Sensus Uses Liferay to Strengthen Their Global Web Presence

1,723 views

Published on

Sensus, a global leader in utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation, sought to strengthen their worldwide presence by enhancing their ability to manage the messaging around their proven products and solutions at a global scale through a single cost effective tool. This presentation will discuss how Sensus was able to achieve this thru a Liferay-based solution utilizing Liferay 6’s latest features, and how the resulting solution helped them gain a competitive edge that will help them grow their business worldwide.

Published in: Technology, News & Politics
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,723
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
20
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Sensus Uses Liferay to Strengthen Their Global Web Presence

  1. 1. Sensus Uses Liferay to Strengthen Their Global Web Presence October 25th 2011Rivet Logic Corporation Presented By1800 Alexander Bell Drive Alaaeldin El-NattarSuite 400 Principal ArchitectReston, VA 20191 Rivet Logic CorporationPh: 703.955.3480 Fax: 703.234.7711 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  2. 2. 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 RicaCopyright © 2009. Rivet Logic Corporation. All rights reserved. 2 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  3. 3. 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 implementationsCopyright © 2009. Rivet Logic Corporation. All rights reserved. 3 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  4. 4. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  5. 5. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  6. 6. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  7. 7. THE REQUIREMENTS ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  8. 8. The Information Architecture Sensus.com Country Country Division Division Product Product Line Line Product Product Product ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  9. 9. Relationships & Associations Country Division Product Product Line ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  10. 10. THE SOLUTION ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  11. 11. Liferay Communities (Sites) US/Canada China Germany ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  12. 12. 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. ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  13. 13. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  14. 14. THE CHALLENGES ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  15. 15. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  16. 16. Liferay Challenges Country Division Product Product Line ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  17. 17. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  18. 18. THE CUSTOMIZATIONS ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  19. 19. Divisions Page Division Tab Division Summary ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  20. 20. Division Page Division Overview Product Line Product Navigation Lines ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  21. 21. Product Line Page Product Line Overview Products Associated Solutions ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  22. 22. Product Page Product Overview Product Documentation Associated Solutions ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  23. 23. Solutions Page Solution Summary Expands Dynamically ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  24. 24. Solution Page Solution Overview Associated Assets ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  25. 25. THE MAGIC ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  26. 26. 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  27. 27. How it works (Authoring) ARTICLE Lorem Ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random Web Form text in this box I alo need an Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an Authoring image xyz xyz xyz xyz Lorem ipsum this is an article that I’m writing to show random text in this box I also need an image xyz xyz xyz xyz in this box I also need an image ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  28. 28. How it works (Categorization) Country PUBLISH US PRODUCT 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 A I show random text in this boxM Systems I also need an image Product Line Lorem ipsum this is an PUBL article that I’m writing to ISH AMI show random text in this box I also need an image in this box I also need an ivvfvfvfdvdfvmage Systems Division Water ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  29. 29. THE DEMO ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  30. 30. 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: current web offering SEO, 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 ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  31. 31. THE FUTURE ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  32. 32. What the future holds•  Sharepoint integration•  Adding global sites to sensus.com •  French •  German•  Content translations on International Site •  English •  French •  Spanish ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  33. 33. Standards & Openness•  Liferay is: •  Standards compliant •  Easy to maintain •  Open source •  Highly customizable •  Has a healthy community ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  34. 34. Q&A ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE
  35. 35. Thank You! www.rivetlogic.com blogs.rivetlogic.com facebook.com/rivetlogic youtube.com/rivetlogic twitter.com/rivetlogic ARTISANS OF OPEN SOURCE

×