|Headquarters||Woburn, Massachusetts, United States|
|Key people||Deidre Diamond, CEO
Mark Somol, CFO
Dan Flanigan, VP Products
Garry Baer, VP Engineering
Audra Ryan, VP Customer Success
Nancy Devine, VP Human Resources
|Products||Percussion CMS, CM System|
|Services||Joint Implementation Services|
|Divisions||Professional Services Organization|
Since 2000, Percussion Software has developed web content management software. The industries served by Percussion Software include higher education, state and local governments, government agencies, and commercial businesses.
Company History and Information
Percussion Software was named one of The 100 Top Companies in the Digital Content Industry according to Econtent.
In April 2013, Percussion Software was named a "Hot Vendor in Content Management and Collaboration for 2013" in a report by Aragon Research.
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Percussion CMS (CM1)
Percussion CMS (also known as CM1) is a content management system designed for non-technical users to allow marketers to manage their web content marketing without relying on IT or web developers. CM1 utilizes a set of widgets and gadgets to allow users to assemble their website and expand the functionality of the product without requiring custom coding.
Percussion partnered with DivvyHQ to offer advanced editorial calendar functionality into the content planning and production process.
Percussion CMS is a browser based web content management system that provides a visual, drag & drop interface, combined with features like workflow, roles, shared assets, and versioning, as an out-of-the-box web content management (WCM) product.
Percussion CMS offers the patent-pending LiveFirst migration tool as a way for organizations to migrate existing website content onto their platform quickly, and with the ability to re-launch in a short time span and without prior development.
Version 3.3 of Percussion CMS, released in October 2013 included two new features: built-in responsive page templates and the Widget Builder utility for creating custom widgets that allow users to add functions and configurations not automatically included in the product. 
Percussion CM System (Rhythmyx)
Rhythmyx is a browser-based system, which means that it requires no special software to be installed on the user’s computer. All that is required is a web browser and access to the internet. The system is supported on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.
|Legend:||Old version||Older version, still supported||Current version||Latest preview version||Future release|
|Old version, no longer supported: 5.5||November 2004||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 5.6||August 2005||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 5.7||November 2005||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 5.7.1||November 2006||Urgent fixes to 5.7|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.0||September 2006||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.1||January 2007||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.5||May 2007||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.5.2||October 2007||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.6||January 2009||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.6.1||April 2009||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 6.7||June 2009||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 7.0||October 2011||None|
|Old version, no longer supported: 7.1||April 2012||None|
|Current stable version: 7.2||September 2012||None|
|Current stable version: 7.3||July 2013||None|
|Future release: 7.4||TBD||None|
Pros and Cons compared to other CMS systems
Percussions Rhythmyx 5 provides all the flexibility and capability wed expect from a high-end content management application, without sacrificing usability. Excellent standards support and customization options mean it can meet almost any sites needs. Rhythmyx 5 is priced reasonably for a high-end content management system, although its higher than most enterprise applications.
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- Theresa Cramer. "The 100 Top Companies in the Digital Content Industry: The 2011–2012 EContent 100", EContentmag.com, 2011-11-29
- Barb Marsh. "CMS Wire", Cmswire.com, 2011-09-07