University of Bielefeld implements modern CMS technology using Roxen CMS


13 August 2003

The University of Bielefeld can be compared to a large enterprise with its 3 000 employees and approximately 20 000 students. As with large enterprises, information technology has become increasingly important. Science and research departments use the Internet a lot more today compared with only a few years ago and the requirements on modern tools are high.

With the deployment of Roxen CMS, the University of Bielefeld could centralise its web management and easily migrate its various existing web sites to a single platform. It was very important that existing services — such as databases, lecture schedules, announcements and web scripts — could be integrated reliably in the new environment. Adherence to open standards was also an important factor.

Web site production and maintenance costs have dropped significantly since the introduction of Roxen CMS. The technical support situation has improved much, thanks to the uniform architecture and easy-to-use user interfaces found in Roxen CMS.

Using Roxen CMS, the University of Bielefeld created a consistent design and look-and-feel throughout its web sites. Other advantages include automatically generated site maps and user-friendly tools for generating site navigation menus.

Beyond these advantages, users at the University of Bielefeld also appreciate the graphical, multilingual and version control capabilities of Roxen CMS.

"From the authors' perspective, it is important that they can continue to work with familiar tools and that the Roxen CMS user interface is intuitive and easy to use", says Markus Paulussen, Information Manager at the University of Bielefeld.

"We are delighted to have the University of Bielefeld as a customer and this successful deployment demonstrates that Roxen CMS simplifies maintenance, lowers the costs and improves productivity", says Staffan Ekholm, CEO, Roxen Internet Software.

About Roxen

Roxen develops web-based editorial and content management tools for multi-channel publishing, i.e. publishing online, in print, to tablets, smartphones and other devices. Customers include Metro International, RTL Nederlands, Shaw Newspapers as well as Princeton University, Randstad and Verizon. Roxen was established in 1994. The head office and development center is located in Linköping, Sweden. Roxen offices are also located in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Chicago.