Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq:IWOV – news), the leading provider of enterprise-class content management software, announced today that the supermarket chain, Tesco, has chosen Interwoven TeamSite software to manage content for its award-winning Tesco online (http://www.tesco.com) site in the U.K. Tesco online is the world’s largest online grocer with more than 20,000 products available online and over 450,000 registered users for shopping and home delivery, bringing in over 5 million hits a week. TeamSite will be managing content across Tesco’s combined Web sites enabling Tesco employees and external agencies to quickly and regularly update content without needing to change the way they normally work.
The first phase of the implementation started with the deployment of Tesco’s consumer grocery business where TeamSite is managing content for grocery applications. This project included the design of approval workflows and scripting that are easy to maintain and manipulate and will facilitate the second phase of the TeamSite implementation. TeamSite workflow will split edited files into a file for online shopping and a file for off-line shopping. This will save developers time, reduce the likelihood of errors and speed up the production lifecycle.
In the second phase, TeamSite will manage the content of Tesco’s ISP, Tesco.net and Tesco.com for corporate and financial information on Tesco. The second implementation will also incorporate Tesco’s non-grocery site.
Tesco is currently using TeamSite in a Microsoft IIS environment with Microsoft Site Server. TeamSite will allow over 60 people from Tesco as well as remote users from Tesco’s external agencies to provide daily updates and content for all sites which will be carried out across a number of departments. All users will be able to test material prior to publishing content which will lead to greater efficiency and speed by reducing the prior need of a day-to-day maintenance role.
“We are delighted TeamSite is managing all the content for our online grocery. Annualized sales in 1999 were (pound)125m making Tesco.com a significant business for Tesco,” said Leon Stoner, project manager/lead Webmaster at Tesco.com. “Our customers do their normal day-to-day shopping online and seven out of ten top selling lines are fresh food. This requires a content management solution that enables our employees to update the site regularly and quickly and TeamSite has the dynamism that we needed. We could not have done this without the sterling efforts from the consultants provided by Interwoven.”
“Being the U.K.’s largest grocer and the world’s most successful e-commerce grocer, we are thrilled that the TeamSite solution will make it easier for Tesco to sustain and build on this reputation,” said Jan Nordhagen, vice president of European operations for Interwoven. “TeamSite’s scalability will permit quick, efficient and regular updates to its sites by a large number and variety of Tesco employees and external agencies, enabling a dynamic Web experience. The scalability of the TeamSite architecture will also enable Tesco to roll out multiple Web initiatives across its wide number of online Web properties.”
Tesco has 646 stores and is the largest food retailer in the United Kingdom, with 15.5% of the food market. In addition Tesco operates: 75 stores in the Republic of Ireland, 45 in Hungary, 31 in Poland, 8 in the Czech Republic, 8 in Slovakia, 1 store in France, 14 stores in Thailand, 2 in South Korea. Tesco is seen as the most innovative food retailer in the market, and is committed to delivering a high standard of customer service. Tesco believes in listening to customers and offering an excellent range of high quality products at great value prices.
Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq:IWOV – news) is the leading provider of enterprise-class content management software. Its flagship product, TeamSite, controls the development, management and deployment of business-critical Web sites. Interwoven solutions are based on an inclusive content architecture that empowers all content contributors and leverages diverse Web assets including XML, Java, rich html, multimedia and database content. TeamSite is available for the Sun Solaris operating system and the Microsoft NT and Windows 2000 platforms. For more information on the company and its software solutions, visit the Interwoven Web site at http://www.interwoven.com or e-mail email@example.com.