Integrating Sitecore Enterprise Content Management to Manage Multiple Sites

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Published on February 26, 2014

Author: softwebsolutions



Softweb implemented Sitecore CMS for all sites so that they can carry out all the activities related to database using a central content management system.

Case Study Integrating Sitecore Enterprise Content Management to Manage Multiple Sites Challenge Background Our client owns several websites ranging from corporate, market, brand, to product and platforms. These websites were built on different technologies such as .Net, PHP and other platforms. Most of these websites are content based, displaying dynamic data from database and integrating third party application programming interfaces. In addition, content managers and editors of our client were conversant in different content management systems, which made the content maintenance very difficult. The company wanted us to overhaul its whole online network and consolidate its sites into one. Our client is a well-known designer, producer and vendor of the mechanical power transmission products. The products of client are sold into more than seventy countries in the world. Most of the products are used in manufacturing process. Due to high performance and reliability, our client’s products are considered as the number one choice of many end users. They are the single source of providing thousands of product solutions and meet the customer’s requirement. To maintain its corporate identity, consistency, and reduce time to update content of different site, there was a need of single admin panel for easy content management. Besides, they wanted their sites to appear in local language according to the geographical location of the visitors. The client also wanted that websites should be scalable enough after implementation of CMS so that any changes required in future can be made easily. Along with a single content management system, client wanted to adopt the following approaches: O Content restructuring O Robust search capability O Visual redesign O Internationalization and localization O Site expansion ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MULTI-LINGUAL Solutions With various sites built on multiple technologies, managing and securing content distribution was a challenge. After going through the requirements of the client, Softweb Solutions implemented Sitecore CMS for all websites of the client falling under various categories like corporate, market, brand, product and platform. Our solution provides content managers with a facility to manage content of all sites from a single backend system resulting in a well-thought out and organized online entity. It does not only bring better outcome but also saves a lot of time and efforts. The website now presents region-specific content and language, while maintaining brand standards such as corporate content, colors, and fonts. These websites are available in seven languages and users can manually select the language. Each site includes a variety of products and allows visitors to search desire product effortlessly with a few keywords only. Our designers also restructured the website giving a completely fresh, new look for a richer online customer experience. Sitecore’s flexibility and scalability allows content managers to integrate third party tool on their websites. With Sitecore, content managers can reuse content across multiple documents or web pages. Content managers have full control over the publishing, expiry and archiving of content. Document based content use the versioning, permission and workflow functionality. CONTENT VERSIONING ADVANCE SEARCH CAPABILITIES SCALABILITY & EXTENSIBILITY

Case Study Features O Multilingual facility O Multi-site capabilities O Content reusability & Content versioning O Third party tool integration ability for future expansion O Content Scheduling, expiration, and archiving O A unified backend system for easy content management O Integrating third party tools on websites O Advance search capabilities O Sleek user interface for improves user engagement O Displaying content on websites in well-organized manner O Managing folder structure for storing images, videos, and documents Business Benefits O Providing multi-site capabilities feature to manage multiple domains and sub-sites. O Enabling Customer Engagement Analytics, Engagement Automation, and the Personalization and Experience Editor. O Multilingual sites concept enables the efficient reuse of content O A sleek interface for free navigation of the site along with easy in-line editing capabilities O Provides content access permission and complies with security mandates O Enable sales managers to take an active management role O Improves sites search engine ranking through SEO tools O Better customer experience with an access to a site in local language O Our client has several websites under various categories like corporate, market, brand, product, and platform. The client wanted to implement Sitecore CMS for all their sites. The main goal of the client behind implementing Sitecore CMS was to manage backend activities with a single instance. Softweb implemented Sitecore CMS for all sites so that they can carry out all the activities related to database using a central content management system. Softweb also provided additional features like advanced search capabilities to find any product quickly by just entering a few keywords, multi-language facility, track user profile and analytics, content reusability capability and content versioning. We also refreshed the website templates for a richer online customer experience. A unified content management system that saves lots of time O Summary Increases global brand awareness and sales leads Contact Information Technologies Used O O O O O O Database: SQL Server Operating System: Win server Architecture: open architecture Language: C# .Net Web Technologies: Sitecore CMS & Visual Studio Plugins: Sitecore Plugins (Like as Multi Site, Search, and Analytics) Softweb Solutions 2531 Technology Drive, Suite 312, Elgin, Illinois 60124 US Toll Free Number: 1-866-345-7638 Email:

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