das Vignette nochmals einknickt, um da einzusteigen. Sind schon lange genug auf meiner Watchliste gewesen. Die Zahlen die vorgelegt wurden waren gut.
Auch namhafte Kunden sind dazu gekommen, siehe Meldung:
This quarter, we continued our strong execution and extended our market leadership position," said Greg Peters, Chairman, President and CEO of Vignette Corporation. "Our revenue growth is very robust, our balance sheet is solid, we had numerous strategic customer wins and we solidified key strategic partnerships with some of the world`s leading technology companies. As we move forward, we have never been in a better position than we are today in terms of our product offering and our competitive positioning."
Third Quarter Highlights
Total revenue for the third quarter increased to $110.4 million, representing a 355% increase over the third quarter of 1999 and a 43% increase over last quarter.
Core Operating Loss was $9.1 million
Core EPS of $(0.01)
Vignette ended the third quarter with 2,151 employees and 1,151 customers.
New customers for the quarter included, but were not limited to the following:
High Tech: Ariba Inc., Baynet, Catapulse Networks, Homepage.com, Intel Corporation
Financial Services: Citibank Asia, Credit Lyonnais, Polaris Securities
Telecommunications: Verizon, DeTeCSM
New Media/Publishing: Axel Springer Verlag, Impress Corporation, Harcourt Inc., ISMM Interactive, Thomas Publishing, Time Out Communications, Warroom Research
Education: The College Board, New Horizons
Manufacturing: Bass Brewers, Dell Computer Corporation, Prime Advantage, Pulsar
Entertainment: Blockbuster Inc., Bonnier Media, HBC Interactive, TV New Zealand, Voxstar
Retail: BigVine, Home Interior and Gifts, Homeportfolio Inc., Buy.com
The Company also recognized significant orders from existing customers including 4anything.com, Bank of Montreal, Bertelsmann Springer, CSC Holdings, Deutsche Telekom, Fidelity Investments, Hewlett Packard Europe, Hoover`s, Lucent, Lufthansa, Manulife, Premium TV, Primedia Magazine, Sitestuff, and Sonera.
In the quarter, Vignette announced several significant partnerships. On August 3, 2000, Vignette announced a global strategic eBusiness alliance with IBM. As part of the alliance, both companies are committed to integrating Vignette`s V/5 with IBM`s Websphere Commerce Suite and Websphere Application Server, with dedicated development and support personnel to the integration effort. In addition, Vignette and IBM have committed to joint sales and marketing efforts. IBM Global Services has committed to develop a worldwide services practice focused on Vignette products. The alliance has been successful for both IBM and Vignette from its inception with joint customer wins at Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, engineering.com, Manulife and Catapulse Networks.
On August 10, 2000, Vignette announced an expanded alliance with Sun Microsystems. Vignette was elevated to Sun`s Tier 1 partner status, their highest partner ranking, and both companies have committed to joint sales, marketing and engineering efforts.
In addition, Sun`s applications group will manage the relationship. Vignette, Sun and Artesia launched a new media and entertainment solution stack, and have seen sales opportunities being driven by this product. The solution stack is available at Sun`s iForce Ready Centers throughout the world.
The Vignette® Economy
During the quarter, the Company grew the Vignette Economy by adding a record 455 Vignette-trained third-party partner professionals, bringing the total to 1,800. Vignette expanded relationships with Andersen Consulting, Arthur Andersen, IBM Global Services, Inforte, Sapient and Sun Microsystems. Joint customer wins with partners in the Economy include Autoleasecheck.com, CSC Holdings, Impress Corporation, Harcourt Inc., JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, PeopleNews, Primedia Magazine, Sportal Asia, and Time Out Communications, to name a few.
Vignette announced that companies such as AskJeeves, Inktomi, Motive Communications, Plumtree and Synchrony are building applications on the Vignette Application Foundation (VAF).