More User Generated Content. Greater Ease-of-Use for Editors

The Haufe Group Modernizes Webcontent Management for its Online Shop and 11 Sub-Portals

Hamburg, 16 July 2013 —The Haufe Group, a media and software company based in Freiburg, has converted 11 sub-portals under the “Haufe” brand on with CoreMedia 7. The company is using the latest version of the Web Content Management System from Hamburg-based CoreMedia AG to implement CoreMedia technology Elastic Social, which in turn integrates user-generated content.The Freiburg group of companies has deployed Elastic Social to manage postings made by over 30,000 registered customers and key users to forums on its sub-portals.Plans also call for the introduction of the CoreMedia Studio editorial interface.

“We were already using a previous version of CoreMedia and the solution won us over, in particular due to its easy integration with our existing SAP systems," explains Uwe Rymkuß, the unit manager responsible for product development at the Haufe Group.“CoreMedia Elastic Social makes it easier for us to manage our forums, and it also connects our portals to social media platforms such as Facebook, Xing and Twitter.”Active users on’s specialized portals are primarily users with medium-size companies, tax consultants and attorneys, and public sector employees, as well as housing associations and property managers. 

“Thanks to the interface’s ease-of-use, our editors are already able to focus entirely on journalism. Content from existing databases is also being integrated without any problems. Once CoreMedia Studio is in action as an editorial interface, we expect the burden on our editors to be eased even further,” Rymkuß says with confidence.

“The Haufe Group is exemplary when it comes to using one’s own content and building on the contributions of expert communities," states Jochen Toppe, Vice President of Product Management at CoreMedia. “We’re looking forward to supporting the Haufe Group with our solutions to enhance their portals in the future as well.”

About the Haufe Group

The Haufe Group – with its brands Haufe, Haufe Akademie, and Lexware – is one of Germany’s leading providers of digital workplace solutions and services, as well as education and training programs. The company evolved systematically from a successful publishing business to become a specialist in digital and Web-based services. This area now makes up 95% of total revenue. The group is headquartered in the German city of Freiburg and employs more than 1,300 people worldwide. It pursues an international growth strategy based on its current service and product portfolio.The group’s sustained growth is driven by the core competencies and strengths of its individual companies and brands, which are tapped reciprocally. Such an approach enabled the Haufe Group to generate sales of over €237 million in the fiscal year 2012 (July 2011 through June 2012), despite the difficult market and economic situation (2011: over €215 million).

About CoreMedia

CoreMedia is a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software to organizations demanding engaging, context-driven online experiences for their customers regardless of channel or touchpoint. The company’s WCM suite offers unique business value by seamlessly integrating digital and social media assets, increasing editorial productivity and accelerating time to market in complex environments. As a result, businesses can more effectively execute their online strategies to engage users, build customer loyalty and ultimately drive greater revenue and profitability. Established in 1996, CoreMedia is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with offices in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. CoreMedia’s clients include global brands, such as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Continental, EPCOS, Deutsche Telekom, Internet Broadcasting, JD Group, Tchibo, Telefónica Deutschland and ZDF.

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