Progress® Sitefinity® served as Terex’s DXP, standardizing, consolidating, and automating content delivery for its brand websites, B2B portals, applications and training website and also serving as an API hub for third-party services. It uses multilingual capabilities to translate website pages into many other languages. Sitefinity was chosen for its great customization abilities and APIs, headless content management capabilities, user interfaces for the backend, multisite management, roles and permissions, workflows and the ability to use SiteSync to have a proper separation between ongoing content delivery by content editors and new custom experiences by developers.
Terex Corporation also has two Sitefinity-powered B2B portals that serve with more than 4,000 users. The first is for materials processing, which connects Sitefinity to SharePoint for file retrieval from data storage for its dealers. The second portal is connected to SharePoint, and to Oracle ERP to pull invoices, certificates for the serial numbers of devices, auto status etc. The enhanced functionality was rolled out in this portal, which can now be rolled out elsewhere in the organization for minimal cost. Both portals have connections to mobile applications that allows for document download on the go (especially helpful for the service team, or sales team members before they go to a dealer).
Terex Corporation has several background applications connected to Sitefinity including Azure B2C as its Single Sign-On solution, Oracle TMS, Dell Boomi APIs (to connect Sitefinity to the Oracle ERP system) and several tracking/logistics services for real-time, up to date information for distributors. It also has connections to Cloud Front CDN, Elastic Search, REDIS and Google Analytics. Terex connects to several front-end channels beyond the web through Sitefinity and custom APIs created by Terex, such as its intranet systems and several mobile applications. As Timo Richter, Senior Systems Architect, Terex Corporation said, “Sitefinity really allowed us to build up an internal user community. The interface is straightforward and easy to use, however, it belies a lot of the complexity that’s underneath. By focusing on the implementation and training of users, we empower the users, and that has been really successful for us.” It allowed technical resources to focus on the more technical aspects of things instead of content updates and managing user questions.