Commerce Player Orckestra Acquires Open Source Cloud CMS Platform

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 08, 2015

Orckestra, a Montreal-based provider of cloud-based multichannel commerce solutions, has announced the acquisition of Composite, a Danish open source content management software vendor. Orckestra's Commerce Orchestration Cloud primarily serves mid to large sized retailers and manufacturers. Composite's open source CMS platform is called C1.

"By integrating C1, Orckestra will enable their customers to more easily unify content and commerce across all digital and physical consumer touch-points," says the announcement.

Composite has created content management software for more than a decade. The company's CMS won the 2014 Critics' Choice Award for Best Free .NET CMS. Installed in more than 150 countries and translated into 10 different languages, C1 is recognized for its scalability in the cloud.

"Orckestra goes beyond traditional e-commerce solutions by allowing leading brands to deliver complete omni-channel commerce across multiple markets on a single platform. This acquisition will further improve our ability to create consistent, personalized shopping experiences that drive consumer loyalty for the brands we work with. From an operational point of view, it will also reduce time-to-market for our customers and improve their ability to manage content and commerce all in one place," said Louis Fournier, CEO at Orckestra.

The C1 CMS will continue to be distributed both as free open source and as a fully licensed, supported and serviced product. Orckestra will continue to support the C1 open source offering. 

"We are very excited. The acquisition opens a new chapter for Composite and the large community that uses our product worldwide. Our combined product offering enables our ecosystem of partners to deliver future digital solutions across content, commerce and delivery channels, particularly in .NET and in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ecosystem. In a landscape where everything is becoming more and more transactional this is a key differentiator," said Oskar Philip Lauritzen, CEO at Composite.