Business Growth and Content Expansion Top Knovel’s Successes

Fiscal 2013 highlights include double-digit business growth, aggressive content expansion and high renewal rates

New York, April 30, 2013

Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced that the company achieved double-digit sales growth in the 2013 fiscal year which closed on March 31, 2013. Knovel’s annual subscription renewal rate also continues to exceed 90 percent overall. Knovel’s focus on engineers and the expansion of its high quality content offerings are key drivers of the company’s success.

Knovel’s customer roster of world-class engineering firms and academic institutions expanded. One such customer, Arup, a world-leader in the engineering design and construction sector, now offers access to Knovel’s Web-based technical references to its 10,000 employees from 90 offices in 35 countries.

The 2012 Knovel University Challenge reflected Knovel’s increased international user base. This student competition saw record global participation with more than 50 percent of participants from outside of North America.

New publishers and subject areas were primary drivers of Knovel’s robust content expansion. The company added 14 new publishers, including six European publishers and three new subject areas. Knovel’s continued ability to lead the way in delivering the most relevant and trusted content in the industry was once again recognized by EContent, which listed Knovel as one of the EContent 100 for the seventh time.

Throughout the year Knovel also introduced a host of new interactive content and tools. Three new databases were made exclusively available via Knovel’s Critical Content line: Yaws Critical Property Data, Titanium Alloy Database and Crude Oil Assay Database. All include highly interactive tables, graphs and data compiled from authoritative sources. Knovel also launched a free engineering unit converter  that includes over 1000 units and performs math functions.
In December 2012 Knovel was acquired by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. As part of Elsevier’s Engineering and Technology Markets, Knovel complements a suite of Elsevier products that aim to improve R&D outcomes and the workflow of engineers. Furthermore, Knovel now has more resources available to accelerate its user-focused product development to provide comprehensive engineering content to more organizations worldwide.

“This fiscal year was one of Knovel’s best years, with a significant increase in Knovel’s content offerings and new customers worldwide,” said Ella Balagula, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology Markets at Elsevier. “Engineers need fast access to credible information, and Knovel continues to be relied upon by engineering professionals and students worldwide. As part of the Elsevier family, Knovel will continue to provide engineers with the content and tools they need to innovate and work efficiently.”

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About Knovel
Part of the Elsevier product portfolio, Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call + 1 866 240 8174.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Amy Burnis
Director, Marketing & Communications
Knovel
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a.burnis@elsevier.com