Weka Austria decides on eZ Publish

(PresseBox) (Dortmund, ) Weka Verlag GmbH, Vienna (www.weka.at) the Austrian subsidiary the international specialized publishing group Weka has decided to implement the award winning web content management platform, eZ Publish, created by Norwegian software company eZ Systems (www.ez.no).

The Austrian agency Reichl & Partner and the Weka software engineers will implement the solution due in autumn 2010. In addition, Weka signed a corresponding agreement concerning training, maintenance and support with the German branch of eZ Systems in Dortmund. After finishing the first project stage, around 40 internal employees and external authors from Weka Austria will begin to work with eZ Publish.

"In spring 2009, we started the selection process to identify a new software solution that best met our needs" Weka project manager Christian Tatzber says. "After a proof of concept we finally decided on eZ Publish. The supporting arguments for eZ Publish were the wide range of functionalities the system brought straight outofthebox, its simple interface, workflow, support and the attractive cost structure."

Besides eZ Publish Premium Gold which includes broad maintenance and support services by eZ Systems, Weka Austria will also deploy further eZ Open Source extensions and modules within the first development stage such as: eZ Find, an Enterprise-Search-Plugin; eZ SI, enhancing the supporting performance via ESI-Technology (Edge Side Include) on high traffic; the collaboration solution eZ Teamroom and eZ Survey for managing market and audience surveys.

"For a specialist publisher like Weka Austria, the publishing platform has a clear strategic relevance", says Ralf Rutke, Managing Director of the German eZ Systems subsidiary in Dortmund. "Weka Austria therefore wanted a central Content-Repository in order to finally show the strengths of all kinds of content, starting with business magazine articles up to looseleafcollections. The strength of eZ Publish is not only its Open Source and licence freecharacteristics but also its flexibility, adaptability and scalability - combined with the total product support of eZ Systems."

About WEKA

WEKA is a successful Austrian publisher for practical knowledge and practical services in the field of businesstobusiness and belongs to WEKA Business Information, the business unit for product information of the WEKA group that was founded as a classic publishing house in 1973 in Kissing near Augsburg.

Under the umbrella of WEKA Business Information, 13 companies and publishing brands in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and France offer today solutions for multimedia practical information to their target groups. The publishers, consolidated in the company group, employ about 900 employees.

eZ Systems GmbH

eZ Systems, based in Skien / Norway, is the world's largest Open Source Content Management Software company. The German office, located in Dortmund, is also responsible for the Central and Eastern European markets. eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, an award winning Open Source Enterprise Content Management System used by companies and organisations in more than 160 countries.

Premium software and a company policy of "total product responsibility" has helped make eZ Publish the leading Open Source Enterprise CMS - with more than 200.000 installations worldwide.

Founded in 1999, eZ always stuck to its philosophy of openness and the sharing of information. Thus, eZ became a prospering global Open Source company with an animated ecosystem of users, partners, customers and eZ crew members. eZ Systems employs 70 employees in Norway, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, the United States and Japan. Its customers are wellknown companies and organisations like Lagardère, Gruner & Jahr International, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA, Oslo Stock Exchange, Orange Telecom, Finanz Informatik, T-Mobile, United Nations and now also WEKA.

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