hybris Named as a Strong Performer Among Digital Experience Delivery Platform Vendors by Global Independent Research Firm

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MUNICH, Germany, July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- hybris software, an SAP company and the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that it has been named a strong performer in Forrester Research, Inc.'s Wave report entitled: "The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3 2014," dated July 22, 2014.

In the report, Forrester names hybris among "pioneers" in digital experience delivery, and goes on to state: "hybris…has been a dominant force in the eCommerce space for many years and complements this base with solid functionality across other digital experience areas, including web content management (WCM), product information management (PIM), analytics, and testing and optimization… hybris has a particularly strong vision, which includes optimizing the entire customer journey, not just digital, and integrating internal and external tools. We particularly liked the attention paid to internal business processes (a natural strength of commerce vendors when compared with content vendors), not just external experiences." The report also states: "The potential to integrate hybris with SAP's HANA could give the vendor the potential to aggregate DX data from multiple sources and serve hyper-personalized experiences."

According to the Forrester report: "A decade ago, companies engaged in a "battle for eyeballs," spending lots of money driving undifferentiated traffic to their websites under the belief that more was better. Today, companies focus on creating and delivering relevant, cross-channel, contextual experiences critical to the visitor at that moment of their customer journey. This isn't just about marketing; it's about supporting the entire customer life cycle in a digitally enabled way… Integrated, digital experience delivery products built on web content management (WCM) and/or eCommerce foundations aim to support companies in pursuit of unified, contextual digital experiences."

"Today companies are looking for an end-to-end customer engagement solution to drive 1:1 customer interactions across any channel and through the whole customer lifecycle," said Ariel Lüdi, CEO of hybris. "No other company than SAP can provide an end-to-end customer engagement and commerce solution that unifies commerce, marketing, customer service and sales force automation."

hybris Commerce Suite is a best-in-class solution, helping businesses to present a single view and unified buying experience to all of their customers. It is also the only enterprise commerce suite incorporating commerce for web, mobile and in-store, for both B2C and B2B, including powerful search and merchandising, master data management (MDM), order management and WCM. hybris Commerce Suite is available in any deployment option, on-premise, hosted or on-demand in the cloud, perpetual license, and pay for usage or revenue share.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here: http://hybris.com/en/downloads/analyst-report/forrester-wave-digital-experience-delivery/713

About hybris software

hybris software, an SAP Company, helps businesses around the globe sell more goods, services and digital content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business. hybris' omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce platform companies will ever need. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 500 companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B sites W.W.Grainger, Rexel, General Electric, Thomson Reuters and 3M as well as consumer brands Toys"R"Us, Metro, Bridgestone, Levi's, Nikon, Galeries Lafayette, Migros, Nespresso and Lufthansa. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit www.hybris.com.

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