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-- Ektron CMS400.NET provides out-of-the-box content and document functionality, with a developer-friendly platform for rapid development and customisation --

London, UK & Amherst, NH, May 17, 2005 – In conjunction with the release of Ektron CMS400.NET, Version 5.0 and the AIIM Conference and Expo, Ektron announces that a growing number of organisations have adopted the company’s innovative, flagship software, Ektron CMS400.NET. A native .NET content management system targeting mid-sized organisations, CMS400.NET delivers an intuitive environment for developers to rapidly build Web sites and applications, and a friendly interface for non-technical users to quickly benefit from content and document management functionality.

Since launching the solution one year ago, CMS400.NET has quickly become the most popular and fastest selling software solution in Ektron’s history.

Among the organisations that have adopted CMS400.NET are: Teleflora, Oklahoma City, OK; Navisite (technology solutions,) Andover, MA; Provena Health System, Mokena, IL; Concord Camera, Hollywood, FL; CapCo (financial services,) New York, NY; and the British Museum, London, England.

Increasing numbers of Web firms, interactive agencies, system integrators and IT consultancies are adopting Ektron CMS400.NET as their content management platform of choice. Ektron’s partner list includes: PixelMedia, Portsmouth, NH; Garvan Interactive, New York, NY; BGT Communications, Miami, FL; Creator, London, England; and Mercer Human Resources Consulting.

According to Ektron founder and CEO Bill Rogers, most mid-market organisations want quick, out-of-the-box functionality, such as WYSIWYG editing, workflow, and approval, and also need ease in deploying advanced features like task management, XML index search, online forms, translation and localisation, and document management. They also seek ability to readily customise a CMS to meet specific requirements, he adds.

“Beyond delivering rich features at an affordable price, CMS400.NET provides server controls and other technical features that give Web developers a platform for rapidly building Web sites and applications,” Rogers says. “Ektron leverages the vast efficiencies of Microsoft .NET, from both technical and business perspectives, and optimises organisations’ existing investment in Microsoft technologies.”

In April 2005, in a Forrester Wave report covering Web content management, Forrester analyst Kyle McNabb writes, “Demand for Web content management (WCM) is on the rise, driven by the Web's role as a primary — if not the primary — means of interaction with customers, partners, and employees, and a renewed corporate interest in eBusiness investments to fuel growth initiatives. WCM is not new, and a successful implementation depends greatly on how well a product matches the needs of content owners, contributors, site managers, and IT.”

Ektron showcases the new CMS400.NET Version 5.0 at this week’s AIIM event in Philadelphia.

Ektron is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and CMS400.NET recently attained status as .NET Connected software. CMS400.NET is a finalist in the forthcoming CODIE Awards program, sponsored by the Software Information and Industry Association.


About Ektron

Ektron helps organisations manage people, process and information with applications that deliver out-of-the-box content and document management functionality, and a powerful, customisable platform for .NET development. Headquartered in Amherst, New Hampshire, Ektron partners with leading Web firms, interactive agencies, and system integrators, and also sells products directly to end customers. Ektron has more than 13,000 customer integrations worldwide including SMBs and larger organisations such as Intel, Pfizer, Celestica and Unilever. www.ektron.com

Editor’s Note:
Also see today’s press release from Ektron titled Ektron Extends Functionality of Microsoft-based Content Management Solution with CMS 400.NET Version 5.0

For more information please contact:
Hinda Smith
Liberty Communications
P: +44 207 751 4444
E: hinda@libertycomms.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 17th May 2005