CoreMedia CMS
Founded1996; 22 years ago (1996) in Hamburg, Germany
FounderProf. Joachim W. Schmidt, Prof. Florian Matthes, Andreas Gawecki and Sören Stamer
Key people
Sören Stamer, CEO
RevenueEUR 18.6 million
Number of employees
SubsidiariesCoreMedia UK Limited (London)
CoreMedia Asia Pacific Pte. Limited (Singapore)
CoreMedia Corporation (Chicago)

CoreMedia is a global provider of digital experience solutions with corporate headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The company was founded in 1996[1] and has additional offices in Washington DC, Singapore and London.

Its flagship product, LiveContext 3, is a Content Management System built for eCommerce Scenarios.

Company Overview

The company was founded in 1996 by Prof. Joachim W. Schmidt, Prof. Florian Matthes, Andreas Gawecki and Sören Stamer as a spin-off from Hamburg University of Science and Technology.[] Its first two customers were Deutsche Presse Agentur and Axel Springer Verlag.[] In 2000, the company was renamed as CoreMedia AG and the following year Deutsche Telekom launched its T-Online portal on CoreMedia software.[] The company opened its first North American offices in 2005.[]

In 2012, CoreMedia introduced Elastic Social, an enhanced version of its social toolset with new social interaction capabilities, content moderation tools, user management, and a scalable NoSQL data store. Two years later, CoreMedia LiveContext for IBM WebSphere Commerce was launched.[]

CoreMedia delivered the current version of CoreMedia 9, in January 2017.

Products and Solutions

CoreMedia 9

CoreMedia 9 is a Java-based platform upon which internet retailers can enhance their eCommerce platforms by providing a contextual digital experience for end users. The software supports high visitor traffic, business user collaboration, e-Commerce integration, multi-site/multi-language publishing, and omni-channel services.[2]

CoreMedia 9 not only provides an "Adaptive Personalization" solution contextually relevant web content, but also provides a platform for incorporating and moderating social media. This module is called "Elastic Social."[]

CoreMedia LiveContext 3

CoreMedia's LiveContext solutions provides pre-built, real-time integrations with IBM WebSphere Commerce,[3] SAP Hybris and Salesforce Commerce Cloud's e-Commerce platforms. CoreMedia LiveContext helps businesses augment their e-Commerce stores with marketing content to create a more "immersive customer experience."[] The software also combines e-Commerce transactional information with branded content, organizes the layout and design, and includes rich media and social discussions. This approach is designed to help businesses attract a broader range of shoppers, engage them in a more personal way throughout their purchase process with the goal of long-term customer loyalty.[]


CoreMedia's clients include the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, Claas, Continental AG, Epcos, Deutsche Telekom, Henkel, Internet Broadcasting Systems, Office Depot, JD Group, Tchibo, Telefónica Germany and ZDF.[4]

The CoreMedia platform has been the original technology that powered the German Government Site Builder.[5] The Government Site Builder (GSB) provides all federal authorities of the German government with a uniform content management system (CMS). CoreMedia partner, Materna, developed the solution on behalf of the German Federal Office of Administration and customized it to meet the requirements of the federal authorities.[] Later versions of the Government Site Builder have been migrated away from CoreMedia and rely on open source software.


CoreMedia competes with Adobe AEM, Acquia, Amplience, Bloomreach, Sitecore, SDL Tridion, e-Spirit FirstSpirit and other enterprise content management systems.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Bloomberg Businessweek: CoreMedia Company Overview". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Balfe, Bob. "Coremedia plus WebSphere Commerce - an excellent integration story".
  4. ^ "Dev Time: Developing with CoreMedia".
  5. ^ "A Standard Web CMS for German Government".
  6. ^ "The Forrester Wave(TM): Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015".

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