Top 10 Kentico Websites for August 2016


From engineering via banking to education, August certainly ran the whole gamut of business sectors. Take a look at some of the reasons why things have been hotting up this summer in the creative world that is the Top 10.

Customer Success Story

Delta Education came up with clear requirements: they needed a fully responsive, fresh design with both CMS and E-commerce all on one platform, capable of integrating with several other internal systems. The shift towards Kentico brought them interesting improvements, such as the E-commerce Conversion Rate up by 36.84% and a 20% overall increase in revenue.

Delta Education
Implemented by BizStream
Kentico Gold Partner



Delta Education is a leading publisher of the elementary school science curriculum in the United States. They sell hands-on science kits, readers, and other learning materials to K-8 educational institutions. From the homepage to the back end, BizStream updated the look and feel to be crisp, clean, and easy to navigate, and created custom Kentico API scripts to import product data from Excel spreadsheets and migrate existing data from the legacy platform. Integration with all external system touchpoints was developed to create a seamless user experience, no matter which combination of items they placed in their shopping cart, or their purchasing location. These capabilities required a custom checkout process that provided an individualized set of checkout steps, integration with Avalara for tax estimation services, custom shipping cost calculation business rules, and a custom payment gateway provider (Stripe). The site has experienced an increase in average order value by 10.87%, pages per session went up by 4.43%, and average session duration improved by 24.63%.

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Bechtel Art of the Build
Implemented by i3 Digital Ltd
Kentico Gold Partner

Bechtel is one of the world’s most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies. Since 1898, it has completed more than 25,000 projects across 160 countries on seven continents. It operates through four global businesses: infrastructure; nuclear, security, and environmental; oil, gas, and chemicals; and mining and metals. The purpose of this project was to develop a new standalone campaign website for the Art of the Build, one of Bechtel’s key initiatives. The new website would feature full integration with social media accounts—Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. The Kentico platform also enables Bechtel to gain new business leads—as users can easily subscribe to the organization’s newsletter, and contact lists are gathered using the subscription web part.

Implemented by Zeroseven
Kentico Gold Partner

Qbank offers exclusive member-only banking products and services dedicated to the men and woman that protect and serve the community in Queensland, Australia. This is their second Kentico build as their previous name was Queensland Police Credit Union. QBANK wanted to create and personalize their content easily and with minimal development work. They needed ultimate flexibility with a clean and strong design focus. In order to achieve this, the new site uses widgets to give the editors complete templates and leverage the Kentico EMS platform further. Widgets are integrated with the Product Database, updating an image or product rate will apply the change across the whole site, which significantly minimizes administration time. From now on, users can do A/B Testing and Personalization easily, and plan accordingly to optimize their landing pages.

Proppy - Your Property Marketplace
Implemented by Provoke Solutions
New Zealand
Kentico Gold Partner

Proppy is an online platform for buying and selling real estate. Proppy is the first licensed real estate agency in New Zealand to offer online property auctions, digital signing of legal documents, and the ability to complete a property transaction—all online. The goal of the project was to present a responsive site, scaled seamlessly, and, most importantly, make a very stressful, and potentially complex, auction process extremely simple. The website is integrated with AuctionWorx online auction software and scaled with Azure Web App. It was necessary to implement a seamless workflow, while meeting the legal requirements for a property sale. Even though the site is not currently multi-lingual, it is in the roadmap to add Chinese, and one of the reasons Kentico was chosen was that it would support that.

The Chef’s Garden
Implemented by thunder::tech
Kentico Gold Partner

The Chef’s Garden has been delivering the finest culinary ingredients direct from their farm to restaurants for more than 30 years. In approaching the new website, they needed a site that not only properly reflected their brand, but included e-commerce to make it quick and easy for chefs to order the fresh ingredients they need. Thunder::tech also needed to transform a big amount of The Chef’s Garden legacy data to fit the new category structure. Their development team configured the database and Kentico so they seamlessly pass information back and forth, assuring that online customers have the latest and most up-to-date information on products. The User Experience team then designed a simple, intuitive interface and information hierarchy that made it fast and easy for users to navigate the site, find what they needed, and complete a transaction. The design heavily leveraged beautiful photography of the farm and the available products, putting the spotlight directly on the delicious growing greens and vegetables that are the signature of The Chef’s Garden.

Implemented by TrueLime
Kentico Gold Partner

ROC van Amsterdam is a Dutch secondary vocational education provider with nine different study locations in the Amsterdam area with more than 27,000 students and 2,000 FTEs. Students can choose professional education from the almost 300 training/education courses available. The goals were to create a new website for both ROC of Amsterdam and ROC of Flevoland, where future students can orientate themselves in the study they want to sign up for, and the best college to attend for this study. A big challenge was to create these two websites (ROCvA and ROCvF) in one content tree, with parts of the content being the same for both sites, and parts of the content being different for each site. And not only is the content different for each site, but also the profile of the visitor after signing up is site-specific—making it possible to have an account on both sites with the same email address, but different passwords and different content. Another challenge was the creation of five tests on the website that helped students orientate in motivation, sector, competence, education, and school location. The ROC van Amsterdam website is mobile responsive and utilizes Kentico EMS Personalization.

Capita ITES
Implemented by Distinction
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Capita ITES (IT enterprise services) is the largest provider of IT services in the UK. They are the IT partner of almost 4,000 customers and their clients include the Ministry of Defence, the BBC, and over 6,600 schools. The aim of the new website is to generate new inquiries for Capita by working harder to engage and drive more conversions. The website also needed to be consistent with other marketing materials, helping to represent Capita’s position on the market. Distinction leveraged Kentico’s import/export toolkit and API to import all content from their content management platform. The website is fully responsive, having been built in a mobile-first way. Extensive use of AngularJS and client-side animation techniques give the website life. Since launch, the website has seen a 31% increase in new sessions, mainly from organic search, showing how SEO-friendly and quick the new website is.

Farmington Bank
Implemented by ZAG Interactive
Kentico Gold Partner

Farmington Bank is a full-service community bank based in Connecticut, with 26 locations in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. They were looking to overhaul the look of their site, improve usability across all devices, encourage more interaction, increase conversions, improve the back-end technology, and modernize the overall site to meet customer and internal demands. Primary challenges of the project included keeping a simple design while meeting many different visitor and internal demands. Another challenge was working with several third parties to provide a seamlessly user experience, while integrating tracking code to enable end-to-end conversion tracking. The result is a fully-responsive, SEO optimized website, including custom rates and locations management tools, custom analytics tracking through Google Tag Manager, and supporting WCAG Level AA Compliance. The client has plans to further utilize Kentico’s robust platform, including marketing and other content management features.

World Vision New Zealand
Implemented by Union Digital
New Zealand
Kentico Gold Partner

Since 1950, World Vision has worked to transform some of the planet’s most vulnerable communities by providing relief in emergency situations, long-term community development, and advocating for local and global political change. Despite interacting with isolated communities every day, World Vision lacked an understanding of their supporters’ holistic digital experience, so they decided to change it. The new World Vision site takes users on a journey through the communities in which their donation dollars help to make a difference. Their team is quickly able to update the site during disasters from anywhere in the world. The ability to tell these stories in real time is a powerful way of generating support where and when it’s needed most. Kentico was chosen for its easy-to-use character and user journey mapping capabilities. Mobile usage is up nearly 20% and World Vision’s annual 40 Hour Famine challenge generated a 25% increase in online donations.

 Wind Creek Hospitality - Wetumpka & Atmore
Implemented by Bit-Wizards
Kentico Gold Partner

Wind Creek Hospitality Wetumpka is the premier destination for winning in the Southeastern US. Wind Creek needed to implement new technologies to simplify the booking process and serve the needs of their customers in one easy-to-maintain location. Bit-Wizards integrated the Opera Web API and XML calls to pull the live data from the Opera Reservation System into the website. Users can very easily see which rooms are available, at which rates they can reserve those rooms, and what amenities the rooms include. All the data is live, ensuring accuracy in both pricing and availability. There are also implemented the Bally Web API and XML calls to pull live player comp data directly into the Wind Creek website. After a customer enters an Account ID, the website pulls all available comp codes for the user in their browser. Enabling users to access their comp codes on the website has also led to an increase in customer satisfaction and a decrease in the number of customer service phone calls.

Implemented by Frontis B.V.
Kentico Gold Partner

Waterkracht designs, creates, and supplies effective cleaning solutions. They chose Kentico as it is a comprehensive platform that facilitates the efficient management of a website and web shop in one. A key objective of the website/web shop is handling telephone queries, to relieve the sales team. Frontis needed to synchronize data between the website and the customer’s internal system, and created their own payment provider. When a customer orders something from the shop, they pay using the credit they have at Waterkracht. Visitors to see a website with various product overviews per category. Once visitors are logged into the web shop, the product prices are also displayed. Waterkracht applies customer and product discounts based on the discount group the customer belongs to. After the launch, sales have increased by nearly 10%. The number of pages per session has risen by 30%, the average session duration has risen by 33%, and the bounce rate has decreased by 13%.

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Jana Repáková

Hi! I work in Kentico as a Customer Insight Specialist and I am responsible for monthly evaluations of Top 10 Websites of the Month and also for a maintenance of case studies.