Kentico Top 10 Websites for May 2018

By Jana Repakova in Showcase
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Even though it looks as if these projects reflect how close we are to summer as we can jump on a journey to England’s Lake District, or catch the vibes of Milwaukee city, nothing gets in the way of spreading the word about projects based in the education and financial sectors. Check them out, they definitely deserve it!

National Heritage Academies

Implemented by BizStream, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

National Heritage Academies is a network of more than 85 public charter schools serving more than 58,000 students in nine states in the US. NHA is the fourth largest for-profit education network in the US. It was necessary to replace the existing website that was powered by legacy technologies with an easy-to-use CMS that would allow for many editors to make changes, quickly and efficiently, from both the corporate office as well as more than 85 individual school administrations. To satisfy all requirements, the website is ADA compliant and multilingual (English and Spanish). It is hosted on Microsoft Azure and based on the MVC architectural pattern.

Pickles

Implemented by Interesting, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner

Pickles’ focus is on asset remarketing across industrial, cars, trucks, and salvage verticals. The primary goals of phase one were to simplify the Pickles web-presence and move away from the legacy CMS to a new one that would enable simplifying their development infrastructure and integration with Dynamics CRM and Zoho CRM for leads management. The website is hosted on the Pickles infrastructure while utilizing Microsoft Azure as a Global CDN for CSS/JS and Cloudinary as the image CDN. The site uses the Kentico EMS Staging Module to help synchronize changes across the development, system test, UAT, and production environments, which also utilize the Kentico Web Farm functionality.

Visit Milwaukee

Implemented by Hanson Dodge, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Visit Milwaukee’s new website promotes the Greater Milwaukee region as the preferred destination for meeting and convention planners, as well as media and leisure travelers. With the goal not only to surprise first-time visitors but also to increase the economic impact of tourism in the Milwaukee region, the new site utilizes many Kentico functionalities: there are 25 custom document page types and nearly 60 customized web parts and widgets in more than 1500 pages. The website is integrated with Simpleview CRM and Artsopolis. Since the launch, the mobile traffic has increased by 56% YoY.

Mountain Goat

Implemented by Dreamscape Solutions Ltd, United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Originally 'Lake District Mini-Bus Company', Mountain Goat is the Lake District, UK tour specialist. Together with technical qualities as well as a fresh and representative design, their new website informs visitors about the different tour packages they can avail of. Based on particular requirements travelers can book a tour or trips in the Lake District and Yorkshire, no matter if it’s a day-long excursion or a short break. To facilitate a pleasurable booking experience, the website is integrated with MG's back-office booking system called Zaui. And all results and feedback indicate a clear winner, as within the first six weeks of launch the website has experienced a 40% increase in bookings revenue.

DAS UK

Implemented by Positive Technology, United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

DAS UK is in the process of digital transformation. The legal expenses insurance market is confusing, with little understanding of the product by consumers and no great engagement amongst brokers and intermediaries who are the main sales channel for the products. Positive has rebuilt the corporate web presence— Group, Insurance, and Law businesses—on to Kentico EMS. Kentico provides a single platform for the group as well as GDPR support and advanced workflows for Compliance. Personalization, Salesforce integration, and marketing automation are planned in later phases to increase engagement.

TriMega

Implemented by Americaneagle.com, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

TriMega Purchasing Association is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative focused on the success of independent dealer members. Dedicated to the business of office products, computer supplies, and office furniture, TriMega comprises approximately 590 member companies. The new upgraded Kentico website includes primary features for members, such as a directory of all available suppliers and an accounting center for paying invoices via Chase ACH. Kentico enables the display of different calls to action, information based on public and logged-in users, and various user roles. The site is also integrated with Hawksearch.

Community Colleges of Spokane

Implemented by High Monkey, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is a district that includes two community colleges: Spokane Community College  and Spokane Falls Community College. All three websites were developed in parallel and launched simultaneously. To create websites that would satisfy the client’s long-term goals, High Monkey migrated the former websites from Kentico 5 to Kentico 10, while content migration has been done within Kentico Cloud. An important area of this project is an integration with Funnelback Search, which provides a powerful search tool that delivers user-centric search results. Funnelback also performs as a ‘Content Hub’ that aggregates content and delivers it via Kentico to one or more of the CCS websites.

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Implemented by ZAG Interactive, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Arbor Financial Credit Union (formerly Educational Community CU) sought a better way to meet the needs of its members and provide easier site management, as well as support key business goals. To achieve this, the new site architecture was simplified and streamlined to provide an intuitive and easy customer journey.  The new website needed to highlight important calls to action, provide enhanced education with a blog and other helpful resources, as well as surface relevant solutions based on the visitor’s specific goals. To understand member satisfaction, the site also needed to offer the ability to collect feedback about member experiences via a custom form.

uAspire

Implemented by 2Plus2 Partners, Inc., USA
Kentico Gold Partner

uAspire is a nonprofit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college. The new website positions uAspire to better serve and expand the reach of information and resources to students everywhere. As part of the redesign effort, the website is search engine optimized, which includes SEO metadata recommendations and call-to-action widgets. There is also integration with Click & Pledge online fundraising platform and with MailChimp for email promotion. Since the website went live, unique Page Views are up 37%, average Time on Page is up 54%, and Bounce Rate of the main page is down by 1,200%.

The Coral Company

Implemented by thunder::tech, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

After 31 years on the market, The Coral Company, a residential and commercial real estate team in Northeast Ohio, needed their new website to intrinsically represent the creativity and unique perspective of the Coral team. Through a series of static and interactive homepage concepts, thunder::tech flexed its creative technology muscles. Using the JavaScript animation platform GreenSock and MorphSVG, the Coral logo transforming into the skyline of Cleveland became simple to execute. Using Kentico, thunder::tech built a vastly improved property portfolio that is a tremendous asset for The Coral Company in securing new business as well as demonstrating their unique commitment to the community.

By Jana Repakova in Showcase
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