Adobe Systems Incorporated and Day Software Holding AG announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to launch a public tender offer to acquire all of the publicly held registered shares of Day Software, for about $240 million. Adobe’s acquisition of Day will strengthen the company’s enterprise software solutions with Web Content Management (WCM), Digital Asset Management and Social Collaboration offerings. Day’s lweb solutions combined with Adobe’s existing enterprise portfolio will enable customers to better integrate their global web presence and business applications, unlocking value across their marketing, sales and service processes. In addition, Day customers will be able to leverage more interactive application and document capabilities from Adobe AIR, Adobe Flash, Flex, Adobe LiveCycle and PDF. http://www.adobe.com/ http://www.day.com
Day Software (SWX:DAYN) (OTCQX:DYIHY) announced the general availability of its new Communiqué (CQ) 5.2 suite. CQ 5.2 adds new Social Collaboration (SoCo) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) applications that are seamlessly coupled with Day’s Web Content Management (WCM) software. The applications leverage Day’s unified Enterprise Content Management (ECM) content infrastructure platform, CRX. Day Software now enables organizations to advance their social media marketing strategies with media-enriched, interactive online communities powered by CQ 5.2. Day Software’s CQ 5.2 delivers interactive new tools for marketers that both enhance online collaboration and promote the brand. CQ 5.2 now includes drag-and-drop components for interactive marketers to enable user-self registration, profile management, commenting, ratings, tagging, discussions, and blogging to any Web page or Web site while maintaining control with advanced CRX-powered moderation, access control, audit trails and more. CQ 5.2 also provides out-of-the-box components for building wiki pages, enabling RSS feeds, sharing content, applications and social profile information with external social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. Day Software’s CQ 5.2 DAM provides out-of-the-box lifecycle management services for digital assets, including ingestion, metadata extraction and generation, transformation and rendition management, and online or offline publishing. CQ 5.2 is currently available from Day Software. http://www.day.com
Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTCQX:DYIHY) announced the availability of three new licensed editions of CRX, Day’s JSR-170-compliant Java Content Repository (JCR). These new editions make it simpler for companies to standardize on an enterprise-ready content infrastructure based on Day’s commercial implementation of Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Sling. This release is enhanced by a licensing model that promotes adoption by individual developers, departments and global enterprises. Day now offers three targeted editions of its content infrastructure platform: CRX One: CRX One is a new version of CRX licensed for use to power a single Web application. CRX One is Day’s entry-level CRX offering, available directly from Day’s Web site for an annual subscription license fee of US$18,500 per server instance per year, regardless of the number of CPUs; CRX Developer: CRX Developer is a limited license version of CRX available free of charge for Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Sling developers directly from Day’s Web site. Web developers can use CRX Developer at no cost under an annual renewal license for building and testing new CRX-based content applications; CRX Enterprise: CRX Enterprise is Day’s premier CRX offering for use in powering multiple Web applications. CRX Enterprise is targeted for IT departments looking to consolidate disparate enterprise content repositories under a single, shared cluster of CRX. Organizations can seamlessly update their CRX One licenses to CRX Enterprise to host multiple applications without installing or managing new software. CRX Enterprise is offered under a perpetual license model that starts at US$50,000 per server instance. Day CRX Developer is available free of charge immediately from Day’s Web site at http://www.day.com
Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTCQX:DYIHY) announced the completion of the sale of MarketingNet Ltd, a UK company active in the agency services business, to WAA Ltd, also a UK company. This sale marks the completion of Day’s efforts to refocus its UK operations on its core business and drive UK expansion through a channel-driven model. Day Software acquired MarketingNet Ltd in October 2000. All existing customers of MarketingNet Ltd will stay with MarketingNet Ltd, which will be owned by WAA Ltd. As a result of the sale completion, Day are anticipating non-cash charges in its 31st December 2008 results relating to Goodwill as well as cash charges relating to discontinuing operations such as leases, staff costs, and legal costs. Day Software’s core operations in the UK carried out by Day Software Ltd are not affected by this announcement. http://www.day.com
Day Software (SWX:DAYN) (OTCQX:DYIHY) announced general availability of CQ5.1, unveiling major transformations to the company’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform and Web Content Management (WCM) application. CQ5.1 provides an ECM platform that enables CMOs and CIOs to leverage the Web for global marketing and corporate growth initiatives. For Marketing, the product provides point-and-click for designing and publishing dynamic, interactive, Web 2.0 websites. For IT, it provides point-and-click ease for configuring and managing a content computing cloud, scalable for hosting any number of Web sites or content applications. Day’s CQ5.1 combines a suite of business applications for WCM, Digital Asset Management (DAM), and Social Collaboration built atop Day CRX, a modular content repository based on a commercial implementation of the Apache Jackrabbit and Sling open source projects. CQ5.1 adds new capabilities for content analytics, content targeting, social tagging and social search. Coupled with a new business process management (BPM) engine and upgraded virtual repository for publishing content from legacy silos like Microsoft Sharepoint, CQ5.1 is a complete platform for interactive marketing. Day CQ5.1 is available immediately. http://www.day.com. See Day at Gilbane Boston – Westin Copley Hotel, December 3-4 2008.