VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, February 15, 2002 – A corporate website of the second largest Lithuanian mobile telecommunications company Bite GSM has been ranked #2 in the Top 10 list of the best websites of the 200 largest Lithuanian enterprises. The website has been developed by Metasite, a leading Lithuanian business and IT consulting company.
The Top 10 list has been compiled and announced by EBIZ.LT, the leading Lithuanian new economy information portal, which thoroughly researched the web presences of 200 largest Lithuanian enterprises during December 2001 – February 2002.
Bite GSM corporate website www.bite.lt was awarded 38.5 points of 45 points possible by the researchers. According to EBIZ.LT, all the websites had been analyzed according to nine principal criteria: loading times, quality of navigation, quality and freshness of content, ease of contacting the right people at the company, multi-language capabilities, quality of visual design, e-commerce capabilities and interactivity, search functionality, and frequency of updates.
We are delighted with our client’s success at the EBIZ.LT ranking," said Aldas Kirvaitis, Managing Director of Metasite. "We have been working with Bite GSM ever since the middle of 2000, and the current achievement falls in line with a number of other web and mobile Internet product hits. We can only hope that the fruitful relationship continues."
When developing corporate web presences, Metasite relies on the conviction that the Internet should be seen as one of the many communication and content delivery channels rather than a separate information space, and therefore success of a web product largely depends on tight multi-channel integration. "Hybrid commerce has effectively replaced e-commerce as the key model for digitizing customer facing processes in an enterprise," said Mr. Kirvaitis. "We have been long aware of the trend, and designed solutions accordingly. While state of the art technologies are instrumental in the development of today’s web products, a clear understanding of the client’s business needs remains the principal driver of success. Being a full featured business and IT consultancy, Metasite is a natural choice for companies in need of fully developed solution rather than a collection of disconnected design and technology bits."
Bite GSM’s achievement at the EBIZ.LT ranking follows the last year’s triumph of another Metasite client at the World Business Forum in Madrid, where the website of the Lithuanian Development Agency (www.lda.lt) was recognized as world's No.1 among investment promotion agencies in the annual evaluation of top 100 sites by Corporate Location magazine of the UK publishing group Euromoney Plc.
With recent client success stories, a team of 18 highly skilled professionals, and offerings spanning e-business systems, CRM, SCM, e-marketing and multi-channel integration, Metasite reinforces its position of the leading management consulting and IT solutions provider in Lithuania.
Metasite is a leading Lithuanian business and IT consulting company, with clients including financial institutions, mobile telecommunications companies, logistics, distribution and retail networks.
Metasite provides solutions in the areas of Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management, multi-channel integration and e-commerce. Metasite-developed internet products are used by tens of thousands of users daily.
Metasite is a founding member of the Knowledge Economy Forum in Lithuania.