Sensus Uses Liferay to Strengthen Their Global Web Presence

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Sensus, a global leader in utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation strengthen their presence worldwide by enhancing their ability to manage the messaging around their proven products and solutions at a global scale using a single cost effective tool. Liferay 6's latest features help Sensus be more competitive by allowing them to represent their offerings in an extremely intuitive way while maintaining product hierarchy and without sacrificing flexibility. With the ability to share divisions, product lines, products and solutions across regions when needed, Sensus now has a solution at their disposal that will help them grow their business worldwide and provide the needed messaging intuitively and in a way that will scale into the future.

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Sensus Uses Liferay to Strengthen Their Global Web Presence

  1. 1. Sensus Uses Liferay toStrengthen their Global WebPresenceAlaaeldin El-Nattar Danny AyersPrincipal Architect, Rivet Logic Global Online Marketing Communications Manager, Sensus
  2. 2. Sensus Overview Overview   10,000  Customers    42  Loca2ons  on  5  Con2nents    Over  3,600  Employees    $865  million  sales   Product Portfolio   Communica2ons  Network    Smart  Meters    Advanced  Metrology    Distribu2on  Automa2on    Demand  Response    Home  Area  Network   Utility Customers   Smart  Grid  Ligh2ng     Electric    -­‐  Leading  Market  Posi2on  in  North  America    Services     Gas    -­‐  Leading  Market  Posi2on  in  North  America    SoSware     Water  -­‐  (and  heat)  Leading  Market  Posi2on  Globally  
  3. 3. Rivet Logic Overview•  Award-winning professional services focused on enabling: •  Collaboration and Community Platforms •  Enterprise Content Management •  Web Content Management and Portals•  Using Leading Open Source Software•  Company Facts •  Headquartered in Reston, VA •  Regional Offices in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles •  Near-shore Development Center in Costa Rica
  4. 4. Rivet Logic and Liferay•  Certified Partner since 2006•  Platinum Partner•  Conduct Public Training on East Coast USA•  Contributor (various means)•  Host of first ever East Coast User Conference in 2009•  25+ Liferay implementations
  5. 5. The Sensus Challenge•  Disparate messaging around products and solutions•  Each region has their own CMS•  US/Canada have a custom built CMS •  Maintainability issues •  Flexibility issues•  Integration with external systems is tough•  Content localization is not possible
  6. 6. Sensus.com 1.0•  US/Canada website•  Inflexible look and feel•  Inflexible product and solution structure•  Did the job but couldn’t grow to meet the global needs
  7. 7. Sensus.com 1.0 Global Sites•  Look and feel inconsistency•  Lack of control over messaging around products and solutions•  Inability to manage regional content separately
  8. 8. THE REQUIREMENTS
  9. 9. The Information Architecture Sensus.com Country Country Division Division Product Product Line Line Product Product Product
  10. 10. Relationships & Associations Country Division Product Product Line
  11. 11. THE SOLUTION
  12. 12. Liferay Communities (Sites) US/Canada China Germany
  13. 13. Dynamic Web Content Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image here right. Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image here right. Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image here right.
  14. 14. Localization•  Liferay natively supports localization•  All portal content will be localizable•  One tool for all regional authors•  Same content can be authored in multiple languages
  15. 15. THE CHALLENGES
  16. 16. Liferay Challenges•  Sensus needed the following: •  Human readable URLs •  One page per solution •  One page per division •  One page per product line •  One page per product •  Product line and product navigation •  Geolocation
  17. 17. Liferay Challenges Country Division Product Product Line
  18. 18. Liferay Challenges•  Liferay’s default URLs are not good enough•  Liferay allows for creating custom friendly URLs http://sensus.com/web/usca/solution?id=advanced-metering-infrastructure-ami VS http://sensus.com/web/usca/solution/advanced-metering-infrastructure-ami
  19. 19. THE CUSTOMIZATIONS
  20. 20. Divisions Page Division Tab Division Summary
  21. 21. Division Page Division Overview Product Line Product Navigation Lines
  22. 22. Product Line Page Product Line Overview Products Associated Solutions
  23. 23. Product Page Product Overview Product Documentation Associated Solutions
  24. 24. Solutions PageSolutionSummary Expands Dynamically
  25. 25. Solution Page Solution Overview Associated Assets
  26. 26. THE MAGIC
  27. 27. The Basic Concept•  Completely decouple authoring from presentation•  A simple authoring process: •  Authors create content using Web forms •  Authors categorize content •  Content is auto-published to the right spot •  Look and feel is automatically taken care of
  28. 28. How it works (Authoring) ARTICLE Lorem ipsum this is an article that Web Form I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image he Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text Authoring in this box I also need an image Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image in this box I also need an image
  29. 29. How it works (Tagging) Country P U B L I S H US ARTICLE Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image he Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text AMI System in this box I also need an image s Product AMI Lorem ipsum this is an article that PUB Line I’m writing to show random text LISH in this box I also need an image in this box I also need an image Systems Division Water
  30. 30. THE DEMO
  31. 31. Comparison•  Before •  After•  Non scalable, proprietary CMS that did •  Enterprise level solution + community not allow control of design, layout, and and enterprise support most content. •  Dynamic CMS that meets the needs of•  Did not have flexibility to adapt to current business and provides flexibility continued growth. to adapt to future.•  Did not support regionalization, internationalization, and 3rd party •  Have infrastructure to support integration (Sharepoint, etc..) regionalized product offerings and•  Poor readiness for Marketing (SEO, internationalized languages SEM, micro sites, Salesforce •  Support for 3rd party integration, integration) document management, SSO•  Overall a reduced ability to extend our •  Marketing / content creation ready: SEO, current web offering quickly deploy micro sites/landing pages, WYSIWYG editing, drag and drop layouts •  Already looking at ways to expand into other parts of our business (training, document management) due to the flexibility that Liferay offers
  32. 32. THE FUTURE
  33. 33. What the Future Holds•  Sharepoint integration•  Adding global sites to sensus.com •  French •  German•  Content translations on International Site •  English •  French •  Spanish
  34. 34. Standards & Openness•  Liferay is: •  Standards compliant •  Easy to maintain •  Open source •  Highly customizable •  Has a healthy community
  35. 35. Q&A
  36. 36. Thank You! www.rivetlogic.com blogs.rivetlogic.com facebook.com/rivetlogic youtube.com/rivetlogic twitter.com/rivetlogic

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