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EPiServer Adds E-commerce to Content Management Platform

EPiServer announced the addition of a complete, integrated e-commerce platform to its existing web content management and community platform. Through a strategic partnership with Mediachase, the EPiServer platform will provide commerce, content and community, and is aimed to enable companies in the retail and B2B vertical markets to deliver a compelling online experience. The Mediachase .NET e-Commerce Framework (ECF) provides an agile best practices architecture, with user experience controls, loosely coupled subsystems, like catalog management, order management, customer management, merchandising, promotions, and a fully exposed .NET developer framework (API). Combined with the extensible EPiServer content management system (CMS) and EPiServer Community platform, .NET web developers can build and deploy online stores, including multi-branding, multi-language, and multi-channel capabilities. Marketing tasks are streamlined through the interface and new capabilities to correlate visitor feedback and experience with store operation and order status at every step of the process. The EPiServer and Mediachase platforms are available now. The EPiServer integrated e-commerce platform is expected in the first half of 2010. http://www.episerver.com

EPiServer’s New Relate+ Incorporates Social Media Features and E-Mail Marketing into Websites

EPiServer announced the general availability of EPiServer Relate+ – a new package which combines the latest social media and web 2.0 features with EPiServer’s web Content Management System (CMS). Relate+ provides combines community building, email composition and maintenance, and a CMS in one package. EPiServer Relate+ contains a template package in the form of a ready-to-use community, inspired by Facebook, which can be adapted to customer-specific needs. You can now mix controlled content from EPiServer CMS with the dynamic and user-generated content which will appear in EPiServer Community. http://www.episerver.com

EPiServer Acquires Dropit Product Family

EPiServer, provider of platforms for Web Content Management and online social communities, announced the acquisition of the product family of Dropit. Dropit’s main product, Extension, called X3 in its latest version, was specifically developed for EPiServer CMS following requests for this functionality from EPiServer’s customers. Extension has been integrated within EPiServer CMS for more than four years. X3 makes it quicker and easier for web editors to administer and alter their sites. For example, page layout can be changed in an instant by dragging and dropping different ‘blocks’ into place. Text, images and film can also be included and moved around freely. Two people working in the product organization at Dropit will join EPiServer. The acquisition also encompasses a number of other products which Dropit has developed as add-ons to EPiServer CMS. http://www.dropit.se, http://www.episerver.com

EPiServer Releases CMS 5 R2

EPiServer announced the introduction of multiple new features for its content management system, EPiServer CMS 5 R2, including solutions for mobility and the iPhone. EPiServer has worked with two partners, Mobiletech A/S and Mobizoft AB, to provide a mobile experience to the visitors of their site, including mobile rendering, video conversion and payments. iPhone support is available as open source templates enabling the system to be viewed from an iphone. Images can now be prepared directly in EPiServer CMS so that web editors no longer need to work on them in another application before moving onto the web page. New dynamic content features enable external data which appears in many places on the website, such as financial or legal text, to be updated throughout the site. Page Type Converter makes it easier to merge pages of different types, and change other page types. Five standard reports are now available— Non-published pages, published pages, modified pages, expiring/expired pages and an overview of simple addresses. External data such as an archive of articles at a media company can be integrated and displayed in a website using EPiServer CMS. The data will be appear as a native EPiServer CMS page. This enables structured data stored on another document management system to be converted to a webpage in EPiServer and viewed. EPiServer CMS now supports Oracle, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, as well as XP and Vista, Visual Studio 2008 and 2000 Express, and ASP Net 3.5 SP1 or later. http://www.EPiServer.com/