Escambia County’s Web Coordinator Dave Myers was in charge of helping the county bring its vision for a better digital experience to life. He immediately began looking for a CMS that would empower the agency to better deliver the services and experiences that residents demanded.
After speaking with the organization’s business users, it became apparent that Escambia County needed a CMS that streamlined marketing tasks and simplified their common business and technical challenges.
“I heard people from every department saying they couldn’t work with the old platform, so they just didn’t,” Myers said. “It was a nightmare, the content never got updated.”
This helped narrow down the choice to Progress® Sitefinity® or WordPress. While both platforms made managing content much easier, Sitefinity was also very developer friendly—it provided greater scalability, availability and security. Plus, as a .NET CMS, Sitefinity fit right in with the county’s Microsoft-based environment.
“We were looking for the ability to easily create custom modules, a really good API and frequent updates,” Myers added.
Escambia County also benefitted from tight integration between Sitefinity and Siteimprove, a web governance tool. Siteimprove enables Escambia County to prioritize accessibility and create digital experiences that are inclusive for all users—critical for both better serving its community and avoiding compliance issues.
The integration of Sitefinity and Siteimprove provides immense value, helping Escambia County operate more efficiently. "I’d need another employee to proactively manage everything and ensure all the content is as high quality and compliant as possible,” Myers said.