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Sitecore Unveils Sitecore KickStart to Unlock Enterprise-Class Digital Experience Capabilities for Lower Midmarket Companies

Program delivers Sitecore as a Service to launch websites in as little as 30 days, starting at $100k per year, no developer resources needed

San Francisco, February 19, 2019 – Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software, today announced Sitecore KickStart, a new partner program that delivers Sitecore’s industry-leading digital experience platform in a SaaS setting. Designed specifically for lower midmarket organizations, Sitecore KickStart enables customers to deploy a Sitecore-based website in as little as 30 days, with no developer resources needed.

“As small and mid-sized companies grow, they often find themselves facing a difficult choice. They’re being under-served by open-source content management systems but enterprise-class digital marketing technologies can feel out of reach,” said Mark Frost, CEO of Sitecore. “Sitecore KickStart resolves that dilemma by enabling these companies to accelerate their digital transformation journey without the upfront investment and longer implementation times typical of an enterprise solution.”

Available at a starting price of $100,000 per year, Sitecore KickStart bundles licensing for Sitecore Experience Manager™ or Sitecore® Experience Platform™ with partner-delivered managed cloud services including implementation, onboarding training and setup services, and minor and major upgrades.

Sitecore Solution Partners Hedgehog and XCentium have already begun to leverage Sitecore KickStart to develop, deploy, support, and maintain complete, turn-key SaaS solutions based on Sitecore’s industry-leading digital experience platform. Solutions from both partners employ reusable components and layouts, and vertical-specific themes for financial services, higher education, hospitality, and other industries are available. As a result, customers gain an affordable solution that accelerates time-to-market and enables marketing teams to spend more time on digital strategy initiatives.

“Sitecore KickStart shows our focus on providing technologies that maximize the value of our customers’ overall project investment,” said Monte Wilson, Senior Vice President of Sales in North America for Sitecore. “It also illustrates how we work with our partners—who have tremendous expertise with the Sitecore platform—to provide new opportunities for co-innovation that address the requirements of today’s quickly evolving digital experience market.”

About Sitecore
Sitecore is the global leader in digital experience management software that combines content management, commerce, and customer insights. The Sitecore Experience Cloud™ empowers marketers to deliver personalized content in real time and at scale across every channel—before, during, and after a sale. More than 5,200 brands—including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, Kimberly-Clark, and L’Oréal—have trusted Sitecore to deliver the personalized interactions that delight audiences, build loyalty, and drive revenue.

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