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February 1, 2010

KonaKart, dotCMS team up to create CMS-driven eCommerce

Syndicates data between wholesalers, retailers, industry experts and customers

By CBR Staff Writer

KonaKart and dotCMS have joined forces to design and implement the architecture and development of an integrated tool-set, with workflows and templates, which would provide a presentation layer across an e-commerce platform.

By developing an open architecture (standard plugins) between KonaKart and dotCMS, the framework and integration patterns will allow for marketing and social components to be distributed throughout the e-commerce experience, while minimising the risks and unnecessary load to the transactional systems, the companies said.

The companies claim that the new architecture introduces system segmentation from core infrastructures that is important for the stability and security of e-commerce inner-workings.

According to dotCMS, the new offerings enable the marketing and community managers to introduce new campaigns and functionality with minimal IT participation; empower marketers and channel/outreach specialists with tools to help promote local events for stores and partners; enable the unification of community content with e-commerce content; and syndicate data between wholesalers, retailers, industry experts and customers.

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John Hornsby, CEO of KonaKart, said: We are thrilled to join dotCMS in this exciting new initiative drawing together two best of breed solutions in the enterprise-strength java application space. I’m convinced that the value to customers of this combined offering is even greater than the sum of its parts. We’re looking forward to many joint projects in the near future.

The companies plan to release these plugins and tool-sets in both their open source offerings by the 2nd Quarter of 2010.

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