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Kentico CMS is the all-inclusive .Net Web Content Management platform that offers clients a complete solution to successfully fulfill their web strategies and organizational goals. As a private, …

Kentico CMS is the all-inclusive .Net Web Content Management platform that offers clients a complete solution to successfully fulfill their web strategies and organizational goals. As a private, fully profit funded company; the sole focus of Kentico is the success of its .NET CMS clients. By providing a cost effective Enterprise scalable CMS, Kentico fully caters to both SMB and Fortune/Global clients across all industry verticals for high performance corporate websites, eCommerce sites, Community sites, intranets, extranets and portals.

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  • 1. Kentico CMS for ASP.NET Flexible Web Content Management System for All Your Needs
  • 2. About Kentico Software
    • Founded in 2004 in the Czech Republic (European Union)
    • U.S. office since 2008
    • Privately held, no external funding
    • Named fastest growing Czech young company in 2008 by Deloitte
    • Focused only on Kentico CMS
    • 1200+ clients in 74 countries
    • Kentico Solutions Partner network – over 600 active partners
    • More than 2000 web sites running on Kentico CMS, clients include:
      • Mazda
      • Gibson Musical Instruments
      • Bayer
      • Ireland.IE
      • Guinness New Zealand
      • Air Jamaica
      • Medibank
    • More at http://www.kentico.com/Showcase.aspx
  • 3. Content Management System - I
    • What is a content management system ?
      • Software that allows you to edit text and images on your web site without calling your web designer.
    • Why should I use a content management system?
      • You can edit your web site anywhere, anytime, through your web browser.
  • 4. Content Management System - II
    • I can use Frontpage to create HTML pages, why should I use a content management system?
      • With a content management system, you can create interactive web sites and communicate with your visitors through on-line forms, newsletters, blogs, forums or polls .
      • You an add a shopping cart and sell your products on-line.
  • 5. Content Management System - III
    • Do I need a web designer if I use a content management system?
      • The web designer needs to prepare the design and structure of your web site and create page templates. Then you can easily create new pages by yourself using the templates.
  • 6. Kentico CMS Overview I
  • 7. Kentico CMS Overview II
    • Out-of-the-box solution for:
      • Corporate web sites
      • On-line stores
      • Community sites
      • Intranets
      • Extranets
    • Built on the Microsoft .NET platform
  • 8. Kentico CMS Overview III
    • Main benefits
      • All-in-one solution for your Web site
      • Easy-to-use
      • Browser-based editing
      • High value for a reasonable price
      • SEO friendly
      • Manage multiple sites from one place
  • 9. Editing Features - I
    • Easily edit web site content
    • Browser-based user interface
    • You can publish:
      • Pages
      • Articles
      • News
      • Products
      • Blogs
      • Office locations
      • Job openings
      • Knowledge base
      • ... and any number of custom content types
  • 10. Editing
  • 11. Editing Features - II
    • WYSIWYG editor similar to Microsoft Word
    • Workflow, versioning and rollback
    • Multiple languages
    • Multiple sites
    • Upload files, images, video, music
    • Built-in browser-based image editor for resizing, cropping, rotating and converting images
    • Taxonomy (tree hierarchy, categories, tags)
  • 12. Editing – WYSIWYG editor
  • 13. Web Site Features
    • Flexible navigation and web site structure
    • End users can create and edit new pages without developers
    • New pages are automatically displayed in the navigation
    • Full-text search in both text and uploaded documents
  • 14. Modules
      • BizForms (on-line forms)
      • Newsletters
      • Image gallery
      • E-commerce (on-line store)
      • Forums
      • Blogs
      • Polls
      • Event Calendar
      • Booking system
      • Private Messaging
      • Geo Mapping (Google Maps integration)
      • Web Analytics
      • User Contributions (Wiki)
      • Reporting
      • Content and Object Staging
      • Web Farm Support
      • Message Boards
      • Groups
      • Friends
      • Message Boards
      • Content Rating
      • Taxonomy (Tags and Categories)
      • Media Library
  • 15. BizForms (On-line Forms)
    • Create on-line forms without programming
    • Publish forms on the web site
    • Capture data from web site visitors
    • Review data and export them to Excel
    • Send data to specified e-mail
    • Flexible form options:
      • custom layout
      • wide variety of fields (textbox, checkbox, drop-down list, ...)
      • custom field types
  • 16. BizForms (On-line Forms)
  • 17. Newsletters
    • You can manage multiple e-mail newsletters
    • Subscribers subscribe to one or more newsletters (mailing list)
    • You can author new newsletter issues based on templates created by web designer
    • Personalization – Dear John,...
    • Scheduling – send newsletter on Tuesday morning
    • The subscribers can subscribe on the web and unsubscribe using the link in the newsletter e-mail
    • Automatic newsletters – send out specified page to subscribers on a regular basis.
  • 18. Newsletters – Editing
  • 19. Newsletters – E-mail
  • 20. Image Gallery
    • You can quickly publish an on-line gallery of images
    • The thumbnails are generated automatically, you do not need to resize them manually
    • Bulk import of images
    • You can rename the images and add descriptions
  • 21. Image Gallery
  • 22. E-commerce - I
    • Sell products on-line
    • Shopping cart and checkout process
    • Custom product fields
    • Configurable shipping options
    • Configurable payment methods
    • Configurable taxes for every country/state
    • Discount coupons
    • Discount levels for partners
    • Volume discounts
    • Multiple currencies
    • Wishlist
    • Inventory status
    • Reports
    • Support for integration with existing systems
    • Product options/product configuration
    • Customer credit (e.g. customer loyalty points)
  • 23. E-commerce - II
    • Built-in gateways for credit card payments:
      • PayPal
      • Authorize.NET
    • You can also customize the behavior using custom providers like:
      • Custom product provider that allows you to use your existing product database
      • Custom shipping calculator
      • Custom tax calculator
      • Custom invoice generator
      • and others.
  • 24. E-commerce - Products
  • 25. E-commerce - Cart
  • 26. E-commerce – Orders
  • 27. Taxonomy
    • 3 ways how to categorize and organize content:
      • Tree hierarchy of repository with document links that enable placing single document at multiple places (categories)
      • Tagging and tag clouds
      • Categories (additional system of categories)
  • 28. Taxonomy
  • 29. Event Calendar
    • Display events, news, articles or any other content in a calendar format
    • Optionally combine with event registration in the Booking system module.
  • 30. Event Calendar
  • 31. Booking System
    • Manage bookings for on-line or off-line events, such as community meetings or webinars
    • Limit the capacity of the event
    • Manage the registered attendees
    • Send e-mails with event updates to all attendees
    • Export event information to Outlook
  • 32. Booking System
  • 33. Geo Mapping
    • Display content on the map – e.g.:
      • office locations
      • stores
      • partners
      • real estates
      • points of interest in the city
    • Uses Google Maps
  • 34. Geo Mapping
  • 35. User Contributions (Wiki)
    • Enable visitors to create content on your web site without access the administration interface
    • Typical scenarios:
      • Community sites – members share knowledge
      • Partner directory – partners manage their profiles
      • Local business directory – business owners manage the profiles of their companies
    • Flexible security model:
      • Any visitor
      • Only site members
      • Only document owners
      • Only users with appropriate permissions
  • 36. User Contributions (Wiki)
  • 37. Web Analytics
    • Track visitors, on-line campaigns and conversions:
      • Visits
      • Page views
      • Most visited pages
      • Referring web sites
      • File downloads
      • Countries
      • Campaigns
      • Conversions (orders, registrations, newsletter subscriptions, etc.)
  • 38. Web analytics
  • 39. Reporting
    • Create reports from data stored in the Kentico CMS database
    • Examples:
      • Created/modified documents
      • Site member reports
      • Sales
    • Customizable layout of the reports
    • You can use:
      • bar chart
      • pie chart
      • table
      • value
    • Create custom filters
    • Print or save reports
  • 40. Reporting
  • 41. Reporting
  • 42. Content and Object Staging
    • Synchronize development, testing and live web sites
    • Create and test content, design and functionality on the staging (development/QA) server and then publish it on the live server over a secured web service
    • With staging, the document life cycle looks like this:
      • Document is created
      • Document is approved in the workflow process
      • Document is published on the staging server
      • Review and approval by site manager -> synchronization
      • Document is published on the live server
  • 43. Content and Object Staging
  • 44. Security
    • Granular security model:
      • Users
      • Roles
      • Module permissions
      • Content permissions – all content/site section/single document
    • Secured site areas for site members
    • Personalized content (e.g. for “clients”, “silver partners” and “gold partners”)
    • SSL (HTTPS) can be configured for chosen site sections or pages
    • Secured against SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (XSRF)
  • 45. Security
  • 46. Performance
    • Kentico CMS can be used for web sites with large number of visitors and large number of documents – e.g.:
      • www.gibson.com
      • www.ireland.ie
      • www.medibank.com.au
      • www.yachtbooker.com
    • Flexible caching options:
      • single web part caching
      • CMS content caching
      • full page caching
      • image caching
    • Support for web farms
  • 47. Development
    • Browser-based development without programming (for web designers)
    • You can also create ASPX page templates in Visual Studio 2005/2008 with your own code
    • Support for .NET 2.0 and 3.5
    • Easily extensible with your own:
      • user controls (ASCX)
      • web parts (ASCX)
      • server controls
      • modules
      • event handlers
      • providers
    • Easily integrate data from external systems
  • 48. Portal Engine
    • Full control over page layout, design and HTML code
    • Fully browser-based development, very easy to use without deep .NET knowledge
    • Easily extensible with your own user controls (ASCX) and web parts developed in Visual Studio 2005/2008 (C# or VB.NET)
    • 200 built-in web parts
    • Web parts are also user controls (ASCX), but with standardized interface
    • Master page concept allows you to share header, main menu and footer for all pages
  • 49. Portal Engine
  • 50. ASPX Page Templates
    • Standard ASP.NET (.ASPX) pages
    • Editable in Visual Studio 2005/2008
    • You can add any custom code and controls to the page template
    • Support for ASP.NET master pages (.master)
    • Add any custom controls and code in C# or VB.NET
  • 51. ASPX Page Templates
  • 52. Social Networking Features I
    • Kentico CMS provides a complete and flexible framework for social networks and on-line communities
    • Why on-line communities?
      • Engage customers and increase their loyalty
      • Start more personal and open communication
      • Present and test new ideas
      • Get feedback from clients
      • Identify and eliminate sources of negative PR early
      • Market research, polls and focus groups
      • Decrease support costs – let customers help each other
  • 53. Social Networking Features II
    • Available features
      • User registration and management
      • Forums
      • Blogs
      • Message Boards
      • Groups
      • Friends
      • Polls
      • Private messaging
      • Media Libraries
      • Ready-to-use Community Starter Site
      • Community points and user badges
  • 54. Forums II
    • Create on-line communities
    • Main features:
      • Moderation
      • Access rights for posting (anonymous/registered/chosen roles)
      • E-mail subscriptions
      • Full-text search
      • WYSIWYG editing (optional)
      • Signatures and user images (avatars)
      • Threaded/flat/tree view modes
  • 55. Forums II
    • Main features - continued :
      • CAPTCHA verification (optional)
      • Document-related forums (e.g. article comments)
      • Lock forum
      • Post attachments
      • BB-editor text formatting
      • Inserting images
      • Quoting
      • Question & Answers mode – Mark post as answer
  • 56. Forums
  • 57. Blogs
    • Any number of blogs authored
    • Each blog authored by one of more people (enterprise blogging)
    • Integrates with standard content management and security features (workflow, friendly URLs, search, etc.)
    • Tagging, tag cloud and categories
    • Moderated comments
    • RSS feeds
    • Fully customizable design
    • Rating
    • Trackbacks and Pings
  • 58. Blogs
  • 59. Message Boards
    • Flat list of messages from users
    • Customizable permissions (anybody can post/only registered members/only chosen roles)
    • E-mail subscriptions
    • Moderation (optional)
    • Can be used for article or product comments
  • 60. Message Boards
  • 61. Groups
    • Create groups of members who share similar interests – such as users of some product or fans of some music band
    • Groups can share ideas and create content:
      • Message boards
      • Forums
      • Pages (Wiki)
      • Polls
      • Media libraries for sharing pictures and videos
  • 62. Groups
  • 63. Friends
    • Build personal or professional social networks
  • 64. Polls
    • Get visitor opinions and feedback
    • Any number of answers
    • Single-choice or multiple-choice voting
    • Choose who can vote (anonymous/registered/chosen roles)
  • 65. Polls
  • 66. Private Messaging
    • Enable site members to send private messages to other members.
    • Useful for community sites.
    • Inbox/outbox/contact list/blocked users
  • 67. Private Messaging
  • 68. Media Libraries
    • Create media libraries and upload documents, images, music or video
    • Support for user-created content – visitors can upload their own content
  • 69. Media Libraries
  • 70. System Requirements
    • Server:
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/2008
      • Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0/3.0/3.5
      • Microsoft IIS Server 5.0/6.0/7.0
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 (including Express Editions)
    • Client (for editors):
      • Internet Explorer 6.0/7.0
      • FireFox 2.0
      • Safari 3.0
    • Client (for visitors):
      • Generally any browser, depends on the used web parts, all major browsers supported (IE, FF, Safari, Opera)
    • Developers
      • Visual Studio Professional 2005/2008 or Visual Web Developer 2005/2008 Express Edition (if you need to write your own code)
  • 71. Licensing
    • 1 Web Site (unlimited users)
    • 1 Server (unlimited web sites on a single machine)
    • 1 Server with Source Code
    • Editions (different feature sets):
      • Free Edition
      • Professional Edition
      • Enterprise Edition
      • Social Networking Edition
    • Feature matrix available at http://www.kentico.com/cms-asp-net-features/Feature-Matrix.aspx