Top 10 Kentico Websites for March 2015

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Whether you are ordering food in KFC in New Zealand, planning a trip around Ireland, buying insurance in Jamaica, or searching for work in Canada, one thing is for sure, Kentico can make it happen. The global reach of Kentico is clear for all to see in our list of Top 10 websites for March. Take a look at the list below including KFC, Santa Rosa Symphony, Wild Atlantic Way, and Career Compass.

KFC
Implemented by Marker Studio
New Zealand
Kentico Bronze Partner

KFC is one of New Zealand’s most popular fast food outlets. The first KFC opened in New Zealand in 1971 at Royal Oak, Auckland, and by 1980 there were 37 outlets.

The goal of the new website was to replace an existing website that was difficult for the content administrators to maintain. The new website was to include a fresh new responsive design along with menus, printable discount vouchers, and a brand new store locator that integrated with Google Maps. An increasing amount of traffic to the website was coming from mobile devices, so naturally the site needed to work well on smartphones.

KFC wanted to be able to update the menu, add new discount vouchers and promotions, and add new store locations, all without involving a developer. Marker Studio spent time with KFC showing how several out-of-the-box modules in Kentico would help meet their requirements for an easy-to-use and easy-to-update website. KFC appreciated how Marker Studio used Document Types and Forms to ensure their editing experience was as simple as possible.

The staff at KFC are now able to update the website easily, and there are new promotions and graphics that go on the site on a regular basis. The site has been very well received thanks to the new design and ease of use for both content editor and end user.

KFCs previous website lacked features and an elegant design. The new rebuild on the Kentico platform involved a fresh new responsive design, coupled with brand new Google Maps integration to allow users to see their nearest KFC restaurants by simply typing in their address. Substantial improvements were also made to the discount coupons and menus with new artwork and improved functionality.

Implemented by FCV Interactive
Canada
Kentico Gold Partner

WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia and was created to help people successfully navigate B.C.’s labor market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options, and improve their skills while helping employers fill jobs, find the right talent, and grow their businesses.

Career Compass is an interactive online resource that was created to help individuals identify and explore potential career options, and navigate career and labor market information more easily. The tool was designed to address a range of needs by providing three pathways of exploration including an interactive quiz, regionalized industry exploration and career opportunities, and searchable career profile infographics. Career Compass can be used to explore subjects of interest, learn about and investigate in-demand careers, discover options of where to live based on job locations, consider post-secondary education options, and set work and learning goals.

The project was started on Kentico 7 but was upgraded, mid project, to Kentico 8. FCV Interactive took advantage of Kentico’s capability to support multiple sites when developing a microsite while not impeding the parent site, and having them all live within one Kentico ecosystem. The website is also fully responsive and has, since its launch, received over 300,000 page views from over 20,000 users.

Implemented by ZAG Interactive
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Truliant Federal Credit Union is a North Carolina-based, full-service, financial institution with more than 180,000 members and $1 billion in assets.

In a competitive marketplace, Truliant needed to build a new website that reflected its new brand, appealed to a variety of audiences, and reflected the breadth and depth of its service offerings. Additionally, Truliant needed a website that was going to be scalable as their business changed, easy to manage, and help support its business and marketing goals.

Truliant’s previous website was outdated, not on a CMS, and very cumbersome for users and website managers alike. They came to ZAG with numerous goals for the website including a design that reflected the new, fresh, modern brand, offered a better customer experience, was fully responsive, centrally managed rates and branch location data, offered more self-service tools, improved search engine rankings, provided custom site search results, and implemented basic personalization with scalability over time.

ZAG Interactive used Kentico 8.2 to deliver successfully a website that is a robust, scalable, easy-to-use CMS consistent with Truliant’s values and new brand. The site incorporates a responsive design, and utilizes Kentico’s multi-lingual, personalization, and 3rd party integration capabilities. The website has, since its launch, recorded a 60% increase in time on page.

Implemented by thunder::tech
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection and the State of Ohio have maintained a long-term, public-private relationship whereby the Ohio History Connection carries out dozens of history services for Ohio, its citizens, and its many educators.

Thunder::tech Kentico Certified Developers created a custom base post page type that was inherited by an Event, Blog Post, Page, Project and Museum/historic site page types. They also used the built-in Blog Page types for all four blogs. These types are very complicated with many associative data fields that are stored in custom tables. This allows for better searching in filtering for events and pages. Also, 15 total custom templates were used for Blog, Event Search, Home Page, and Site Locator features within the new site. Finally, there are 15 custom widgets that hook into the Kentico forms.  
Kentico Ultimate CMS was perfect for this situation as well as the Page type inheritance. It allowed advanced searching and filtering of content that otherwise could not be possible.

Kentico’s API was the most suitable for this project as it allowed for a Gather Content API for a content import tool to bridge the Content Strategy and Staging app to Kentico. It also integrated with the Google Maps API to provide a museum and site locator.

United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Advantage General Insurance Company Limited is the first General Insurance Company in Jamaica to undertake the introduction of online motor insurance products via their ‘Quote and Buy’ system.

Discover IT used Kentico to build a build a dynamic, highly secure, and scalable system. The online quotation system extends Kentico’s custom forms module to capture customer details and provide an accurate premium calculation from the rating engine. Custom form controls were developed that enable a live lookup to eGov Jamaica to return driver and vehicle information, and a payment gateway integration to PlugNPay was implemented. On successful payment, the policy documents are automatically generated by Discover IT’s document generation system and emailed to the customer. Once a policy is live, a customer can register to retrieve their policy details via their online account.

As well as the ‘Quote and Buy’ system, the provision of Kentico’s Content Management System has provided Advantage General with the ability to manage and update their website information as needed, as well as providing valuable tools to create efficiency in their business. Discover IT has designed a striking website that embodies all the features and functionality that they require, including a News Archive, Branch Locator, Career Center, and Online Renewal Payments.

Additionally, extensive backend reporting and Telebranch features were implemented, to allow Advantage General’s staff to service effectively their customer’s inquiries.

Implemented by Planeteria Media
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Founded in 1928, the Santa Rosa Symphony ranks among the oldest symphony orchestras in the western states. They engaged Planeteria to develop a visually appealing website that could help showcase the concerts and programs that they organize every season. More than 100,000 people attend concerts or music education programs each year.

The new website has been developed on Kentico 8 and some of the key features include an events calendar, artist profile pages, news, press releases, etc. The site is also fully responsive on mobile devices.

Implemented by Simply Zesty
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Wild Atlantic Way is the official tourism information website operated by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority formed in 2003.

The primary goal of the website was to provide comprehensive information to inspire tourists, both foreign and domestic, to explore Ireland’s vibrant West coastal route. Simply Zesty were tasked with presenting the information in a visual way that allowed users to virtually explore, discover, and plan their personal route, ensuring as fulfilling an experience as possible.

The website was built on Kentico 8 and the whole Kentico suite of tools was utilized to implement the solution. The main piece of functionality that makes this site stand out from others is the fact that an end user can plan their trip by placing pins on a map, while all the content on the website is also pinnable to this interface. Once logged in, the user will be able to view their saved lists on their devices, allowing a truly multi-device, optimized experience. Users also have the ability to submit their own experience of their time visiting the Wild Atlantic Way. This helps with the social aspect of the site and can encourage other users to visit and experience the journey for themselves.

The Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre of the CHU Sainte-Justine provides newborns, children, and teenagers that have motor or speech disabilities with highly specialized services in the areas of rehabilitation, accommodation, integration, and social participation.
The CRME services the areas of Montreal and Laval, and other regions such as Montérégie, Laurentians, Lanaudière, Abitibi, Mauricie, and Centre-du-Québec, as well as other parts of Quebec, depending on the need.

The goal of the new website was to provide the best and most accurate information to all patients and also to volunteers, researchers, doctors, staff members, etc. There was a sharp timeframe to deliver the website, thus, Kentico 8.2 was used as it provided the tools needed to overcome the problems. It was also required to teach the basics of web content management to the end users. This was possible, again, thanks to the ease of use of Kentico.

Responsiveness is not a ‘nice to have’ anymore! Kentico allowed for the deployment of a responsive website, right out of the box. The website also needed to use at least one other language, forms, workflows, and a search engine, and Kentico offered all these functionalities, also, out of the box!

 

Implemented by Euphorianet SAS.
Colombia
Kentico Gold Partner

E3 English provides exclusive access to a variety of tools that help students learn English in a unique, natural, and interactive environment with real world situations. The E3 English experience is the perfect way to learn through your interests. Students have the opportunity to interact with talented teachers worldwide, as well as other learners through language using innovative and interactive English learning techniques that strongly relate to people’s quality of life.

The new E3 English website takes advantage of Kentico’s capabilities as it is fully responsive to work across all platforms. It also utilizes Newsletters, Blogs, and Events functionalities offered by Kentico.

Implemented by Silkmoth
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

General Tire is a global tire brand owned by one of the world’s leading automotive companies, Continental AG.  While traditionally aimed at the off-road market, the UK website was built to promote both car and van tires, as well as the better known Grabber range for 4x4 and SUV markets.
 
The website was built with Kentico CMS 8 and allows the UK marketing team at Continental, together with their wholesale partners, to manage the rollout of new product collateral.  The website includes videos and technical details of the product range together with a dealer locator to help visitors purchase their tires.

The General Tire website is actually a very simple Kentico implementation. It was Kentico’s powerful and easy-to-use administrative interface that played a major part in winning the project. Despite the image, video, and data-heavy content, the website is responsive making it usable across multiple devices.

The main aim of the site was to present the General Tire brand to a UK specific audience rather than a European or global one. In that respect, there have been some very noticeable increases in time spent on the site in the UK.

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