CoreMedia CMS

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Genre Software
Founded Germany (1996)
Headquarters Hamburg, San Francisco
Key people
Gerrit Kolb, CEO; Dr. Klemens Kleiminger, CFO; Glenn Conradt, VP, Global Marketing and North America; Florian Grebe, VP Sales, EMEA; Patrick Kerrigan, VP, Sales North America; Knud Kegel, VP, Engineering; René Lepenis, VP, Finance; Karsten Reuter, VP, PS/Sales APAC; Jochen Toppe, VP, Product Management
Number of employees
Approximately 150

CoreMedia is a global provider of enterprise web content management solutions with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 1996 and has additional offices in Singapore and London.

Its flagship product, CoreMedia 7, is a Content management system (CMS) tool that organizations use to enhance relevance and context in end-user web experience. The company was founded in 1996.[1]

Company History[edit]

The company was founded by Prof. Joachim W. Schmidt, Prof. Florian Matthes, Andreas Gawecki and Sören Stamer as a spin-off from Hamburg University of Science and Technology. Its first two customers were Deutsche Presse Agentur and Axel Springer Verlag.

In 1998, it launched a new multi-channel CMS platform named CoreMedia Publisher.

In 2000, the company was renamed CoreMedia AG and the following year Deutsche Telekom launched its T-Online portal on CoreMedia software.

In 2002, CoreMedia was selected as the CMS standard for all German public authorities as part of the Bund 2005 initiative.

The company opened its first North American offices in 2005.

In 2007, the company launched its first Social Software Extension.


CoreMedia 7 is a Java-based web content management and publishing system that supports high visitor traffice, multi-language publishing, and multi-channel services delivered to a range of digital consumer devices.[2]

Additional CoreMedia 7 product modules include the Adaptive Personalization solution for delivering contextually relevant web experiences, Elastic Social which provides a scalable platform for incorporating and moderating social media, and CoreMedia Live Context. The LiveContext solution offers pre-integrated web experience management capabilities for users of IBM WebSphere Commerce and SAP Web Channel Experience Management e-Commerce platforms.

The primary user interface for the CoreMedia products and solutions is called the CoreMedia Studio, which is an AJAX-based Web application for content editing, review and approval.

CoreMedia Blueprint is a development framework which contains preconfigured tools, templates, and features for web application development. [3]

CoreMedia deploys an information-based, object-oriented document type model that separates content management from presentation.

CoreMedia’s clients include the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Continental, EPCOS, Deutsche Telekom, Internet Broadcasting, JD Group, Tchibo, Telefónica Germany and ZDF.


CoreMedia LiveContext[edit]

CoreMedia’s LiveContext solutions provide pre-built integrations with both IBM WebSphere Commerce[4] and SAP Web Channel Experience Management e-commerce platforms. CoreMedia has achieved gold level status as an SAP software solution and technology partner within the SAP PartnerEdge program.[5] The CoreMedia CMS also supports the SAP HANA platform, SAP’s real-time database platform that streamlines analytics, planning, and predictive assessments.[6]

Media and Entertainment[edit]

The Media and Entertainment solution is a set of on-premise software components for publishers, broadcasters, and media portals. It is based on the CoreMedia CMS and a version of the CoreMedia Blueprint designed specifically for media companies. Companies can also opt for software-as-a-service offerings provided by CoreMedia partners Internet Broadcasting and T-Systems Multimedia Solutions that leverage CoreMedia’s CMS.[7]

Major customers[edit]

CoreMedia’s clients include the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Continental AG, EPCOS, Deutsche Telekom, Internet Broadcasting, JD Group, Tchibo, Telefónica Germany and ZDF.[8]

The CoreMedia CMS is also the technology that powers the German Government Site Builder.[9] The Government Site Builder (GSB) provides all federal authorities of the German government with a uniform content management system (CMS). CoreMedia partner, Materna, developed the solution on behalf of the German Federal Office of Administration and customized it to meet the requirements of the federal authorities.


CoreMedia competes with Adobe Experience Manager (formerly Day), HP Autonomy, Oracle WebCenter (formerly FatWire), SDL Tridion, e-Spirit FirstSpirit and other enterprise content management systems.[10]

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