by Nicole Gauger

windream is the Winner of the BARC Study 2013

ECM system by windream GmbH from Bochum wins for the third time in a row

Bochum. windream GmbH, producer and vendor of the windream Enterprise Content Management system, is the winner of the latest BARC Study. The windream ECM system has achieved the top ranking in almost all testing categories for the third time in a row.

Top ranking in seven categories

The analysts of the Würzburg Business Application Research Center (BARC) have awarded windream the full score in seven out of eleven testing categories in the most recent ECM study. In three further categories, windream only narrowly missed that mark. Altogether, BARC tested nine ECM systems by German and international ECM software providers. windream once again emerged as the winner from this field. In the categories archiving, administration, document-import, meta-data and files, retrieval, working with documents and workflow, windream achieved the full score of one-hundred percent. The scores achieved in the categories architecture, integration and e-mail management were only slightly lower. The tests conducted by the BARC analysts were based on the brand-new windream version 5.5.

Objective analyses instead of subjective customer interviews

The very positive result achieved by windream is especially noteworthy since the BARC institute is the only producer-independent research center in Germany and does not create its reports and evaluations on the basis of customer and producer interviews – the usual process – but only on the basis of independent software tests and analyses. Further information on the Würzburg Business Application Research Center is available online at

Roger David, executive director of windream GmbH, on the test result: "We are very happy that our ECM system windream could not only maintain, but even consolidate its top position, in spite of the strong competition. This proves that we have our finger firmly on the pulse of time with our ECM product portfolio, and that we are offering exactly those solutions that are requested on the market.”

About windream GmbH:
windream GmbH develops and distributes the windream ECM-system. windream GmbH currently employs 75 people and supports a network of about 250 distribution, integration and cooperation partners throughout Europe, the USA, South America, Africa as well as Australia and New Zealand. International enterprises such as Babcock Noell, the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung (German Air Traffic Control), Deutz AG, Swisscom, Koenig & Bauer AG and BKK Essanelle are included among the company's customers.

About the windream Enterprise Content Management System:
windream, protected by worldwide patent since 2003, is counted amongst the leading solutions for acquiring, administering and archiving electronic documents in the office sector as well as in the field of SAP-integrated applications. windream is the first ECM-system worldwide to be integrated into an operating system. The Standard Edition is generally used by smaller and medium-sized companies and the Business Edition by large enterprises. A whole variety of integrations into third-party products extend the windream product portfolio. Integrations into ERP-, resource management, financial accounting, knowledge management, groupware and imaging / data capturing solutions as well as integrations into different branch-specific software systems are included among the product range. windream has achieved a first-class result as a participant in the BARC studies "Enterprise Content Management" in all test disciplines.

Editorial Contacts:
windream GmbH
Dr. Michael Duhme
Wasserstraße 219
D-44799 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 9734-568
Fax: +49 234 9734-520

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