Jena, Germany - March 21, 2006 - Intershop Communications AG (Prime Standard: ISH2) has signed a software license and support agreement with Music Store A. Sauer GmbH, one of Europe's leading mail-order specialists for musical instruments and technical equipment. The new e-commerce project will create a portal at www.musicstore.de to serve the company's non-institutional customers. The e-commerce platform will be powered by packaged Enfinity Suite 6 software from Intershop.
In addition to licenses for Enfinity Suite 6, the agreement covers a range of implementation and maintenance services. Enfinity Suite 6 e-commerce software enables all of a company's e-commerce activities to be brought together and managed on a single system. Primary benefits include significantly reduced admin effort and a much lower investment in hardware.
Music Store sells its products in over 20 countries, using offline channels like catalogs and shops as well as online channels. The company's multi-channel strategy is intended to extend its reach while also meeting the needs of customers who wish to have a choice of purchase options.
"We chose the Intershop Enfinity Suite 6 solution over other software solutions mainly because of the performance, functional scope, and flexibility to implement our own ideas the way we want," says Michael Sauer, owner and CEO of Music Store.
Music Store represents an important new customer in a sector that offers exciting e-commerce potential," comments Ralf Männlein, the Intershop board member responsible for sales and marketing.
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.