Sitecore Expands in New Zealand

Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced the opening of its New Zealand sales office, solidifying its presence in the New Zealand Content Management System market and expanding its partner program.

Sitecore currently provides Web CMS software, online marketing automation, Web analytics, intranet portals, and other Web solutions to some of New Zealand’s leading organizations including Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand Ministry of Education, Auckland Airport, Barfoot & Thompson, and Canon New Zealand.

“The demand for Sitecore CMS in New Zealand made it clear we needed to have an in-person presence,” said Michael Seifert, CEO, Sitecore. “Once again we are expanding in key global markets by leveraging strong local talent to drive success.”

The new Sitecore sales office, based in Wellington, provides New Zealand organizations and partners with valuable local technical and sales support.

“This means on-the-ground support for our partners – from end user demonstrations and collaboration on new business pitches, to training and technical support,” said Philipp Heltewig, Managing Director, Sitecore Australia and New Zealand. “When we introduce new tools and functionality, like the recently released Sitecore Online Marketing Suite, there will be locally provided training available to partners and end users. Our goals for the immediate future are to provide innovative solutions in the New Zealand Web CMS market, build on our existing partnerships and greatly expand our New Zealand partner network.”

Sitecore was evaluated and positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of a recent Gartner report, “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.”¹ The report evaluated numerous Web content management (WCM) vendors based on a rigorous set of criteria that includes completeness of vision and ability to execute.  Among the other criteria used for evaluation were innovation, market understanding, marketing and sales strategy, product strategy, and business model.

“Sitecore’s expansion in New Zealand is a very positive result for the local CMS market,” said James Fraser, WCM Specialist, Datacom, a Sitecore partner. “The Sitecore product is innovative and intuitive and offers unique personalization features. It is a flexible and reliable solution for our customers. We welcome the opportunity to work with a local sales and technical team to deliver winning solutions to New Zealand organizations.”

“It is exciting to establish our presence in New Zealand and create new jobs in the local IT economy,” said Philipp Heltewig, Managing Director, Sitecore Australia and New Zealand. “We already hold successful relationships with New Zealand customers and partners and we will continue to build on these achievements. Sitecore’s innovative solutions are an excellent fit for the many New Zealand organizations who value their online presence”

1. Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management” by Mick MacComascaigh et al, August 5, 2009