Jena, Germany - March 13, 2006 - Coinciding with CeBIT, Intershop Communications awarded its eOscars for the eighth consecutive year. The winners of these prizes for the most successful e-commerce projects are Lenscare AG, Schott AG and Williams Lea. Entries are judged in the categories "Best B2C Solution", "Best B2B Solution", and "Best Procurement Solution". The eOscar Awards Ceremony took place on March 10 at the eOscar gala, where Intershop's customers and partners were welcomed by company CEO Jürgen Schöttler.
The members of this year's jury are Dunja Koelwel, e-commerce Magazin, Marina Walser, Area Marketing Director, Novell, Prof. Dr. Detlef Lobenstein, Fachhochschule Erfurt, Burkhardt Lowe, Manager e-Business Program Management, smart and Jörg Krumbiegel, Vice President Engineering, Intershop.
The eOscar in the "Best B2C Solution" category was scooped by Lenscare AG. Over the past ten years, Lenscare AG has established itself as Europe's biggest mail-order contact lens supplier. The company now plans to expand its successful business model by selling contact lenses, care products, and accessories through its own online store, as well as via partner web stores. To enable Lenscare to provide its customers with the consistently high quality and outstanding service they have come to expect, the company has a powerful platform that offers excellent stability and performance.
The prize in the "Best Procurement Solution" category went to UK-based Williams Lea's online procurement system. Williams Lea is a leading business process outsourcing company specialising in Corporate Information Solutions. Intershop partner Crimsonwing developed an e-procurement solution, which Williams Lea branded Immedia. This is built on the Intershop Enfinity platform and Procurement Channel to deliver all forms of procurement practised by Williams Lea in a single solution.
For the "Best B2B Solution" award Schott was declared as eOscar winner. The Schott Unit Schott Rohrglas GmbH is a key, long-standing Intershop client with a scalable system that features comprehensive functionality, such as, additional product information, customer-specific catalog views, product lists, and pricing rules, as well as order tracking options for its business clients. Schott Rohrglas serves approximately 300 business customers via its e-commerce portal offering over 10,000 products in four different languages.
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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.