San Francisco, CA, 30 June, 2015 – Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, announced today that renowned industry analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. has cited Intershop as a leader among B2B commerce suites. In the report “The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q2 2015”, Intershop, received the highest score among all vendors in thecategory “End-user-facing digital touchpoints” and second highest in “Solution Architecture”. Forrester cites Intershop’s expertise in B2B environments: “One of the first vendors in the B2B eCommerce space, Intershop has spent years honing its platform´s feature set and building impressive functionality into its out-of-the-box offering. Intershop Commerce Suite offers functionality that not only rivals but in some cases bests its enterprise class Java-based competitors.”
While the B2B market is currently undergoing dramatic changes, complexities increase for B2B companies due to channel conflicts and a dramatically changing landscape of competitors. Consequently, not only pricing and catalogs need to be adapted and diversified according to different groups of customers, but entire business organizations and business models need to be reviewed and newly set up as digital procurement, production and sales processes impact entire business ecosystems more and more. The Intershop platform, however, was noted in the report for excelling “at handling complex B2B scenarios in multibrand, multichannel, multilocation use cases.”
The rapid development of the B2B market requires businesses to move quickly in order not to lose ground against their direct competition or new B2B selling sites and marketplaces. At the same time this is not only a race against time, but also for efficiency. For companies that have aggressive time-to-market goals and low cost of ownership Intershop is one of two companies that stands out as an option that proves attractive, according to the report.
Jochen Moll, CEO at Intershop:” 2015 looks to be a great year for Intershop as we continue to grow our Market share in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We believe that being recognized among vendors who are alternatives to the “big 3” and a leader that received among the second highest scores in the typical implementation time frame category is a testament to our B2B customers.”
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.