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GeekHive Builds a Progressively Decoupled CMS on Drupal 8

Marketing technology consultancy GeekHive developed a progressively decoupled Drupal content management system (CMS) to enable integration with third-party billing software for Buckeye Broadband, a regional telecommunications company. This cross-platform integration connects Drupal 8 with CSG cloud-based billing to create a seamless checkout flow that streamlines the customer experience. Buckeye Broadband partnered with GeekHive to concurrently upgrade its CMS and migrate to the CSG billing system. After conducting a…

TechBytes with Darren Hitchcock, General Manager, UKI & Nordics at Magnolia

Hi Darren, please tell us about your role and the team/technology at Magnolia. I am the General Manager of UKI & Nordics. Magnolia CMS is the leading ‘headless with no limits’ CMS for today's changing architectural demands. As more and more retailers look to headless architecture, triggered by a need for agile working practices, the additional notion of better information architecture has arisen. Magnolia doesn’t limit the IT team’s need for agile front-end processes or the Marketing team’s need for greater…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from e-Spirit, Vonage, Amazon Web Services, Creatio, Netskope, Automation Anywhere, and Sitel Group. e-Spirit CMS Integrates with SAP Commerce Cloud’s Decoupled PWA “Spartacus” Storefront e-Spirit, maker of an industry-leading FirstSpirit Digital Experience Platform (DXP) powered by a hybrid headless CMS, today announced it is the first content management system (CMS) to integrate with SAP…

GraphCMS Announces Major Product Updates to Its GraphQL Headless CMS, Amidst Changes to Its Market Positioning

GraphCMS GmbH - the company behind GraphCMS, the first GraphQL native Headless CMS - announced their latest major product update and rebranding today. As modern companies refocus their direction in assembling Digital Experience Platforms (DXPs) to deliver better customer experiences, GraphCMS aims to position itself as the go-to Headless CMS within this framework. The latest release introduces a host of new key features - most notable of which are Polymorphic Relations (Union Types), Content Staging, and a new High…

A Third of Financial Marketers Still Rely on It to Make Basic Edits to Their Website

New report from Magnolia shows the digital experience challenges of marketers working in the financial sector Despite increasingly digital-first customers, a third (31%) of marketers working in the financial sector must rely on IT to make even basic edits to their websites. That’s according to new research from leading content management (CMS) provider, Magnolia. Marketing Technology News: FreedomPay Integrates with Google Pay to Support Next Level eCommerce Payments The Magnolia report, ‘The state of CMS in the…

MarTech Interview with Niels Hartvig, Founder and CEO at Umbraco A/S

"The only thing that hasn’t changed is that content is still king — it is still fundamental for both new sales and customer loyalty." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you start Umbraco? I started my career in IT as an 11-year-old in the 80s, teaching word processing to Danish journalists (colleagues of my parents) who were struggling to transition from mechanical typewriters. Ever since, it’s been my mission to create tools that people can understand and easily use, removing the…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Factual, HubSpot, Adobe, R Systems, Avionos, Neustar, and Glassbox. Factual + Foursquare Announce World’s Most-Powerful Location Engine Pairing Factual and Foursquare, the two leading location data enrichment and analytics platforms, have announced a merger. The combined infrastructure is aimed at creating the world’s most-powerful location data engine for global brands, advertisers,…

Fruition Offers Free Hosting & Additional Digital Support

To ease the burden of COVID-19, Fruition is offering free web hosting to any U.S. based company affected by the Coronavirus, and has committed ⅓ of the technology team's time to support government and healthcare organizations through website support. Marketing Technology News: PPT Solutions Announces Kathryn Martin as New Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel If your business or organization has been impacted by COVID-19, Fruition is providing our enterprise level hosting platform at no charge for 180…

Magnolia Announces New 6.2 Release, With First Ever Headless Digital Experience Hub

Magnolia today announces the launch of Magnolia 6.2, the latest version of its leading content management system (CMS), designed to manage connected experiences. Along with a series of new features, Magnolia 6.2 provides a headless digital experience hub, which aims to take managing digital experiences in headless and omnichannel environments to the next level. Within the hub, marketers can use Magnolia’s Visual Single-Page Apps Editor to re-use content across all channels and digital touchpoints, while maintaining…

Exigent Launches AI-Powered Contract Management System for Speed to Smart Data

With a machine learning engine trained by lawyers, Exigent's end-to-end CMS now auto-extracts contract data in milliseconds and runs contextual search with improved accuracy Legal technology provider, Exigent, has released the latest update to its Contract Management Solution to include AI-based auto-extraction and contextual search for increased speed to data, accuracy and business impact. Exigent's AI auto-extraction tool, Scarlett, is powered by a machine learning engine set up and trained by legal professionals,…

Contentful Releases App Framework: the New Standard for Assembling Digital Experience Platforms

Today’s most innovative companies assemble their DXP, rather than buying a one-size-fits-all suite Contentful, the global leader in headless content management, announced its App Framework — the new standard for companies to build a best-in-class digital experience stack, as opposed to buying a monolithic suite. This approach has been validated by Gartner, which found a 28-point preference for a stack over an integrated suite. Brands that assemble their own stacks maximize flexibility and agility to deliver digital…

BroadPoint Celebrates Record Earnings in 2019, Positioned as Leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner in Washington DC Metro Area

Credits the increasing popularity of two of Microsoft's hallmark products, Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP and Dynamics 365 CRM, for its success BroadPoint, leading provider of business technology solutions for commercial and federal companies in Washington, D.C., announces 2019 is the best revenue year in its 20-year history. As a Microsoft Gold-certified partner focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Cloud solutions, BroadPoint supports its clients by accelerating…

Oro Unveils Feature-Packed OroCommerce Version 4.1

Leading B2B eCommerce platform gains new CMS, data management, and B2C features Business applications pioneer Oro, Inc., announced the launch of the 4.1 version of OroCommerce, the No. 1 B2B digital commerce platform relied upon by many international corporations around the world. OroCommerce 4.1 maintains Oro’s commitment to flexible, open-source, robust, and user-friendly design, while delivering a range of new tools to streamline the management of content and product data, along with greater functionality for both B2B…

The Rise of Multiple CMSs: International Study Shows WordPress Dominates the Enterprise

WordPress posts biggest jump in overall usage of any CMS, most popular CMS for Headless applications New international research conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), shows WordPress is a top content management system (CMS) among enterprise businesses using two or more CMSs, and it is the dominant CMS for headless technology applications. The report, titled “The Rise of Multi CMS, WordPress and Headless in the Enterprise,” found that CMSs are no longer…

Altezza Kicks Off a New Decade with Sophisticated Solutions and Best-in-Class Approach to Headless eCommerce

Altezza, an eCommerce visibility solution, announced its new, updated approach to platform integration that offers unprecedented flexibility and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Today’s announcement signals Altezza’s transition from a page-publishing platform to a managed Software as a Service (SaaS), with the flexibility to integrate with each site in a way that works best for them—their site architecture, business challenges, and their priorities. Sites using a modern headless architecture can take advantage of new API…

e-Spirit Hybrid CMS Experience Accelerator Dramatically Quickens Time to Value

New FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator helps companies looking to differentiate with omnichannel experiences get to market faster e-Spirit, maker of the industry-leading FirstSpirit Digital Experience Platform (DXP) powered by a hybrid CMS, today introduced the FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator that leapfrogs CMS project implementation times ahead by up to 75%, dramatically accelerating time to revenue. Marketing Technology News: Intuiface Unveils BrightSign Support The FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator shortens…

Mobify and Amplience Launch Integration for API-led Headless Commerce

Marketers Can Now Focus on Creating Engaging Experiences in the CMS While ecommerce Teams Optimize Front-End Experiences Mobify and Amplience have launched an API integration that allows clients to easily integrate Mobify’s agile front-end platform and Amplience’s cloud-based Dynamic Content. Digital businesses looking to embrace headless commerce can connect the two systems to work optimally with a streamlined agile workflow across the content and front-end code. This integration will allow marketing teams to focus on…

HTML Tags Guide for Marketers

Wendy Gooseberry. To stay in the frontline as a digital marketer, you need to have a basic understanding of how a website is created. Since HTML tags are among the building blocks of website creation, it's highly important to learn how it is used in web development. As a marketer, you'll often be confronted by the need to make minor changes to a website. Undoubtedly, it can be hectic especially when you're presented with a huge chunk of code. Despite modern CMS, having user-friendly interfaces and knowing basic HTML will…

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Projected as a ‘Game-Changer’ for Future of Content

Newly Launched Cross-Platform Content Management System (CMS) for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Projected as a ‘Game Changer’ for Future of Content While Virtual Reality — a fully simulated experience — and Augmented Reality— the art of overlaying simulation onto a real-world environment — are becoming increasingly utilized within the business and school setting, these technologies are still very much in their early days, and many apps that are being developed are designed exclusively for a single platform or a…

Can a Content Management System Bridge the Digital Experience Divide?

In recent years, one term has seemingly come to dominate discussions surrounding online businesses — digital experience. And just like a decade ago, when IT and Marketing departments still debated who should edit the website, optimize for search engines and manage customer databases, the digital experience is causing a similar rift within companies. The latest research from Magnolia has revealed that 60% of marketers feel they should be in charge of digital experience, while 72% of IT professionals believe it should fall…