TerminalFour’s new CMS technology the result of €900k investment

13 Nov 2009

A successful Irish software company behind content management system (CMS) deployments in some of the world’s top universities has globally launched its latest technology after an R&D investment of €900,000.

The company last night announced the release of TerminalFour Site Manager 7.0, a major new edition of its enterprise grade web content management (WCM) product. 

It benefits from the single biggest advancement in its technology, user-interface and functionality to date, and is the culmination of an increased €900k investment in research and development. TerminalFour spent 18 months developing the software. 

Pulling out all the stops

“With TerminalFour Site Manager 7.0, we’ve pulled out all the stops to get ahead of the competition,” said David Miller, chief operations officer of TerminalFour.

“While many of our rivals have stalled their investment in R&D during the economic downturn, we’ve amplified our activities. This is a fiercely competitive industry where continuous development gives you the edge.

“The new edition of Site Manager incorporates the latest interactive technologies and firmly puts us in pole position of driving innovation in the web content management industry.”

Version 7.0 has been developed in collaboration with TerminalFour’s user and customer community, including web developers in 50 universities from around the globe.

Looking after demands

As a consequence, Site Manager now addresses the latest demands of a global CMS audience, including ease-of-use, multilingual, intuitiveness, integration with external systems and availability on all major platforms and web browsers.  

TerminalFour Site Manager 7.0 introduces many of the latest web technologies, allowing content contributors to quickly publish and share documents, photos and video stored in other third-party systems. Importantly, it is now one of the only WCM products in the world that complies with accessibility guidelines and can handle every internet browser on the market.

TerminalFour’s web content management software continues to be developed with an open source collaboration ethos, Miller added.

“(The year) 2009 has been a landmark year for TerminalFour,” said Piero Tintori, chief executive officer, TerminalFour. 

“Our position as the number one provider of web content management (WCM) to the higher-education market is secured following the recent announcement of our 50th university customer. We have stepped up our US sales and marketing activities and now with the launch of TerminalFour Site Manager 7.0, we’re primed to take the company to a new level,” Tintori said.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Piero Tintori, chief executive officer, and David Miller, chief operations officer, both of TerminalFour.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years