The city of Lecce’s existing website was built on Progress® Sitefinity® 5 and the municipality’s digital team originally explored moving to a different CMS, including Kentico and Drupal. Ultimately, they decided upgrading to Sitefinity 10 was the best option, as it came with valuable new features like omnichannel capabilities, multisite management and content lifecycle management enhancements.
The city of Lecce worked with Sitefinity partner Co.M.Media to migrate to the latest version in 2017, which dramatically improved the digital team’s productivity and workflows. With new approval workflows and permissions for content management, users across 15 departments can quickly create content, eliminating time-consuming bottlenecks.
“Sitefinity is easy for the end user to use, and being able to customize the workflows according to the specific needs of the customer made it much easier for a large team to coordinate content management,” said Fabrizio Benvenuto, Manager, Co.M.Media.
The municipality also needed to integrate the website with multiple third-party services, such as Google Analytics, Telegram and various internal apps. With a powerful, fully exposed API, Sitefinity enabled the city of Lecce to easily connect to those services so it could better track campaign and engagement metrics.
Beyond the improvements to the content management process, Sitefinity also enabled the municipality to create a better experience for visitors. With the upgraded version of Sitefinity, the city of Lecce was able to create a mobile-friendly site that complied with accessibility guidelines, with improved layout, navigation and website content organization.