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VCGenius Content Management System

  1. 1. Information Pack and Features document v4.5.03 September 2006 v2 content management system and virtual community portal
  2. 2. What is VCG enius ™ ? <ul><li>A tool that is used to create in a quick and cost effective way specialist web sites for associations and other organisations that need to combine content management and community. </li></ul><ul><li>A secure foundation from which to build: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a new web presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>syndicate content to county web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>achieve integration with other SQL data sources and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create a personalised web user experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A tool that can allow a standard template to be deployed across the whole country for county web sites wit a consistent look and feel. </li></ul><ul><li>A tool that can provide local web content editing over the internet for all users with password security. </li></ul>
  3. 4. which VCG enius ™ version? VCG Standard VCG Extended VCG Premium VCG Options as VCG “Standard” plus these advanced features as VCG “Extended” plus these advanced features
  4. 5. typical web sites
  5. 6. Sample Sites Site Technology VCGenius V4.5
  6. 7. Sample Sites Site Technology VCGenius v4.5
  7. 8. Sample Sites Site Technology VCGenius v3.5
  8. 9. Sample Sites Site Technology VCGenius v3.5
  9. 10. Sample Sites Site Technology ECGenius V3.0
  10. 11. Sample Sites Site Technology VCGenius V4.0
  11. 12. Sample Sites Site Technology ECGenius v2.0
  12. 13. Sample Sites Site Technology ECGenius V2.5
  13. 14. Sample Sites Site Technology ECGenius V2.0
  14. 15. Sample Sites Site Technology Justwebs 0
  15. 16. Sample Sites BIA Site Technology ECM V5.0
  16. 17. sites in production (preview.......)
  17. 18. where are we going? <ul><li>Building on our expertise with charities and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Building the best integrated front end CMS for charities and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on cost reduction and building charity business systems </li></ul><ul><li>We are one of the leaders in developing complex web based systems </li></ul><ul><li>Out design partners are leaders in their fields </li></ul><ul><li>We have expertise in workflow and business task automation. </li></ul><ul><li>We own all our own technology including CMS and eCommerce. </li></ul>
  18. 19. VCG enius™ timeline 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 Development of first integrated web sites and e-communities Launch of Mediafish CMS Launch of VCGenius CMS Launch of VCGenius 3 Launch of VCGenius 4 Launch of VCGenius 4.5 2009 Launch of VCGenius 5.NET ICAS IFST HP Interex VCG enius™users Volunteers in Motorsport Lakesmere Limited Musicians Union Psoriasis Alliance Newbury Group Physiological Society H W Fisher & Company Account Planning Group Pharmaceutical Contract Managers Group Lucy Switchgear Lucy Electric Institute of Group Analysis Institute of Food Science and Tech Motor Sports Association Institute of Chartered Acc of Scotlan European Soc of Clinical Pharm HP Interex
  19. 20. VCG enius CMS <ul><li>VCGenius 4.5 provides a web site front end created using our standard site template. </li></ul><ul><li>Administration over the web by authorised users </li></ul><ul><li>On-line content editing to place content in the site easily </li></ul><ul><li>Enables customer self service strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a public site with dynamic login to iMIS for volunteers and other constituent groups. </li></ul>Template for laying out a VCGenius web site <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Extranet Development Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Community Builder </li></ul>
  20. 22. VCGenius ™ available modules <ul><li>Content Management System (CMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Management Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style CSS Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Based Site administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated “eWEBEDITpro” WYSIWYG editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Site Search facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quicklinks focused search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Approval Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated File Manager Module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extranet/Intranet features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure Groups for customers, suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Member Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Group Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Login/Forgot Password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic “My Site” Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polls and Surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instapoll Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey Form Builder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Event Diary and Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feed Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National and Local Event Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eCommerce and Ticketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CRM Events Management Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications Processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic Application Builder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant Application Processing/Workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Easy/Friendly URL </li></ul><ul><li>SEO Optimisation and Dynamic Text Replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Banner Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter and Mailing Production </li></ul><ul><li>eCommerce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full integrated ecommerce feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single or multiple shop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payments gateway integration with support for Protx, Secure Trading, Netbanx, HSBC, Bucks-net and many others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Development Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebLog Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forum Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin Board Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Management Module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content Syndication Module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds for all content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feed Consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SiteMap Generator Module </li></ul><ul><li>CRM Integration Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iMIS, MTL, Care, Progress and others </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>When you are implementing a new web site you need to be able to provide users with a full range of options and features. </li></ul><ul><li>We have designed VCGenius to be able to implement all the most often requested features in a cost effective and speedy way so you can then if you wish take responsibility and manage them yourself. </li></ul>
  22. 24. features – my site <ul><li>My Site Configuration tool to create the my site environment and control navigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Add “Option blocks” to control the My options” </li></ul><ul><li>Add individual “mysite” options to provide a standard my site that it configurable by the system manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Can view the “Mysite” on login automatically or select after login. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with all system areas to provide a full customer service centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Alert tool to customise individual alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Provides message system to communicate with site administrators. </li></ul>
  23. 25. features – discussion forums <ul><li>Full Forums implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Fully integrated </li></ul><ul><li>Add Forum to any CMS Section or Category </li></ul><ul><li>Full Forum management for system administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Forum poster can edit own post. </li></ul><ul><li>Posting disclaimer feature </li></ul><ul><li>Member Manager Forum Poster and Moderator Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented as a VCGenius feature that can be turned on or off as required. </li></ul>
  24. 26. features - We blog <ul><li>Full Weblog implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Fully integrated </li></ul><ul><li>Add Weblog to any CMS Section or Category </li></ul><ul><li>Full Weblog management for system administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog poster can edit own post. </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented as a VCGenius feature that can be turned on or off as required. </li></ul>
  25. 27. features – applications Builder <ul><li>Unlimited dynamic applications can be built </li></ul><ul><li>Applications can have payment processes and credit card payments attached to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for joining and subscription processes, training course applications, grant applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides on-line review of applications and scoring and acceptance of applications made. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for communication with applicants and can be integrated with TaskCentre, iMIS and other CRM solutions. </li></ul>
  26. 28. features – sitelog builder <ul><li>An extension to our usual web site logging that is produced using LiveStats. </li></ul><ul><li>More relevant logging information to show how your site is really being used by members, customers, suppliers and administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily, weekly, monthly and annual records are available in real time. </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 lists are available. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an increased amount of security. </li></ul><ul><li>Know which users are accessing important information with names not just IP Addresses </li></ul>
  27. 29. feature - bulletin boards <ul><li>Create your own bulletin boards or mini-databases with the back office Bulletin Board Manager. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classifieds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stolen Items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs Wanted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full Site Manager control </li></ul><ul><li>Full Style Control </li></ul>
  28. 30. case study - projects gallery <ul><li>Built using the core bulletin board database feature. </li></ul><ul><li>We created a custom template to display photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery has mouse overs to show further photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Details page has graphic sliders that show mini-photos </li></ul><ul><li>Full custom search provided </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z projects listing provided. </li></ul>
  29. 31. feature – events diary <ul><li>Events Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Events List </li></ul><ul><li>Events Calender </li></ul><ul><li>“ My Events” </li></ul><ul><li>Event Booking </li></ul><ul><li>Local Events </li></ul><ul><li>National Events </li></ul><ul><li>Booking of events to your CRM Events Management Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Events Diary RSS feed </li></ul>
  30. 32. features – document library <ul><li>Multiple document libraries according to section or category </li></ul><ul><li>Upload new documents to the library </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute and email documents from the library </li></ul><ul><li>Document archive facility </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple folder/and content tagging for documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports DOC, PDF, JPG and all standard file types. </li></ul>
  31. 33. feature – sitemap builder <ul><li>System now can generate the sitemap. </li></ul><ul><li>If a user is logged in then the system generated site map shows all the features that the user is allowed to view. </li></ul>
  32. 34. feature - SEO module <ul><li>Broad support for meta tags </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable page title linked to content </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable meta tag creation that dynamically changes with content of the site. </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly url support </li></ul>
  33. 35. features – content tagging <ul><li>Assign keyword tags to content/articles </li></ul><ul><li>Assign keyword tags to members/registered site users </li></ul><ul><li>Create quick links to search for tagged content. </li></ul>
  34. 36. features - eCommerce <ul><li>Integrated with VCGenius as a system feature </li></ul><ul><li>Provides single or multiple shops </li></ul><ul><li>Full web based administration interface for remote management and administration. </li></ul>
  35. 37. case study – msa trade directory <ul><li>Trade directory and buyers guide module. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be integrated into your CRM solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Look and feel can be fully customeised to suit your style and requirements. </li></ul>
  36. 38. case study – integrated login <ul><li>For users of VCGenius who want to log directly into thier own CRM software we have built a login manager control that allows login to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iMIS SQL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTL Oracle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other CRM </li></ul></ul>
  37. 39. <ul><li>Many of our customers use the iMIS database from ASI to hold information on contacts, customers, members, donors and suppliers. ASI use an integration technology called iBO (iMIS Business Objects) to enable a dynamic link to iMIS. We have a variety of processes and templates that can be implemented to automate your customer processes for Events, Billing, Donations, Customer information update and others.. </li></ul>
  38. 40. iMIS iBO booking and registration <ul><li>All information is pulled dynamically from the iMIS database in real time. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple event functions are displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout groups and workshops are sorted by time and streamed to avoid booking multiple sessions at the same time. </li></ul>
  39. 41. iMIS iBO booking and registration <ul><li>Complete booking form online. </li></ul><ul><li>Details are dynamically saved in the iMIS database. </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation emails are produced. </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card transactions are processed securely using a Thawte SSL Certificate and the Bucks-net payment integration gateway. </li></ul><ul><li>No information is stored on the web and all information is safely processed </li></ul>
  40. 42. iMIS iBO profile editing <ul><li>Any person with a login can call up his/her profile information in the iMIS database and make changes. </li></ul><ul><li>We customise this for each client as the security and information and design requirements for each customer are different. </li></ul><ul><li>Data is protected via a SSL offering 128bit encryption of data. </li></ul>
  41. 43. iMIS iBO custom donations <ul><li>Any person with a login can call up his/her profile information in the iMIS database and make changes. </li></ul><ul><li>We customise this for each client as the security and information and design requirements for each customer are different. </li></ul><ul><li>Data is protected via a SSL offering 128bit encryption of data. </li></ul>
  42. 44. <ul><li>All administration of VCGenius is web based via the administration console. VCGenius is designed to be self contained and can operate independently of your contact databases. </li></ul><ul><li>For organisations that want to integrate fully or partly with their own CMS we can provide partial or complete database integration. </li></ul>
  43. 45. web based administration <ul><li>Full web based content management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Ektron eWebEDIT pro 4.4 online editor </li></ul><ul><li>Site and Style Configuration Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Content Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple administrators and content publishers. </li></ul>
  44. 46. administration - settings <ul><li>User configurable settings that control how each of the features is made </li></ul><ul><li>As much as possible has been taken out of developers control and placed in the hands of administration users. </li></ul>
  45. 47. administration - styles <ul><li>Style Manager controls most aspects of the CSS used by a site. </li></ul><ul><li>Puts style controls and options into the hands of users and site administrators. </li></ul>
  46. 48. administration – my site manager <ul><li>Create individual or group “my site pages” </li></ul><ul><li>Create menu groups and add menu items. </li></ul><ul><li>Restrict access by group or to specific individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports standard menu of “My” functions or allows the creation and display of new custom options. </li></ul>
  47. 49. administration – member alerts <ul><li>Alerts manager allows the webmaster to create alerts that are then presented when a user logs in and displays the “my site” </li></ul><ul><li>The system comes pre-configured with a number of useful alerts and additional alerts can be created based on SQL queries. </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts can be configured based on external queries to display information that is held in external databases. </li></ul>
  48. 50. administration – message console <ul><li>Internal message system for admin to send messages to logged in members. </li></ul><ul><li>Members can reply to messages. </li></ul>
  49. 51. administration – bulletin boards <ul><li>Any place you need a small user configurable database which registered site users can post to you can create a bulletin board. </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses are lost and found, stolen items, jobs wanted and available, training places available. </li></ul>
  50. 52. administration – template manager <ul><li>The template manager contains the standard styles for each of the main types of content for the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically there are between 4 and 12 templates that are setup to make the creation of actual content as easy as possible. </li></ul>
  51. 53. administration – instapoll manager <ul><li>Use the instapoll manager to create and manage as many instapolls as you need. </li></ul><ul><li>Position polls in the advert manager or logo area or as an “iframe” within any content area. </li></ul>
  52. 54. administration – advert manager <ul><li>The Advert manager controls the display of system mini-adverts and promotions on the right hand pane of the site. </li></ul><ul><li>An administrator can control the display and priority of advertisements. </li></ul>
  53. 55. administration – file manager <ul><li>The file manager is provided as an alternative to ftp access. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows bulk documents to be uploaded to the site. </li></ul><ul><li>This example shows a library of pdf files. </li></ul>
  54. 56. administration - styles <ul><li>Style Manager controls most aspects of the CSS used by a site. </li></ul><ul><li>Puts style controls and options into the hands of users and site administrators. </li></ul>
  55. 57. <ul><li>This section provides some information on general background to our VCGenius projects in areas where we have found that potential customers have specific interests. </li></ul>
  56. 58. general – our web and isp services <ul><li>Web site design </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with CRM </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Systems Integration </li></ul><ul><li>eCommerce Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist hosting for SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist hosting for Cold Fusion </li></ul>
  57. 59. general - standards and compliance <ul><li>Software Development Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W3C Coding Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of W3C Testing Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naming Conventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protected functions and .DLL’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer and Firefox </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses browser based size features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alt-tags for graphics </li></ul></ul>
  58. 60. general – payments processing <ul><li>Our standard integration is via Protx. </li></ul><ul><li>We provide secure online credit card and debit card payment solutions that is cost effective for UK charities, </li></ul><ul><li>Protx is the largest independent Payment Service Provider in the country offering exceptional value for money without compromising on the level of service and functionality we provide. </li></ul><ul><li>Protx supports the credit card merchant technology of all major banks. </li></ul>
  59. 61. stats via LiveStats <ul><li>Web based site stats </li></ul><ul><li>Live session reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Site referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical location reports </li></ul><ul><li>Key metrics reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time spent per session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages viewed per session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth utilisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monthly Management Reports </li></ul>
  60. 62. web Site hosting <ul><li>We provide dedicated server hosting and shared hosting platforms optimised for all our software systems. </li></ul><ul><li>We use Interxion to provide our core hosting facility. Interxion are Europe’s leading provider of carrier-neutral data centres and managed services. </li></ul><ul><li>We manage and monitor all hosting through our own staff and provide a full SLA to many discriminating customers. </li></ul><ul><li>Full service hosting and support packages are available from £50 per month on shared servers and from £300 on dedicated servers. </li></ul><ul><li>Interxion SDS (Secure Data Services) Backup to remote servers is available as an option for all sites. </li></ul>