There has been anecdotal evidence across the industry about the growth of Nuxeo in Europe since it opened its doors in 2000, and more recently in the US where it set up in 2009. As with many companies it’s hard to nail this down with figures -- but the opening address by Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca at this week's Nuxeo World 2012 in Paris gave us some idea of what's happening behind the scenes.
Nuxeo in 2012
Exact figures weren't given, but Barroca did indicate that in the last year alone, the number of users in the US has tripled since 2010 (users had doubled in number between 2009 and 2010).
In fact, interest in the Nuxeo portfolio has grown to such a degree that by September of this year, the company had recorded a 40% increase in new accounts of Nuxeo Studio compared to the same period in 2011.
Barroca attributes this to the release of Nuxeo v5.6, which he describes as was one of the highlights of the year. With it, there was a huge spike in the number of users signed up, resulting in a small delay in providing customer support.
There is a tiny gap, Barroca, said between the time it takes to get a request to the time it takes to deal with it, but he said they are getting to everyone as quickly as possible to make no difference to businesses using the platform.
Nuxeo Content Management
For those working with larger vendors this time frame probably seems miraculous, given the number of horror stories floating around about some not-to-be-named companies. It appears to be the responsiveness at this level -- combined with the responsiveness of the platform -- that has resulted in the number of customer wins over the past year. At least, that’s what Barroca says.
It’s a vendor conference, so there was always going to be at least some talk around vendor wins. While we try to avoid going into this in any detailed way, some of them are worth noting, just in terms of the problems that Nuxeo was asked to resolve.
The starting point for all this, Barroca says, is that Nuxeo is a full stack platform for building applications, from document management to digital asset management to case management, to purpose-built content applications.