Progress Webinars

Sitefinity-11.1 Webinar

Seven Reasons to Check Out Sitefinity 11.1

Whether you’re a marketer, developer or IT administrator, Sitefinity 11.1 offers a host of new improvements that will help you fuel your productivity. To learn more about the latest release, please watch our on demand webinar. We’ll discuss seven new features and enhancements to Sitefinity, including:

  • Multilingual and multichannel content delivery for collaboration efficiency
  • Improved workflows for better content governance
  • Enhanced security and user management
  • Improved performance via network load balancing enhancements

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Handling Complex Data Integrations in Enterprise Apps

Demand for new apps keeps increasing, but integration challenges often slow the development process to a crawl. Developers are often left waiting for external teams to integrate with expanding numbers of disparate data sources and implement a variety of authentication schemes. Meanwhile, end users of mobile, web or chat don’t care about enterprise information architecture—they just want a seamless, connected experience.

Join us as we explore tackling complex data integrations for modern enterprise apps.

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Reducing the Cost of Enterprise-Grade Mobile Apps

The mobile app revolution has hit the enterprise. Smartphones, tablets, watches—your internal users and customers demand engaging experiences on the devices they use, on their terms.

Existing resourcing problems, enterprise/legacy systems and changing requirements impact your cost and speed of app delivery. Fortunately, newer techniques drastically reduce app costs and time to market. This webinar examines how enterprises are accelerating development, cutting expenses, and reducing their IT app backlog.

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Managing and Personalizing a Multi-Channel Experience

Your consumers are multichannel mavericks. With the right content management system, marketers can create meaningful, multi-channel journeys.

Delivering a compelling, personalized customer journey across multiple digital touchpoints has never been more important. At the same time, it’s also never been so complex—many organizations struggle to personalize their campaigns and build cohesive multichannel experiences that can engage prospects anytime, anywhere.

With creativity and the right content management system at your side, you can create meaningful, multichannel journeys. Watch this webinar to learn more.

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Journey to SAS Analytics Grid with SAS, R, Python

Can Your Current Infrastructure Support High-Performance Analytics and Data Science?

Big data, compliance and a highly skilled workforce are driving organizations to transform their current analytical infrastructure to deliver enterprise computing environments that can support the latest in data science and analytics practices. SAS remains a popular choice for statistical programming languages, but there is growing demand for R and Python. Data engineers are now being tasked to deliver scalable and highly available computing resources to support analytics for a growing number of users and increasing data volumes while maintaining security for their customers.

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • Differences between traditional and Grid deployments for SAS
  • Best practices and lessons learned in deploying an Analytics Grid
  • How to deliver an open analytics strategy for SAS, R, Python and others
  • Popular data sources for advanced analytics

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Top 10 Things to Avoid When Considering Low Code

The promise of low-code for over-burdened app dev teams with a backlog of business demands is extremely enticing. The right low code platform can help you get multi-channel business apps to market much more quickly than developing from scratch.

Listen to this webinar where we discuss the top 10 things to avoid when considering low-code platforms, such as:

  • Letting industry categories constrain your tech choice
  • Offloading development effort to the business
  • Treating IoT, AI and analytics efforts as silos

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Data Management: Table Partitioning and Multi-tenancy

Table Partitioning and Multi-tenancy are two methods of securely dividing an OpenEdge database. One increases performance and scale, especially for analytics needs, while the other can drive down costs and increase margins in cloud environments. Join Rob Marshall, Sr. Principal Consultant, and learn how to apply these technologies for a competitive advantage.

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It’s Time to Experience Sitefinity 11

Progress Sitefinity is all about delivering best-in-class multi-channel digital experiences. The latest release builds on that legacy by enabling new levels of marketer and developer productivity.

Watch this webinar to hear about the latest features of Sitefinity 11 and its new capabilities including:

  • A re-imagined User Experience panel that lets you easily create content via progressively-discoverable content management functionality
  • New media tools to simplify image and video management
  • Dynamic tools for handling internal links and external media reducing management time and ensuring a consistent “always on” user experience
  • New developer tools supporting the latest version of Visual Studio
  • An innovative machine translation API that allows for machine translation with a few lines of code

With this release, Sitefinity CMS not only changes the game for user experience but delivers tools that make managing and optimizing multi-channel customer experiences easy for marketers and developers at organizations of any size.

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The Modern Marketing Leader’s Handbook

With expectations high and requests coming from every direction, it is crucial you set strategic goals and objectives for your team that quickly drive results. But how do you set your priorities? How do you get the right mix of quick short-term wins and long-term strategic initiatives? And all the while keeping your customers, organization and stakeholders happy while ensuring the internal processes and technology are in place to support them.

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How Progress Uses Sitefinity for a Full Web Experience

Sitefinity is central to the Progress digital marketing strategy.

Find out how Progress develops and maintains Sitefinity applications that contain hundreds of content edits and millions of pageviews every single day. Get an inside look at the environment setup, practices for development and release automation that are the result of years of collaboration between marketing, DevOps, Sitefinity engineering and the web team. 

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Join the Movement: Personalization 2.0

New technologies are shifting the way companies engage their customers and prospects. Personalization is one of those technologies—what started out as a basic marketing tool has quickly become a marketing must-have. Now, we’re living in the time of Personalization 2.0—an age of hyper personalized customer experiences.

Help us usher in Personalization 2.0. Join our guest Brendan Witcher of Forrester Research as he discusses how companies can craft more personalized experiences and the benefits of personalization. Our own Chris Doran will also discuss Sitefinity’s experience management capabilities and how they can be used to create highly personalized experiences.

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Analyzing and Optimizing Customer Journeys

Predictive analytics, recommendations based on online and offline customer activity are key to managing and personalizing the customer journeys.

With Progress Sitefinity DEC you can orchestrate marketing success by tracking, analyzing and shaping every step of the customer journey from one single command center.

Watch this free 30 minutes introduction and demonstration of Sitefinity DEC and experience how you too can manage customer journeys smart and cost effectively.

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Five Tips to Get Sitefinity Smarter

Predictive analytics, recommendations based on online and offline customer activity are key to managing and personalizing the customer journeys.

With Progress Sitefinity DEC you can orchestrate marketing success by tracking, analyzing and shaping every step of the customer journey from one single command center.

Watch this free 30 minutes introduction and demonstration of Sitefinity DEC and experience how you too can manage customer journeys smart and cost effectively.

We’ve heard that many customers and partners have yet to fully utilize the power of Sitefinity. As a result, development teams are challenged, marketing teams desire more and customers don’t get a great experience. Our center of excellence, Sitefinity Professional Services is here to help.

In a short 30-minute on demand presentation, hear from the experts who work with Sitefinity users – both for partners and with direct end users – who are constantly delivering an array of services from complex integration projects to custom development work.

Watch this webinar to learn:

  • Five expert tips to help you get the most out of Sitefinity
  • Specific tips for partners and end users
  • Common requests and how the Sitefinity Professional Services team can help

You’ll hear tips and tricks built on the expertise and delivery capability the Sitefinity services team has gained throughout the years, and more importantly, how you can use their expertise in your day-to-day use of Sitefinity.

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Customer Experience is the New Business Battleground

Nearly two-thirds of customers value the ability to personalize and customize their brand experiences. What are you doing to serve these prospects?

Today, organizations must create a unique, personalized digital experience from web to mobile—doing so may result in higher ROI, customer retention and profitability. If businesses want to craft these experiences, they need to embrace the digital technologies that enable them to do so.

Watch this on demand webinar as Sheryl Kingstone, Research Director at the 451 Research; Rob Sanders, Senior Strategist & Business Analyst from; and Chris Doran, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at Progress, as they discuss:

  • The four pronged approach to digital transformation and how it can impact customer experiences
  • The shift in digital operations necessitated by changes in customer communication expectations
  • The ways digital transformation is impacting different verticals and industries and how leaders in those areas are developing strategies to stay ahead
  • The role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in delivering contextually relevant experiences
  • Successful examples of digital experiences addressing business goals while solving user challenges

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Webinar: Personalising the Customer Journey

Website visitors are no longer inspired by off-the-shelf content. Without personalized customer experiences, you can easily find yourself at a competitive disadvantage as customers and prospects pass you by. To create compelling experiences that keep people coming back for more, marketers need the right tools. They need to be able to manage and deliver personalized content on any device, plus monitor and optimize the effectiveness of your personalization strategy at all times. 

In this webinar we show you how to enable data-driven marketing and a winning personalization strategy through a web content management (WCM) platform, plus leverage the power of predictive analytics to more accurately predict and capitalize on customer behavior.

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CMOs Talk Digital Transformation in Financial Services

In the race to keep pace with clients’ evolving expectations, financial services organizations are focusing more closely on digitally transforming their operations to enable an omni-channel customer experience.

Shelia Reed, CMO of Aspire Financial Services, and Melissa Puls, CMO of Progress, examine these challenges and how the industry is responding. They explore:

  • Digital transformation drivers
  • Defining a digital transformation strategy
  • Organizing the team to ensure success
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Meeting 21st-century customer expectations
  • Engaging millennials
  • Measuring success

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Navigating Headless Content Management

Headless content management—backend-only content management systems built to act as a content repository—enables enterprises to deliver rich, innovative content experiences across any channel. Developers are granted the freedom to use website development frameworks of choice and empowered to deliver content anywhere by generating OData APIs with click of a button—all while reducing costs, speeding time to market, and making seamless design changes without impacting backend systems.

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What Serverless Means for Enterprise Apps

There’s a new approach to app development. We call it serverless, but it’s also known as backend as a service (BaaS), function as a service (FaaS), cloud-native architectures, or microservices—just to name a few. Whatever you call it, this approach is giving developers new freedom to focus on frontend functionality and deliver better, more innovative user experiences.

Confused? Join the Kinvey engineering team in this recorded webinar as we go beyond the hype to simplify the serverless approach. Learn how organizations are adopting enterprise-grade serverless architectures to deliver apps faster across web, mobile and chat while maintaining secure integration with existing data and authentication systems.

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Why Progress Application Server for OpenEdge?

Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge is the gateway to app modernization and with PAS for OpenEdge 11.7.3, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of this technology. To learn more, watch this webinar to hear from PAS for OpenEdge experts Michael Banks and Dustin Grau as they discuss:
  • Increased extensibility for cloud-first, mobile-first deployment
  • Standards-based and secure architecture, built on Apache Tomcat with the innovative Spring Security Framework
  • New management and monitoring tools that ease and optimize administration efforts
  • Support for REST API development and management

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The Business Impact of Predicting Unplanned Downtime: A Webinar with IDC

Ever wonder how you can predict unplanned downtime and unscheduled maintenance? And the impact it could have on your business? The key to using every asset to its fullest potential lies in successful digital plant operation. Watch this webinar with IDC Analyst Kevin Prouty and Progress VP of Strategy Mark Troester to learn more!

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