eZ Systems Introduces eZ Publish 4.0

eZ Systems, the world’s leading Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company, today announced the immediate availability of eZ Publish 4.0, the latest version of its award-winning, enterprise-grade flagship ECM product. eZ Publish 4.0 features complete PHP 5-compatability, thereby empowering users with PHP 5’s entire range of functionality while maintaining a smooth upgrade path for existing eZ Publish Web sites.

Skien, Norway, December 06, 2007 --(PR.com)-- eZ Publish is freely downloadable and provides an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box Open Source Enterprise Content Management System. The product offers development framework with advanced functionality for web publishing, media portals, intranets, e-commerce and extranets.

Specifically, eZ Publish 4.0 will offer the following enhancements to the 3.x series:

- Complete PHP 5-compatibility
- Full support for using eZ Components, eZ’s PHP enterprise components library
- Performance improvements
- Improved internal XML handling for increased performance and reduced memory usage
- Updated Web site interface with new graphical design and enhancements
- Other highlights in the new release of eZ Publish include:
- Improved clustering performance
- Multilingual URL support
- Enhanced ISBN and multi-option datatypes

Among other enhancements is eZ Find, a new extension for eZ Publish 3.x and 4.x, enhances the search functionality on eZ Publish sites and includes features such as relevance ranking, native support for eZ Publish access rights, keyword highlighting and the ability to search sites containing millions of objects.

eZ Publish helps all kinds of organizations, ranging from multinational corporations, humanitarian organizations and educational institutions, succeed at managing and sharing information. The product has a flexible content engine that serves as the core for dynamic and customizable Web sites, including Web 2.0 sites.

“Since its inception, eZ Systems prided itself on providing users with a secure, comprehensive product that can provide instant impact at a much lower price point than traditional packages,” said Aleksander Farstad, CEO of eZ Systems. “By offering a product that is completely PHP-5 compatible, we are positioned to offer our users an even more robust product – all while continuing to offer total product responsibility from eZ Systems.”

Norway-based eZ Systems’ network offers combined expertise and talent of 200 global Partners, 500 software contributors and 30,000 registered community users.

The dominant Open Source Enterprise Content Management provider in Europe, eZ Systems plans to open two new offices in the United States in 2008.

About eZ Systems
Founded in 1999, eZ Systems is the world's largest Open Source Content Management software company with offices in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, France and North America. With customers such as the United States Navy, Oslo University, Telemark University, Swissfirst, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, Elle, Vogue and Norwegian Telecom, eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, an award winning Open Source Content Management System with 2 million downloads, more than 150,000 installations and registered users in more than 130 countries. The eZ philosophy of openness and information sharing is still the basic guideline for the company, employees and Ecosystem.

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