FatWire Software Chosen as Content Management Standard at Kohler Co.; Multi-Site Capability of Content Server Appeals to Kitchen and Bath Design Leader

FatWire Software, the leading provider of strategic enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, today announced that its Content Server content management solution has been chosen to power the Web sites of Kohler Co., the global leader in products for the kitchen and bath. Running on the BEA WebLogic application server with an Oracle database, FatWire's Content Server will be the corporate standard for building and managing dozens of Web sites for the entire Kohler family of businesses which create products that set the standard in kitchen and bath, engines and generators, furniture and accessories, cabinetry and tile, as well as resort, recreation and real estate.

"FatWire's Content Server solution allows us to empower the end users within Kohler's various businesses with the ability to quickly manage and deliver content. This compresses the edit, approval and publishing time frame from a few days to a few hours," said Mark Mitchelson, Systems Project Leader for E-Business Systems at Kohler Co. "No other content management solution offers the flexibility and scalability of Content Server. Given the number and diversity of the sites we will deploy, it was essential to have a solution that allows us to gain the efficiencies to drive down cost and time it takes to deploy each subsequent site. Fat Wire also provides us with the ability to add dynamic publishing and personalization to an online catalogue component in the future."

According to John Murcott, Vice President of Products and Strategy at FatWire, "the implementation of FatWire Content Server is already well underway at Kohler. Five legacy sites, including www.destinationkohler.com , were converted in 2003 and twice that many are scheduled in 2004 as the Content Server technology is rolled out across the enterprise."

Kohler Co. has formed an internal competency center to develop best practice architectures and corporate standards for all divisions of the company to follow as they build and launch their sites with FatWire Content Server.

About FatWire Software
FatWire Software is the leading provider of strategic enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. Global 2000 companies use FatWire's solutions to rapidly deploy content-driven business initiatives, such as intranets, extranets, portals and corporate Web sites. Unlike other ECM solutions, FatWire combines content management, content delivery, and site management into a single solution. FatWire has approximately 400 customers including J.P. Morgan Chase, Capital One, the European Space Agency, and Alstom as well as strategic partnerships with BEA, IBM, Computer Associates, and Sun Microsystems. Founded in 1996, FatWire Software is headquartered in New York and operates offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about FatWire Software's award-winning products and services, visit www.fatwire.com.

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