GEARUP 2008, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., — April 24, 2008 — Interwoven, Inc. (NASDAQ: IWOV), a global leader in content management solutions, today announced the winners of the 2008 Interwoven Excellence Awards. This year’s winners – Ashurst, Education Management Corporation, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, Fulbright & Jaworski, Kao Corporation, KPMG Australia, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and Lowenstein Sandler – are outstanding examples of how customers are using Interwoven to help their businesses succeed amidst a shifting business landscape. The awards were formally presented at GearUp 2008, the company’s user conference taking place this week in San Francisco, California.
“While this year’s winners represent a cross-section of different industries, and span a variety of medium to very large organizations, they have one point in common – they are all leveraging content in ways that transform their business,” said Joe Cowan, CEO at Interwoven. “By putting Interwoven and content at the core of their business, these companies have risen above their peers by finding new ways to maximize online business performance and increase collaboration and agility within their organizations.”
Following is a brief description of this year’s Excellence Award winners:
Ashurst is a leading international law firm that advises corporate and financial institutions, with core businesses in M&A, corporate, and finance. With a team of over 200 partners and 1,800 staff in 12 countries, Ashurst is currently adding approximately 500,000 documents a year to its Interwoven WorkSite system as well as 18 million email records. Since implementing Interwoven, Ashurst has enjoyed easier and faster processes for storing and retrieving all work produced, and remote users enjoy the same secure access as desktop users. Ashurst has achieved broad adoption of the solution and is able to gain further business efficiencies through even wider knowledge sharing.
Education Management Corporation (EDMC) is one of North America’s largest providers of private post-secondary education, and operates Argosy University, The Art Institutes schools, Brown Mackie College schools, and South University. EDMC relies on the Web as an increasingly vital channel for reaching prospective students. This strategy is essential to meet the high standards and expectations of today’s highly Web-savvy younger generation. With Interwoven at the core, EDMC is able to create, deliver and optimize its online content to help improve access to information and educational offerings through its Web channels.
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC (EKS&H) is the largest Colorado-based accounting and business advisory firm, providing tax, audit, and business advisory services to clients in 16 industries. EKS&H embarked on a knowledge management initiative to break down silos and help its professionals better manage, organize, and collaborate around information. Interwoven provided both a conceptual model and the technology to put it in place. Interwoven’s engagement-centric repository provides easy access to content of all types, including work papers, client information, finished documents, and emails, managed side-by-side in a unified environment. With Interwoven, EKS&H professionals can easily access and collaborate around content both in the office and at client sites, driving productivity and efficiency overall.
Fulbright & Jaworski is a full-service international law firm, serving the needs of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual clients around the world. Fulbright is one of the largest law firms in the United States with nearly 1,000 lawyers and more than 50 integrated practice areas. Fulbright & Jaworski leverages Interwoven technology to apply consistent governance policies to manage electronic and paper records across its 16 international locations, and to automate as much of the records retention process as possible. By using Interwoven RecordsManager Fulbright & Jaworski can deliver a fully integrated records management system that enables them to comply with frequently changing regulations and guidelines while continuing to provide award-winning service to clients.
Kao Corporation is the largest consumer goods company in Japan with more than 32,000 employees and 10 Billion USD in sales. Since 1890, Kao has viewed the consumer as the driving force behind everything they do. To achieve this objective, Kao has used Interwoven’s Web content management technology since 2001 to consistently enhance and improve the user experience for customers and to simplify the content creation process for key stakeholders within Kao. Today, Kao’s Website receives over 12 million page views per month and 1 million unique monthly visitors. Looking to the future, Kao is committed to providing users with an engaging experience by leveraging the latest in Web analytics to provide the right content to the right customers. KPMG Australia is a partnership that is part of the KPMG International network, one of the world’s leading professional services firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services. KPMG Australia operates nationally across 7 offices with over 5,000 people. KPMG Australia selected Interwoven WorkSite as its core document management solution along with Interwoven partner, Metastorm’s Business Process Management (BPM) workflow to automate the creation and management of client and engagement workspaces. KPMG is proactively addressing new compliance and regulation standards by implementing Interwoven RecordsManager. As Australian firms work to comply with strict records management standards, KPMG Australia is taking a leadership role to apply consistent governance policies, manage electronic and paper records, and end the reliance on paper files. And as its professionals spend more time out of the office, KPMG Australia is using Interwoven OffSite to enable remote access to client files and collaboration with colleagues.
Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States in areas such as neonatal care and outpatient surgery and is recognized as the international leader in infant heart transplantation and proton treatments for cancer. LLUMC partnered with Interwoven and Earthbound Media Group (EMG) to launch a truly cutting-edge Website designed to help patients explore the services and care offered by the Medical Center. Success with the Website is driving a fundamental change in their business: they are completely re-imagining their Web presence to ensure it plays a central role in driving service excellence and patient access, global healthcare leadership, and outreach. By leveraging a combination of search engine optimization, Web analytics, targeting, and content management capabilities, the organization has achieved dramatic results. For instance, LLUMC has seen a 1400% increase in daily visitors and 1700% increase in traffic sources. Their search engine ranking also went from 150 to number 1 on many keywords. Loma Linda subsequently rolled out a 2,000-page main Website and saw a 470% increase in physician referrals per month within 4 months of the site launch.
Lowenstein Sandler is an AmLaw 200 firm representing public and private companies, financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and private clients in corporate, litigation and bankruptcy matters throughout the country. Lowenstein Sandler uses Interwoven WorkSite to provide centralized, unified information lifecycle management, including emails and other documents. Lowenstein Sandler’s professionals can now respond more quickly to client queries by accessing complete matter-related documents and emails in an electronic matter file, and leverage knowledge sharing and best practices through practice group-specific workspaces where key documents are managed.
Interwoven is a global leader in content management solutions. Interwoven’s software and services enable organizations to effectively leverage content to drive business growth by improving the customer experience, increasing collaboration, and streamlining business processes in dynamic environments. Our unique approach combines user-friendly simplicity with robust IT performance and scalability to unlock the value of content. Today, more than 4,000 enterprise and professional services organizations worldwide have chosen Interwoven, including: adidas, Airbus, Avaya, Cisco, DLA Piper, the Federal Reserve Bank, FedEx, HSBC, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Samsung, Shell, Samsonite, White & Case, and Yamaha. Over 20,000 developers and over 300 partners enrich and extend Interwoven’s offerings. To learn more about Interwoven, please visit www.interwoven.com.