BlueSky Technology Partners, a consulting firm delivering eCommerce solutions to mid-sized and enterprise markets has entered into a new strategic partnership with e-Spirit to address the need for a content integration platform in the eCommerce marketplace. e-Spirit, headquartered in Dortmund, Germany and with US offices in Boston, MA, is the manufacturer of the content integration platform FirstSpirit. With its new partnership, BlueSky looks to add content integration as a core competency while driving further expansion of their eCommerce solutions in the US market. BlueSky is an IBM Premier Business Partner with legacy as a top-tier consultancy specializing in solutions involving IBM’s WebSphere Commerce for strategic eCommerce implementations. BlueSky has created a solid foundation with experience as e-Spirit’s principal “trained partner” in the US who has a solution integrating FirstSpirit with WebSphere Commerce at a well-known retail chain.

FirstSpirit as a Content Integration Platform for successful online merchants

Integrated with FirstSpirit as a content integration platform, companies can quickly transform their international web strategies, efficiently manage website content, intranets and extranets, as well as distribute content through different channels or integrate in complex portal structures like IBM WebSphere Portal, SAP, SharePoint and others. Thereby FirstSpirit is much more than a Content Management System (CMS). FirstSpirit is the central content integration platform permitting quick and easy expansion of data from client applications with editorial and social content, as well as integration of marketing instruments. This ensures the optimized editing processes and the quick time to market.

Synergy of BlueSky and e-Spirit

The goal of the new partnership is to bring together two focused organizations to fill a gap in the market. The strength of BlueSky’s eCommerce consulting practice and e-Spirit’s world-class CMS creates a combined technological solution for content integration within the eCommerce environment. “We are very happy to have in BlueSky another strategic partner in the USA, which has recognized the unique selling characteristic of FirstSpirit as a real Content Integration Platform and wants to establish it together on the US market”, says Robert Bredlau, COO North America. “BlueSky has a long and wide experience in the implementation of eCommerce projects on the basis of IBM WebSphere Commerce and also has excellent access to the retail sector.” In parallel to the first project in operation at a large US retail chain, BlueSky has already trained additional consultants to work with FirstSpirit. “The strategic partnership we’ve created puts us in position to offer a best in class solution that didn’t exist prior”, says Todd Irwin, CEO, BlueSky. “Additionally the roadmap we’ve put together with e-Spirit will open up new opportunities for both parties in the US retail market and we’re very excited about that”.

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