Press Release

 

 

Lyon, April 15, 2002

 

 

 

 

Strong growth of document delivery solutions

 

 

Chiffre d’affaires (M€)

Q1 2002

Q1 2001

Growth

IID*

3.31

2.74

+20.8%

Host Access

4.15

4.69

-11.5%

Total

7.46

7.43

+0.5%

* Intelligent Information Delivery: includes Esker’s fax server products and Pulse, its new multi-channel document e‑delivery solution.

 

 

Esker’s sales for the first quarter of 2002 reach €7.46 million, an increase of 0.5% over Q1 2001.

 

This positive showing has been primary achieved through the continued strong growth shown by Esker’s Intelligent Information Delivery (IID) product line. IID products now account for 44.4% of total sales compared to only 37% in Q1 2001.

 

Beyond Q1 results, interest in Esker’s solutions for the multi-channel e-document delivery of business documents is growing among customers, prospects and partners. Esker’s opportunity pool now exceeds € 17 million, of which more than 70% is IID products. Esker is now identified as a significant player in this market as evidenced by the recent Magic Quadrant issued by Gartner Group. In addition, Esker continues to invest significantly in building up a strong channel of business partners for its IID solutions. Recent commercial achievements worldwide reflect the success of the strategy’s initial implementation. 

 

Despite very soft worldwide economic conditions, especially in the High Tech market, Esker continues to maintain a strong commercial performance while investing for the future, both short and long term.

 

Recent improvements in the US economy are encouraging. A sustained increase of confidence levels regarding future economic developments will help reduce the psychological hurdles that often delay purchasing decisions, especially for the biggest transactions.


 

About Esker

Esker Software solutions enable intelligent access to and delivery of core business information from any data source, in any format, to any recipient. Organizations use Esker software to streamline information exchange, open new channels of communication, and achieve business objectives with new levels of speed and efficiency. Esker extends the reach of information technologies and shortens the distance between people and information.

The company was founded in 1985 and is traded on the French Stock Exchange (Le Nouveau Marché: 3581). In 2001, it reported sales of € 32.3 million (about $29.0 million), half of which is generated in the USA.

Esker recently signed two worldwide partnerships with Cincom iD Solutions and Mobius in the Electronic Document Delivery business field. The company also signed a strategic agreement with France Telecom bringing together Pulse with France Telecom’s multimedia broadcasting service.

Esker’s operations span North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific with around 300 employees, 80,000 installed document servers, and a Host Access installed base of two million licensed users around the world. Esker is a leading European software editor and generates 90% of its turnover from export.

 

The company‘s products include:

¨        Intelligent Information Delivery solutions, with PULSE, VSI FAX for UNIX, VSI FAX for Notes, Faxgate;

¨        Host Access connectivity solutions, with SMARTERM, PERSONA, CORRIDOR and TUN PLUS.

 

© 2002 Esker S.A. All Rights Reserved. Esker, the Esker logo, Faxgate, Persona, Pulse, SmarTerm, Intelligent Information Delivery and Tun are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Esker S.A.  All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

 

For more information:

Esker - Emmanuel Olivier                                 olivier@esker.fr or +33 4 72 83 46 46

http://www.esker.com  http://www.esker.fr

Actus – Amalia Naveira                      anaveira@actus.fr  or +33 4 72 18 04 97