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Union Investment Launches Portal with Content Management System from e-Spirit


e-Spirit has won a new customer from the financial sector: Union Investment has launched its portal for its internal bonus program using the content management system FirstSpirit. The leading asset managers use the CMS integrated with the open source portal Liferay.

Dortmund, Germany, August 25, 2011 --(PR.com)-- e-Spirit (www.e-Spirit.com) is happy to welcome a new customer from the financial sector: Union Investment, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for private and institutional clients, has launched its portal for its internal bonus program using the content management system (CMS) FirstSpirit. The nearly 30,000 logged in and active bank advisors are able to use the program to collect bonus points – e.g. for web training – and redeem them for awards. The investment company of the Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken association uses the CMS integrated with the open source portal Liferay. The two base systems form a platform with a range of standard functions which reduce costs for development and ongoing content administration on the portal. The solution has been implemented by e-Spirit's parent company, adesso.

Rapid implementation of modern partner portal

With FirstSpirit, editors now have access to a CMS interface that is at once powerful and convenient to use, which with all of its many advantages in usability is an ideal fit for their needs. They can use it to create or edit content – e.g. new content or forms for training courses – with remarkable ease. "With FirstSpirit as a central content platform we can minimize the workload for our developers and editors in working with the new partner portal without having to compromise on content or functionalities," says Anita Eckrich, project manager at Union Investment. "Together with the solution architecture and the extensive expertise of adesso in implementing complex portal projects, we have been able to reconfigure our partner portal with a new basis on schedule, despite the tight deadline. After that, we can now move on to an upgrade to develop additional attractive features for other target groups." The new partner platform went live on August 1st, 2011 and will be available for up to 50,000 users.

About Union Investment
The Union Investment Group, with administered assets of around 177.4 billion euros, forms the competency center for investments with investment funds in the cooperative financial group and one of the largest investment companies in Germany. Over 2,370 employees manage over 950 funds for private and institutional investors. Altogether some four-and-a-half million customers trust Union Investment with their money. www.union-investment.com

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