<p>Swedish CMS provider bucks the trend with major expansion plans for 2009</p>

<p>EPiServer, the world’s fastest growing provider of platforms for Web Content Management and online social communities, today announced the acquisition of the product family of Dropit. This investment will enable EPiServer to continue to offer the most sophisticated content management system (CMS) available today – based on fast, simple and effective functionality.</p>

<p>More than 6,000 Web sites worldwide use EPiServer CMS, and every day two new sites built using EPiServer go live. The company, which was founded in 1994 in Sweden, is currently in expansion mode. During the last 12 months, license sales grew more than 40 % and EPiServer is now undertaking a series of acquisitions to broaden and strengthen its proposition. </p>

<p>Dropit’s main product, Extension, called X3 in its latest version, was specifically developed for EPiServer CMS following requests for this functionality from EPiServer’s customers. Extension has been integrated within EPiServer CMS for more than four years - and has been used by around 80 EPiServer customers to date including Aegon and Pfizer. X3 makes it quicker and easier for web editors to administer and alter their sites. For example, page layout can be changed in an instant by dragging and dropping different ‘blocks’ into place. Text, images and film can also be included and moved around freely.</p>

<p>Peter Larsson, CEO of EPiServer said: “We are expanding fast for the simple reason that organizations around the world realize that our award-winning CMS helps them create vastly superior websites – at a lower cost in less time and with less hassle. Dropit’s products sound simple but they are incredibly sophisticated and will continue to give us an edge over our competitors.”</p>

<p>Two people working in the product organization at Dropit will join EPiServer. The acquisition also encompasses a number of other products which Dropit has developed as add-ons to EPiServer CMS. </p>

<p>About Dropit
<br />Founded in 1996, Dropit is one of Sweden’s most experienced web agencies. The company’s expertise lies in combining strategy, communication and technology on the web. Always with measurable results and maximum business benefits. Dropit is an EPiServer Premium Solution Partner and has worked with EPiServer CMS longer than any other consulting organization. Since 2006, Dropit is a part of the EDB group. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.dropit.se">www.dropit.se</a&gt; </p>

<p>About EPiServer AB
<br />EPiServer AB is the world’s fastest growing provider of Web Content Management (WCM) platforms and online community platforms. More than 2,000 customers worldwide use EPiServer CMS to create collaborative and attractive Web sites. EPiServer CMS is the foundation for more than 6,000 Web sites and is used on a daily basis by more than 110,000 Web editors. EPiServer delivers its Web Content Management platform through an extensive network of over 300 competent partner companies in 25 countries. 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 Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom. <a href="http://www.episerver.com">www.episerver.com</a></p&gt;

<p>For more details contact EPiServer's PR rep Bridget Fishleigh on <a href="mailto:bridget@nomadcomms.com">bridget@nomadcomms.com</a> or +44 1273 305 936 skype: bridgetfishleigh</p>

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Published on: 4:33AM on 15th January 2009