Kentico Top 10 Websites for October 2017

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Let’s take a deep breath and explore the colorful palette of our top projects and their autumn feeling. You can have a look at what digital performance means to them. 

Implemented by Strata3
Ireland
Kentico Gold Partner

The Tourism Ireland Trade site provides the visitor with updated information about the island of Ireland such as the latest news and events, local market and industry contact details, touring suggestions, and a range of maps, images, and brochures available for download. Strata3 were tasked with creating a website that conveyed the country in a refreshing way. It was important that the new site features contemporary, intuitive design and layout, with pages maintaining consistent branding. It was also important that relevant photography was used to increase the visual appeal. The website also utilizes customized Kentico widgets to allow for the greatest flexibility, and for ease of content editing.

Implemented by Dahlin Development LLC
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

For nearly 40 years, Anagram Balloons has been creating an extensive and innovative range of products and services and operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The goals of the Anagram website redesign were to bring a fresh new look to the corporate website by incorporating new branding, making it responsive, integrating it with the customer service system for distributors, giving the ability to capture visitor email addresses for future communication, and providing easier access to product imagery and catalogues with a toolset for easy maintenance. Products are pulled directly from the DAM and Kentico caching is used to reduce the performance cost of doing so.

Implemented by 2BInteractive
Australia
Kentico Bronze Partner

iM3 is a family-owned veterinary dental company established in Sydney, Australia more than 28 years ago.  From its three locations in Sydney Australia, Vancouver WA, US, and Co. Meath, Ireland, iM3 supplies veterinarians throughout the world with high-quality yet affordable veterinary dental products including dental machines, instruments, X-rays, and dental consumables. For the purposes of website redesign, Kentico was chosen for its great user interface, inbuilt e-commerce, and an attractive price point. The main goal was to enable online ordering to increase sales and reduce manual processing. The website is integrated with the eWAY payment gateway.

Implemented by Alyka Pty Ltd
Australia
Kentico Gold Partner

Vivid Property identified a service gap in the property management industry in Perth where information is cluttered, outdated, a real need to differentiate themselves from competitors and stand out and get noticed. Their goal is to enhance the level of service available to tenants and landlords and offer clients a complete end-to-end integrated team of specialists to manage each property. Kentico gave the client the ability to be flexible, set page permissions and workflow for various content editors. Using the media library provided one central place to hold all their images. The website will be soon integrated with MantisProperty—Real Estate Software, which will make all processes even easier.

Implemented by MMT Digital
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Global law firm, Gowling WLG, needed a new careers microsite that would be the first step in positioning the firm as an employer of choice within the legal sector. MMT Digital managed to leverage the widget approach within Kentico to rapidly produce components/features that could be deployed to a staging environment. Kentico’s multi-lingual functionality was also important to Gowling WLG as longer-term plans involve a rollout of the website to all the firm’s major regions worldwide. A comparison of the site performance in September 2016 to September 2017, has shown several improvements: page views increased four-fold, sessions have increased by 137%, and users have increased by 105%.

Implemented by Tobania
Belgium
Kentico Gold Partner

RENSON is an independent Belgian company developing and manufacturing innovative solutions and concepts for ventilation and sun protection. Tobania integrated the website with various external systems, using daily imports, which means the majority of the content is always in sync with their back-end systems. These imports range from products coming from their PIM system, Akeneo, through the import from CRM, to feed their custom-made dealer locator. By using the Kentico event module, it is possible to import their training as events from their own CRM.  The website will be extended soon to contain e-commerce functionalities making it possible for B2C and B2B visitors to order products online.

Implemented by Inorbital Inc
Canada
Kentico Gold Partner

MJMA is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary architecture firm focused on projects that advance personal and civic wellness and include a diverse array of programming and scales. The main challenge of this project was to manage the photo-heavy portfolio content. It was also necessary to update the website to be mobile responsive. The content tree was heavily utilized for the organization of projects, project imagery, and project category pages. Every project has to reside under multiple project category pages, thus links to existing projects were used in the content tree to avoid duplicating projects and their sub documents. Custom tables are used to store additional project information.

Implemented by Zeroseven
Australia
Kentico Gold Partner

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare is the leading health statistics agency in Australia. It produces high-quality reports and information products on key health and welfare issues in Australia, used to improve the delivery of health and welfare for Australians. Their website content is edited, staged, and reviewed in distinct groups of nodes. This includes reports that contain a large sub-tree of nodes of varying types, associated images and documents, and top-level information that applies to all nodes beneath it. Zeroseven has created an on-demand, multi-document content promotion tool which leverages the Staging Module API, Kentico REST service, Media API and internal document type objects.

Implemented by 2Plus2 Partners, Inc.
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

IFTI is the leading independent concrete moisture testing company in North America. They needed to improve their digital presence as their previous website was visually dated, was not mobile friendly and search engine optimized. Title tags were ignored and descriptions were not being used. This was changed as custom tiles were created to be featured on home and section pages—with full control over the tile description, link, and background image. Kentico widget properties allow editors to insert inline callouts to articles, to create custom tiles to be featured on home and section pages, or to insert reusable CTA into any editable region on the page—inline or within a widget zone. 

Implemented by Blue Rivet
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

For more than 70 years, NCM Associates is focused on improving the operational and financial performance of their clients. Their expertise covers both automotive retail and OEM support. The former website had an outdated design, was divided between disparate systems (e.g., blog on a different site), and was creating barriers to e-commerce capabilities. A switch to Kentico helped NCM Associates lay the foundation to enrich its website with E-commerce functionality (coming soon), leverage Advanced Workflow, and engage Content Staging. Changes made lead to a 32% increase in pages per session and average mobile session duration increased by 51%.

Customer Success Story

Atkinsons is a family run bullion and coins business with more than 25 years in the industry. They were looking for a new site that reflected the premium nature of their product along with the expert client services that they offer. 

Atkinsons Bullion
Implemented by Ridgeway
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

The end result is a delighted client who now has peace of mind that the site is failsafe, reliable, and secure and offers an appealing purchasing experience with real-time pricing via the gold and silver index. Atkinsons required the site to be integrated with Brightpearl, their stock management system. The team can keep their products and details up to date using one login, improving efficiencies for the business. The impact of the new site was significant on all levels. In just six months after launch (November 2015), the site achieved an impressive 126% increase in revenue, a 98% increase in average order value, and a 14% increase in transactions.

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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.