Has your web site grown organically over time? Contain stale content or a dated look? Every hear someone say that your site is hard to use? Worse yet have you lost track of your pages? Do you know what was on the site last week or even last year? Sorry to sound so grim but sadly many web site owners aren’t able to answer these basic questions. Not knowing these answers puts you in a difficult position with your customers and puts your companies brand at risk. Your web presence is the most important asset you have in today’s world. You web site represents your brand, company, culture and values to the worldwide audience. Thankfully this is what a content management system (CMS) like Kentico is specifically designed to solve. Kentico is a Web Content Management System (WCMS) that simplifies the publication of content targeted for web sites and mobile devices. This allows content creators to submit their web content without the detailed technical knowledge of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and the intricacies of web site management. For web developers and designers Kentico provides a web platform and CMS framework that they can enhance and extend. For marketers, Kentico CMS provides brand management and consistency. By definition a content management system is a computer program that manages workflow in a collaborative environment. It enables users to create, review, edit, index, search and publish a variety of electronic text and digital assets to the World Wide Web or company intranet. This means a CMS supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing and discovery of corporate information. A WCMS covers the complete lifecycle of pages on your site. This includes providing tools to create content and workflow to manage publishing and finally archiving. It also provides the ability to manage the structure of the site, the appearance of published pages and the site navigation.
From its initial design to the just released 5.0 version; Kentico CMS is the tool for online marketers, web designers and developers to increase their daily productivity. Kentico CMS is based on an intuitive design that enables flexibility and extensibility for your web site. Kentico CMS is based on a flexible design model that is completely browser based. From content editing to system management. That enables people to get their work done. This configurable interface enables you to determine the exact behavior of your site. Providing companies with complete control over their web presence and user experience. This includes the ability to personalize the user experience for individual user or groups of user. Delivering accurate and relevant information targeted for the needs of any web site. This design provides a de-centralized system management and content authoring engine from anywhere you can access the internet. This model provides greater security and capacity for your site and content growth and helps to reduces content duplication. This streamlined authoring process makes it easier for end users to create, edit and publish content with greater consistency. Ultimately, increasing their productivity and enabling easier web site deployment. Kentico CMS is completely extensible. Based on existing web standards and built on the Microsoft .NET architecture this provides developers a platform that they can extend and content editors and authors the control they need to manage their site. Providing a highly scalable CMS system that meets the challenges of any web site. Leveraging the .NET Framework provides a familiar paradigm for existing .NET developers to build on their skill set within the Kentico CMS framework. Web designers are able to leverage the standards of CSS to implement highly dynamic and rich interfaces for their web sites. This powerful combination of flexibility and extensibility provides Kentico CMS with a powerful combination that will reduce site maintenance cost.
Kentico is in use all over the world today. With over 4000 sites in 83 countries and backed by a worldwide partner network of over 1000 and growing. Kentico CMS provides site owners with unlimited choice for their site design and uses. This includes simple extensions for blogging to advanced interactive websites and marketing micro sites that deliver powerful additions to your marketing campaigns. With this many options in building your website we wanted to narrow down the main reasons that customers chose Kentico CMS over other products. Consistently we heard: World class support. Kentico provides their customers a seven day bug fix and twenty four hour support guarentee. An Extensibility model that makes sense and guarantees productivity. A consistent documented API that enables our customers to solve their business requirements. An all in one solution that manages single or multiple sites with multi-languages. A flexible pricing model that allows you to select the options and number of sites you need. This includes a free version. Making it easy to determine your ROI. A Web based interface that provides a zero client footprint, de-centralized management and content authoring that makes it easy to manage any global or multi-language site with your web browser. This includes a flexible editor that provides toolbars similar to those available in Microsoft Office. Out of the box Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This built in functionality makes basic SEO available to your site from day one. Helping web sites take control of their brand and make it available to the world wide audience.
Out of the box Kentico provides three key areas of functionality –A state of the art Web Content Management System that manages workflow in a collaborative environment. Enabling users to create, review, edit, index, search and publish content to web sites or mobile phone. Providing complete coverage for the lifecycle of your site. This includes tools like CMS Desk that enable content creation and Site Manager for developers and Web Designers. These tools enable the management of site structure, appearance of published pages and site navigation.An E-Commerce engine that enables buy side commerce for any web site. This include catalog management, web analytics, and out of the box integration with leading payment engines like PayPal and Authorize.NETSocial networking capabilities to create and manage communities of users and integrate your web site into leading social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
If we break down Kentico CMS even further. We can see that is contains modules. Modules are the basic unit of functionality for content authors and editors to interact with the system. Kentico CMS ships with over thirty five built in modules that cover a wide range of features and functionality needed for web sites. These include an out of the box blog engine, media library, taxonomy and many others. The extensible API allows companies to both extend and build their own custom modules.
Now that we have looked at an overview of Kentico CMS 5. Lets’ do a demonstration. In this demonstration we will show the following areas –The Sample Kentico CMS corporate siteCMS DeskSite ManagerUser personalization (Note: Show home page example)
I hope you enjoyed our quick demonstration. As you can see Kentico is a feature rich CMS platform. Designed to hide the complexity of web site and brand management and empower marketers, developers and web designers to be more productive. It’s pretty hard to list out all the features that every customer needs for their web site. In talking with our customers and partners we asked them what key features they demanded from Kentico in delivering their web sites. While this is the short list, we believe that Kentico CMS 5 has the features, flexibility and extensibility that any web site demands.
With over 4000 sites in 83 countries and a partner network of over 1000 partners worldwide. Kentico CMS is truly a global solution. Running some of the most recognized brands across the world. For a complete list take a look at the Kentico Partner Showcase available at - http://www.kentico.com/Showcase.aspx
Kentico CMS Overview
Kentico CMS 5.0<br />Full-featured Flexible Web Content Management System for All Your Needs<br />
What Is Kentico CMS?<br />Kentico CMS is one of the most powerful content management systems on the planet. With over 4000 web sites in 83 countries it is used for everything from simple web sites to complex applications. Kentico CMS is easy to install, simple to manage, scalable and reliable.<br />
Why Use Kentico CMS?<br />An intuitive design that promotes productivity<br />
How Can Kentico CMS Be Used?<br />Magazines, Newspapers<br />Interactive Marketing Websites<br />Blog Sites<br />Intranet<br />Community Portals<br />E-Commerce Shops<br />Self Service Sites<br />B2B & B2C Sites<br />Member/Directory Sites<br />Church/Schools Sites<br /> And many more…<br />Our Customers Say..<br />Highly responsive support<br />Extensibility<br />Rapid Development<br />Easy Management<br />All in one solution for your web site<br />An easy to determine ROI<br />Intuitive Web Based Editing and Management<br />SEO Friendly<br />