Jena/Stuttgart, February 10th, 2009 – Online Retailers are consistently faced with the issue of improving product offerings to boost the sale of high margin products and ultimately increase profitability. To meet this challenge, Heiler Product Manager offers an ideal data management platform to be utilized in parallel with Enfinity Suite 6. Intershop’s proven e-commerce solutions provide fast and flexible creation and expansion of powerful sales channels for the online business.
“The seamless connection of a leading PIM system with Enfinity provides unmatched ability in providing consistently accurate information to multiple channels in a cost-effective manner“, says Intershop Management Board Member Dr. Ludger Vogt.
“Intershop is a well-established provider of e-commerce solutions and is the perfect partner for us, especially since both companies offer their solutions worldwide“, says Frank Schmidt, Heiler Software Board of Directors Member. “Instead of maintaining product data in multiple IT systems such as ERP, e-commerce platform, inventory management, and media databases, Heiler Product Manager is the central platform to accomplish this. B2B and B2C-Shops can even be supplied with customer-specific catalogs“, according to Schmidt.
The partnership produces concrete advantages for the joint customer-base. The standard interface allows for the direct hand-off of product information from the Heiler Product Manager to the Intershop-Software Enfinity Suite 6, the latter handling internet presentation and sales processes.
Customers benefit substantially from the partnership since Intershop now offers both the Heiler Product Manager and Enfinity as a comprehensive solution. The combined offer includes all professional services of both partners including a 24-hotline for the helpdesk and support.
As a combined solution offering, the partners present the “Express Package“ for product data management and e-commerce. “Intershop and Heiler will jointly demonstrate this offering at the upcoming CeBIT event series “PIM compact“, according to Frank Schmidt, Heiler Software Board of Directors Member.
About Heiler Software AG
The company specializes in SAP customers and supports purchasing companies in implementing Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and suppliers with the extraction, transformation and publication of their product information. Heiler provides distributors and manufacturers with support for product information management (PIM) enabling them to optimize the information process with their customers. Heiler's PIM and catalog solutions allow customers to achieve higher sales and significant cost savings. Heiler Software AG supplies complete solutions made up of state of the art software technology and a comprehensive range of services and stands for process expertise and excellent consulting service. Well-known companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Daimler and the Hagemeyer Group are already successfully using SAP-certified Heiler premium products. Heiler Software AG (WKN 542990) was founded in 1987. The company has its main offices in Stuttgart and Detroit and employs around 100 people. It is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the Prime Standard Segment.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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.