History

Vasont Systems was formed by Progressive Information Technologies when they recognized a need in the marketplace for a component content management system (CCMS) that would give organizations the ability to create content once, repurpose and publish it to electronic, print, mobile, and Web formats. In 1992, the Vasont Content Management System was initially developed as a project for a client. Since then, it has evolved into several applications to provide diverse organizations with a system that best meets their needs. Follow the progression of Vasont Systems in the timeline below.

Vasont CMS Manages Dorland's product line1992

The Company began to develop a content management system for WB Saunders' flagship product, the Dorland's Medical Dictionary. This software enabled WB Saunders to better manage, organize, and repurpose the content of the dictionary to multiple spin-offs and to publish them in print, CD, and Web formats.

1994

Enhancements were made to the content management system developed for the Dorland's Medical Dictionary. The system could now accommodate a project for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) to manage the content of its electrical engineering standards.

1997

Realizing that its content management system created for the WB Saunders and IEEE projects had developed into a product that could manage and repurpose any type of content, the Company launched its TARGET 2000 Content Management System at the Seybold Seminars in San Francisco, where it was selected as one of the show's "Hot Picks." Data analysis and modeling, DTD writing, consulting, and training services were added to support the software clients.

2000

The inaugural Vasont User Group Meeting was held in New York, NY.

2001Best Places to Work in PA 2001

The Company was selected as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania."

2002

Vasont CMSThe Company launched the seventh version of its TARGET 2000 Content Management System and changed its name to the Vasont Content Management System to better reflect the continuing enhancements and significant new features to the software.

The Company became the first CCMS software company to offer and sell a hosted CCMS model. The first Vasont SaaS (software as a service) Content Management System was sold. This new model allowed clients with little or no IT support to implement the Vasont CCMS in a hosted environment.

Advent Publishing Systems became the Company's first international client and partner when Advent chose the Vasont CCMS to manage its documentation for its ACS publishing system.

The Company was named to ContentWorld's content500® Plus list of top Internet content technology leaders.

2003

The Vasont SG Content Management System was unveiled to address the fundamental content management needs of small groups with limited resources.

2004

Vasont SystemsProgressive Information Technologies announced that its Vasont content management software applications and service offerings would now operate under the name "Vasont Systems." The new name better reflected Vasont's range of applications and services and was a result of the product's exceptional growth and increased brand recognition in the content management software market.

Vasont CMS Makes the 2004 EContent 100 Vasont Systems was named to the 2004 EContent 100 list of "companies that matter most in the digital content industry." Compiled by EContent magazine, Vasont Systems was chosen as a "stand-out company" in Content Management.

The Vasont Universal Integrator was introduced, a new extension of the Vasont Content Management System, to provide a tight integration with leading XML editing tools.

2005

Vasont Systems released Version 10 of its Vasont content management software that included enhanced document and digital asset management capabilities so users can more easily manage structured, unstructured, and multimedia content all in one repository.

2006

Vasont Systems was voted the first runner-up in the "CMS Idol" competition at the Gilbane Conference on Technologies for Content Applications.

Econtent 100For the second time, Vasont Systems was named to the EContent 100 list - EContent Magazine’s list of "companies that lead the digital content industry."

To meet the growing needs of DITA users, Vasont Systems included a standard DITA setup with its content management system.

2007

Vasont Systems unveiled its biggest release ever of its flagship content management system - Vasont Version 11 - that included a brand new user interface and made content management easier than ever to use.

KMWorldKMWorld, publishers of information on content, document and knowledge management, named Vasont Systems to their list of "The Companies to Watch in 2007."

Vasont CMS is named to the 2007 EContent 100Third time's a charm! EContent Magazine once again honored Vasont Systems by naming us to their EContent 100 list of "the best and brightest digital content companies."

2008

Formalized as "Vasont University" in 2006, Vasont Systems' rapidly growing training program took off in 2008 with a 53% increase over 2007 in training delivered to clients and prospects.

Vasont CMS Makes the 2008 EContent 100 For an astounding fourth time, EContent Magazine's panel of judges selected Vasont Systems to their EContent 100 list of "the most important companies in the digital content arena." Thank you!

2009

Vasont Systems introduced its next major release of the Vasont Content Management System. Vasont 12 focused on project management and collaboration solutions.

The Vasont User Group celebrated its 10th anniversary.

2010

Vasont WebLNXVasont Systems introduced its new Web-based product for content contributors called Vasont WebLNX®. This product was developed to speed up production cycles and automate collaboration with remote content authors.

2012

Vasont Systems celebrated its 20th anniversary in the content management software industry.

2013

TransPerfectVasont Systems joined the TransPerfect family of companies. TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 80 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

2014

Vasont CMS Named to EContent Trendsetting Products 2014Vasont Systems was named to EContent Magazine's inaugural Trendsetting Products List, highlighting the products that are identifying the trends impacting the industry and helping publishers deal with data, manage the total web experience, and find new ways to monetize content.

2016

Vasont Systems received its ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management Systems.

2017

Vasont Systems released the first phase of their next generation CCMS, called Vasont Inspire. This light authoring tool enabled content developers and contributors to work in an XML environment without experiencing the complexity of XML.

Vasont Systems received its ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems.

Vasont Systems celebrated its 25th anniversary in the content management software industry.

2018

Vasont InspireVasont Systems introduced its next generation component content management system. Aptly named Vasont Inspire, this new tool provides an easy user experience for content development, collaborative review, translation, and publishing. Vasont Inspire is component content management...simplified.