33 new customers for FirstSpirit content management system
AppCenter opens up new dimensions for content and user experience management
e-Spirit, developer of the FirstSpirit content management system, reports the most successful year in its company history: 33 new customers from a wide range of industries selected FirstSpirit in 2011, including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Geberit, BayernLB, Media-Saturn, the Swiss SFS Group, the Fives Group in France, and South Africa’s largest petrochemical group. As many existing customers have also upgraded their FirstSpirit installations, e-Spirit has increased its licensing revenues by 80 percent from the previous year.
e-Spirit continues to grow its customer base internationally through its expansion into the US market. In October the content management firm opened its US subsidiary, e-Spirit Inc., and first North American office in Boston. After years of consistent positive performance, e-Spirit was included in the Magic Quadrant for web content management 2011 by Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company.
Leadership in the international market
e-Spirit has strengthened its position as a leader in the international market for web content management in particular through its customer-oriented functional extensions and best-of-breed strategy. At the 2011 CeBIT show the company introduced its AppCenter for FirstSpirit which provides a capability that is unique on the market for simple interface integration for any applications inside the CMS. This includes online image databases, picture processing-, video-, geolocation- and web analysis services, as well as encyclopedias, Office programs, and countless other cloud-/software-as-a-service- (SAS) and desktop solutions. e-Spirit is also continuing to solidify its position for seamless integration of leading software and portal solutions with the CMS. In addition to the FirstSpirit modules for SAP NetWeaver and IBM WebSphere, since 2011 new integrations have been introduced for SharePoint 2010 and the Liferay portal.