CoreMedia CMS

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Genre Software
Founded Germany (1996)
Headquarters Hamburg, San Francisco
Key people
Sören Stamer, CEO
Number of employees
Approximately 150

CoreMedia is a global provider of digital experience solutions with corporate headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and US headquarters San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 1996[1] and has additional offices in Washington DC, Singapore and London.

Its flagship product, CoreMedia 8, is a Content Management System.

Company Overview[edit]

The company was founded in 1996 by Prof. Joachim W. Schmidt, Prof. Florian Matthes, Andreas Gawecki and Sören Stamer as a spin-off from Hamburg University of Science and Technology.[citation needed] Its first two customers were Deutsche Presse Agentur and Axel Springer Verlag.[citation needed] In 2000, the company was renamed as CoreMedia AG and the following year Deutsche Telekom launched its T-Online portal on CoreMedia software.[citation needed] The company opened its first North American offices in 2005.[citation needed]

In 2012, CoreMedia introduced Elastic Social, an enhanced version of its social toolset with new social interaction capabilities, content moderation tools, user management, and a scalable NoSQL data store. Two years later, CoreMedia LiveContext for IBM WebSphere Commerce was launched.[citation needed]

CoreMedia delivered the current version of its flagship product, CoreMedia 8, in March 2015.[2]

Products and Solutions[edit]

CoreMedia 8[edit]

CoreMedia 8 is a Java-based platform upon which internet retailers can enhance their ecommerce platforms by providing a contextual digital experience for end users. The software supports high visitor traffic, business user collaboration, e-Commerce integration, multi-site/multi-language publishing, and omni-channel services.[3]

CoreMedia 8 not only provides an "Adaptive Personalization" solution contextually relevant web content, but also provides a platform for incorporating and moderating social media. This module is called "Elastic Social."[citation needed]

CoreMedia LiveContext[edit]

CoreMedia’s LiveContext solutions provides pre-built, real-time integrations with both IBM WebSphere Commerce's[4] e-Commerce platform. CoreMedia is an IBM WebSphere Commerce Validated Technology Partner solution. CoreMedia LiveContext helps businesses augment their e-Commerce stores with marketing content to create a more "immersive customers experience."[citation needed] The software also combines e-Commerce transactional information with branded content, organizes the layout and design, and includes rich media and social discussions. This approach is designed to help businesses attract a broader range of shoppers, engage them in a more personal way throughout their purchase process with the goal of long-term customer loyalty.[citation needed]


CoreMedia’s clients include the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, Claas, Continental AG, Epcos, Deutsche Telekom, Henkel, Internet Broadcasting Systems, Office Depot, JD Group, Tchibo, Telefónica Germany and ZDF.[5]

The CoreMedia platform is also the technology that powers the German Government Site Builder.[6] 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.[citation needed]


CoreMedia competes with Adobe Experience Manager (formerly Day), Acquia, HP TeamSite, Oracle WebCenter Sites (formerly FatWire CMS), Sitecore, SDL Tridion, e-Spirit FirstSpirit and other enterprise content management systems.[7]

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