Really Strategies’ acquisition of DocZone.com expands CMS solutions for publishers
Wakefield, MA–June 30, 2009 – Brook Venture Partners announced today that its portfolio company Really Strategies, Inc. has closed on the acquisition of DocZone.com a provider of SaaS-based content management solutions (“CMS”) for publishers.
Brook led the search for acquisition targets, provided financing, and structured the acquisition. The acquired company will complement Really Strategies’ RSuite product line, offering publishers, media companies, and corporate publishers an array of pricing and implementation models that fit their business needs. As a result of the acquisition, Really Strategies has now expanded its customer base into several new markets, including Fortune 500 technology and manufacturing companies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With over 100 clients in the publishing, media, and technical publications markets, the combined company will be headquartered in Audubon, PA, with a strong European presence to serve a global client base.
“We were looking for a SaaS company to complement the Really Strategies portfolio of solutions,” commented Walter Beinecke, a Managing Partner of Brook Venture Partners. “DocZone.com emerged as the clear leader among XML content management vendors who offer a SaaS solution. We are enormously impressed with DocZone.com’s products, customer base, and business model. We feel that combining Really Strategies and DocZone.com makes for a very compelling company that is far stronger than each organization individually.”
“Really Strategies now offers even more content management solutions to suit specific business and infrastructure needs, ” stated Barry Bealer, president and CEO of Really Strategies, Inc. “Publishers have expressed a desire for options regarding where systems are managed, the ability to customize versus out-of-the box features, and a range of pricing models associated with these options. Now with a solution set that includes both DocZone.com and RSuite, publishers can choose the business model that best suits their environment. ”
“The combination of RSuite and DocZone.com puts Really Strategies into a very strong market position,” notes Bill Trippe, Senior Analyst at The Gilbane Group. “By providing a spectrum of content management deployment and licensing options, Really Strategies enables publishers and technical publishing organizations to select the option that best fits their needs and their budget.”
“We are very pleased to see DocZone.com become part of Really Strategies. We share a unified vision of how to address the needs of the publishing marketplace, and our combined team represents the most experienced staff in the industry,” stated Dan Dube, former CEO of DocZone.com and now Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Really Strategies. “With DocZone.com as the market leader in SaaS XML Content Management and RSuite as the only award-winning content management system for publishers, we see a bright future together.”
About Really Strategies
Really Strategies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 2000, provides world-class content solutions and services to publishers, media companies, and other content-centric companies. From content creation to delivery, Really Strategies helps bring strategy, content, and technology together to analyze, architect, and implement appropriate tools and technologies. Our solutions encompass XML editorial tools, XML repositories, content management systems, and editorial and production systems. Our services include workflow reengineering; technology evaluation; DTD and Schema development; business, functional, and technical requirements development; and electronic product development strategy. As a recipient of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 People’s Choice Award for Top Consulting Services, Deloitte and Touche Fast 500 Award, Benjamin Franklin Emerging Business Award, Deloitte and Touche Rising Star Award (Delaware Valley), the Philadelphia 100® Award, and a five year finalist of the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal, Really Strategies is committed to building the premier content solutions and services firm. For more information about Really Strategies, Inc., please call 610-631-6770 or visit www.reallysi.com.
RSuite is a browser-based content management system. RSuite was named a 2007 and 2009 finalist for the SIIA CODiE awards in the Best Content Management Solution category and was a recipient of Information Today’s People’s Choice Award for Top Content Management as selected by colleagues and peers in the information industry. RSuite is powered by MarkLogic Server and provides native support for XML content storage services, full text search in combination with XQuery, a full suite of editorial capabilities for XML and other content formats, content re-use at many levels, and editorial workflow tools. To learn more, please visit www.rsuitecms.com.
DocZone.com provides the industry’s first “Software as a Service (SaaS)” XML content management platform, including browser-based XML authoring, content management, automated workflow, translation memory, and single-source publishing in over 70 languages. DocZone.com also delivers the industry’s most rapid deployment methodology, designed to bring customers into production within 8 weeks. DocZone was selected by KMWorld Magazine as a “Trend-Setting Product” for 2006 and 2007, and DocZone.com was named as one of KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for three consecutive years (2007-2009). For more information, please contact DocZone.com at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.doczone.com.
About Brook Venture Partners
Brook Venture Partners provides expansion stage capital through Brook Venture Fund I, Brook Venture Fund II and other co-investment funds to Information Technology and Medical Technology companies located in the Northeastern United States. The firm focuses on initial investments typically under $5 million and specializes in both financing and providing the strategic and planning support necessary to rapidly scale and accelerate sales and marketing activities. Brook is headquartered outside Boston in Wakefield, MA. For more information, call 781-295-4000 or visit www.brookventure.com.