DPD Chooses BroadVision Commerce Agility Suite 8.1
DPD Deutscher Paket Dienst GmbH & Co.KG - Leading European Parcel Service Company Chooses BroadVision Commerce Agility Suite 8.1 (Business Wire 12.10 14:00:07)
Business Editors / High-Tech Editors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- BroadVision, Inc., (OTCBB:BVSN) a global provider of e-business solutions, announced today that DPD, one of Europe\'s leading parcel carriers, selected BroadVision(R) CAS(TM) (Commerce Agility Suite(TM)) 8.1 as the web platform and application for global deployment of its new Internet presence www.dpd.com and the new e-commerce applications.
\"We have developed DPD from a company serving domestic markets to a real international organization. We\'re focusing on expanding the network and offering our customers a homogeneous product portfolio with international products and fully integrated services,\" says Dr. Pia-Maria Zecevic, Director Communications of DPD. \"BroadVision enables us to create a multi-language site with an integrated system and application architecture. Ease of web content management; reusable components; and reduced maintenance and administrative overhead made the decision easy to go with BroadVision\'s solution suite.\"
\"We are pleased that DPD, a leading European parcel provider, selected our innovative BroadVision Commerce Agility Suite as its web platform,\" said Andrea Rubei, General Manager of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), BroadVision, Inc. \"BroadVision Commerce Agility Suite is a proven integrated platform for strategic companies that want superior flexibility, scalability and cost-effective components.\"
DPD also chose BroadVision Global Services to implement the project.
About BroadVision 8.1
BroadVision 8.1 incorporates the K2 (Kona * Kukini) methodology, a rapid implementation paradigm that dramatically speeds up the application development lifecycle, resulting in significant productivity improvements for customers. To help its customers harness these benefits, BroadVision developed the K2 Methodology, or K2M(TM), based on best practices accumulated from the company\'s 14-plus years of e-business project experience. The methodology emphasizes a \"time-boxed\" approach, iterated throughout all phases of a project\'s lifecycle. It follows the 80-20 principle, replacing much of the effort expended on hard coding with simpler configuration and assembly of reusable Kona objects and Kukini patterns. Laborious coding, which represents 80 percent of the work, is delegated to \"role players\" - freeing high-end resources to focus on the inevitable, but more challenging, \"one-off\" programming tasks representing 20 percent of the work. Field implementations of K2M have demonstrated substantial time-to-market gains and convincing cost savings across a wide spectrum of e-business initiatives.
With the daily transport of more than 1.4 million parcels in a seamless international network, DPD GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. This global franchisor based in Aschaffenburg, Germany offers a wide product portfolio both domestically and abroad through its franchisees. The offer ranges from standard and Express parcels right through to individual customer solutions. In approximately 500 depots in 38 countries, more than 22,000 employees and 15,000 vehicles are working to serve 200,000 commercial customers. Heading DPD GmbH & Co. KG are the two CEOs Hans Fluri and Arnold Schroven. The French GeoPost Group holds the majority of shares in DPD, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of French postal company La Poste, also a BroadVision Commerce customer.