Macromedia Contribute 2 Now Available
San Francisco, Ca—July 28, 2003—Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Contribute 2, the easiest way for individuals and teams to update and manage content on existing websites. Macromedia Contribute 2 now works on Mac OS X, and connects to websites faster and more securely. Macromedia Contribute 2, priced at $99 for Mac OS X and Windows, is available today for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store. Existing Macromedia Contribute users can upgrade to the new version for $9.99 for a limited time only.
"Macromedia Contribute 2 democratizes web publishing by removing the technical barriers and making the process intuitive for users, " said Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "Contribute simplifies web content changes and provides unbeatable time to value.”
Macromedia Contribute 2 contains a host of new features, including high performance site connections with support for SFTP, new Macromedia FlashPaper web document technology, and drag-and-drop integration with PayPal to easily add commerce hooks to websites. For more detailed information about Macromedia Contribute 2, visit www.macromedia.com/go/contribute/.
More than 15,000 companies now use more than 70,000 seats of Macromedia Contribute to keep their websites up to date. Web teams like the New York Museum of Modern Art went from spending 40 percent of their time on content updates to spending 95 percent of their time on real design and development work. Richer, up-to-date content is increasing online sales by 45 percent at companies like Blue Ribbon Flies in Yellowstone, Montana. And LabOne, the largest single site diagnostic testing laboratory in the country, uses Macromedia Contribute to maintain its intranet for 2,200 employees in the U.S. and Canada. More than 50 employees update existing intranet content and post new information on a daily basis.
"Macromedia Contribute has changed the way our company communicates," said Lisa Ousley, intranet administrator, LabOne. "For example, Human Resources alone used to print weekly newsletters, daily announcements, employee handbooks, and safety manuals, all of which are now maintained online. Contribute has allowed us to expand the use of our intranet without the training costs usually associated with introducing a new technology. This means we are more responsive, more productive, and we’re saving money."
Macromedia is also launching a new affiliate program that enables agencies to earn referral commissions when they sell Macromedia products like Contribute to their clients. For more information, visit www.macromedia.com/go/affiliate/.
Pricing and Availability
Macromedia Contribute 2 is priced at $99 and is available for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store. Contribute 2 is also available in value packs, five copies for $399 and 10 copies for $749. Education pricing is $79 per license. Education, corporate, and government volume licensing is available. Upgrade pricing is $49, with a special $9.99 upgrade price for users who buy Contribute 2 direct from Macromedia before September 30th.
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