KonaKart and dotCMS Join Forces to Create CMS-Driven e-Commerce
Feb 01, 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."
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.
dotCMS is the most agile, scalable and secure content management system for enterprise. Built on leading Java technology, dotCMS is an open-source, hybrid-headless content management system that gives developers the flexibility of a headless CMS while equipping marketers with no-code visual content authoring. Whether you're building a network of global websites, an employee intranet, customer portal, or single page web application, dotCMS helps you manage content, images, and assets in one centralized location and deliver them to any channel.
Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately held US company with a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community. dotCMS has generated millions of downloads and more than 100,000 implementations and integration projects worldwide. Notable customers include: Telus, Standard & Poors, Hospital Corporation of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Comcast, Thomson Reuters, Dairy Queen, City Furniture, Varo Bank, Lennox International, Firstmac and Newell Brands.