e-Spirit Brings FirstSpirit CMS to the US
The German-based maker of the FirstSpirit CMS heads west with a new U.S. office in Boston and a series of roadshow events to introduce itself.

Spirit of Goodwill

FirstSpirit 4.2 is the current lead product from e-Spirit, which the company says is a fully-serviced CMS for international enterprises, offering modularity and ease of integration, plus high performance and reliability. Already doing strongly in Europe with the likes of Airbus, Bosch, Santander Bank and others as clients, it is expanding its North American operations by opening a U.S. HQ in Boston.

To boost its profile, the company is taking FirstSpirit on a series of roadshow events in October, visiting Chicago on October 21; Boston on October 24 and New York on October 26. See the company site for more details.The company will highlight its ability to offer rapid implementation of global web strategies, efficient administration of content for sites and the ability to publish content through diverse channels or portals.

Looking to the Future

Based on Java, FirstSpirit uses XML for storage and is both OS- and database-independent. FirstSpirit aims to calm CIOs' fears of instability with long-term partnerships and strategies to handle all types of content. It can also integrate with a company's existing services including the likes of NetWeaver, WebSphere, Microsoft SharePoint and FirstSpirit's own AppCenter.

AppCenter is a tool that enables the integration of Web applications, including Flash, Air, Java and other types into FirstSpirit, making content creation for the app easier, and a part of the creator's usual workflow.

With a track record dating back to 1999 and development based out of the famous Fraunhofer Institute, e-Spirit could be worth a look if you're after a new enterprise CMS, and being the new kid in town, they are sure to be eager to meet and deal.