Given the flurry of product announcements this week, my desk is stacked high with press releases and requests for review. The most notable of these recent announcements are for ImpressPages 4.0, Jahia 7, and Umbraco 7.1. Each of these content management systems deserve their own review. However, this is a Friday and time isn't on my side. So, I thought at the least there would be value in mentioning the release of these products and give you the option to follow up on your own for additional information.
Kentico Software today unveiled Kentico 8, which brings new enhancements to Kentico’s integrated marketing solution. According to Kentico, this release is intended to help marketers and developers launch integrated marketing campaigns that engage today’s fragmented audiences across all digital channels.
Full integration of leading technologies allows for a powerful content management and product solution for enterprises SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 11, 2014 – Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management software, and Znode, provider of the leading .NET e-commerce software solution, Multifront™, today announced the release of an integration for version 7 of Sitecore’s customer experience management software. The integration of the two leading solutions will empower enterprise…
Combined solution will integrate world-class experience management and operational commerce technologies to deliver personalized on-line shopping experiences New York, NY, – Jan., 13, 2014 – Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management software, today announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention that it will integrate its leading customer experience platform with Microsoft Dynamics’ powerful omni-channel commerce capabilities. This combined solution will give…
For a simple corporate website, brand site or web store, Weebly is an exceptional tool and worth a look. I don’t know of any CMS, including WordPress, that comes close to this level of usability and functionality for the price.
Festive Pinterest boards on display from US retailers such as Walmart and QVC
Amazon.com is the most popular US online retail site when it comes to having web content shared on Pinterest, the pin-board style social network, in the run up to Christmas 2013. In a study of ten top US retail sites, images and pages from Amazon.com are being shared most frequently on Pinterest, with Walmart and Apple taking second and third positions respectively.
Acquisition brings fully integrated e-commerce capabilities to Sitecore’s experience platform
Sitecore, a global leader in customer experience management software, announced this week that it has acquired commerceserver.net. Sitecore acquired commerceserver.net from SMITH (formerly Ascentium), a global digital experience agency that builds, sells and supports the Commerce Server e-commerce engine.
SMITH is also a Sitecore Strategic Commerce Alliance Partner and will continue to work with Sitecore and its customers. The commerceserver.net brand, has over 3,000 customers and 25 partners in North America, EMEA, and Asiana spanning retail, manufacturing, e-government, in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business commerce scenarios.
Sitecore’s acquisition lays the foundation for one of the industry’s first .NET based, enterprise-grade Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform with a native, fully integrated e-commerce engine. The integration of e-commerce functionality with Sitecore’s leading experience platform allows marketers to own the experience they deliver to every customer or prospect that engages with their brand, potentially creating high value customers.
Telerik today announced its Sitefinity CMS platform now integrates with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay. Serving more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily, this update comes just in time to accommodate the business holiday shopping season, offering an added layer of security by using PCI DSS compliant payment vendors.
Telerik has announced the availability of Salesforce.com and Marketo connectors for the 70,000 users of its web content management solution, Sitefinity. The release of these connectors come at a time when software vendors and service providers are increasingly supporting the development of websites that offer features in web experience management and visitor personalization. Telerik hopes that with these two products, Sitefinity customers can provide more exacting and personalized customer experiences to their website visitors with "ease, creating more targeted product, messaging and revenue possibilities".
Static websites typically present the same content regardless of a visitor’s preferences or profile. But today’s visitors expect a personalized online experience that adapts to their behavior. CRM and marketing automation systems capture a full range of interactions that empowers sales to better communicate and engage in a more personalized conversation. But historically, those assets have not come together in a meaningful way.
Telerik's Eric Odell recently blogged that organizations are increasingly taking a more personalized approach that proactively manages the online user experience and makes relevant information more accessible. He states that, "if you are ready to break out of your static cookie-cutter mold and personalize your website, make certain you select the right web content management platform to help".