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Suunto.com website to be further developed and maintained by Endero

Published: 16 December, 2010

Suunto and Endero have signed an agreement in accordance with which Endero will be responsible for the further development and maintenance of the Suunto.com Web service. The platform solution used for the Web site is EPiServer, one of the world's leading content management products for Web publishing and information management.

"Suunto launched the new refreshed www.suunto.com -site last year using the EPiServer platform. We want to focus more and more on the digital services and developing the global Suunto.com. For this we need a strong and established global partner. Know IT as the biggest EPiServer supplier as well as the positive feedback we received from Endero through the Movescount.com -online sports community development, were the critical factors when deciding on the partnership", says Jaana Åström, digital marketing manager at Suunto.

Endero is also the largest supplier of the Movescount Web service, published by Suunto for sports enthusiasts since last spring, both during the project and for its further development. This global Web service won the Sports Standard of Excellence award in the international WebAwards competition in September. In addition, Endero has provided Suunto with other services, such as system testing, consultation on testing, management consultation, and development of SharePoint solutions and customer-service back-end systems in Finland and St. Petersburg.

"We are very proud that an internationally successful and innovative Finnish company such as Suunto chose Endero from among many competitors as their partner. Our successful cooperation has lasted a long time, and with the Suunto.com Web service contract it will be expanded to an entirely new level," says Ville Särmälä, CEO of Endero.

Endero is a part of Know IT Group that employs 1,500 IT professionals in the Nordic countries. Endero is responsible for Know IT's operations in Finland and Russia.

"We in Know IT have invested significantly in EPiServer partnership and know-how. We have been rewarded by the confidence of many clients as well as of EPiServer. We were recognized as the most valuable partner earlier this year. The agreement is very important to Know IT for our achievement of establishing our offerings in the EPiServer platform also in the Finnish market. Because of Endero, we can also serve our existing EPiServer customers in Finland," says Lars-Olof Norell, Know IT's head of specialist-area ECM / services on the Net.

"We are very pleased that our customer's business critical online presence is well secured and that any future development is being done by a competent partner close to customer. I believe this will be very positive for the long term co-operation also between Suunto and EPiServer," says Martin Henricson, CEO of EPiServer.