How do you spend your Christmas time?
We will spend the holiday season with our families and relax for a few days to recharge our batteries. We’ve planned a lot for next year and are looking forward to all the new challenges.
But this year also happened a lot and so we look back to an exciting year 2015.
We started with new drive in January, lots of discussions and innovative ideas. Our goal was to systematically enhance our BESUGRE Recommendation Engine for Magento shops to fit the challenges of the market. So we developed a Recommendation Engine which can be configured based on URLs and integrated into e-commerce shops and editorial sites with a few clicks. To enable a continuous development we now offer a Software-as-a-Service solution.
Next to all technical enhancements we also created a new brand. We love to think back to our naming workshop in February. After some creative sessions and lots of research we found a perfect name with Recolize, a coinage of Recommendation and Personalization. With the support of Alexandra Bosen we also created a new logo. And we are so proud of our mascot – our Recobot!
Midyear we finally did it: after several meetings with lawyers and tax accountants, countless strategical plannings and discussions we founded our Recolize GmbH on the 21st of May 2015 at the notary.
And then it was accomplished. After intense testings and test runs we successfully launched the Recolize Recommendation Engine on the 26th of June 2015. Followed by a Magento extension in August and a WordPress plugin in September.
Now the work finally only started. With Rabe Bike we gained our first larger customer already in July. Our CEOs presented our product at the Swiss Meet Magento and we sponsored the World Usability Day in Munich. Additionally we closed several cooperations e.g. with Searchanise, who integrated Recolize successfully into their search engine.
We are really glad about all customers and partners who decided to use our product in 2015 and wish all of you Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year.
Your Recolize Team
Anja, Christoph and Michael