Top 10 Kentico Websites for December 2014

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What better way to kick off 2015 than by reading up on all the fantastic projects that the Kentico community created in December 2014? Come and check out some great websites implemented by Boston Interactive, Merge Design & Interactive, Bit-Wizards and many more – are you ready to learn a bit how these guys built a top 10 website on Kentico? Read on…

We hope you have a great start to the New Year. Enjoy!
Bechtel
Bechtel
Implemented by Boston Interactive
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Bechtel is one of the largest engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. They are responsible for monumental projects including the Hoover Dam, the Big Dig, and the Chunnel. Bechtel partnered with Boston Interactive to design and develop a website that would communicate the human side of the company and applaud the people who create these marvels, rather than the machines. The new, mobile-friendly site features custom search capabilities, detailed project pages, and striking imagery. The site was built on Kentico 8, allowing the Bechtel team to easily add and edit content as their marketing strategy evolves.

JamesHardie
JamesHardie
USA
Kentico Bronze Partner

JamesHardie's goal was to refocus their messaging squarely on consumers and the purchase lifecycle, inspiration, evaluation, decision and post-purchase. In addition, James Hardie wanted to achieve specific lead conversion goals, promote the company as a lifestyle brand, create loyalty and significantly differentiate their company in the market.
Merge Design + Interactive provided comprehensive strategy and execution for the design and development of the responsive website, integrating with the Kentico 8 platform. Merge integrated multiple sites into a single CMS-controlled solution, starting with their flagship domain.
The website not only uses Kentico's EMS, but also integrates with the Kentico API to support data feeds that maintain product specifications and availability.

Victorian Healthcare Products
Victorian Healthcare Products
Implemented by Heartburst Digital
Australia
Kentico Bronze Partner

Victorian Healthcare Products (VHP) had been steadily increasing their online sales of aged care health products, complementing their retail store sales.
The new website project aims to accelerate the growth of online sales on a more reliable platform, incorporate responsive designs for mobile devices and position the business as an industry expert by delivering advice and resources, not by serving as a store only.
Project deployment involved the migration of hundreds of products across many categories using product imports. A custom script was written to import current client details and an Australian payment Gateway was developed (in collaboration with Get Started).
Kentico 8 has allowed VHP to simplify the product offering using variants and options. This simplification, combined with the Kentico 8 checkout process has resulted in a greatly improved shopping experience. All indications from the VHP team are very positive, but most importantly, we have received great feedback from happy customers.

The Hill Brush Company
The Hill Brush Company
Implemented by WinMan
UK
Kentico Gold Partner

The Hill Brush Company is a manufacturer of innovative cleaning tools based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. The business is family-owned and was first established in 1922, now exporting to over 90 countries through an extensive distribution network, with the web channel a key asset to commercial operations generating a considerable proportion of overall revenue. The primary goal for the project was to deliver a responsive and attractive e-commerce site for both their B2B and B2C customers. The localization capabilities in Kentico are crucial for Hill Brush to be able to reach out to their customers around the world and boost the continued growth of their business. Meanwhile, tight integration and using the Kentico API between the site and their WinMan ERP backend allows seamless synchronization of data for ease of maintenance and order processing.

ECP DESIGN
ECP DESIGN
Implemented by Obergine
UK
Kentico Gold Partner

ECP DESIGN is a leading UK homewares and ceramics company that specialises in the design and retail of fresh and exciting products for the design-led gift market, selling everything from Country Style to Contemporary Chic. ECP Design sell their own designs and also those from other renowned UK designers such as Martin Wiscombe, Brixton Pottery and Caroline Zoob along with licensed products from Marmite to Matt Cartoons.
The main goal was to create an e-commerce platform that allowed both retail and trade customers to purchase products. Consumers can purchase via credit and debit card whereas trade customers can also transact via account-based purchasing facilities that are integrated with the back office for credit and stock control as well as volume-based discounts.
The new website is fully responsive and utilises Kentico’s integrated e-commerce engine. Website performance has improved with the number of sessions and users increasing by 20% since launch and engagement levels increasing by 40%.

WAMGROUP Corporate
Scope
Implemented by eLogic S.r.l.
Italy
Kentico Gold Partner

WAMGROUP Corporate is the global market leader in Screw Conveyors and holds top-ranking positions in each of its product lines in the field of Bulk Solids Handling & Processing. Established in the late 60’s, WAMGROUP now employs 2,400 people all over the world, with 20 production sites and 60 subsidiaries, considered as an important Italian company in the engineering sector.
The website was created to give users the best navigation experience in the most user-friendly way possible.
Within the first two months, the new website met all of the client’s expectations. In terms of numbers, the site saw a 70% increase in visits, a 90% growth in Mobile traffic, and a 60% growth in Tablet.
As a Kentico Gold Partner in Italy, eLogic worked closely with the WAMGROUP technical staff for about six months – the large number of features available on Kentico CMS were extended, customized and integrated with ad hoc developed modules. This made it possible to manage a comprehensive content management in 12 languages, displayed through over 30 different page types. Curiously enough, in the midst of working on this project, Kentico came out with a new release – we upgraded immediately without incurring any technical problems or delays in the roadmap. Lastly, Kentico CMS was integrated with Microsoft SharePoint for documentation retrieval.

American Association for Public Opinion Research
American Association for Public Opinion Research
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is the leading professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals in the U.S., with members from academia, media, government, the non-profit sector and private industry.
AAPOR needed a completely redesigned website that gave survey research professionals a home for their online professional development, member-driven communities, and public outreach efforts. The site had to seamlessly integrate with their member management system, iMIS, and make up-to-date information available on multiple devices through a responsive design.
The Kellen Company (formerly, The Sherwood Group) was able to deliver using Kentico 8, iMIS Kentico Connection Kit/Profile Editor (by Kentico Gold Partner CSI, Inc) and the ATS Online Marketplace e-commerce suite. Kellen's Certified Developer, Pam Reid, also programmed several custom applications using the Portal Engine development model, including an online members directory, "My Online Learning" portal, and single-signons to external academic journal sites.

KLIMATEX
KLIMATEX
Implemented by PUXdesign
Czech Republic
Kentico Gold Partner

KLIMATEX is a well-known Czech brand and a major manufacturer of functional sport equipment. One of the major goals of this project was to create a visually attractive e-shop with many advanced features. The e-shop is still being developed to meet the demands of the client, who has many important objectives to accomplish.
The website is fully responsive so that it can be viewed flawlessly on all devices. Kentico allows us to adapt several built-in e-commerce features to customer wishes like product options, custom basket steps with registration via facebook, discount coupons, list of orders etc. The website is now also connected to the system Helios Orange using xml communication.
We are very pleased to report that the new site has yielded a 25% increase in conversions and a 20% lower bounce rate.

IMG Models
IMG Models
Implemented by Bit-wizards
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

The IMG Models project was a complete redesign of the IMG Models site. This project entailed the creation of a new public interface for viewing models, social feeds, and IMG Models contact information. The project also included the development of a media management utility for IMG users to utilize for managing model media. The application contained functionality to allow Casting Agents to create and manage “projects” wherein they manage selected models, comments, and additional project specific information.
Being the world’s largest modeling agency, IMG Models has offices at five global locations, including New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Sydney. This dispersion of personnel and resources presented a challenge for the company in keeping current model data and media available to all offices at one time. The alignment of all company resources and ensured availability of the application was critical to the success of the project.
The project was completed utilizing Kentico CMS for the web application and foundation for all custom functionality. The CMS was extended with custom modules and utilities to accommodate IMG Models’ internal business needs. The Kentico security model was leveraged to secure all internal systems and allow IMG to limit user access to their respective departments.
The application was deployed to Windows Azure using Kentico’s native Azure support. Additionally, custom functionality was developed to allow the storage and administration of media directly to Windows Azure storage directly from the application. This integration allows all website content to be stored within Windows Azure storage and delivered via the Azure CDN for a fast and responsive user experience.

Hallmark Helper
Hallmark Helper
Implemented by BMF Australia
Australia
Kentico Gold Partner

Hallmark Helper is a well-known and much loved brand. But in the greeting card category, brand plays almost no role in the purchase decision, with consumers making decisions based on the product stocked wherever they happen to shop. How could we turn this on its head and persuade consumers to specifically seek out a Hallmark card for their next card-giving occasion?
We developed Hallmark Helper – an online and mobile tool designed to hijack the consumer purchase process by giving consumers help and support in finding the perfect (Hallmark) card for their loved one.
Launched around Mother’s Day, the tool was designed to help Hallmark lovers across the globe match their mother’s personality to a range of Hallmark cards and then drive them in store to purchase, while offering various ways to help people craft the perfect message.
We helped make giving cards a more personal and considered decision by making card-buying a primary purchase as opposed to a secondary one.
We are happy to report that since its launch, our website has seen 73,000 sessions to date as well as 3,500 registrations.

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