Orbit-iEX 2005: CONTENS 3.0 in Switzerland for the first time

Montag, 2. Mai 2005

Orbit 2005The Munich-based company CONTENS, provider for efficient Content Management Solutions, will introduce it's 3.0 product line for the first time at the Orbit-iEX trade show (May 24th – 27th) in Basel, Switzerland. The completely newly developed version includes a swath of new functions that make online projects even more efficient. Together with its distributor Partekk and four other Swiss partners, CONTENS will introduce its innovative Content Management Solutions to companies and institutions of any size and sector.

The Munich-based vendor CONTENS is set to introduce the new CONTENS version 3.0 for the first time to the Swiss public at the Orbit-iEX trade show in Basel, Switzerland (May 24th – 27th). The completely newly developed version CONTENS 3.0 offers a multitude of easy and intuitive functions, that make creating and managing online projects much easier and more efficient.

Intuitive WYSIWYG Interface and Streamlined

The most obvious change made to version 3.0 is the new, more clearly structured user interface. Editors work directly on the website and have access to a wide selection of functions in context-sensitive menus. Menus, page trees and properties windows can be called up and hidden as desired, while the Favorites system additionally allows frequently needed content and pages to be individually composed.

Next to the well-established work view with its overlaid editing functions, CONTENS 3.0 offers editors further displays, such as Direct Edit. This function enables content changes to be made directly on the browser interface, removing the need for an additional pop-up window. Direct Edit considerably cuts down on the time needed to edit existing content.

Administrators also stand to benefit from CONTENS 3.0. The new user administration enables the allocation of as many groups and role combinations as desired, which substantially simplifies the process of quickly assigning processing rights. Assigning rights can now take place not only centrally, as up until now, but also remotely: with appropriate authorization, administrators can adjust which editors or which roles may access each menu.

New System Architecture and complete API

The entire architecture of CONTENS 3.0, which consistently separates the processing of content from the layout (MVC model), is likewise new. The use of ColdFusion MX enables functionalities such as components, connections to external Java libraries and an XML gateway. Customer-specific modules can be easily integrated into CONTENS with an API, which can be used with all of the system functions in CONTENS 3.0. CONTENS 3.0 uses its own code generators for the production of object classes and forms; the same generators are available for personal applications.

Expanded License Model and Favourable Prices

CONTENS' new version expands the license model to include an editor-based variant: customers with a CONTENS 3.0 Server License can administrate an unlimited number of websites on one server, whereby additional editor licenses can be purchased. As up until now, the site-based variant is still available, which includes an unlimited amount of editors and offers the option of further websites. Along with the new license model, CONTENS has also dropped the prices for server licenses by up to 20%.

Strong Partners at the Stand Next to CONTENS

Swiss distributor Partekk Handels AG, CONTENS' other partner firms are looking forward to your visit at stand L42 in hall 2.1. Chili Solutions GmbHInfoteam SAPARX AG and REYCOM GmbH make up the team of innovative CONTENS CMS solution providers and will presenting their entire line of products.

Making a Date

Interested parties can schedule a time for a personal presentation at the Orbit-iEX right now directly on the CONTENS website at www.contens.com

About the companies presenting with CONTENS

Partekk Handels AG - CONTENS Distributor in der Schweiz 
CONTENS’ Swiss Distributor Partekk Handels AG is a specialized distributing company for products and services in the field of Internet software. Their portfolio includes products for applications in the business field of content and document management, eLearning, multimedia and security. The company is the CONTENS representative in Switzerland and positions itself as the liaison between the manufacturer, Swiss customers and integration partners.

Chili Solutions GmbH 
Chili Solutions, a leading firm in the field of Internet Technology, was grounded in 1997 and has its head quarters in Zurich. As a full-service agency with a focus on software development, Chili offers broad range of services from design and programming consultation to marketing strategies and solution servicing. In the last few years, Chili has successfully handled complex Web, Intranet and extranet projects for customers in various industries and of varying size.

Infoteam SA 
Infoteam SA specializes in software integration, software development and especially in technical Web services. The company has years of experience with Web services and CMS and supports customers from the conceptual design to a timely realization. Infoteam SA advises customers on online projects for businesses and institutions such as the Canton of Freiburg (subcontractor of New Impact AG, responsible for project coordination and project leadership), Groupe GECO and the Canton of Wadt (civil protection).

One of the biggest challenges facing businesses and non-profit organizations today is effectively and efficiently escalating productivity and fostering cooperation between employees. PARX devotes itself to improving collaboration between people and organizations; the four key areas are always kept in mind: CRM (customers), BPM (processes), ECM (knowledge) and HCM (employees).

REYCOM is a full-service provider in the business fields of content management, e-business and mobile business and ERP solutions. The company has specialized in the implementation of high-quality CMS solutions for the past few years, and can already boast many years of experience in software development, especially regarding Web technologies. In order to guarantee a seamless integration with all business processes, REYCOM also offers solutions for further utilization in printing channels (crossmedia) and for connections with ERP systems (SAP B1, R-Mobile).

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, Concordia Insurance Group, Credit Suisse, Oettinger Davidoff Group, Discovery Channel Germany, Eurocard, Hapimag, HypoVereinsbank BKK, John Deere, Max-Planck, MVV Energie AG, Peri, ratiopharm, Schwyzer Kantonalbank and T-Mobile.

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