San Francisco, CA - April 19, 2007 - Intershop Communications, a leading provider of e-commerce software for global enterprises, today announced that Sun Microsystems, an industry leader in servers, storage, software, and services with a focus on network computing, has successfully unveiled an updated U.S. store on Intershop's Enfinity Suite 6 to enhance the performance of Sun's consumer website, http://shop.sun.com. The updated site is Sun's premier online store in the Americas for Sun hardware.
Sun selected Intershop's Enfinity Suite 6 in the spring of 2006, and integration and development efforts between the Intershop platform and Sun's other common services and enterprise systems began immediately. "The Intershop team and the Enfinity Suite 6 product extended our current abilities and enabled us to work seamlessly with the Sun.com site and the transitioning of our current store," noted Andreas Hofmann, Director Sun Product Marketing. "We were able to keep all of our existing venues going while phasing in this next generation solution."
The new site allows for customers to leverage a sophisticated product configurator to select the exact, customized hardware unique to their requirements. Customers can then choose to either order the configured product directly or submit a quote for a Sun representative to review and process based on their own, individually contracted pricing agreements.
Sun's Common Web Platform needs to be able to work seamlessly with both their current and next generation sites. The open architecture of the Enfinity Suite 6 system allows for integration to multiple internal systems today, while still remaining flexible enough to respond to Sun's changing backend infrastructure.
The new platform is already being expanded to support Sun's worldwide consumer and partner websites. Sun plans on leveraging the Enfinity system to help handle a significant internationalization challenge - Sun is a fully global enterprise with sites running in dozens of languages and countries. "Sun's selection of Intershop's Enfinity Suite 6 is a clear testament to our market leadership in providing complex global e-commerce solutions" stated Jim Tallman, President Intershop Americas. "Many of our customers have purchased Enfinity Suite 6 to solve the very same challenges Sun was facing, where fully customizable multi-site, multi-lingual, multi-currency solutions are required."
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.