Another Milestone in the CMS Manufacturer”s Internationalization Strategy
Dortmund, May 02, 2012 – e-Spirit, manufacturer of the FirstSpirit Content Management System (CMS), has founded a new subsidiary in Switzerland. In establishing the e-Spirit Schweiz AG, the CMS specialist is responding to the growing demand for a high performance content integration platform. The company”s most recent new clients include well-known Switzerland-based companies such as Geberit and the SFS Group as well as the Canton of Aargau. In particular, the CMS expert has succeeded in enlarging its Swiss customer base with its portal integration solutions, customer-oriented functional enhancements, and best-of-breed strategy.
“With the FirstSpirit Content Integration Platform, we offer companies the flexibility to efficiently implement the best solution for their current and future requirements,” says Johannes Häusele, CEO of e-Spirit Schweiz AG and member of the e-Spirit AG Executive Board. “We want to considerably expand our local presence and thus intensify our focus on our customers and partners in Switzerland,” Häusele explains. The company”s stated goal is to leverage the success that e-Spirit AG achieved in the past business year and repeat it in Switzerland. With an 80% increase in license revenues and 33 new customers from a wide range of sectors, 2011 marked the CMS manufacturer”s most successful financial year in the company”s history.
René Reinli has joined the team at the Swiss subsidiary on May 1, 2012, as Sales Director Switzerland. He will be responsible for the coordination and expansion of the license business and professional services. Reinli has more than ten years of experience in the Swiss and Austrian IT sector. His professional career has included positions at C-Channel, Crealogix E-Payment, and QuoVadis Trustlink, and most recently at Checkpoint.
The establishment of e-Spirit Schweiz AG, headquartered in Zurich, represents another milestone in the internationalization strategy pursued by the Germany-based CMS specialist. In October 2011, the company founded its USA subsidiary, e-Spirit Inc., opening its first branch for the North American market in the city of Boston. e-Spirit already laid the foundation for its presence on the international market back in 2007, when it founded e-Spirit UK Limited in London.
As the manufacturer of the content management system FirstSpirit?, e-Spirit is a technological leader in the field of web content management (WCM). Well-known customers from all business sectors rely on FirstSpirit? for implementing successful web strategies worldwide and for the creation, management and publication of content in highly diverse channels (Internet, intranet, extranet, mobile channels, PDF, email newsletters, portals, DTP, technical documentation). The content management system impresses with its outstanding integratability and its consistent best-of-breed strategy: It integrates seamlessly into complex system landscapes and portals (SAP NetWeaver, IBM WebSphere, Microsoft SharePoint, Liferay), and with FirstSpirit? AppCenter, e-Spirit offers the unique opportunity in the market for interface integration of any web applications directly into the CMS. As a content integration platform, FirstSpirit? meets the highest demands for usability, performance and investment security.
e-Spirit was founded in 1999. It is a part of the adesso Group and is represented with 11 locations in Germany, the United States, Great Britain, Austria and Switzerland.
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