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Acando Relaunches Websites of Olympus Medical Systems and Olympus Microscopy Based on FirstSpirit

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, ) The management and IT consultancy Acando GmbH implemented the content management system FirstSpirit for Olympus and conducted a comprehensive relaunch for the medical systems and microscopy areas. Olympus placed special focus on the customer-oriented presentation of products in their multilingual online presence with 20 country versions.

Based on an extensive target-group analysis, Olympus developed a concept for the websites to present the complex medical products and microscopy systems in an attractive and informative manner. Acando implemented the administration of about 300 products for each website including their interconnected dependencies in FirstSpirit. Product and component selectors help visitors to choose their solutions, and a watch list automatically saves the devices already viewed. “People who use our websites can quickly and intuitively find products and events relevant for them. The websites are now primarily geared to their needs” says Oliver Lorentzen, project manager at Olympus, about their successful go-live.

To streamline the processes for the editors of the 20 country versions, Acando provided country-specific and central content pools and implemented a workflow to release and publish completed translations. For project control, they used a proven agile method. “For each Sprint Review, it was possible to present a new and more complete version of the website to the management at Olympus. This way, we could quickly respond to change requests and easily keep the date set for the go-live,” explains project manager Klaas Klaassen, Acando GmbH, the benefits of the procedure.

Acando equipped all Olympus websites with the enterprise search from FirstSpirit to lead visitors quickly and directly to the content they find interesting.

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About Olympus
Since Olympus was founded in Japan in 1919, it has become a leading manufacturer of innovative optical and digital equipment for the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors. For over 90 years it has led the way in designing endoscopy and microscopy equipment for both medical and industrial use, and it is well known for its groundbreaking camera and voice recorder ranges.
The Olympus Europe Group posted a turnover of EUR 1,386.388 million preliminary results as of May 2012 in the financial year 2011-2012. Its European head office is located in Hamburg, Germany. Olympus Europe Group employs some 4,700 people either at the European headquarters or at one of the 44 subsidiary companies.

About Acando
Acando is a consultancy company that in partnership with its clients identifies and implements sustainable business improvements through information enabled by technology. Acando provides a balance of high business value, short project times and low total cost. Acando’s annual turnover is about EUR 170 million and the Group employs approximately 1,100 professionals in five European countries.
Acando is listed at NASDAQ OMX Nordic. Acando’s corporate culture is based on three core values: Team spirit, Passion and Results.