CrownPeak Unveils New Program, Special Pricing Aimed at State, County and Local Government Agencies
Bundled Services Deliver Accessibility and Design Compliance, Reflect Content Management Leader's Success in Government Markets
MARINA DEL REY, Calif- (September 13, 2004) —
CrownPeak Technology, the leader in hosted content management solutions, today rolled out a new program offering state, county and local government entities up to a 33 percent discount on its Advantage CMS content management software -- and announced it is offering additional bundled services to all government agencies, designed to meet their unique accessibility and design compliance needs.
CrownPeak's Advantage CMS is a complete Web content management system that lets non-technical users seamlessly manage content and digital assets, and deploy turnkey extranets and intranets, all with the cost-effectiveness of software-as-a-service. The CrownPeak system has won numerous awards for usability and can be live within four weeks -- making it easy for non-technical employees to author, edit and publish content, upload and manage assets, create new links, manage email, edit the interface and more.
Reflecting three and a half years serving all levels of government, CrownPeak has developed specific bundled services to ensure compliance with accessibility, design and archival standards. CrownPeak can guarantee consistent compliance with Section 508 of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires Web sites to be accessible to blind and low-vision visitors. A template system enforces design and navigational standards throughout all Web pages. The company's versioning and content monitoring tools enable government organizations to come instantly into compliance with data archive regulations, as they are established and modified.
"We provide the ideal solution for government entities facing tight budgets and growing web-related responsibilities," said Jim Howard, CEO, CrownPeak Technology. "We're fast and economical, with guaranteed fees and guaranteed service levels. Compared to in-house or installed solutions, our Advantage CMS is more affordable, easier to set up and maintain and much simpler for new users to learn. And we offer powerful archival and document comparison features, which will become increasingly important to government entities over time.
"Government agencies have to meet design standards, or use standard template elements," Howard said. "It's very easy for us to 'normalize' a site to meet and enforce design standards and/or incorporates design or navigational elements. As with accessibility standards, Advantage CMS enforces those standards via our templating system."
CrownPeak provides integrated services for search, email management, analytics and hosting, and the company can easily integrate with government agencies' existing Web hosting solutions or infrastructure.
CrownPeak's special pricing extends to billing terms for government agencies, under which the company will agree to amortize upfront service fees over the first year or even 18 months of a contract. CrownPeak is certified for purchase through GSA and many state purchasing mechanisms.
Currently, CrownPeak manages Web content for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, helping America's chief trade negotiator and trade policy advisor manage a continuous shuffling of Web site content, maintain indexing and categorization of various content types, sustain accessibility and records management compliance, and integrate all content seamlessly with site search, the email newsletter and user management system.
CrownPeak helps the Commonwealth of Virginia manage the Web site that serves as the gateway site to every Virginia government related resource, with information ranging from government elections data to travel and tourism (www.virginia.gov). CrownPeak's roster of clients also includes the Virginia State Board of Elections, the California Highway Patrol, the National Constitution Center and Virginia's Stafford County, and the City of Norfolk.
Combining an award-winning interface, powerful workflow, content management and publishing features, Advantage CMS brings government entities all of the features of an industry-based, enterprise-level web content management system: WYSIWYG editing, visual versioning and rollback, spell checking, link management, comprehensive workflow, security monitoring, full Unicode multilingual capabilities, database management, image management and wireless compatibility -- in a 100 percent browser-based interface. Because CrownPeak provides the content management software as a service, organizations can add or disable sections or features on demand. CrownPeak Unveils New Program, Special Pricing Aimed at State, County and Local Government Agencies
About CrownPeak Technology
Based in Los Angeles, CrownPeak Technology is the first company to provide world-class Web content management software as a service. The company's Advantage CMS platform is the only solution that combines enterprise-level power and flexibility with the cost and speed-of-implementation of a hosted software application. Advantage CMS features the easiest-to-use interface of any CMS, and is the only hosted CMS to offer a full API and developer environment. Serving such clients as Crain Communications, Honeywell, Hyundai Motors, the University of Southern California, and the State of Virginia, Advantage CMS™ supports thousands of users and manages and publishes hundreds of thousands of Web pages. CrownPeak has been named to eContent's 100 most influential companies list, has won eWeek's prestigious Analysts Choice Award and is a 2003 and 2004 SIIA Codie Award finalist as Best Content Management System.
CrownPeak, the market leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Web Content Management and Optimization solutions, offers online marketers the easiest way to manage, target, publish, and analyze web content on their web sites, micro-sites, mobile media, or landing pages. CrownPeak's enterprise-grade SaaS operates on any web server or platform, and seamlessly integrates with other ECM systems.
Hundreds of organizations, such as Skype, Nissan, Alico, Defenders of Wildlife, EMI Music and the State of Virginia, have realized the value in CrownPeak's renowned ease-of-use, its 24x7 customer support, and guaranteed response times. CrownPeak has been named to EContent’s 100 most influential companies list, has won eWeek’s prestigious Analysts Choice Award and InfoWorld’s Product of the Year Award, and has been named a finalist for Best Customer Service from the American Business "Stevie" Awards for the last three years.
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