Intershop Invests for Rapid Expansion of its US Partner Ecosystem
*Americas region investments include added personnel, new senior leadership
team, and expanded partner program
*Momentum in Americas supported by recent acknowledgement that Intershop is
a leading B2B commerce provider in “The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce
Suites, Q4 2013”
SAN FRANCISCO -- January 7, 2014
Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce
solutions, today announced a significant investment and expansion in the
Americas region to address the high growth B2B market and further support B2C.
The announced growth coincides with a recent Forrester Wave Report, which
stated that by the end of 2013, B2B e-commerce in the US alone will be a $559
billion market. However, despite being over twice the size of the $252 billion
US B2C e-commerce market, the same report said that the B2B e-commerce market
is far less mature.
Intershop’s global presence and experience in delivering best in class
commerce solutions combined with its work with leading US customers and
partners is a major force in Intershop’s ‘re-pioneering’ of commerce. Over the
last six months, Intershop has quadrupled its client executive team, tripled
pre-sales business consulting team and hired, among other executives, William
Buie, a seasoned channel professional to lead Intershop’s US Partner Program.
Mr. Buie comes to Intershop with a track record of success at companies such
as IBM and Symantec and is chartered with greatly expanding the partner
eco-system in the US and Canada.
Within the first six months of announcing its new Partner incentives and
following recent acquisitions of other e-commerce platform vendors, Intershop
has added significant partners to its portfolio. To service its growing
customer base in the US, Intershop is in the process of selecting partners
that fill a client’s needs both geographically and technologically, while also
extending Intershop’s competency in the Americas.
Growth in the Americas region is a reflection of Intershop’s global expansion
and will continue to enhance its global partner network of over 150 partners
in the areas of system integration, technology, and services.
“We believe that having the right partners, and not just the most partners,
across all key areas of the e-commerce ecosystem will benefit our customers,
our partners, and fuel our global growth strategy,” said David Cunningham,
General Manager, Americas Region. “Our partners like the idea of doing
business with a firm where e-commerce is their only business. The combination
of our well-defined enablement structure with our lucrative financial rewards
helps get partners what they need to be successful.”
To find out more about the becoming an Intershop partner, please visit
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 including online marketing. Intershop also acts as a
business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online
retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 500 enterprise
customers, including HP, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, and Mexx 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.
Intershop Press Contacts
Heide Rausch, +49.3641.50-1000
Patrick Farrell, 603-420-8828
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