Jahia Takes Top Marks at Virgin America

America’s Coolest Airline Adopts Leading Open Source Web Content Integration Software

Washington, DC — July 8, 2009 – Jahia North America, the leader in open source web content integration software, today announced that Virgin America has selected and implemented Jahia to power its intranet, giving hundreds of users online access to personalized and dynamically generated content and documents.  The intranet puts an end to never-ending searches and provides a simple, secure, low-cost way to quickly obtain information.  Working with its own IT team, Virgin America employed Jahia templates to create a customized user experience that focused on ease-of-use, while implementing Virgin America’s corporate look and feel. By leveraging Jahia tools, development time was reduced to around four weeks.

Virgin America is a new, California-based airline that is on a mission to make flying good again—with brand new planes, attractive fares, topnotch service, and a host of fun, innovative amenities that are reinventing domestic air travel. The Virgin America experience, unlike anything else in the domestic skies, includes mood-lit cabins, custom-designed leather seats, power outlets and in-flight Internet  (the onboard Wi-Fi provider is also using Jahia to serve Internet pages in-flight and on the ground). A video touch-screen and remote control on every seatback offers guests 25 films, live TV, video games, seat-to-seat chat, and on-demand food ordering.

“We wanted a one-stop shop where our teammates can easily view and download company information, manuals and policies.  At the same time, we wanted to empower our content managers with the ability to quickly update content without requiring extensive web training. Jahia provided all of this and more,” explained Richard Lee, intranet manager, Virgin America.  “Prior to implementation, we looked at several of the major content management vendors, but chose Jahia because it offered similar levels of functionality and quality, but at a tenth of the cost due to their open source pricing model.”

“Once we had agreed upon the scope, the implementation was incredibly fast and we have been able to pilot the project with dozens of users,” Richard Lee continued. “We are delighted with the flexibility Jahia provides and plan to leverage more Jahia features to further enhance the user experience.” Virgin America’s Jahia-based intranet includes shared access to documents, controlled and personalized access to organized content and flexible organization of content through powerful classification, personalized address books and a calendar of scheduled events. Message boards allow employees to share ideas.

“The implementation of our open source Web Content Integration software at Virgin America is further evidence that Jahia is able to provide highly functional, scalable and interoperable software at a fraction of the cost of traditional vendors,” commented Emmanuel Garcin, Vice President and General Manager, Jahia North America.  “Given the current recession, open source software offers organizations an alternate path to technological innovation that doesn’t compromise their strategic IT.”

A white paper on “How Jahia Lowers Maximizes Value and Total Cost of Ownership” isavailable online.   The report uses public, independently verifiable data and illustrates how Jahia offers significant cost savings over legacy vendors and homegrown solutions.

About Jahia North America

Jahia is the first Web Content Integration software that manages all types of content, whatever the source, within one simple user interface, including business, collaborative and social application portlets as well as widgets, gadgets, pictures, Microsoft Office files and RSS feeds. Combining Enterprise Web Content management with Document Management and Portal features and leveraging state of the art open source frameworks and libraries, Jahia offers a complete solution for developing, integrating, delivering and managing content across intranets, extranets and the Internet, with a much lower total cost of ownership than other proprietary systems. Founded in 2002 in Switzerland, Jahia is a global company with over 300 customers in more than 15 countries across the globe. Jahia North America is headquartered in Washington DC with offices in Montreal, Canada. More information is available at www.jahia.com .

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