ActiveStandards Ranked as Market Leader in Website Governance and Compliance

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London, United Kingdom
May 13, 2014

ActiveStandards, the Digital Quality Management platform (now Crownpeak DQM), has been ranked as a market leader in website governance and compliance in an Evaluation Report published by J. Boye, a vendor-neutral analyst firm which focuses on several key aspects of digital, including CMS and website governance.

The study states: "What sets ActiveStandards apart is its enterprise-level capability for multi-site operational digital governance” and goes on to highlight the “full-blown digital governance program that ActiveStandards offers in terms of being able to define, maintain, develop, enforce, and track standards across your enterprise".

ActiveStandards is identified as being "...especially helpful for corporations that are global, use several different CMSs and communicate in several different languages".

As well as these overall distinguishing capabilities, the report goes on to review the application in detail and highlights a number of key differentiating features including:

  • The ActiveStandards API which allows for integration with any CMS.
  • The unique combination of error checking, inventory, content insight, plus advanced analytics and KPI reporting incorporated within the platform.
  • The Standards Hub knowledgebase, for creating and managing digital standards documentation.

ActiveStandards also scored a maximum 10 out of 10 (where 10 equals market leader) for key criteria including "Governance" and "Quality Assurance and Compliance" capabilities. And 9 out of 10 for "Integration" reflecting the availability of the ActiveStandards API designed specifically for CMS integration, allowing streamlined workflow.

This study follows on from another recent analyst report from Forrester, Digital Customer Experience Governance Demystified, which articulated how good governance can optimize the digital customer experience, and referenced ActiveStandards in their number one recommendation, to "Monitor digital hygiene".

Simon Lande, CEO and founder of ActiveStandards commented: "We are delighted to achieve this recognition, particularly coming from an analyst firm that specializes in the field of web operations."

"Whilst there are a number of companies that provide “toolkits” addressing various operational aspects of website quality, we believe we are the only organization providing a complete end-to-end solution for website governance and compliance."

"The market leadership recognized in this report is further consolidated by our recent acquisition of WelchmanPierpoint, the leading consultancy in enterprise digital governance, enabling us to provide a completely integrated blend of operational and strategic digital governance capabilities to enterprises aiming to optimize the management of complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations."

View ActiveStandards Evaluation Report

About ActiveStandards

ActiveStandards is the leading SaaS solution for Digital Quality Management (DQM) used by the world's largest brands. They help companies realize value from their online presence and mitigate risk by optimizing the management of complex digital operations and improving the quality and effectiveness of their digital content. ActiveStandards has an international client base across all industry sectors and supports the digital governance programs of some of the largest brands in the world, including Unilever, Shell, CSC, HP, Thomson Reuters and Canon.