MindTouch, a maker of open-source wiki-style collaboration tools, said it has hit good benchmarks in revenue and customer growth for its MindTouch Deki collaboration platform.

The San Diego, Calif.-based company is announcing today that its software is selling well in the tough economy because it saves companies money by reducing the time and cost involved in setting up a web site in multiple languages. The company calls its wiki-like software a social enterprise platform.

One of its interesting new features is “polyglot support.” With it, a developer can use the Deki Wiki tool to post updates in multiple languages.

This means a web developer can integrate multiple languages into a single site, rather than create a separate site for each language. In addition, users visiting the site can search across all languages, with the search results prioritized to that user’s language.

The developer can use the tool to design a web page in English. They can then include a button that switches the user to that same page in another language. The user-interface for the page stays the same, but the words are in a different language.

In the year ended October, the company says its revenue grew 612 percent while the number of customers grew 368 percent. The company launched a new version of its software for developing large web sites in May.

New customers include: the United Nations, National Institute of Health, City of Surprise Arizona, the Harvard Kennedy Business School, Michigan State University, Dearborn Michigan School District, Cornerstone Research, Mission Ventures, SEI Inc., Temenos, Universal Hospital Services, Baxter Healthcare, Regeneron, Bill Me Later, Intel, RightScale, Zmanda, Motricity, Novell, Intuit, Television Ontario, and Newseum.

The company says it has also signed new customers since the economic turmoil began. In the last three weeks, it signed a big tech company, two pharmaceutical companies, and a medical technology company. But it said it was not yet allowed to identify them.


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