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Vignette to Introduce the Next Generation of Web Experience Management: Vignette Content Management 8.0

Vignette Corporation (NASDAQ: VIGN), the company that the world’s leading brands rely on for innovative and dynamic Web experiences, announced plans to release Vignette Content Management 8.0 (VCM 8.0) in the second half of 2009.
  • 07 July, 2009 11:22

<p>VCM 8.0 Will Enable Marketers to Take Control of their Web Sites</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 7 July, 2009 — Vignette Corporation (NASDAQ: VIGN), the company that the world’s leading brands rely on for innovative and dynamic Web experiences, announced plans to release Vignette Content Management 8.0 (VCM 8.0) in the second half of 2009. VCM 8.0, a corner stone of the Vignette Web Experience foundation, empowers marketers and business users to manage media-rich, global Web properties through an intuitive user interface that can dramatically improve an organisation’s agility.</p>
<p>With VCM 8.0, organisations can easily create and manage an engaging online experience while relieving IT of basic, day-to-day Web responsibilities. The new user interface makes the management of pages and content simple. A novice user will be able to build Web sites in minutes rather than hours while maintaining brand consistency using the proven scalability and power of Vignette architecture. VCM 8.0 also includes productivity enhancing capabilities such as personalised toolbars, favourite shortcuts and workspaces that recall user preferences.</p>
<p>“I have been impressed with the enhancements I’ve seen in the Vignette Content Management 8.0 previews,” said Mike Plonski, an executive with more than 15 years of experience in transforming Web sites for digital media companies such as Martha Stewart and the Tribune Company. “Vignette is clearly focused on building a next-generation, intuitive user interface that will allow companies to increase productivity and quickly deliver fresh content to audiences – all while maintaining strong control over branding and messaging. I think that the release of VCM V8, along with Vignette’s existing capabilities, will extend Vignette’s leadership in delivering excellent Web experiences online.”</p>
<p>VCM 8.0 out-of-the-box site templates and streamlined templating capabilities, combined with the ability for users to modify sites within approved brand guidelines, allow marketers to launch and evolve Web sites to quickly respond to sudden market shifts. Marketers can focus on the message, instead of struggling with the tools. At the same time, IT can confidently allow self-sufficient users to create and edit Web sites while adhering to pre-defined best practices and policies.</p>
<p>“Our conversations with enterprise clients often revolve around the difficulties non-technical users face when editing and publishing Web content. Business and marketing teams must be enabled to share company information and messaging in a timely manner. This is an important edge in today’s competitive business atmosphere,” said IDC’s Melissa Webster.</p>
<p>“I’m really excited about the new user experience and the enhanced usability in VCM 8.0. This release gives a tremendous amount of control to business users around the site design and layout, in addition to the rich content management features they are already used to,” said Tony Bailey, Acquity Group’s vice president of content management solutions.</p>
<p>For more information on Vignette Content Management 8.0, including demos, visit www.vignette.com/v8.</p>
<p>Vignette Web Experience Management
Since the early days of the Web, the world’s leading brands have counted on Vignette’s enterprise-grade, flexible and scalable content management solutions to fuel their online presence. Vignette Content Management is the cornerstone of the Vignette Web Experience Management solution which allows organisations to create personal and engaging Web experiences with rich media and social capabilities across multiple sites and mobile devices.</p>
<p>About Vignette
Vignette provides software and services that deliver the Web's most dynamic user experiences. The Vignette Web Experience brings rich media and engaging content to life for the world's greatest brands. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with operations worldwide. Visit www.vignette.com.</p>
<p>FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS</p>
<p>The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Vignette’s products, future sales, market growth and competition. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Actual results could differ materially from the Company’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, Future Losses, Limited Operating History, Fluctuation of Quarterly Revenues and Operating Results, Acquisition Integration, Competition, Dependence on a Small Number of Large Orders, Lengthy Sales Cycle and Product Implementation, Market Awareness of Our Product, Rapid Changes in Technology and New Products, and other factors and risks discussed in the Company’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>
<p>Vignette and the V Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vignette Corp. in the United States and other countries. All other names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
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<p>Press contact:</p>
<p>Jasmin Athwal</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>
<p>jasmin.athwal@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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