doing with some of the UK's leading digital agencies. We want to help them generate more margin and more high level consulting and design opportunities by taking the grunt work out of web CMS implementation. The technical development and support is what we're really good at, and when you put that together with a killer enterprise-class open source CMS, we're in a great position to offer clients a compelling solution: no licences, great functionality, real innovation through agency brains, and hardcore technical skills to deliver rock solid web site platforms."

Squiz's new Partner Program is set to formally launch in mid-October. Check out http://www.squiz.co.uk for further information nearer the time.

About Squiz

Squiz is one of the world's leading open source software development companies. We give you control in a content-driven world.

Our open source CMS, MySource Matrix, helps leading organisations such as The Australian Federal Government and Informa to manage their content more efficiently and cost-effectively. It also helps top brands such as Boots and Homesite to sell more content and products to more customers via the web.

Squiz is a privately owned company, founded in Sydney Australia in 1998. Squiz.

For further information, see: http://www.squiz.co.uk.

Published on: 12:00AM on 30th September 2008