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Founded Denmark (2001)
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Key people
Michael Seifert, CEO
Products Sitecore Experience Platform

Sitecore is a customer experience management company that provides web content management and multichannel marketing automation software. The company was founded in 2001.


  • Company history 1
  • Acquisitions 2
  • Awards and recognition 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Company history

In 1998 in Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Copenhagen alumni Thomas Albert, Jakob Christensen, Peter Christensen, Ole Sas Thrane, and current Sitecore CEO Michael Seifert cofounded Pentia A/S, a systems integration company that focused on implementing websites built on Microsoft technologies.[1] At the time, building and managing websites required the expertise of a programmer or developer. Ole Sas Thrane and Jakob Christensen devised a set of methods for automating those processes and decided to turn their invention[2] into a marketable product that would today be classified as a web content management system.

In 2001, Sitecore was spun off as a separate business entity that initially sold content management systems in the Danish market to IT departments. However, the company has grown profitably into a recognized global provider of customer experience management software targeted primarily to corporate marketing departments and marketing service providers.[3]

Michael Seifert has been the company's CEO since its founding in 2001. His method for collecting human experience analytics data was awarded US Patent 8,255,526 in August 2012.[4]


  • 2014 July 8: Sitecore acquired a majority stake in Komfo, a Danish social media marketing and community engagement application provider, and introduced its social media marketing suite, Sitecore Social.[5]
  • 2013 November 20: Sitecore acquired the assets of for an undisclosed sum from Smith (formerly Ascentium) and took responsibility and ownership for developing, marketing, and selling Commerce Server, a former Microsoft product[6] Sitecore announced an early access program for its Sitecore Commerce product on August 5, 2014.
  • 2011 July 5: Sitecore acquired the development team and the intellectual property of Pectora, provider of web publishing solutions for deep integration with print-based projects.[7]

Awards and recognition

  • 2015 Forrester Research's Forrester Wave for Web Content Management Systems : Leader[8]
  • 2014 Forrester Research's Forrester Wave for Digital Experience Delivery Platforms: Strong performer[9]
  • 2014 Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management: Visionary[10]
  • 2014 Microsoft Alliance ISV Partner of the Year[11]
  • 2014 KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management[12]
  • 2013 Forrester Research's Forrester Wave for Web Content Management for Digital Customer Experience: Leader[13]
  • 2013 Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management: Leader[14]
  • 2013 Microsoft Enterprise ISV of the Year[15]
  • 2013 EContent Magazine's Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry[16]
  • 2013 CMS Critic's: People's Choice Award Winner and Critic's Choice Award Winner for Best Enterprise CMS[17]


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  2. ^ Thrane and Christensen, United States Patent 7,856,345, Method for building and managing a web site, December 2010
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  4. ^ Seifert and Christensen, United States Patent 8,255,526, "A method for collecting human experience analytics data", August 2012
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External links

  • Official site
  • List of all new releases on Sitecore CMS
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