eZ Systems enters South Africa: Partners with Panorama Digital
As part of the accelerated growth strategy of new CEO Gabriele Viebach, who joined eZ last September, eZ is looking at expanding in some key new markets. The growth of the South African market especially in the Web Content Management field makes this region very attractive to eZ. eZ wants to focus on building business partnerships in South Africa in order to deliver the unique value proposition that eZ has through its Multichannel content platform. Panorama Digital is a great fit in that strategy execution.
"The South African market is very interesting in many ways. The partnership with Panorama Digital will allow us to combine leading technology for online media with the deep knowledge and understanding of the local media market ", says Bertrand Maugain, Director International Business Development at eZ.
Urs Honegger, CEO of Panorama Media and MD of Panorama Digital: "Although Panorama Digital is "officially" a new player in this field, it works of the base of 20 years' experience in the media industry, publishing magazines through sister company Panorama Publications."
Honegger believes that eZ offers the SA market something that hasn't been available there: a solution that works whether you are a small or large publisher, extends to all forms of content, not just online and not just print, without the need for additional integration work providing a single content repository with the flexibility to publish to multiple platforms at ease.
"In looking for our own solution, we searched the world and looked at solutions from across the globe. eZ stood out as the one that could be best adapted for local conditions and the most versatile" he says.
About Panorama Digital:
Panorama Digital provides a diverse range of online services that suit any business from small and medium enteprises to corporates. The one-stop solution package is geared to assure your online brand image remains intact and up-to-date while upholding your corporate reputation. Site and Portal development provides multiplatform content solutions for rich and vertically deep digital content applications.
Panorama Digital is the online/digital extension of Panorama Media, best known for it's consumer titiles, specialist publications and customer magazines such as AnimalTalk, PC Format, Hype, TeenZone and several other well known brands.
Panorama Digital completes the one stop service, not only by the online application of their well known publications, but also offers up to date technology and solid expertise in online publishing for their clients. Using various platforms, they can assist the full range of clients, from a one-page association site to the large corporate structure wanting a fully integrated content management system. Panorama Digital has just become an official eZ Systems partner and with this it brings a wealth of new opportunities for any business looking at breaking into the lucrative international and local market in an online capacity.
eZ Systems GmbH
Founded in 1999, eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, the award winning Open Source Web Content Management Platform used by more than 200,000 websites in more than 160 countries.
As a company eZ Systems' focus is on enabling customers to see ROI from our products, by giving them the ability to quickly adapt and adjust their digital offerings whilst helping future proofing their businesses in this ever changing digital landscape.
eZ Publish Web CMS is an adaptable, open and reliable content management platform, eZ's core strength and uniqueness lies in its ability to allow users to manage and distribute any type of content, from any content-source, seamlessly across any channel.
eZ Systems is trusted by well-known brands worldwide within a wide range of industries: Harvard University and MIT, Clearchannel, Random House, EMI Music, Lagardère Active, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal Asia, UBM and CNBC, T-Mobile, France Telecom and Orange, Sparkassen, BPCE and Oslo Stock Exchange, United States Navy and French Ministry of Defense.