Ektron Focuses on Continued Success in 2013 through Growth in Key Markets

Closes 2012 with Leadership Position in Gartner's Web Content Management Magic Quadrant and Strong Analyst Ratings

Feb 13, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ektron

NASHUA, N.H., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron, helping organizations deliver great digital experiences, today announced that the company had closed Q4 2012 with above target results. In 2012 the company experienced double digit growth, record profit and ended the year with a strong cash balance.

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During 2012, Ektron:

  • Grew its R&D engineering team by 31 percent and doubled R&D output
  • Had a major product release, including the Digital Experience Hub, which productizes integrations to other marketing systems
  • Hosted over 450 Ektron developers, customers, and partners at its sixth annual Synergy customer conference
  • Added several industry veterans to its executive team
  • Announced a strategic partnership with inbound marketing pioneer, HubSpot
  • Entered into an OEM agreement with Gentics Software to distribute Aloha Editor, a world-class HTML5-based WYSIWYG content editor with the Ektron Content Management System.

"2012 was in many ways a strategic year for Ektron," noted Ektron President, Tim McKinnon. "We successfully focused the company on enhancements to our core web content management product such as providing unprecedented WYSIWYG editing capabilities for content authors.  We extended our capabilities into the web experience management market with Ektron's Digital Experience Hub and our partnership with HubSpot, and we are helping customers reduce their need for expensive on-premises hardware and IT support with the Ektron Cloud Manager."

Other 2012 Highlights for Ektron

Ektron was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management" research report, with evaluation criteria including product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations. During the year, Ektron was named "Top Performer" in Hypatia Research's annual Customer Content Management Vendor Evaluations and was identified as a "Champion" in Info-Tech Research's Web Content Management vendor landscape.

Hendrix Collegewww.hendrix.edu  – was named as 2012 Ektron Site of the Year from a field of over 50 entries, including finalists CHEP (www.chep.com); Behringer Harvard (www.behringerharvard.com); Houston Grand Opera (www.houstongrandopera.org); and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company (www.rawlings.com).

Demonstrating the company's belief that mobile devices are fundamentally changing the way that people experience and interact with web content, Ektron launched a completely redesigned ektron.com in late 2012, showcasing responsive design features that allow companies to build a website once that works seamlessly across thousands of different screens.

"We believe customer experience management, multi-channel content publishing, and cloud content management will all be key elements for enterprises to deliver better experiences for their web visitors in 2013," said Ektron Founder and CEO, Bill Rogers.  "Ektron is committed to providing our customers with an integrated approach to WCM and CXM that will maximize their existing software investments, while leveraging those technologies to deliver more business value to the organization."

About Ektron
Ektron simplifies the creation, management and delivery of digital experiences for global organizations that are looking to drive revenue growth and improve customer satisfaction. Ektron helps companies deliver customer experiences to their audiences through digital channels by using content to engage consumers and drive business outcomes. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., with offices in Australia, Canada and the U.K., Ektron has thousands of customers including: Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Las Vegas Sands, Microsoft, NASDAQ and National Health Services UK. For more information: www.ektron.com.

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