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2022 Website of the Year
Awards

Recognizing excellence and innovation

Public voting has closed. Stay tuned for when we announce the winners on May 26th, 2022.
You are welcome to view the contenders in the different categories below

Industry Categories

Associations & Non-Profit

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Implemented by Enqbator

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.

Ceramic Arts Network

Implemented by Results Direct

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.

Think Rice (from USA Rice)

Implemented by Results Direct

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.

Consumer Goods & Services

Aussie Grill

Implemented by Roger West Creative

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

Implemented by Davies Meyer GmbH

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

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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.

Ecommerce

American Sanders

Implemented by SmarterCommerce

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.

Farmacia La Bomba

Implemented by Loymark

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

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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.

Education

inHub (from The Henry Ford)

Implemented by Enqbator

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

Implemented by Kaplan

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.

NTU Singapore

Implemented by 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.

Energy & Utilities

ESB International

Implemented by ESB/Wondr/Tata Consulting

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

Implemented by ESB/Wondr/Tata Consulting

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 personalization.

NorthWestern Energy

Implemented by SilverTech

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.

Financial Services

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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

Implemented by 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 Bulgaria

Implemented by Studio X

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.

Healthcare

Conway Regional Health System

Implemented by Lapero

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.

IASO Group - Private Clinics

Implemented by DOPE Studio

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% more sessions.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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.

Manufacturing

RDO Equipment

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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.

Bribus

Implemented by LOGISZ

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 Australia

Implemented by Avion Software

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.

Public Sector

Atac

Implemented by COMMEDIA

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.

LineaAmica

Implemented by COMMEDIA

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.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Implemented by FAO of the UN

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has hundreds of websites across six languages 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.

Technology

Alvaria

Implemented by Alvaria

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 News

Implemented by SwissSalary

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

Implemented by Lapero

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.

Specialty Categories

Graphic Design

ASA Talent

Implemented by 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.

National Electric Contractors Association

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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).

Team SI

Implemented by Lapero

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.

Headless / Multichannel

inHub (from The Henry Ford)

Implemented by Enqbator

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.

National Electric Contractors Association

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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.

Think Rice (from USA Rice)

Implemented by Results Direct

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.

Multisite

NTU Singapore

Implemented by Ernst & Young

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.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Implemented by FAO of the UN

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.

Istanbul Technical University

Implemented by 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.

Personalization

Legal & General America

Implemented by Americaneagle.com

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

Implemented by SilverTech

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 content.

ORNL Federal Credit Union

Implemented by Spinutech

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.

Portal

ABB InsidePlus

Implemented by Infosys Limited

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.

Istanbul Technical University

Implemented by İTÜ Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı

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.

Responsible Jewellery Council

Implemented by Pavliks.com/The Portal Company

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 prospective members.