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Episerver named a Web Content Management Systems Contender by Global Independent Research Firm

Episerver and Ektron Highest Scores in Evaluation Include Multichannel Delivery, Content Authoring and Workflow, and Mobile Web

Episerver, a leading provider of digital marketing and e-commerce solutions, today announced it has been named a contender in Forrester Research, Inc.’s latest Wave report on Web Content Management Systems. Episerver was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015,” report, dated Feb. 4, 2015.

In this evaluation, Episerver and its Digital Experience Cloud’s developer support and cloud hosting experience were noted in the report as “standout features.” Additionally, the report states that Episerver “has a strong partner strategy to sell and serve customers in 30 countries as well as more than 24,000 developers registered in its network. This kind of traction indicates that companies use the product in a broad number of scenarios.”  

Episerver’s cloud offering is a managed service, which is used by more than 1,800 customers. The report comes on the heels of the recently-announced merger of Episerver and Ektron, creating a new global digital experience leader of scale, with potent technology capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem.

Ektron was also invited to participate in the report and named a contender Ektron standout features cited were: strong multisite support (eSync), APIs (Digital Experience Hub) and extranet support for business customers.

To download a copy of the “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015,” report please visit

“We’re pleased to have both Episerver and Ektron named as contenders in Forrester’s Wave™ evaluation of Web Content Management Systems,” said James Norwood, Executive Vice President Strategy and CMO, Episerver. “Our customers and partners have a lot to look forward to as we combine the strengths of both companies to deliver the most comprehensive and complete, end-to-end digital experience delivery platform on the market -- from digital marketing to digital commerce to content management -- with a geographic reach to serve customers across all continents.

“Episerver’s new energy, focus and strong financial backing give the company a tremendous advantage in providing the right tools and expertise to help our customers succeed in the rapidly evolving digital experience delivery market,” said Norwood.

About Episerver

Episerver connects digital commerce and digital marketing to help organizations create unique digital experiences for their customers, with measurable business results. By combining content, commerce and omni-channel marketing in a single platform – The Digital Experience Cloud™ Episerver works full-circle for businesses online – from intelligent optimization and lead-generation through conversion and repeat sales – with unprecedented usability and agility. Supported by a network of 880 partners in 30 countries, Episerver empowers more than 8,800 digital leaders to embrace disruptive, transformational strategies that can deliver standout experiences for their customers – everywhere they engage. Founded in 1994, Episerver has offices in the USA, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UAE and the UK.

About Optimizely (Episerver)

At Optimizely (Episerver), we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With our leading digital experience platform (DXP), we equip teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. Now, companies can operate with data-driven confidence to create hyper-personalized experiences. Building sophisticated solutions has never been simpler. Optimizely’s 900+ partners and 1100+ employees in offices around the globe are proud to help more than 9,000 brands, including Toyota, Santander, eBay, KLM and Mazda, enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands. Learn more at

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