Jena, Redmond, 7 September 2018: Intershop Communications AG and Microsoft Corporation today announced a deepening of their cooperative strategic partnership to better serve customers by transforming the retail commerce market. Intershop will continue to work with Microsoft's regional sales and marketing organizations, but will now be centrally supported and managed by a Microsoft team from the company's headquarters in Redmond as part of making Intershop's solutions more easily available to Microsoft customers and partners throughout the world.
This latest advancement in the successful two-and-a-half-year collaboration between Microsoft and Intershop is further evidence of the substantial potential of Intershop's ecommerce offerings as a complement to Microsoft's portfolio. Microsoft Deutschland GmbH and Intershop Communications AG collaborative teams have been jointly enhancing a portfolio of Microsoft Azure Cloud products and services combined with the Intershop commerce solution for several years in response to customers' needs. Some of these advanced solutions have already been successfully sold to customers in Germany and other countries.
"We are proud to see that the efforts to combine our offering and make it available as part of Microsoft Azure is being so well received by both our customers and Microsoft," said Dr. Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop. "Working on this new level of partnership with the team at Microsoft will have a significant impact on the global visibility of this offering. The integration of the Intershop Commerce solution with the business applications of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 product family is another customer benefit of our close cooperation. Our customers will also enjoy the additional benefit of Intershop's standard support of the Microsoft SQL Server database".
"We are pleased with our collaboration with Intershop, enabling retailers to deliver an enhanced and unique customer experience," said Greg Jones, Director Industry Solutions World Wide Retail at Microsoft "The Microsoft Azure Cloud solution combined with Intershop is a building block that further compliments the portfolio of retail solutions that Microsoft is bringing to market with our partners.”
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.