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Lancaster Bible College Launches New Website With Percussion CM1; Maximizes Content Management for Improved Recruiting, Student Engagement

LBC Deploys Web Content Management Software in Unprecedented Time Frame, Leveraging Advantages of Cloud Computing (December 01, 2011)

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/01/11 -- Percussion Software, a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software products, today announced that Pennsylvania-based Lancaster Bible College (LBC), an undergraduate and graduate school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), has launched its newest version of www.lbc.edu using Percussion CM1, deployed on the Rackspace Cloud. With its new web infrastructure, LBC is leveraging Percussion CM1's significant advancements in user interface design to empower administration and marketing departments with unmatched control over their online content strategy to maximize engagement among students and enhance recruitment efforts.

LBC chose Percussion CM1 due to its cutting edge WCM functionality and intuitive user experience, scalability, and the expectation of a rapid deployment to a cost-efficient, Cloud-based infrastructure. Percussion CM1 was deployed from start to finish in just 45 days, allowing LBC to rapidly improve its content delivery process and move to the Cloud on Rackspace's hosting environment.

"The Web has become an increasingly essential tool for communicating with our faculty, staff, alumni, students and families, and for our recruitment efforts," said Vincent Johnson, Associate VP of Information Systems at Lancaster Bible College. "To remain competitive and ensure that prospective students are attracted to our school, it's crucial for LBC's content owners to have control over the delivery of fresh, timely, and interactive content that is accessible in various web channels to fully engage our visitors. We were impressed with Percussion's approach to offering a pure WCM product that met all of our business needs. Delivered on time, in budget, and on scope, it was one of the fastest and cleanest deployments in my 30-plus years in technology."

Recently named a "2011 Trend Setting Product" by KM World Magazine, Percussion CM1 represents a breakthrough in the industry. Through pre-built Widgets and Gadgets, Percussion CM1 enables organizations to easily create, launch and optimize sophisticated web sites, without the reliance on costly third-party consulting services firms. Its significant advancement in user interface design makes it possible for users to take control of their WCM initiatives while maintaining the flexibility to address "what's next" on the web. By delivering core functionality as a product rather than a customized framework that is difficult to support and upgrade, Percussion CM1 offers users unmatched simplicity at lower cost.


"Higher education institutions such as LBC are under enormous pressure to keep up with the pace of the web by constantly publishing fresh, interactive content to a multitude of online channels," said Joseph Wykes, president, Percussion Software. "Our unique mission at Percussion is to offer customers advanced web content management functionality in a cost-effective, simple-to-use product that is free from costly upgrades. Percussion CM1's unique features and capabilities ensure organizations can quickly and efficiently migrate existing websites comprised of multiple pages and assets to new platforms such as the Cloud, while dramatically reducing deployment times and total cost of ownership."

About Percussion Software
Percussion Software is delivering on the promise of Web Content Management (WCM) by productizing how WCM functionality is developed and deployed. Percussion's flagship products -- Percussion CM1 and CM System -- help businesses increase traffic, drive conversion and improve social interaction without requiring costly customizations and ongoing services contracts to deliver core WCM functionality. Percussion's architecture allows non-technical users to take control of content and presentation, provides unparalleled control over how web content is used and allows organizations to integrate third-party applications without being encumbered by legacy technology. Percussion's WCM products are used by hundreds of leading organizations to power their websites, including AutoTrader.com, Vegas.com, BabyCenter.com, Hotwire.com, Saba Software, MacPhail College for Music, Virginia Tech University, Harvard Law School, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. General Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control. To learn more, visit www.percussion.com.

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