Last week, Vignette released preliminary Q4 2008 financial results. As in case with several previous quarters, things don’t seem to be looking too bright. There’s a drop from Q4 2007 in license revenue.
“The weak economy, foreign exchange fluctuations and the continued re-build of our go-to-market capabilities impacted our fourth-quarter results,” said Mike Aviles, president and CEO of Vignette.
Aviles also mentioned the reduction of “overall cost structure” by about 10% resulting in Vignette layoffs late last year.
With Vignette’s balance sheet remaining strong and the line of Enterprise Content Management products being quite usable for certain scenarios and recognized by analysts, why is this happening? And what will happen next to the big V? An acquisition by another vendor? A complete overhaul and restructure? The vendor may have survived the 2001 dot-com bubble bust, but will it survive this global economic crunch and its own transitional pains?