Kentico Top 10 Websites for February 2018

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Let’s uncover fresh Kentico projects displaying significant results and improvements. And what could be warmer in the middle of the winter season than projects that are sizzling with information to share with us? So don’t the mind gloomy weather and let them shine!

Germany
Kentico Gold Partner

ZeeOne is a new TV channel, based in Germany, which is run by the Indian media company Zee Entertainment Limited. With zeeone.de, they are promoting their Bollywood-themed content to their German audience and are offering an integrated 7-day catch-up service to watch shows and movies online (in case one misses the original airing). For optimizing the performance of the site, Citytech has implemented the Lazy Loader handler to load the Custom table data. Key achievements include more than 35K concurrent requests on the server, a visitor sometimes spends more than four hours on this site, and 50% of users see video which is the target of the site.

Implemented by 4Hilton Inc.
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

The University needed a modern, easy-to-use site to increase engagement with new and existing students. Kentico has been integrated with a number of systems including a legacy course application. The previous blog, built with WordPress, was replaced by Kentico. Some University departments implemented the Email Marketing features of Kentico EMS, replacing third-party systems. By adopting native Kentico capabilities, the University was able to reduce the technology needed to run the site that includes more than 5,000 pages and 20 plus content editors. Content, such as landing pages, blogs, and new course pages can now be rapidly deployed and search engine optimized.

Implemented by Alyka Pty Ltd
Australia
Kentico Gold Partner

The overall objective for the City of Cockburn website was to bring their 13-year old website into the modern age in a new framework that is beautiful, responsive, and accessible. The key objective was to create a stunning user interface together with an accessible user experience. Accessibility consideration was at the core of the project, and Alyka worked closely with the City of Cockburn and their third-party accessibility provider, WebKeyIT, to ensure it was kept front of mind through the entire creative, development, and content population process. The website features one of the most robust and comprehensive search engines and even includes the ability to search the text within PDF and Word documents. 

Canada
Kentico Gold Partner

Cervus Equipment is a world-leading equipment dealer, powered by iconic brands and passionate people. The aim of this project was to bring together seven separate sites to create greater brand awareness and a better overall user experience—and the results are really complex. There are multiple integrations, for example, with John Deere’s web services to synchronize information for more than 1000 products, as well as an integration with MachineFinder to synchronize all John Deere used equipment.  An integration with SilkRoad Talent Management system serves to search and present job opportunities across all divisions. Custom Macro rules allow content personalization by dealership.

Implemented by BlueModus
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

The Investments & Wealth Institute is a professional association that delivers rigorous, practical education, through events, continuing education courses, and acclaimed certifications. Their former website, based on Drupal, contained a lot of legacy content that was poorly organized. The new version took advantage of nearly every Kentico feature available, including Web Farm, Events, Workflows, Roles, User Types, and EMS features like Email Marketing, Marketing Automation, Campaigns, Landing Pages, Integration Bus, REST APIs, and numerous content types. Email Marketing is quite crucial for the Institute as they send a high volume of emails (between 250,000 to 750,000 emails per month).

Implemented by Webcoda Pty Ltd
Australia
Kentico Gold Partner

Just as the venue being one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the website design is elegant, using great imagery from the Garden. The aim was to create a site that showcases the beauty of the gardens in an interactive, informative way. A key challenge was to incorporate the huge volume of content while maintaining a clean, spacious feel. Webcoda made extensive use of Kentico Bizforms to easily produce forms for the many events and inquiries at the Gardens. The increase in traffic on the site demonstrates that the new site is a compelling, informative web destination. For January 2018, there has been a 43% increase in traffic compared to the same period in January 2017.

Implemented by BizStream
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Roland Cloud represents the world's most powerful cloud-based suite of high-resolution software synthesizers and sampled instruments, connected services and software for modern music creators. The website serves as a subscription-based portal that allows SaaS customers to sign up for monthly access to Roland Cloud's services and manage their profiles and subscriptions. Kentico’s E-commerce Membership feature allows for subscriptions to be managed and invalidated based on expiration dates. This membership is integrated with a third-party solution for subscription billing. Roland Cloud chose Kentico based on ease of use for content admins plus the ability to customize the solution.

Implemented by ATOM
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Marble and Granite needed to revitalize their existing digital marketing initiatives. The primary goals of the engagement were to increase MG’s digital exposure to regional consumers, improve processes for customers, and position them as the industry’s information leader. Kentico Web Parts allow for the creation of flexible templates used to drive users to specific conversion points. Scheduled tasks, custom tables, and custom page types are being used to import inventory from a third-party ERP. Smart search is being used to power a faceted search allowing customers to easily search and filter available products. Kentico EMS features are being leveraged to meet the site’s digital marketing needs.

Implemented by A.K.A. New Media Inc.
Canada
Kentico Gold Partner

Baycrest is an academic health sciences center fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Baycrest provides an exemplary care experience for aging clients, combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience. To clearly reflect and promote the areas of excellence that Baycrest embodies (Care, Research, Education, Innovation), and does so in a user-friendly, user-focused and intuitive fashion. Not just because of the celebration of their centennial, their online presence also needed to better reflect the organization and ensure that it is positioned optimally for the centennial and beyond.

Implemented by Bit-Wizards
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Prompt, Competent, Caring Response in Time of Need. With these words in mind, their new website was created. South Walton Fire District needed a new website that is responsive for mobile device browsing. The website also needed an information architecture overhaul to more easily display and allow users to locate the information they need with emphasis placed on the beach flag warning system. Bit-Wizards built a widget that other county entities can place on their websites to also display the beach flag update information quickly and accurately. SWFD hosts this information on their website for easy access. The website is integrated with Google maps to display lifeguard towers and beach access points.

Customer Success Story

Due to a short, non-movable deadline, one of the major challenges on this project was time. MMT Digital needed to launch the site in time for upcoming careers fairs. The entire site is content manageable and MMT leveraged the widget approach within Kentico to rapidly produce components/features. Using content staging and Kentico Continuous Integration, alongside MMT’s own deployment processes within Azure, the team at Gowling WLG could create content as development continued in parallel. Following the redesign, site visitors increased by 105%, and there was a 400% increase in pages viewed per session.
 

Gowling UK Careers site
Implemented by MMT Digital
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Due to a short, non-movable deadline, one of the major challenges on this project was time. MMT Digital needed to launch the site in time for upcoming careers fairs. The entire site is content manageable and MMT leveraged the widget approach within Kentico to rapidly produce components/features. Using content staging and Kentico Continuous Integration, alongside MMT’s own deployment processes within Azure, the team at Gowling WLG could create content as development continued in parallel. Following the redesign, site visitors increased by 105%, and there was a 400% increase in pages viewed per session.

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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.