Jadu, which has been busy this month, has a new offering that combines CMS, online forms system, portal and collaboration functionality and cloud-based mobile solution into one product suite.

Only a few months after opening a marketplace with third-party widgets, Web content management supplier Jadu announces its Universe platform, scheduled to roll out next year. With a focus on higher education, government, and large commercial organizations, UK-based Jadu Inc.'s new Universe suite is billed as a new "Web Experience Platform" with multi-channel web publishing, retail and marketing tools. Jadu Universe combines the Jadu content management system with its online forms system (Jadu XFP), Rupa Portal, and its Weejot cloud-based mobile-app deployment solution, which was announced last week.

Inside the Suite

The new Universe suite will deliver built-in marketing automation, analytics tools, real-time dashboard reporting, deeper social media integration, out-of-the-box SharePoint connectivity, a content migration assistant and non-technical content management tools to provide one point of platform management for customers. Jadu Universe includes a new user interface and revamped template system that leverages HTML5 and CSS3 technology, enabling sites to render on multiple devices.

Jadu CEO Suraj Kika tells CMSWire:

For Jadu, there are three things that Universe delivers. We wanted to provide business users with the easiest-to-use tools for publishing and data analysis, with a modern and elegant user interface. We love developers and wanted to create the most powerful, secure and extensible APIs and REST services we could, and our Weejot SDK is a great example of that. For Jadu, we wanted a product suite that would accelerate us far beyond anything available on the market today. Universe has given us a stellar beginning to that journey -- and it puts Mobile in the middle, something at the core of our strategy."

Universe also integrates the MyJadu API with the Weejot mobile service. Announced in 2008, MyJadu API allows companies to write custom apps on top of the Jadu CMS. The recently announced Weejot mobile app publishing service helps simplify mobile app creation and deployment for non-technical managers and marketers.

Busy Year for Jadu

In addition to announcing Jadu Universe, Jadu  rolled out some big features this past year. In July 2010, Jadu expanded into the U.S. market from the UK. Since then, the company unveiled its MarketPlace, which offers everything from social network integration to enterprise apps. Originally launched this month for Jadu customers, the Weejot mobile app publishing service is scheduled to support additional content management systems, including Drupal and Wordpress, and social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, in Q1 of next year. Organizations and personal account users can register early to secure user names.

Jadu Universe is scheduled to roll out in Q2 2012.