Jena, 19 February 2014 – Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1), the leading independent provider of innovative omni-channel commerce solutions, reports net revenues of EUR 53.6 million (previous year: EUR 51.8 million) for its financial year 2013 based on preliminary figures. The 3% rise was mainly driven by the exceptionally strong performance in the fourth quarter, which saw licensing revenues, in particular, increasing by 105% compared to the prior-year period. Net revenues of EUR 15.0 million meant that the fourth quarter 2013 was Intershop’s best quarter since the second quarter of 2001 (previous year: EUR 13.1 million). In contrast, the business trend during the first nine months of the financial year 2013 remained subdued both on the consulting and on the licensing side. The fourth-quarter surge in revenues and profits was not sufficient to offset the losses generated during the first nine months. The resulting negative EBIT of EUR 3.2 million mainly reflects the clearly higher investments in marketing and sales.
Netherland's premium department store chain, de Bijenkorf, has implemented Intershop's commerce platform to power its web shop, deBijenkorf.nl. The Intershop 7 solution replaces an existing e-commerce engine and was selected for its scalability, robustness and future-proof architecture.
PAYONE, one of the leading non-bank payment service providers in Europe, is launching a strategic partnership with Intershop Communications AG, provider of one of the world's leading omni-channel commerce platforms, according to a joint announcement made by the companies today.
Intershop Communications AG, the leading independent technology provider for omni-channel commerce solutions, ranks among Germany's best employers. This was one of the findings of a study by the news magazine Focus in cooperation with Xing, the leading professional network in the German-speaking countries, and kununu, the largest German-language employer rating portal. In a comparison of employers in the telecommunications and IT sector, Intershop ranked sixth, while in the IT industry alone it made fourth place, leaving its direct competitors far behind.
Intershop, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated omni-channel commerce solutions, has announced that SIMCOMMERCE, an innovative simulation software program for complex e-commerce processes, will be released in 2014. The software will give decision-makers in the online commerce industry a solid basis on which to predict whether investments in online shop system modifications or targeted online marketing campaigns will pay off in higher sales or site traffic over a specified period of time. SIMCOMMERCE is the first analytical tool tailored specifically to the needs of online commerce.
Intershop today announced the availability of Intershop 7.4, the latest version of its leading omni-channel commerce platform. Intershop 7.4 is designed to allow merchants to take full advantage of the explosive growth in omni-channel commerce and shorten time to market. It reduces the complexity of running a business across multiple online and offline touchpoints, while helping B2C and B2B organizations alike to create highly individualized and personalized brand experiences.
Intershop, the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, is presenting at this year's Distanshandelsdagen 2014, which takes place on 30 January at Åhaga, Borås, Sweden. With a focus on the future of commerce and a seamless customer experience across all touchpoints, Intershop will offer live demonstrations of its industry leading commerce platform, Intershop 7, on stand 38.
Intershop, the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, has announced details of its presence at this year's Webwinkel Vakdagen, which takes place on 22 and 23 January at Jaarbeurs Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands. With a focus on the future of commerce and a seamless customer experience across all touchpoints, Intershop will be joined on stand A55 by its partners, Calago and Informatica.
Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced a significant investment and expansion in the Americas region to address the high growth B2B market and further support B2C. The announced growth coincides with a recent Forrester Wave Report, which stated that by the end of 2013, B2B e-commerce in the US alone will be a $559 billion market. However, despite being over twice the size of the $252 billion US B2C e-commerce market, the same report said that the B2B e-commerce market is far less mature.
Intershop has signed a partnership agreement with leading Turkish email marketing provider, euro.message. Together, the companies will offer combined omni-channel commerce and digital marketing capabilities to customers in Turkey, Germany and other European and Middle-Eastern countries. euro.message's marketing campaign software will be integrated with Intershop's leading commerce platform, so that retailers can manage their campaigns directly from the Intershop solution using euro.message's technology.