Ektron 9 Now Available Ektron Community Cites SOLR Search, Mobile Tools and Persona Management as Key New Features

NASHUA, N.H., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron today announced the availability of Ektron 9, a major update to the company's .NET web content management product.  Ektron 9 features include:

  • Easy to use tools for marketers to control and optimize experience across mobile and desktop devices
  • Segment and Persona management to allow simple personalization of content
  • A redesigned user interface designed for ease of use and productivity
  • Search built on SOLR, pre-configured to work with the Ektron APIs to create a robust enterprise search utility complete with faceted search, recommendation of similar results and more

The Ektron Community on Ektron 9

"Our content authoring team is particularly happy with Ektron 9's mobile viewing capabilities," said Chris Osterhout, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Ektron implementation partner, WSOL.  "For example, call-to-action buttons don't always display correctly on smaller screen sizes.  Now, we can preview what the page will look like on different devices right in the Ektron CMS instead of having to review it on tablets and phones and repeating until we had it right. That feature has been a great time-saver and real help to us."

"The SOLR search inclusion, as well as the more visual breakpoint testing, will be the biggest new features from a developer standpoint," says Ken McAndrew, Professional Consultant at Celerity, an Ektron implementation partner.

"One of the items I'm excited about is the use of Personas," says Jonathan Graham, Senior Manager, Global Content Solutions Practice at Ektron implementation partner, Experis.  "Too often websites are developed with getting pages and content up as fast as possible with little thought put into who, what, how and where people will access the site. The ability to visually show CMS owners (not only Marketing but IT) this information should start to develop more engaging user experiences; and, in turn, help drive increased lead conversions."

Availability

Ektron 9 is available now for immediate download.  For more detailed information about product features, please visit  http://www.ektron.com/9/

About Ektron 

Ektron Web Content Management software powers corporate websites, intranets, and social communities for thousands of customers across the world.  Ektron Digital Experience Management solutions let marketers connect, engage, acquire and retain customers across the Web and in the Cloud. Ektron is headquartered in Nashua, N.H., with offices in Australia, Canada and the U.K.  Ektron customers are leaders in financial services, hospitality, education, healthcare, media and entertainment, technology, non-profit, public sector, and manufacturing  and include brands such as Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Las Vegas Sands, Microsoft, and NASDAQ.  For more information: www.ektron.com.

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