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KonaKart and dotCMS Join Forces to Create CMS-Driven e-Commerce

Feb 02, 2010

Miami, Florida, USA | Milton Keynes, Bucks UK - Two java-based software companies, KonaKart (e-commerce) and dotCMS (web content management) have joined forces to meet the challenging and growing demand of CMS-driven e-commerce. Starting this past summer, both organizations worked closely together to design and implement the proper architecture and development of an integrated tool-set, with workflows and templates, that would provide a seamless presentation layer across an e-commerce platform.

By developing an open architecture (standard plugins) between KonaKart and dotCMS, the framework and integration patterns will allow for marketing and social components to be distributed throughout the e-commerce experience -- while minimizing risks and unnecessary load to the transactional systems. This architecture introduces system segmentation from core infrastructures, which is vital to the stability and security of e-commerce inner-workings.

Other social e-commerce benefits include:

  • Enabling the marketing and community managers to introduce new campaigns and functionality with minimal IT participation.
  • Empower marketers and channel/outreach specialists with tools to help promote local events for stores and partners.
  • Enable the unification of community content with standard e-commerce content.
  • Enable a unified tagging solution for products, expert advice, product review, etc.
  • Syndicate data between wholesalers, retailers, industry experts and customers.

KonaKart and dotCMS plan to release these plugins and tool-sets in both their open source offerings by the 2nd Quarter of 2010. Future offerings and support packages will follow shortly after.

"We are thrilled to join dotCMS in this exciting new initiative drawing together two best of breed solutions in the Enterprise-strength java application space", said John Hornsby, CEO, KonaKart. "I'm convinced that the value to customers of this combined offering is even greater than the sum of its parts. We're looking forward to many joint projects in the near future."

About KonaKart
KonaKart is the product of European software house DS Data Systems UK Ltd., which has offices in Italy and the UK. Since its launch in early 2007, KonaKart has achieved a leading position among the world's enterprise-strength Java e-commerce solutions. Key strengths include the ease of integration into existing software solutions, flexibility, performance and reliability.

KonaKart is being used by hundreds of clients worldwide including Audi, Tesco Mobile, Telefónica O2, GM, Ferrero, RACV, Yoostar, The Methodist Hospital and local government. For more information visit www.konakart.com.

About dotCMS

dotCMS is a leading, open source content and customer experience management platform for companies that want innovation and performance driving their websites and other content-driven applications. Extensible and massively scalable, both small and large organizations can rapidly deliver personalized and engaging content across browsers, mobile devices, channels, second screens and endpoints -- all from a single system.

Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately owned US company with offices in Miami, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts and San Jose, Costa Rica. With a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community, dotCMS has generated more than a half-million downloads and thousands of implementations and integration projects worldwide. Notable dotCMS customers include: Telus, Standard & Poors, Hospital Corporation of America, Royal Bank of Canada, DirecTV, Thomson Reuters, China Mobile, Aon, and DriveTest Ontario.