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Interwoven Achieves Leader Status in META Group’s Evaluation of Web Content Management Markets

  • 19 July, 2004 17:43

<p>Company Scores Points for Integration Capabilities, Platform Openness,
and Customer Loyalty</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia, 19 July, 2004 - Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV), the world’s next-generation enterprise content management (ECM) company, today announced that it has been ranked as a market leader in META Group’s METAspectrumSM report for Web Content Management. META Group (Nasdaq: METG) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) research, advisory services, and strategic consulting.</p>
<p>The new METAspectrum evaluation provides an objective assessment of companies that provide solutions designed to drive Websites, including capacity planning, site design and layout, look and feel, navigation, content development, production, content delivery, session tracking and site evolution. According to META Group, the core focus of Web Content Management products is to empower business users, as well as Webmasters and Website developers, to create and manage Website content efficiently.</p>
<p>Interwoven was positioned in the leader segment of the METAspectrum analysis and was specifically recognised for its strengths in platform openness, integration capabilities, ease of administration, standards support, and partner integration.</p>
<p>"Interwoven ECM is a proven technology and the choice of more than 2,800 leading enterprises around the globe—and our pioneering strength in WCM laid the foundation for our current success in the broader ECM market," Martin Brauns, chairman and CEO of Interwoven. "I am pleased with META’s recognition of our visible traction in both North America and EMEA, most notably the strong integration capabilities of our ECM suite as well as a growing, loyal customer base."</p>
<p>Today, Interwoven provides the industry's best-integrated Enterprise Content Management suite. Interwoven's ECM platform is critical to enabling key content-rich solutions for the enterprise, including enterprise intranets and portals, corporate governance, marketing content management and Web change management. Interwoven's solutions leverage the full suite of Interwoven ECM components: collaboration, e-mail management, document management, Web content management, digital asset management, and records management.</p>
<p>Announced in 2003, Interwoven offers the first comprehensive services-oriented architecture in the content management industry, and provides easy-to-integrate, standards-based access to content management services such as task management, workflow, user rights, project configuration, and versioning - boosting productivity and reducing development costs enterprise-wide.</p>
<p>“We developed METAspectrum to enable IT professionals to quickly evaluate vendors based on their ability to deliver on the presence and performance criteria that matter most in a given market,” said Gene Alvarez, vice president with META Group’s Content and Collaboration Strategies group. “Within Web content management, our research indicates that well-defined, integrated content services – which only few vendors are achieving - and high levels of customer satisfaction are key to success in this space.”</p>
<p>About METAspectrum
META Group’s METAspectrumSM methodology provides a framework for evaluating or selecting an appropriate IT vendor or product, simplifies the decision process, and enables more effective technology investments. META Group’s research efforts, which adhere to the company’s commitment to objectivity, are conducted independently, based on industry best-practice methodologies and subject to the highest levels of review by META Group’s research community. To learn more about METAspectrum, visit or call 800-945-META.</p>
<p>About Interwoven
Interwoven, Inc. is the world’s next-generation enterprise content management (ECM) company. Interwoven’s patented, award-winning ECM platform integrates the six pillars of content management: collaboration, e-mail management, document management, Web content management, digital asset management, and records management. Allied with the leading enterprise application providers, the Interwoven ECM platform provides complete content lifecycle management for more than 2,800 organisations worldwide including Air France, Citibank, Ford, General Electric, Pfizer, Procter &amp; Gamble, and Yamaha. For more information visit:</p>
<p>METAspectrumSM market evaluations and results are the sole property of META Group, Inc. Permission to use the results requires prior written approval from META Group and should not be deemed an endorsement of any company or product. Copyright © 2004 META Group, Inc. All rights reserved.</p>
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