Franchise Signs $3m iAPPSds Deal

Bridgeline Digital signs $3M iAPPSds Licensing Agreement With One of the Fastest Growing Franchises in North America          

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLIN), a provider in cloud-based Web Content Management, eCommerce and Marketing Automation software, announced that it has signed a multi-year, multimillion dollar agreement with one of the fastest growing franchises in North America. Once deployed, the highly scalable iAPPSds platform will power 1,200 independent hair care micro-websites. The term of this agreement is over 3 years and is valued at approximately $3 million in iAPPSds licensing fees and related services.

“This customer required a highly scalable web engagement platform that will allow its valued franchises to maximize their local digital marketing initiatives and micro-website performance that is core to the iAPPSds web platform,” stated Thomas Massie, Bridgeline Digital’s Chief Executive Officer. “As this additional significant partnership helps demonstrate, iAPPSds is a best in class solution. It is gratifying to add another outstanding customer to our platform, and we expect to continue to grow this revenue stream as we convert our sales pipeline into very satisfied customers”.

iAPPSds deeply integrates web content management, eCommerce, eMarketing, social, and web analytics capabilities into one unified platform providing a centralized digital engagement platform for organizations that need to offer their franchises access to a high performing local micro-website that they can personalize, use to execute local marketing initiatives, measure results with analytics, and even drive ecommerce initiatives. At a franchisor level, iAPPSds provides superior brand control and enables corporate marketing teams the ability to make marketing content available to their franchisee local micro-websites.

About iAPPSds

iAPPSds users have access to premier website features, including the ability to edit and publish forms, images, embedded video, integrated Google Maps, social media plug-ins and other content. Additionally, iAPPSds offers built-in Search Engine Optimization management that includes metadata management, auto-301 redirects, and auto-XML sitemap creation.

iAPPSds is engineered to work with Responsive Design template development, helping ensure that websites are mobile and tablet optimized right out of the box while still leveraging only one single database of content. Furthermore, iAPPSds is able to offer multiple, customized self-service template configurations and styles to users, enabling them to personalize their site beyond just the content, while still adhering to a company’s brand standards.

iAPPSds is a cloud-based, multi-tenant SaaS solution that eliminates the need for companies to maintain their own infrastructure for the solution. iAPPSds customers can rely on Bridgeline’s Tier-1, co-location hosting facility whether they are supporting 100, 1,000 or 10,000 franchisee or dealer micro-websites.

About Bridgeline Digital

Bridgeline Digital, The Digital Engagement Company™, helps customers maximize the performance of their full digital experience - from websites and intranets to online stores and campaigns. Bridgeline's Unbound (formerly iAPPS®) platform deeply integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, Social Media management, and Web Analytics to help marketers deliver digital experiences that attract, engage, nurture and convert their customers across all channels. Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., Bridgeline has thousands of quality customers that range from small- and medium-sized organizations to Fortune 1000 companies. To learn more, please visit or call (800) 603-9936.

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