CONTENS gains Landis+Gyr as a new customer

Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006

Landis+Gyr LogoThe Landis+Gyr Group, with its headquarters in Switzerland, has decided to relaunch its international corporate websites based on the CONTENS content management platform. Aside from the ability to flexibly integrate new material into the existing IT landscape and multi-site support, an important reason for choosing CONTENS is the ease of use that editors experience when using CONTENS. CONTENS' Swiss partner PARX AG realized the project.

Landis+Gyr, the worldwide market leader in electrical consumption measurement, is building its entire online communication system based on the content management platform CONTENS. The business, which employs around 3,700 people in 35 communities in 29 countries, decided to use CONTENS to create and administrate its international corporate websites more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Among the reasons for choosing CONTENS was its ability to be integrated with the IT landscape already present at Landis+Gyr. CONTENS' multi-site support enables each website to be centrally administrated from a single installation. This considerably reduces the amount of time and energy spent on administration.

Last, but not least, IT experts at Landis+Gyr were especially keen on the intuitive user interface, which helps editors optimize their daily tasks. Matthias Walti, IT specialist at Landis+Gyr and project leader, summarizes the CONTENS decision: "Of all the systems that we evaluated, the CONTENS CMS offers us the highest level of user friendliness and adaptability." For the Landis+Gyr IT chief, the ColdFusion technological foundation was also an important factor in making the decision. The business shows to profit not only from the professional Java development environment but also from the newly shortened development period required to create new applications, thanks to the script language's ease of use.

CONTENS' Swiss partner PARX AG is to handle technical and graphical tasks. The firm, based in Zug, has already gathered years of CMS experience and is among the most experienced CONTENS partners in Switzerland.

About Landis+Gyr

Since 1896 the name Landis+Gyr has stood for quality, precision and accountability in energy consumption measurement. Their electricity, heat and cashier counters, ripple control receivers and other devices are known for their functionality and longevity and their optimal costs over their entire lifespan.

With 3,700 employees worldwide, Landis+Gyr, whose main headquarters are in Zug, Switzerland, managed to post an annual turnover of 495.9 million euros (600 million USD) in 2005. Further information can be found at


One of the greatest challenges facing businesses and non-profit organizations today is the pressure to increase productivity by organizing effective, efficient cooperation between knowledge bases. PARX is mainly involved with improving collaboration between people and organizations. PARX always keeps an eye the four key areas: CRM (customers), BPM (process), ECM (knowledge) and HCM (employees). More information at

About CONTENS Software GmbH

CONTENS Software GmbH provides Content Management Software (CMS) for companies with sophisticated online communication needs. Its line of products meets the demands of businesses from small online editors to international firms.

A strong network of experienced partners conceives innovative and customised CONTENS solutions and implements them according to individual demands. With the help of the CONTENS platform independent CMS products businesses can quickly realise and edit extensive online projects without any prior programming knowledge.

Among the well-known businesses that use CONTENS Content Management products are Brose, Bundesverband digitale Wirtschaft BVDW (Association for the Digital Economy), Concordia Insurance Group, Davidoff Group, Eli Lilly, Hapimag, HypoVereinsbank BKK, John Deere, the Swiss cantons of Aargau, Freiburg and Solothurn, Max-Planck Institutes, MVV Energie AG, Peri, Ratiopharm, Schwyzer Kantonalbank, Siemens TS, the City of Biel and T-Mobile.

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