Top 10 Kentico Websites for July 2013

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Let’s take a tour of the excellent Kentico websites reported by our partners and clients in July. We are impressed by the quality of sites and well-known brands that currently use Kentico CMS as their platform of choice – Wesley-Barrell, Fox Studios Australia, Konica Minolta, Olympus Imaging, etc


Wesley-Barrell_2013-08-15_16-40-08-(1).png Wesley-Barrell, rooted in Oxfordshire since 1895, are a well-known manufacturer of bespoke sofas and armchairs of the highest quality craftsmanship from their workshops in Oxfordshire. With a 118 year heritage, Wesley-Barrell is a fourth generation family business, with 16 showrooms around the country and a reputation for excellence and longevity of upholstered furniture.  Today these traditional upholstery skills continue to underpin the Wesley-Barrell approach to design and production which have created a range of classic English sofas and armchairs which like the company have been built to last.

Built on Kentico CMS v7, the primary goals of the site are to deliver an improved experience for customers, evolving the perception of the brand through aspirational and emotional design appeal. This was accomplished through a truly complete responsive design including a fully responsive ecommerce section with complex product and checkout pages. The responsive design method uses techniques to ensure that retina devices are supported with hi-res images, and low-res optimized images are delivered to mobile. This allows them to capitalize on the high (and ever increasing) visitors utilizing mobile and tablet devices. The ecommerce functionality needed to provide for the full range of diverse products, without compromising the bespoke nature of upholstered sofas and armchairs - each sofa can be customised from a range of over 14,000 fabrics, various sizes, leg options, etc.  Ultimately, the site is intended to increase revenue and ROI from online, while providing a solid foundation for growth via personalization and marketing automation in future phases. The ability to integrate with their ERP system (EFACS), providing pricing, stock and product data through Kentico CMS to the website, allows them to fully support the physical bricks-and-mortar stores with a complete quotation system that closes the loop on store customers who also use the web site.

Wesley-Barrell
Implemented by:
Ridgeway, United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner
 
Fox-Studios-Australia_2013-08-09_23-27-42-(1).png Fox Studios Australia, since opening its studio gates in 1998, has established itself as a leading film studio on the world stage. Today, Fox Studios is a filmmaker's paradise – offering choice, service and a wide range of ancillary services, within minutes of the Sydney CBD. 

Build on Kentico CMS v7, the primary goals of the website are to showcase the facilities of the Sydney-based Fox Studios and attact both local and international clientele. The intent is to illustrate not only the great work that's come out of Fox Studios Australia (i.e. Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, The Matrix, etc); but also the proximity to one of the world's greatest cities, Sydney. Few filming locations are as centrally located to a variety of shoot locations, being just 10 minutes from the central business district, 10 minutes from beaches, 15 minutes from the airport and a stone’s throw from a beautiful harbour. One of the main requirements that Kentico CMS delivered was the need for a secure area on the site to manage the thousands of contractors that flood the site during peak filming periods.

Fox Studios Australia
Implemented by:
Devotion Digital, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner
 
KonicaMinolta_2013-08-09_23-41-47-(1).png Konica Minolta, Inc. is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, with offices in 35 countries worldwide. The company manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital print systems for the production printing market.

Built on Kentico CMS v7 - Base Package, Konica Minolta worldwide were renewing their public-facing websites in order to strengthen their brand, and improve their quality and efficiency. The primary goals of the website are to showcase a broad range of products and services to clearly defined customer channels.  Additionally, it will serve as a repository for all product information, software downloads and as a self-service hub for day-to-day operations such as ordering replenishment for consumables or tracking product usage.

Related documents are used heavily in order to associate content with relevant pages. Product specifications are managed in a very detailed way so that the comparison tool is visually appealing and easy to use. The product and dealer data is consumed and managed by an internal non-Kentico application. Extra synchronization tasks were written to keep all the data synchronized across environments.

Konica Minolta
Implemented by:
Devotion Digital, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner
 
Home-Olympus-Imaging-Australia_2013-08-10_00-04-21-(1).png Olympus Imaging Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of Olympus Corporation (approx. US$2.5 billion), headquartered in Japan. It is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Olympus consumer products in Australia and New Zealand, and through appointed agent and dealers in Papua New Guinea, Tahiti and the South Pacific region.

Built on Kentico EMS v6, the primary goals of the website rebuild are to implement ecommerce with the objectives of: creating a streamlined user experience; becoming more sales-focused; providing the backbone for information delivery.  Olympus' requirements were highly specific and required a lot of customisation of the out-of-the-box ecommerce functionality provided by Kentico. Their use of discounts and promotions, shipping requirements, invoicing, and exporting to despatch all required custom development. The ecommerce component does real time checks against their ERP when a customer tries to purchase and also when they add or update the cart.

Olympus
Implemented by:
Devotion Digital, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner
 
Pediatric-Orthopedic-Specialists_2013-08-10_00-09-05-(1).png Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. They've treated more than 210,000 children since its inception, with more than 40,000 clinic visits each year.Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay.

Built on Kentico CMS v7, the goals for the new Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) website are to: communicate that TSRHC has the best doctors in the country in their respective specialties, to provide a means for prospective patients to research their conditions, and to provide a means for prospective patients to find a doctor who specializes in their condition. The primary objective for the new website was to seamlessly migrate their existing site content over to Kentico CMS v7, while incorporating a brand new design and site architecture. Specific features of Kentico that we used to propel engagement was the addition of a mega menu, a user friendly staff directory, and a 'Meet our Experts' feature that dynamically pulls in the doctors who are specialists in those areas.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Implemented by:
MasterLink Interactive, an Ivie & Associates Company, USA
Kentico Certified Partner
 
UHCU-Personal_2013-08-10_00-46-05-(2).png United Heritage Credit Union, founded in 1957, is a credit union headquartered in Austin, Texas, chartered and regulated under the authority of the Texas Credit Union Department and federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. As of 2012 year-end, United Heritage Credit Union had $719 million in assets, over 53,400 members and 13 branches.

Built on Kentico CMS v7 – Ultimate Package, the primary goals of the new website are to increase new member acquisition, enhance member experience, boost traffic/engagement and increase loan applications. With a new mobile ready (responsive) visually appealing design, they were able to capture the attention of new visitors and members and exceed expectations through a premium mobile experience. Another key feature used on this site was a multi-step online form, which helped to minimize lost conversions on new memberships and loan applications.

United Heritage Credit Union
Implemented by:

AdaptDev, USA
Kentico Gold Partner
 
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Hodder Education is part of the Hachette Group and is the second largest secondary school publisher in the UK, providing materials supporting the curriculum in almost every subject area and at every level, including online assessment and resources, and training services for teachers. Dynamic Learning is the online platform which makes lesson planning and delivery easy for teachers. In the college market, Hodder Education publishes one of the largest vocational lists in the UK, as well as textbooks and professional resources.

Built on Kentico EMS v7, the primary goals of the website redesign are to better engage with customers across all device types through a radically new responsive design that dynamically highlights exciting content for upselling opportunities using a content centic approach. The challenge they faced was the need to seamlessly integrate numerous products that were previously sold via standalone microsites and CRMs, into a unified purchase experience that supported 'mixed shopping carts' on the new Hodder Education website. One of the key advantages they found with Kentico EMS, was the ability to use the built in segmentation and campaign management functionality to support targetted email campaigns based on marketing personas and then personalize the experience and delivery of information specific to the interests of the individual.

Hodder Education
Implemented by:
MMT Digital, United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner
 
San Antonio, TX is the seventh most populous city in the United States of America and the second most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1.3 million. San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas. Top sights include the Alamo and other historic missions, the River Walk, SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo, over 50 golf courses, historic neighborhoods, stunning architecture, diverse culture, cuisine, vibrant arts community and friendly people.

Built on Kentico CMS v7 - Ultimate Package, the primary goals of the new website are to increase the amount of time site visitors spend on the site, elevating the visibility of the San Antonio Vacation Experience (SAVE) program partners and ultimately increase the amount of rooms booked for hotel partners. Using social integrations with Facebook and Gigya content is personalized to the visitor based on profile and site preferences. The site offers a mobile-optimized version, allowing site visitors to receive a premium online experience using any device type. Additionally, because of the integrations with Trip Advisor, Ungerboeck EBMS (Event Business Management Software), Get Smart Content, and Ares Booking Engine; site visitors can book travel, create and save itineraries and travel plans to San Antonio.

San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
Implemented by:
AdaptDev, USA
Kentico Gold Partner
 

Noble (a related company of RONA), is a one-stop source for the building industry and specializes in plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial, fire protection and building maintenance supplies. From construction through to maintenance and renovation, Noble delivers products and services that cover the lifecycle of a building, and has been doing so for over 20 years.

Built on Kentico CMS v7, the primary goal of the new website is to allow access to product content through numerous device types, through a responsive web design approach; resulting in improve availability and accessibility of product content via the website. Additionally, by creating clear calls to action and improving findability and searchability through SEO, they were able to increase lead collections. Noble wanted to provide a fresh new design and re-platform the existing site on an easy to use CMS, like Kentico CMS, that provides greater control over non-evergreen content, while providing a solution that functions on multiple devices. Using the multim-lingual functionality within Kentico CMS, the site caters to its multicultural customer base by delivering both an English and a French presentation.

Noble (a related company of RONA)
Implemented by:
T4G Limited, Canada
Kentico Gold Partner
 
Chula Vista is the most complete family resort in the Wisconsin Dells. With over 200,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor waterparks and 27 exhilarating waterslides stretching over 1.5 miles long, a world-class spa (Spa del Sol), one of America’s top 10 chophouses (Kaminski Brother’s Chop House), an 18-hole golf course, over 600 guest rooms, villas, and luxurious condominiums for up to 14 people and hundreds of acres with hundreds of activities; they have something for everyone in the family.

Built on Kentico CMS v7, the primary goal of this project was to produce a more up-to-date website that provides better segmentation between the leisure and business content areas. Previously, Chula Vista had the main site and four separate microsites, all of which had different domains and were maintained through different CMS’s.

As part of the redesign project Ascedia consolidated these into one new site, streamlining things and making it easier for Chula Vista to make updates in one place. Simplified navigation was also recommended so the users could find what they were looking for with fewer clicks. Additional goals included directing the user to action items, simplified look and feel, incorporate more images and add social engagement. A mobile version of the website is also currently being produced. By using Kentico, Ascedia was able to provide a better CMS experience for Chula Vista which really allowed them to have more control over managing the site content.

Chula Vista Resort
Implemented by:
Ascedia, USA
Kentico Standard Partner

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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.

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