that Esker vaults to third spot for worldwide fax server market share
OK - April 9, 2001 - Esker today announced that International Data Corporation's
recently published Worldwide Computer-Based Facsimile Market Forecast and
Analysis, 2000-2005 reports that Esker moved up in market share during 2000
to become the third largest fax server vendor worldwide based on market
share. Esker's movement up the ladder of worldwide market share is significant
when compared to the 15th spot Esker occupied in the 1999 IDC report, making
it's 2000 market share increase the most dramatic of any vendor in the report.
Esker attributes the increase to its acquisition of VSI, the introduction
of its innovative General Document Recognition feature for enabling e-delivery
of legacy or packaged application documents without code-level modification,
and its strengths in the production fax and inbound fax reception segments
of the market.
"Esker has taken advantage of a period of consolidation in the fax server industry to greatly increase its market position," states Peter Davidson, fax industry analyst with Davidson Consulting and IDC. "This not only bodes well for maintaining and growing its fax server business, but also puts the company in a strong position to capture share in the emerging e-document delivery market, in which documents are exchanged via email and Internet technologies as well as fax."
findings in the IDC report provide validation that Esker's strategy for
this market has been successful," says Dan Speer, CEO of Esker, Inc.
"We've made intelligent acquisitions over the last two years that
have not only enhanced our fax server product offering, but enabled us
to extend our solution beyond fax into the realm of intelligent information
delivery, supporting a wide variety of formats and transports. Not only
has Esker achieved a leadership position in the marketplace, but the perceived
threats to the fax server industry, such as e-mail, have become features
of our new multichannel content delivery solution, Pulse. This provides
us with a tremendous advantage when we compete with single-channel content
delivery fax-only servers, because given the choice, customers prefer
the more flexible multichannel solution of Pulse that provides fax, e-mail,
web, and wireless information delivery capabilities."
company was founded in 1985 and is traded on the French Stock Exchange
(Le Nouveau Marché: 3581). In 2000, it reported sales of 27.4 million
Euros (about $25.9 million). In September 2000, Esker finalized an agreement
to acquire VSI, a California-based developer of fax server solutions.
Esker's operations span North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific
with about 300 employees and an installed base of two million licensed
users worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.esker.com.
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