Top 10 Kentico Websites for August 2014

Back from your holiday… back in the office… and back to reality… But, that’s okay! If you just came back from your dream vacation, August was marked by the release of our new Kentico 8.1 sub-version, and of course, excellent projects created by our partners and clients. In this blog post, you can sample the best of them to get you back in the swing of things! 
Skoda Finance Australia
Skoda Finance Australia
Implemented by Adrenalin Media
Kentico Gold Partner

Skoda Finance is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, Europe’s largest automotive financier, who have been providing clever finance solutions for over 60 years.
Adrenalin Media was approached by the client with the requirement of website redesign to improve overall brand awareness and website look and feel, allowing visitors to access dealership details easily – and for those looking to buy a Skoda, to educate them about the different automotive finance options that are available. Kentico 7 was chosen and carefully implemented to fulfil the main objectives: to drive customer leads to the Skoda dealerships in Australia, and to create the ability for existing and new customers to contact Skoda Finance online. The site uses responsive techniques, lead/contact form capture into Kentico, integration into third party systems as well as Google Maps API.
Since its launch, the site has seen significantly increased page views, visit duration and increase in the number of leads to the dealerships.

Implemented by Citytech Software
Kentico Gold Partner

OSN is the largest pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa that offers international television entertainment content. OSN is the home of nearly 140 channels offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment and live talk shows.
OSN wanted to deploy a robust, enterprise-level CMS that could be deployed in a web farm and handle large traffic. Citytech Software selected Kentico EMS because it could meet the client’s high expectations of 50% growth in online subscription. Moreover, the platform is secure enough and easy to use for content administrators.
Citytech have implemented bilingual content (Arabic and English), which is fully mobile responsive as mobile devices are on the rise in the Arabic world. Due to the diversity of the area covered, content personalization has to be implemented based on the visitors region. Currently, they operate across 21 countries and for each country, content can be adjusted.
The complexity of the project is highlighted by the integration with the client’s internal systems – IBS and BOB platforms for channel information, channel schedule, user subscription and box activation.
The website was successfully launched on July 2nd, and since then:

  • SLA report shows its availability of almost 100% since the site has been migrated to Kentico.
  • Online subscription increased by 22.4% after the site went live.
Read more in a case study


Bluebonnet Electric Coop
Bluebonnet Electric Coop
Implemented by Adaptdev
Kentico Gold Partner

Bluebonnet is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas, USA. Since 1939, they've been committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable power to their clients in 14 Central Texas counties.
Bluebonnet wanted to offer their customers a new mobile-optimized website that would not only be a single-point source of up-to-date information, but also an online tool used to update their contact information, report outages, request specific services, make payments, view electric use data and setup alerts based on member specified limits.
Adaptdev chose Kentico (version 7, ultimate package) and implemented the following features:

  • Mixed-Mode login leveraging both Sybase® Mobiliser and Kentico
  • Data integrations with Sybase® Mobiliser, Siemens eMeter Energy Engage platform, Chase Pay Connexion and Milsoft Utility Solutions Outage Reporting
  • Full impersonation experience for Members Services Representatives that leverages custom code and Kentico’s impersonation capabilities and custom roles
As a result, their new Kentico website offers a premium online experience that differentiates Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative from other energy providers and reduces the amount of personnel supporting customer requirements. The following figures (comparing site performance in the first month post-launch against the same period from the year before) confirms that they made an excellent choice:
  • There were ~4,000 more sessions
  • There were ~1,800 more users
  • There were ~ 100,000 more page views
  • Members viewed ~2.5 more pages per visit
  • Average session duration increased by 30 seconds
  • Bounce rate decreased by ~22%


Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Academy of Engineering
Implemented by Ridgeway
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering. They are Britain’s national engineering academy as well as the fellowship of the country’s most eminent engineers.
The Royal Academy’s site was built to bring together a number of sites onto one platform, including the main site and an online nominations portal for fellows. Further objectives for the site included; increasing engagement for regular and occasional website users, an optimized experience for both mobile and desktop devices and a fresh design that was in keeping with the established RAE brand.
Ridgeway built the site on Kentico 7, with the specific Kentico features in use including:

  • Ecommerce and Integration with Sage Pay, allowing users to pay for events.
  • Responsive design.
  • Integration with email marketing solution, Campaign Monitor.
  • Social integration.
The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive, with the usability of the online nominations portal receiving particular mention.


Kingspan Insulated Panels (US)
Kingspan Insulated Panels (US)
Implemented by Think Agency
Kentico Partner

Kingspan Insulated Panels has a long tradition of leadership and innovation, playing a key role in the evolution of the global insulated building envelope industry.
The Kingspan Insulated Panels websites are used to drive awareness of their overall brand and to engage customers with their product offerings. Overall, the key objectives are to increase growth in traffic to the website and gain an improved understanding of customer behavior and experience.
The project began in mid 2013 using the Kentico 7 platform with the aim to provide site visitors with valuable content, to make Kingspan Insulated Panels a trusted source for industry-related information. The implementation includes use of EMS, Integration with SalesForce and multi-lingual versioning in 3 different cultures. Since the website on Kentico was launched, overall site traffic has increased by 68.24%, new users are up 81.06% and organic bounce rate has DROPPED 9.91%.

Implemented by I-CAR
Kentico client

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is a not-for profit organization uniquely centered in the heart of the automotive collision repair industry.
I-CAR is evolving from its historical focus on training to offering a platform of education, knowledge and solutions for the collision repair inter-industry.
I-CAR embraced Kentico 8 CMS to drive excellence, growth and relevance through their online channel. Kentico enables I-CAR to support key online strategies, which include:

  • Improving the user's experience with an easy to navigate interface, delivered on a responsive platform.
  • Increasing customer engagement through personalized and relevant content, A/B testing and integrated web marketing.
  • Creating self-service opportunities for users with streamlined content and enhanced e-commerce processes.
The new I-CAR website was developed in partnership with Catalyst Fire and the I-CAR IT team, and has further enabled I-CAR to fulfill their vision of providing the information and knowledge needed to the auto collision repair industry to ensure complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.


Santia Consulting
Santia Consulting
Implemented by Oakwood
United Kingdom
Kentico Certified Partner

Santia is the UK’s leading provider of health & safety risk management solutions.
The objective of the site was to create a new digital platform worthy of Santia’s status, and ready for the next phase of business growth. This involved:

  • Replacing a bespoke CMS that could no longer keep up
  • Centralizing the management of multiple sites, each individually-branded
  • Incorporating e-commerce functionality to sell H&S training courses
  • Accommodating the different devices used by C-level suite executives
  • Laying the groundwork for the launch of new sites in additional countries
Santia advised Oakwood that their CMS purchase decisions would ultimately rest on the functionality and ease of use of the system. They recommended Kentico as the best technology to underpin the site, and used key stakeholder interviews to design a customer-focused experience throughout.
Santia now has a new responsive, multi-lingual site with ecommerce capabilities built in. Content is clearly presented, and equally simple to manage through a single system – a win for both customers and the client.


Law In Order
Law In Order
Implemented by Create Studios
Kentico Gold Partner

Law In Order is Australia’s leading supplier of end-to-end document and digital solutions. They service clients in diverse industries including the Legal, Government and Corporate sectors.
The main goal of the new website was to provide Law In Order with a strong lead generator – both in terms of the quantity and quality of leads. Another major goal was making the site responsive to cater to Law In Order’s growing percentage of users using mobile devices. Moreover, the client required a platform that is easy to maintain and organize content with and that creates and manages forms with ease.
Create Studios utilized Kentico 8, which allowed them to easily customize how the front-end code was rendered to match exactly the specific structure they desired.
Since the site has gone live, the site traffic and goal conversions have already improved. Particularly, goal conversions are up by over 50% in comparison to the previous site.
Read a case study

Freedom Pools
Freedom Pools
Implemented by Hyperactive Digital
Kentico Gold Partner

With a network of 35 display centers nationwide, Freedom Pools is one of Australia’s most awarded swimming pool manufacturers.
The objectives, clearly set by the client, were to design and build a new visually appealing website which would sell the Freedom Pool lifestyle and choose the platform that could handle variation in products, content, sizes and finishes across states. To maximize their marketing efforts, the client wanted to implement an efficient system to create and track online marketing campaigns across states, increase enquiries through increasing calls to action on individual product pages and create targeted enquires for specific products as opposed to general enquiries.
Using Kentico 7, Hyperactive Digital delivered a robust, mobile responsive website that educates customers on the products and services that have state-specific content. The website was built specifically for Australia and its states, but it does have an international option with localized content as well. The new site went live on August 4th, so traffic etc. is yet to show increases – however, Freedom Pools have experienced:

  • 36.22% increase in average visitor duration
  • 30.07% decrease in bounce rate
  • 2.80% increase in online enquiries


Real Estate Institute of Canada
Real Estate Institute of Canada
Implemented by Inorbital
Kentico Gold Partner

The Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) is a leading provider of advanced education and designation programs for real estate industry professionals in Canada.
The project started with the main goal of redesigning the existing site with a clean modern look and feel using responsive design principles that allow visitors to access site resources using any device or platform. Kentico 8 has met clients’ requirements, including website integration with a third party CRM that is used to allow members to view, modify and perform actions related to their accounts. It also includes integration of multiple chapter websites – currently with their own domain and technology setup – combining them into a centralized website that provides a consistent look and allows chapter website content to be easily managed by non-tech savvy individuals. Moreover, multilingual functionality was necessary to display all information in both Canadian national languages. As a result, their new website allows site visitors and members to easily and seamlessly shift through and locate information, accessing resources and registering for courses and events.

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Lenka Navratilova

I am currently on maternity leave with my little daughter, but I still have time to keep you informed about the best projects created by our clients and partners on Kentico. I previously worked as a Partner Manager taking care of our partners' needs.