London – May 13, 2014 - ActiveStandards, the Website Quality Management (WQM) platform, has been ranked as a market leader in website governance and compliance in an Evaluation Report published by J. Boye, a vendor-neutral analyst firm which focuses on several key aspects of digital, including CMS and website governance.

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The study states: “What sets ActiveStandards apart is its enterprise-level capability for multi-site operational digital governance” and goes on to highlight the “full-blown digital governance program that ActiveStandards offers in terms of being able to define, maintain, develop, enforce, and track standards across your enterprise”.

ActiveStandards is identified as being “…especially helpful for corporations that are global, use several different CMSs and communicate in several different languages”.

As well as these overall distinguishing capabilities, the report goes on to review the application in detail and highlights a number of key differentiating features including:

* The ActiveStandards API which allows for integration with any CMS.

* The unique combination of error checking, inventory, content insight, plus advanced analytics and KPI reporting incorporated within the platform.

* The Standards Hub knowledgebase, for creating and managing digital standards documentation.

ActiveStandards also scored a maximum 10 out of 10 (where 10 equals market leader) for key criteria including “Governance” and “Quality Assurance and Compliance” capabilities. And 9 out of 10 for “Integration” reflecting the availability of the ActiveStandards API designed specifically for CMS integration, allowing streamlined workflow.

This study follows on from another recent analyst report from Forrester, Digital Customer Experience Governance Demystified (, which articulated how good governance can optimise the digital customer experience, and referenced ActiveStandards in their number one recommendation, to “Monitor digital hygiene”.

Simon Lande, CEO and founder of ActiveStandards commented: "We are delighted to achieve this recognition, particularly coming from an analyst firm that specialises in the field of web operations."

“Whilst there are a number of companies that provide “toolkits” addressing various operational aspects of website quality, we believe we are the only organisation providing a complete end-to-end solution for website governance and compliance.”

"The market leadership recognised in this report is further consolidated by our recent acquisition of WelchmanPierpoint, the leading consultancy in enterprise digital governance, enabling us to provide a completely integrated blend of operational and strategic digital governance capabilities to enterprises aiming to optimise the management of complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations."


ActiveStandards is the leading Website Quality Management (WQM) platform for global enterprises. Its powerful yet easy-to-use online dashboard transforms how marketing and technical teams work together to optimise the quality and compliance of their web properties and drive business growth. Our proven technology, complemented by our digital strategy and governance consultancy expertise, is designed to help companies streamline the management of complex, multi-stakeholder online operations, accelerate their digital programs, and have trust and confidence in their digital content wherever it is being used.

ActiveStandards has a rapidly growing international client base across all industry sectors, and supports the daily web management programs for some of the largest brands in the world. Clients include Unilever, Shell, CSC, HP, Canon and many more.

Read about our recent acquisition of WelchmanPierpoint – the leading consultancy in enterprise digital governance:


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Published on: 2:06PM on 13th May 2014