Nuxeo Expands Its ECM Footprint in EMEA

The world is not enough. Following the recent opening of its U.S. office, the open source ECM vendor Nuxeo (news, site) keeps expanding its global reach with a new partnership announced today.

Kisiwa, the content management solutions firm, signed an exclusive strategic and distribution agreement with Nuxeo to provide sales, professional services and support in Southern and Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa.

Who is Kisiwa?

Kisiwa (which stands for “island” in Swahili), a company sponsored by Fabrizio Mignini, was founded by a team of ECM executives, including Giovanni Battista De Cicco, Stefano Manna, Daniel Señán and others.

The "islanders" have a history of providing content management solutions and technologies through a strong local distribution network of partners, system integrators and VARs. According to Nuxeo, Kisiwa has worked with such technologies in the CMS market as Open Text, Documentum and Hummingbird.

Kisiwa will execute official Nuxeo operations in the aforementioned markets, extending the open source enterprise content management wave in a localized manner.

Under the executive management of Stefano Manna, Kisiwa’s Vice President of International Operations, the new Nuxeo operations will be based out of the following locations:

  • Moscow (Nuxeo Russia)
  • Dubai (Nuxeo Middle East)
  • Rome (Nuxeo Italy)
  • Madrid (Nuxeo Iberia).

Big Step Forward

Nuxeo (with its about 40 more than 50 people on staff) could definitely use some additional resources these days. Nuxeo has reported growing revenues and a 30% increase in software downloads.

"This is a major step forward for Nuxeo's global coverage,” said Eric Barroca, CEO of Nuxeo. “After having successfully launched our operations in North America, Nuxeo is now able to address the steady demand for open source coming from those vibrant and rapidly growing markets."