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Vignette Enhances Web Experience Foundation

  • 30 April, 2008 13:12

<p>Trio of new product releases provide the cornerstone for delivering superior Web experiences</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia — April 30, 2008 – Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, today announced significant enhancements to its Web Experience Platform foundation. The latest releases of Vignette Content Management, Vignette Portal and Vignette Collaboration provide the cornerstone that helps organisations deliver fast, personal, social and multichannel experiences their key audiences demand.</p>
<p>According to Gartner, "It's evident that use of PCC (Portal, Content and Collaboration) technologies is pervasive inside organisations and touch 100 percent of knowledge workers every day. Use of PCC technologies means the tools, technologies, best practices and vendors that allow organisations to access information and manage content and interactions electronically."1</p>
<p>Vignette’s integrated Web Experience Platform foundation helps organisations quickly manage and deliver targeted content and facilitate user interaction and collaboration with the high performance and scalability required to support large-scale deployments. Unlike point products offered by competing vendors, Vignette provides the core foundation to deliver compelling Web experiences on a massive scale, incorporate Web 2.0 and social computing features and give IT the flexibility to add new product modules such as Vignette Recommendations or Rich Media Services on top of a pre-integrated platform.</p>
<p>“Our mission is to be the leading resource for the advancement of materials knowledge in education, industry and society through knowledge sharing and interaction,” said Steve Weiss, director of Education, Events, and Publishing at ASM International. “It’s paramount that we offer our members a unique, relevant and engaging Web experience to ensure our site remains a useful tool for contributing and collaborating. Vignette’s Web Experience Platform foundation enables us to deliver a variety of related content through multiple layers of personalisation and allows materials engineers, scientists, researchers and students to access and interact with that information and each other from a single integrated platform.”</p>
<p>Vignette Content Management empowers users to streamline the creation and management of Web content and eliminate bottlenecks associated with the delivery and publishing of that information. Enhanced features include friendly URLs to increase search engine site rankings, skip level upgrades to reduce the steps necessary to upgrade from older environments and integration with Vignette High Performance Delivery (HPD) for faster, more compelling experiences.</p>
<p>Vignette Portal enables business users to elevate their brand identity and engage in more personalised Web interactions with key audiences. New capabilities include integration with HPD and Vignette’s recently announced Community product line, which can help keep content fresh and engaging. Vignette continues to embrace the growing need to implement mashups and composite applications by enhancing support for new standards.</p>
<p>Vignette Collaboration helps organisations drive productivity, improve knowledge management and more efficiently direct business processes that require interaction across disparate geographic and organisational boundaries. The latest release features new social computing capabilities including ratings, reviews, tagging and usage analysis. Additional enhancements include improved usability and performance and enhanced support for blogs, wikis and discussion forums. Collaboration also supports auditing and retention policies which enable organisations to more actively manage knowledge relative to compliance.</p>
<p>“Delivering faster, more social and more effective Web experiences requires a foundation that is easy to use and scalable,” said Mike Aviles, president and CEO of Vignette. “Our platform is unique in its ability to integrate the essential building blocks of the Web – content management, collaboration and portal – with the latest community-centric and personal elements to give organisations the tools they need to execute on their precise Web strategies.”</p>
<p>For more information on Vignette’s Web Experience Platform, visit http://www.vignette.com/vwep.</p>
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<p>1. “Making it Work: Top 10 Tactics to Realise ROI from Portals, Content and Collaborative Projects,” Gartner Portals, Content &amp; Collaboration Summit 2008, February 2008, Regina Casonato and Toby Bell</p>
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<p>About Vignette
Vignette helps organisations improve the way they connect online with their key audiences by providing software for building great online experiences and managing the content that fuels those experiences. Vignette pioneered the Web Content Management space more than a decade ago, and today our customers include some of the world’s most prominent brands in virtually every industry. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas with operations worldwide. Visit www.vignette.com.</p>
<p>FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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>
<p>For more information:</p>
<p>Alex Merton-McCann
Max Australia
(02) 9954 3492
alex.mertonmccann@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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