ShortList, Tall Expectations as Episerver Receives Commerce Recognition

When influencers name the influential, audiences should take notice.

Known for its objectivity and reach, Constellation Research has named Episerver to its Constellation ShortList™ for Content to Commerce in Q1 2018 determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. From the 50 offerings Constellation evaluated, Episerver joins 11 others in this coveted ShortList used by software buyers to make hyper-informed decisions about their commerce solutions.

“The need for third-party validation of software is higher than ever,” said James Norwood, CMO of Episerver. “Since 2014, for example, the marketing technology landscape has grown by at least 1,000 vendors yearly reaching 5,000 in 2017.  While the commerce space is less crowded, the competition is as fierce and the investments into these systems are often much higher. Businesses need objective parties like Constellation to help steer their technical choices to save budget and, well, face.

“With its ShortLists and other programs, Constellation guides companies looking to take the next step in their digital transformation, and Episerver is honored once again be part of its respected Matrix Commerce™. We will continue to live up to the high standards required for inclusion.”

Recently concluding its three-day user conference in Las Vegas, Episerver remains committed to help retailers – both B2B and B2C – realize their commerce potential. This realization starts and ends with platform choice as today’s experiences are driven by technology. On Episerver, for example, Mazda has increased engagement 200 percent with new experiences, allowing Mazda shoppers to easily research and select a vehicle with fewer clicks and for the first time from mobile devices.

Platform decisions shouldn’t be – and often aren’t – made hastily as the software buyer is empowered from Web content, peer reviews and analyst research. It should always be the recommendation to conduct this due diligence and Constellation’s ShortList is a quick and effective way to, with one glance, understand the top competitors in a space based on unbiased and diligent insight.

“Boardrooms and their executive suites must be cognizant of the business extinction events and the exponential technologies that will transform their industries,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “Each Constellation ShortList, researched and curated by our analysts, guides early adopters in identifying the right technologies to support new business models and improve engagement. Leaders now have a list of the top technology partners who can co-innovate and co-create with customers to thrive and dominate digital disruption.”

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