Kentico CMS 4.0 Combines Content Management and Social Networking

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, February 10, 2009 – Kentico Software (http://www.kentico.com), a Web content management system vendor, announced the release of a new 4.0 version of Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. The new version combines full-featured Web content management with a powerful social networking platform.

Most of the new features in version 4.0 are focused on social networking and on-line communities. The new version of Kentico CMS targets companies that want to leverage Web 2.0 technologies by engaging their customers through blogs, forums, polls, wikis and focus groups. The latest release of Kentico CMS provides a complete set of features that organizations need to build state-of-the-art Web sites: content management, e-commerce and social networking.

The new Kentico CMS Social Networking Edition supports blogs, forums, polls, user-contributed content (wiki), groups, friends, message boards, media libraries, content rating and improved membership management. The new version also comes with a ready-to-use Community Starter Site that can be easily customized and cut the time and cost of web site development. It also supports content taxonomy based on tags and categories.

"Companies should look at on-line communities as a new, cost-effective way of marketing communication," says Petr Palas, Kentico founder and CEO. "Features like blogs, forums or on-line focus groups allow them to listen and talk to their clients in a more personal way. Running an on-line community costs a fraction of money they spend on traditional market research and marketing campaigns while providing a more accurate and immediate customer feedback and building customer loyalty."

Kentico will showcase the new Kentico CMS 4.0 at the AIIM Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at booth 1348 and at Internet World London at booth E7004.

About Kentico CMS

Kentico CMS is an affordable Web content management solution providing a complete set of features for building Web sites, community sites, intranets and on-line stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports WYSIWYG Web content editing, workflow, multiple languages, full-text search, SEO, online forms, image galleries, forums, blogs, polls, media libraries and 200 configurable Web parts. It’s being used by more than 2000 Web sites in 74 countries. The clients include Gibson, Bayer, Guinness, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others. Kentico CMS is available at http://www.kentico.com.

About Kentico Software

Kentico Software (www.kentico.com) helps .NET developers deliver professional Web sites, online stores, community sites and intranets using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver affordable products that enable building better Web sites on the Microsoft .NET platform in a faster and more enjoyable way. Kentico headquarters are located in Europe and the company has recently opened a U.S. office in Nashua, NH. It was founded in 2004 and quickly expanded the Kentico CMS user base since then. Kentico Software is Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and it was named Deloitte Technology FAST 50 Rising Star, being ranked as the fastest growing young technology company in the Czech Republic in 2008.


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