Recognizing excellence and innovation
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a longtime Sitefinity user and
its website administrators took note of the lack of updates. Coupled with an urge to better the overall
user experience and develop a consistent tone across the brand, content and page design, ASAM began
upgrading to the latest version of Sitefinity.
After they realized the Ceramic Arts Network site didn’t serve the needs of its
visitors, the team sought to update their site CMS. Relying on Sitefinity, the CAT team was able to
improve the site navigation and managed to implement native apps, a search by artist or video title, and a
publish-once function so their content could be dynamically displayed in multiple places.
USA Rice represents all segments of the U.S. rice industry and, as a global
non-profit, they require a consumer-focused website to promote the many benefits of U.S. rice. The Think
Rice website is a simple and engaging Sitefinity-powered site featuring content about sustainability,
recipes for consumers and foodservice professionals, farmer profiles, videos, and much more. Utilizing the
Sitefinity headless capabilities, the Think Rice website is heavily pushing content to social media.
Aussie Grill is a new restaurant concept from Bloomin Brands, and they needed a
website to scale with the fresh brand. Using Sitefinity CMS, Roger West Creative managed to grow site
visitors and integrate Google Maps API to effectively manage location data, menus, catering and other
pertinent information as more new restaurants were opened.
Diamant Zucker wanted to engage with visitors and create awareness around their baking
& decorating products, sweetening drinks, and gelling & preserving fruits. Davies Meyer migrated
over 2000 pages onto Progress Sitefinity: Creating an engaging consumer experience and improving security.
Diamant’s Sitefinity-powered website is now as delicious as its products: 40% increase in users, 75%
increase in page views and 32,000 recipes downloaded in 2021.
P.F. Chang’s sought to revamp its web experience to reduce dependencies on technical resources so they could focus on larger initiatives, lower overhead costs, and empower their marketing team. Progress Sitefinity Partner Americaneagle.com restructured P.F. Chang’s website on the latest version of Progress Sitefinity, including powerful integrations with P.F. Chang’s middleware that powers various portions of the site including account access, rewards and loyalty offers.
American Sanders currently sells a variety of sanding machines and associated
products. However, prior to its current website, the company did not have access to ecommerce partners due
to its at-the-time CMS not having flexible ecommerce capabilities. As American Sanders started to work
with SmarterCommerce, the company’s CMS began to have stronger ecommerce options and features.
When Costa-Rica-based e-pharmacy La Bomba made the switch from a call center to an
ecommerce store, it worked with Loymark to implement Sitefinity CMS. Its flexibility, security compliance,
easy management and integration with EVOY Ecommerce and Oracle ERP give La Bomba a very powerful platform
to manage an effective relationship with their clients.
RDO Equipment was in the middle of a large-scale digital transformation project, which
included a conversion of their legacy Sitefinity content site into a more robust digital experience
featuring full ecommerce capabilities. Working alongside Americaneagle.com, RDO created a freshly branded
Sitefinity-powered website that gave users a seamless ecommerce experience while exploring and shopping
for equipment & parts.
inHub is The Henry Ford’s learning community designed to activate innovative
mindsets in educators and students. inHub provides educators with tools to help students develop the
skills and competencies that they’ll need to succeed, including curricula, professional development
and more. With our partner, Enqbator, inHub tapped Sitefinity to create a seamless website experience for
educators to enjoy all inHub has to offer.
Kaplan’s financial education website lacked a management tool for the myriad
pages and content spread across multiple sites. Impressed by its flexibility, the company utilized
Progress Sitefinity’s capabilities for multisite management and content deployment, making the
hassle of going from subject page to subject page a better experience.
Ernst & Young
A large enterprise spanning corporate, education and research pillars, NTU faced a sprawling web estate
with >150 websites. In their largest revamp yet, NTU conducted interviews across students, researchers,
internal stakeholders and more, leveraging Sitefinity’s capabilities to build a system with central
management of all sites, improving governance and branding with curated custom widgets, shared content
hubs, and a consolidated >150 sites in one domain.
ESB International wanted to revamp its website as a front-facing tool to sell its
business to international markets. By tapping into Progress Sitefinity’s CMS capabilities with
partners Wondr and Tata Consulting, ESB International restructured its website architecture to be more
user-focused than ever with improved digital experiences including better searchability and content
clustering methods to foster customer journeys.
ESB Networks is an Irish electric company supplying 2.3 million homes across the
country with new security standards and a new application for customers called PowerCheck. After
partnering up with Sitefinity partners Wondr and Tata Consulting, ESB was presented with a website
complete with an intuitive UX and UI and content delivery methods tailor-made for customer journey
NorthWestern Energy’s website was faced with numerous challenges: low traffic
and engagement, disorganized navigation and non-intuitive search. When NorthWestern teamed with
SilverTech, website traffic and user engagement improved tremendously. The new site allows NorthWestern
Energy to track user behavior, site trends, data patterns, and SEO ratings. Bounce rates on the old site
were high, this has decreased by 80% with the new website.
A modern and super flexible CMS was the only solution for Affinity Plus to accommodate
the exponentially growing demand for their online banking and virtual services during the COVID-19
pandemic. Their new, user-friendly, Sitefinity-powered website saw a 6% increase in sessions per user and
over 300% increase in average time on page.
Oaktree Capital Management
As their website evolved to become more dynamic and engaging, Oaktree was determined
to optimize its content management in a way that gave the team more freedom, while streamlining the
visitor experience. With Sitefinity Multisite Management, Oaktree can effortlessly organize content across
websites while progressively exceeding their website goals.
OTP Leasing sought to improve several aspects of its website: graphic design,
functionality, usability and the ability to operate a separate entity from the DSK Bank. Studio X, a
Sitefinity Partner, provided OTP Leasing the needed development boost. They also created a scheduling and
booking platform, a calculator for figuring rental costs and an online leasing application.
A dated, boxy web design was preventing Conway Regional users from booking an
appointment with a physician through their website. By replacing their old CMS with Sitefinity and adding
an InQuicker API integration allowing patients to search for their provider, Conway Regional registered a
12% increase in site users, while a significant decrease in pages per session indicated visitors were
finding what they were looking for faster.
When Greek healthcare group IASO had to merge four websites into one, they wanted to
maintain existing organic traffic as well as the discoverability of their wide range of services and
staff. The results achieved with Sitefinity’s user-friendly and intuitive content management
interface exceeded all expectations with exceptional traffic growth, 184% increase in new users and 62%
Poor website performance and accessibility issues were impeding PFF efforts to engage
more people in their mission to find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Now their Sitefinity-powered,
SEO-optimized site features a modernized design, an improved navigation system with Hawksearch integration
and user-friendly content management that allow for quick and painless updates.
The new Bribus website brings together their two former Sitefinity websites, for a
smoother user experience and unified corporate identity. The site integrates with the kitchen calculator
system Primefact, to allow for quotations to be presented digitally to the customer. The website utilizes
Active Directory, enabling employees to log into the environment with the same username and password and
immediately have the correct user rights.
Fujitsu General’s digital experience is now optimized for mobile display with a
brand image consistent with its reputation within the AU and NZ market. Sitefinity partner Avion Software
built a site that now reflects the brand and the Fujitsu Assist tool that aids in the purchase journey of
choosing the right air conditioner, which coupled with improvements in page speed to 1.9 seconds, time
spent on the site to 2:23 and leads generated.
Italian transportation company Atac had a website where its administrators could only
access its backend through an internal network. Various users were also commenting how it was difficult to
navigate on their phones and tablets, making buying train tickets or checking schedules challenging. Atac,
eager to give its website a much-needed revamp, utilized Progres Sitefinity. After developing a solution
with COMMEDIA, commuters are receiving a unified digital experience on Atac’s website complete with
easy-to-navigate pages and intuitive designs.
Users of LineaAmica’s website had trouble accessing its features on mobile devices and its administrators even found challenges with editing web content. With the use of Progress Sitefinity, LineaAmica found an intuitive, flexible platform ideal to mitigate
their website’s usability issues and even implemented a new chatbot feature to answer anyone’s urgent questions.
FAO of the UN
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has hundreds of websites across six
under management. However, the organization needed a modern and sustainable solution to improve usability,
security and support. To solve this, FAO tapped Sitefinity, the Sitefinity Cloud and Progress Professional
Services. Now, configuring the IT components of websites will take an hour versus a day which enables the
website owners to manage the content and the information architecture.
With the merger of Aspect and Noble into Alvaria, the Alvaria team needed to quickly
build and launch a new company website, consolidating two sites and seven language variations plus two
blogs from different platforms. Alvaria achieved remarkable success with its rapid Sitefinity
implementation, resulting in a unified, engaging digital experience for customers and greatly reduced
training time for content editors.
SwissSalary needed to refresh its News section to deliver relevant payroll content to
its customers within a click. Sitefinity’s RSS widgets and filtering capabilities bid a modern,
well-structured and visually pleasing interface that delivered a dramatic 564% increase in visitor traffic
and an 8.7% increase in reader engagement within a month of the implementation.
Lapero sought out a CMS that reflected their designer-centric sensibilities. Not only
did Sitefinity provide flexibility for Lapero’s team to stretch their creative muscles to have a
fully customized UI, but it kept users engaged with the site. Within the first 30 days of implementation,
500 unique visitors found Lapero’s new Sitefinity-powered homepage.
RGF Staffing /Fenetre Online Solutions
Netherlands-based development shop ASA Talent wanted to expand its business and
minimize the amount of time staff was spending on certain web-based projects. This catalyst led ASA to
work with RGF Staffing and Fenetre Online Solutions to utilize Progress Sitefinity’s multisite management tools to provide the
elasticity required for this branding goal. Client websites that used to take hours or days to complete
are now completed in minutes.
The National Electric Contractors Association (NECA) needed to manage its content-heavy site. A major goal of the refresh was better navigation to provide resources for electricians across the United States. Americaneagle.com helped them leverage Sitefinity to that end. The results were greater content governance and a significant increase in user activity, including more time on the website (55% increase) and lower bounce rates (14.5% decrease).
Platform analytics company Team SI was hosting its website on Adobe Business Catalyst,
a CMS that is currently discontinued. They found it difficult to update pages due to developer-made
templates. Team SI wanted to implement Sitefinity for its ease of use and A/B testing and personalization
capabilities. Sitefinity Partner Lapero worked with Team SI to develop a more user-friendly website, which
ended up creating additional lead generation opportunities.
Leveraging the Sitefinity headless capabilities, the inHub website shares information and functionality with their third-party LMS tool for a streamlined user experience. Registration information is added in Sitefinity and pushed to the LMS for inHub members to gain access to course information. In just 6 months, inHub generated 104,000+ pageviews, 40,000+ sessions and welcomed over 29,000 new website users, resulting in 1,600 new members of the inHub community.
NECA’s new Sitefinity website enjoys simplified navigation and search-centric experience which demonstrated an immediate positive impact on the UX, spiking all key statistics, including a 55.7% increase in average session duration. Utilizing the Sitefinity headless capabilities, NECA is successfully managing content that’s consumed by their email marketing tool, MailChimp, and the Electrical Contractor Magazine.
USA Rice represents all segments of the U.S. rice industry and, as a global non-profit, they require a consumer-focused website to promote the many benefits of U.S. rice. The Think Rice website is a simple and engaging Sitefinity-powered site featuring content about sustainability, recipes for consumers and foodservice professionals, farmer profiles, videos, and much more. Utilizing the Sitefinity headless capabilities, the Think Rice website is heavily pushing content to social media.
As a large enterprise, NTU faced a sprawling web estate with >150 websites.
Governance and standardization got increasingly challenging as their digital properties grew. With
Sitefinity's multisite capabilities, they can now manage sites centrally — achieving stronger
governance and branding with standardized widgets, alongside achieving greater efficiency through a
central control to provide user access, share content hubs, and house >150 sites in one single domain.
The Food and Agriculture Organization has hundreds of websites across six languages.
FAO tapped Sitefinity to empower more than 250 content editors to build thematic websites with predefined
corporate templates with almost no IT knowledge, which they can then manage enabling dynamic predefined
modules and content types. At present, FAO has 60 websites running in a multisite environment and plans to
scale its content in Sitefinity massively.
İTÜ Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı
The Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is the oldest and biggest technical university
in Turkey with hundreds of websites. Leveraging the Sitefinity multisite management capabilities, ITU is
successfully operating 373 sites from the same administration area. Having been a Sitefinity customer for
years, ITU enjoys the flexibility and scalability that come with Sitefinity.
Life insurance provider Legal & General America (LGA) teamed up with AmericanEagle.com to leverage Sitefinity’s personalization capabilities. LGA utilized segments and personas to enable customers to protect their loved ones and to equip advisors with the tools they need to grow their business. Through this work, LGA continuously delivered high-performing, seamless experiences that made a meaningful impact on company growth and customer satisfaction.
NorthWestern Energy’s website was faced with numerous challenges: low traffic
and engagement, non-intuitive navigation and search. When NorthWestern teamed with SilverTech, website
traffic and user engagement improved tremendously. Leveraging the Sitefinity personalization capabilities,
the site now allows localized content based on customer location. Personalization starts with a pop up on
the home page that has the user select which state the user lives in to gain personalized, state-specific
ORNL Federal Credit Union had outgrown their website. Working closely with Spinutech,
ORNL FCU built out new content and design strategies to put the customer experience first. ORNL FCU
identified several personas to align with the types of people who visit their site and configured them in
Sitefinity Insight. The personas align with the various financial services ORNL FCU provides to its
members -- from auto loans to mortgages to business banking and everything in between.
Faced with several content-related issues, such as managing it and streamlining the
authoring process, energy utility company ABB InsidePlus knew a portal for its website could solve this
issue. Partnering with Infosys Limited, ABB implemented Progress Sitefinity to manage multiple sites,
clean up the legacy content and improve the overall performance of its current portal.
As the oldest technical university in Turkey, the Istanbul Technical University was
eager to provide its students with a portal to access educational information regarding the school,
curriculum, campus life, etc. Since the university was already a longtime user of Progress Sitefinity,
they worked alongside İTÜ Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı to create a sustainable, user-friendly portal
complete with a slider news feature displaying latest university news.
The Responsible Jewellery Council needed a secure area for their members to access
certifications, receive important notifications and access their invoices and payment information. The RJC
worked directly with Pavliks.com to transform their previous, Excel-powered certification platform into a
more robust, digital-first experience. Their new Sitefinity portal is also responsible for onboarding new