Novato, Calif. - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - Scene7®, provider of the leading automated rich media platform to grow revenues by creating visually enhanced targeted customer experiences via the Web, email & print, today announced a joint sales and co-marketing partnership with ecommerce solutions provider Demandware. Under the terms of the agreement, Scene7 will be Demandware's go to market partner for rich media. Demandware will offer Scene7's Infinite Imaging™ Network (IIN) hosted ASP rich media platform as an available option for customers utilizing its on-demand hosted ecommerce solution.
Demandware, headquartered in Woburn, MA, is the first ecommerce solution that is customizable and on-demand. Demandware eCommerce was designed for retailers, manufacturers and distributors that need to build, re-launch, or adapt an ecommerce site in order to capitalize on fast-changing business opportunities to drive revenue. The partnership with Scene7 will enable these companies to add enhanced capabilities such as zoom, pan, color swatching, eCatalogs, and 360 spin to create an immersive, visually impactful e-commerce experience. Companies utilizing Scene7 rich media have increased revenues and conversion rates up to 90%.
"We're excited to offer Scene7 as our rich media on demand solution" said Stephan Schambach, president and CEO of Demandware. "Scene7's best in class rich media combined with our ondemand platform for e-commerce will allow our customers to create highly effective online experiences that drive sales."
Scene7's Infinite Imaging™ Network enables companies to create, manage and deploy rich media assets on their own without having to rely on outsourced production services - giving these companies the flexibility to operate on their own without additional IT investment and support. Scene7's Infinite Imaging Network is a scalable, reliable, globally load-balanced, hosting and caching environment located through state-of-the-art IBM data centers. Scene7's self service ASP hosted option is only one of three flexible deployment options. Scene7 is the only rich media provider to offer 100% full service, self-service hosted ASP, and in-house license options - giving companies the flexibility to change as their business needs evolve, and providing the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.
"We look forward to forging a strong relationship with Demandware," said Doug Mack, CEO of Scene7. "Demandware's approach to the market compliments ours - to give customers solutions that will help grow their business and the deployment options that give them the flexibility to scale as their business needs grow."
Demandware provides a complete on-demand ecommerce platform that combines the flexibility, functionality and interoperability of a full ecommerce application suite with the operating efficiency of a hosted on-demand service. With Demandware, retailers and manufacturers can deliver custom ecommerce solutions without buying software or operating expensive datacenters. Demandware was founded by a team with proven expertise from leading ecommerce infrastructure companies including ATG, Broadvision, Macromedia, Intershop and NaviSite. The company has strong backing from major IT investors North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners. For more information, visit www.demandware.com.
Scene7 provides the leading rich media platform to grow revenues and enhance visual communications via the Web, email, displays and print, while automating media production and delivery. Scene7's integrated platform for production, management and delivery of rich media enables five key business solutions: Dynamic Imaging (dynamic zoom, sizing, art, color swatching, spin, templates), eCatalogs, Dynamic Customization, eVideos and Dynamic Asset Management. More than 250 leading companies, in industries rangingfrom retail to hi-tech, have selected Scene7 products, including Macy's, Scripps Networks, Lillian Vernon, Home and Garden Television, Microsoft, Office Depot, Levi Strauss & Co., Kinko's, La-Z-Boy and QVC. Scene7 has been selected as a partner of key technology leaders including IBM, Microsoft, Coremetrics and Akamai. Scene7, a holding of QVC/Liberty Media, Moore Capital and Rhodes Partners, is based in Novato, California. For more information visit www.scene7.com.
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