Posts Tagged ‘CMS’

Elcom CMS keeps getting better with the release of 7.5

Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 01:10 PM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

Social is here!

Elcom has just launched v7.5 of their flagship product the elcomCMS. As well as enhancements to key features within the system; Elcom’s excited to be launching an enhanced layer of Social functionality across the system.

The new social layer provides intuitive and easy to use Facebook like functionality, giving users the ability to publish status updates, share information, comment and invite colleagues or members. This builds on the elcomCMS’s existing social features which include blogs, forums and wikis.

Commenting on the development, Anthony Milner, Elcom’s Product Director said “Bringing FaceBook like functionality to the enterprise concerns some HR teams but in reality an effective and well managed social layer can significantly enhance productivity through improved communication and collaboration. It can also reduce the need for formal meetings and improve communication across geographically disperse teams.”

In addition, Elcom have also introduced a framework to easily integrate external content such as YouTube. This allows authors to automatically extract and store video metadata as indexed objects without the need to actually store the video asset on their site. The content can then be integrated with the elcomCMS’s taxonomy engine, dynamic content widgets and search. This provides a quick and powerful way to enhance existing content with external content; and reduces the duplication and maintenance often associated with managing multiple content sources.

For marketing and campaign managers, Elcom have also integrated in version 7.5, the outstanding email marketing software, Campaign Monitor. This is a third-party online email marketing tool that lets marketers send “professional and engaging email campaigns, track results and manage subscribers”, to provide powerful email campaign management.

To find out more or to arrange a private Elcom demo contact Falcon-Software at 800-707-1311.

Kentico CMS 6 is Coming!

Sunday, October 2, 2011 @ 05:10 PM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

Version 6.0 will be a huge step for Kentico, adding a new product line – Enterprise Marketing Solution (EMS), currently in Beta – that will bring additional enterprise and on-line marketing features. This product will be focused on medium and large clients.

Kentico will not be making any changes to the current CMS licensing. All the features that are available in Kentico CMS will be still available for the same price. Plus, Kentico is adding many new features and improvements to version 6.0 and will continue adding new features in the future as well.

The following figure shows how both products will coexist in version 6:

The new product Kentico EMS will be based on Kentico CMS and it will enhance it with additional features focused on two areas:

Online Marketing Features:

  • Contact Management – single point for managing all contacts received through your website and tracking their activities on the website
  • Segmentation – identifying customer interests and profiling visitors based on their behavior and attributes
  • Lead Scoring – scoring the value of the contacts, identifying hot leads
  • Content Personalization – delivering relevant content customized to the particular visitor based on visitor behavior and profile
  • E-mail marketing – advanced features enhancing the Newsletter module: open e-mail tracking, click-through tracking, bounced e-mails. These features will be also available in Kentico CMS in version 6.0, but some additional e-mail marketing features added in later versions may be only available in Kentico EMS.

Additional Enterprise Features:

  • Health Monitoring – tracking system health through performance counters in Microsoft Windows
  • Load Balanced SMTP Mail Servers – ability to send e-mails through multiple mail servers for higher performance
  • Scheduler Windows Service – execution of scheduled tasks using an external service running as a Windows Service rather than in web application context

The new Kentico EMS aims at the mid-market and enterprise CMS segments and with the goal of providing a product that is more attractive and competitive.

Upgrades for Existing Clients

Every client who owns Kentico CMS 5.x and a valid maintenance will be able to upgrade to Kentico EMS for the price difference with 50% discount by the end of 2011 and 20% after that.

 

 

On September 15th, Drupal will go up against Sitecore

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 09:09 AM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

For the past five months CMS Connected (http://www.cms-connected.com) has hosted great CMS vendor product debates via live webinars. The turnout for these has been amazing, with hundreds of registrants and attendees each month. Even the participation on Twitter has been healthy, with over 250 tweets generated during our Hippo vs. Plone webinar in June.

Now, after months of build-up, we bring you a CMS Connected webinar for the ages. Since the mid-90′s, open source and proprietary CMS platforms have been positioning for supremacy of the content management landscape. Now… two powerhouse solutions prepare to meet on the CMS-Connected battlefield to see who will reign supreme!

CMS-Connected: Sitecore vs Drupal from CMS-Connected on Vimeo.

On September 15th at 12p ET, Drupal will go up against Sitecore in a one-on one debate for the ages. Don’t miss this exciting event with Hosts Veronica Cooper from CHEK TV and Scott Liewehr, Outsell Gilbane WCM Analyst, in a lively and interactive 90-minute debate.

About CMS-Connected:
CMS-Connected digs past the glossy brochures, flashy websites and sales-speak buzz-words, focusing on what the buyer definitely needs to know and what’s really driving the top CMS platform solutions on the market. During the 90-minute event, Veronica and Scott will be asking our guests some hard-nosed questions about their products and business strategies, allowing each vendor guest an opportunity to reply. Then, the attending audience has the opportunity to ask a few ‘no holds barred’ questions
of their own.

The event will cover various topics such as:

- Product performance & differentiators

- What are the analysts saying

- What’s really under the hood

- How much will it cost to deploy

- What’s included and not included for that price

- And much more!

A Preview of Elcom v 7.5

Friday, August 5, 2011 @ 01:08 PM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

Elcom CMS  is getting ready to release Version 7.5 this Fall and they are certainly heading in the right direction. Although new to the North American market, Elcom has gained a lot of attention in 2011 with a very robust and affordable CMS platform solution.  

There are a number of great new features addressing many small but important functions for making the site administrators job much simpler.

Falcon-Software offers website planning, creative design, development, Ektron, Elcom, EPiServer, Kentico, SharePoint, Sitecore, and Sitefinity implementations, CMS training and server hosting services. We invite you to get started today. Call us for a free consultation at 800-957-1126.

EPiServer Survey of More Than 100 Companies Reveal that Personalization is Highly Effective and Outperforming Traditional Mass Marketing Techniques, but Remains Underutilized Because of Inadequate Data and Software Applications.

About EPiServer

EPiServer, the leading supplier of solutions that enable true Web engagement and drive business results for end customers. 3,500 customers worldwide use EPiServer’s technology platform that combines content, community, commerce, and communications with a configurable metrics dashboard. EPiServer CMS is the foundation for more than 10,000 websites and is used by more than 130,000 web editors daily. The EPiServer platform is delivered through an extensive network of over 500  partner companies in 30 countries. EPiServer combines the stability and support of a commercial product with EPiServer World, a thriving developer community of more than 12,000 developers. EPiServer is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with an AAA-ranking by Dun & Bradstreet since 2000.  The company was founded in 1994 and has offices in the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom.

The What, Why & How of Mobile Web

Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 01:05 PM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

 

This blog post was provided by Elcom CMS to provide a concise and strategic overview for business and IT managers, about Mobile Web. It aims to provide strategic level insights into the topic of Mobile Web and its practical applications – by addressing the following issues:

• What is Mobile Web?
• Why it’s important (trends and business implications)
• Strategies to help implement Mobile Web capabilities (advantages/disadvantages)
• Mobile Web best practices
• Other considerations

What is Mobile Web?

Generally the term Mobile Web refers to the browsing of the internet from a Mobile Device, such as a phone, PDA or Tablet. These devices are portable, wireless enabled and oer users a convenient way in which to retrieve information, connect to friends and family and shop online.

The importance of the Mobile Web, reached a milestone in 2008 when according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), mobile access to the Internet exceeded desktop computer based access for the first time. From this point, there has been a growing need among businesses on how to best capitalize on and cater to this new demand.

Why It’s Important

Global Trends

Currently there are over 5 billion mobile phones worldwide in active use today – a figure which is approximately 4 times greater than Personal Computers. This automatically indicates that as ownership of mobile phones and other such devices continues to rise, so too does consumer demand to access the Web from mobile devices, whether it be in addition to or in replacement of traditional PCs.

There is an abundance of research in support of this notion. This is especially the case throughout 2010, whereby global Web traffic from mobile devices increased exponentially (124%). In North America, the Web traffic from mobile devices increased by 110%, according to the same study conducted by Quantcast.

On the other side of the world, mobile consumers in China have surpassed their American counterparts with regards to using the devices to access the Internet (38% of Chinese mobile subscribers compared to 27% of American mobile subscribers), despite less advanced networks.

Further to these current trends, Gartner Research states that “By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide”. In addition, while the number of PCs accessing the Web is predicted to be 1.78 billion units in 2013, the combined installed base of smart phones and browser-equipped enhanced phones is expected to exceed 1.82 billion units – surpassing PC access by almost 100 million units.

Business Implications

Every day, more and more consumers are using their mobile devices to access and retrieve information via their mobile browsers, view multimedia and other rich content, connect to social networking sites, and even make retail transactions. This diverse level of interaction between the business and its customers ultimately impacts all stages of the consumer purchase decision.

For example, if a customer cannot find a company’s website or other relevant information it seeks; or is unable to view this information because of a non-mobile compatible site, then their information search stage is severely hindered. This is also apparent when evaluating alternatives, as when a customer is unable to find or view the necessary information, then they would unlikely include that particular company’s product on their shortlist for purchase. Further to this, is the inability to actually make the transaction or appropriate call to action through a non-existent or non user friendly ecommerce portal for example, would ultimately serve to obstruct the actual purchase decision.

Web sites are generally designed for the large screens of desktops computers and laptops. However, mobile devices, even those with large screens like an iPhones, make it very difficult to browse, search for information, connect or transact. Some web site programming languages, including Flash, can’t be viewed on some mobile device operating systems, meaning that important messaging, even navigation, may not work for many web sites .

Therefore, it is particularly evident that in order for a business to effectively capitalize on this Mobile Web trend, its website content needs to be properly tailored for mobile devices. This will not only assist in acquiring a competitive advantage, it will also ensure positive interactions between the business and its customers.

Mobile Web Strategies

When selecting the most appropriate strategy to deploy, it is necessary to comprehend why and how the targeted users browse. Apart from convenience, a user can be time-poor and simply require quick and easy access to certain pieces of information such as a company’s contact details or brief product information. This is indicative of mobile browsers seeking answers to pre-defined questions, rather than an involved reading experience.

In addition, web design for mobile devices must account for differences in the browsers and the different screen sizes. While most mobile devices have screen sizes that are between 128×160 and 320×480, other mobile phones have screen sizes between 176×220 and 240×320.

After understanding these issues of context, design and mark-up, there are two primary strategies which can be utilized to achieve a functional and accessible Mobile site. A business can either select to keep one site for both PCs and Mobile devices, or create two separate sites.

One Site Method

The One Site Method can be executed using two main approaches:

  1. User Agent Detection
  2. Media Queries

The User Agent Detection approach involves repurposing content. This means that content which is created for a specific use (i.e. to be accessed via PCs), is automatically reorganized and converted for another use (i.e. mobile device compatibility). This is generally achieved through a user-agent detection code, which is able to detect the device a user is browsing from, and then automatically provide the user with the appropriate version of the website for that particular device.

The Media Queries approach allows websites to be tailored to a number of mobile devices, without having to change the content. When using CSS3, this is done by understanding the capability of the mobile device and then restricting the capacity of stylesheets, in terms of dimensions of the browser window, the dimensions of the actual device, page orientation and screen resolution.

When selecting either approach, under the One Site Method, a key question businesses need to ask themselves is whether they can in fact create a single site which will operate effectively over the two separate contexts. If the content on the site is not relevant or suited to a mobile device, regardless of how it is repurposed or how restrictive the stylesheets are, then it may be necessary to evaluate the option of the Two Site Method, which will be discussed in later sections of this paper.

Advantages – One of the primary advantages of the One Site Method is the ease of ongoing maintenance and administration. When content is automatically repurposed or restricted for a mobile device, any changes or modifications do not need to be duplicated across different sites. This also assists in version control and syncing, ensuring consistency across multiple Web properties saving time and reducing operational costs.

Furthermore, this automation also brings positive marketing implications, in that administering one site allows a business to more easily maintain brand uniformity and message consistency. A site that is repurposed for mobile devices retains all logos, positioning, content and functionality – it simply allows the user to view the web page in a size suited to mobile devices.

Disadvantages - The most immediately apparent disadvantage of the One Site Method is the propensity to push irrelevant content to the end user, or content which does not suit a mobile device.

As discussed previously, a user browsing from their mobile device is typically seeking answers to a pre-defined question, such as the company’s contact details or product range. A repurposed site could serve as a hindrance in helping to answer these questions, as there would be much more information for a user to navigate through, before finding what they were searching for. However, this is not absolute and its impact should be assessed on a case by case basis.

The other disadvantage of the One Site Method is that it can be slightly more expensive to implement. Cost will vary depending on the complexity of the site. For example, a plain text site being repurposed would be much cheaper to implement than a banking site which would involve repurposing complex applications.

Two Site Method

The Two Site Method involves redeveloping a site’s information architecture, thereby effectively generating two separate sites for users browsing on mobile devices and those on PCs. The site targeting PCs would be the standard site, with all available content and functionality, while the site targeting mobile devices would be a much more simplistic version of the main site, containing only a few key details and more simplistic functionality.

Some key considerations of this approach include the importance of ensuring content is simple and readable. This means selecting the content to be deemed most relevant (i.e. contact details, store locations, product range), and ensuring it is presented in a format which is easy to get to, and easy to read. Some other important features include installing a powerful search tool, buttons with direct access to relevant details and appropriate calls to action.

Advantages - The most significant advantage of the Two Site Method is the ability to better tailor content for mobile devices, and therefore only push what is relevant for this type of browser. This would in turn assist in better site conversions where calls to action are easily viewable, as well as providing a far greater user-experience than if a user would have to navigate through an entire site, in smaller dimensions, for a simple piece of information.

Disadvantages - The main disadvantage of deploying the Two Site Method is with regards to the increased amount of site administration and maintenance required. Any changes or modifications made to the main site, will need to be assessed and accordingly replicated on the mobile site. The modifications will be based on each individual site’s information architecture.

Best Practices

Upon selection of an appropriate strategy, there are a few rules or best practices which should be adhered to, in order to provide the optimum user experience. These are in conjunction with the aforementioned strategies and are as follows:

Thematic Consistency - This ensures that content is accessible on a variety of sites, regardless of the type of device.

Page Content and Layout - Designers should present context in a way that is suitable for mobile viewing. The text should be written in clear, simple language. Scrolling should be limited to one direction, as most mobile devices cannot support scrolling in multiple directions. Furthermore, if background images are used ensure that they remain readable on the device.

Provide a Consistent Experience - Sites should always be designed to meet the needs of Default Delivery Context. This will ensure that mobile users receive a consistent experience on all devices.

Testing – Designers should test mobile websites on emulators or actual devices. Emulators should be used with caution as they often behave differently than actual devices. Where practical, test mobile sites on as many actual devices as possible.

Refreshes, Redirections and Pop-ups – Designers should avoid pop-up windows on websites, as support for these on mobile devices is limited. Do not automatically refresh the page on mobile page designs. Alternatively, provide a means to turn the function on or off. Redirects only operate quickly if the server is configured to redirect with HTTP 3xx codes.

Resource URLs - Designers should strive whenever possible to keep URLs short for mobile devices. This will make it easier to type the information on the small cellular device. Designers should account for users linking to a site through a hyperlink as well as other sources.

Minimize Navigation - When designing for websites, minimizing navigation at the top of the page.

Minimize Links - Balance the number of links provided on the page.

Target Identification of Links - Mobile device users are often slowed by following links on websites. Always identify the target of the link to avoid unnecessary navigation onto the website, by users.

Image Maps - Designers are encouraged to not use image maps unless the device supports them effectively.

Externally Linked Resources – Externally linked resources may increase the load times of mobile context. These should be kept to a minimum.

User Input - Always keep the required number of keystrokes to a minimum. Ensure that labels will appear along with any related form entries. Provide default values to make selection easier.

Other Considerations – HTML5

When launching a site for mobile devices it is necessary to plan for issues such as cell reception and network instability. These occurrences are all highly likely, and can adversely affect the user-experience. An excellent way in which to limit the effect of 3G network problems is through the use of offine content delivery mechanisms, such as HTML5.

With HTML5, all content would be stored offine and no connection would be necessary to access to the website homepage or documents, emails and attachments, hosted on it. The applications of HTML5 are limitless. For example, fully functioning learning management systems (LMS) could be developed for mobile devices where students could have access to vital information whenever they need it.

Who is Elcom?

Founded by John Anstey in 1996, Elcom Technology Inc. (Elcom) is a globally recognized enterprise web content management solution. Elcom assists mid-market organizations achieve their online objectives for corporate websites, intranets, e-commerce portals, staff orientation and elearning through one powerfully simple, secure platform.

Web CMS Vendors Battle for Control of the SMB Market

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 03:03 PM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

Kentico vs. Sitefinity

Web content management software is a bloated market space, and with sales growth in the billions you will literally find hundreds of vendors all fighting for top position. Visiting the vendor websites to gain a perspective on what differentiates one WCM vendor from another is far more difficult than one would imagine and more times than not, a fruitless exercise.

So if your looking to purchase a WCM solution for the first time or upgrading an existing system; the vendor selection process can be foggy at best. So, how does one start in narrowing down the options and ultimately selecting the best solution for your current requirements, budget and long-term needs?

CMS Connected (www.cms-connected.com) showcases top CMS vendors in an interactive 60-minute debate style webinar, helping you get beyond the glossy brochures and marketing hype by asking the real tough questions you want to know. In addition, the attending webinar audience also has the opportunity to ask the vendor guests a few ‘no holds barred’ questions as well.

On April 7th, 2011, two of the most affordable and feature rich mid-level .NET CMS products on the market today, Kentico and Telerik’s Sitefinity will go head-to-head on CMS-Connected. Sign up now for this free webinar event and find out who reigns supreme!

Your Website Needs a Social Life

Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 12:03 PM
Author: Gary Eisenstein

You’re proud of your website and you should be: it’s easy to use, looks great and is packed with fresh content. But while you’ve been working hard to keep your website current and compelling, the wider web has been changing around you. And the way people approach websites like yours is changing too. 

  • A website used to be a place to read things… Now it’s a place to do things.
  • A website used to be only about creating great content… Now it’s also about creating great web experiences.
  • A website used to be a one-way medium… Now it’s a many-to-many conversation.

This ‘Social Web’ transformation, driven by the wildly popular social media experiences like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter is changing the way the web works and the way your visitors think. The social web is about fully engaging users and treating them as more than just consumers of content or adherents to your agenda. In the social web, visitors are full participants, sharing their views, their content and their contacts. The result is an exponential increase in user involvement that is changing the fundamental principles and dynamics of marketing. Brands that succeed in tapping into this enormous power will reap the rewards in traffic, loyalty, revenues and market share. Brands that fail to learn the new rules of the social web will be left with the scraps.

What Is a Social Website?

A social website is any site that invites people to participate by publicly sharing their thoughts, feedback, opinions, links and any content they’ve created as well as images and videos. It also encourages them to share their experiences with friends or colleagues, whether on the site or beyond and makes it easy to do so.

Why You Need to Be More Sociable

There are plenty of reasons to make your website more social than it is today. Here are some of the most important ones:

Engage people more fully - Your customers, prospects and target audiences are human beings first. And human beings appreciate being asked what they think about things. Nobody likes to be talked at. It’s not polite.

Boost credibility - People are more likely to trust another user than they are to trust you. Harness that force to your advantage by giving a forum to your brand advocates – yes you give airtime to detractors too, but this in itself shows confidence and boosts credibility.

Increase stickiness - ‘Unique visitors’ is no longer the killer metric of the web. Engagement metrics like time on site, page views and repeat visits are. Anyone with a budget can generate raw traffic. It takes sociability to turn that traffic into something more valuable.

Listen to your users - Instant feedback from your customers and site visitors is an incredibly valuable – but under-exploited – asset. A social website gives your brand ears.

Influence your market - You can’t join the conversation until there’s a conversation to join. Once you’ve started one, it’s a great opportunity to get involved, address negative comments, de-fuse time-bombs, acknowledge positive input, reward your brand advocates and generally get your views across.

Better target your messages - The more you know about someone, the better you can tailor your messages to them. Active involvement in your community gives you priceless insight into attitudes, behaviors and propensity to buy. It also sharpens your segmentation and feeds your personalization efforts.

Harvest great content - User-generated content – from blog comments to photos and video – enriches your site and makes it more interesting, entertaining and valuable to other users. And it’s free if you ask nicely.

Boost your search engine results - Google spiders love lots of new, relevant content. The more you can attract, the better you’ll do on search results pages and the more traffic you’ll generate.

Generate buzz - Static websites that don’t engage visitors look and feel like ghost towns. Websites that are bubbling with activity, community and participation show that your brand is young, vital, successful and popular.

Top 10 Tips on How to Go Social

Adding social features to your website isn’t difficult but if you get it wrong, your failure will be rather… public. So here are a few tips:

  1. Moderate gently - Fairness is a core principle of the social web. If you kill every negative comment, you lose respect as a moderator and alienate your community. Much better to respond constructively to negative feedback in the same forum it was given. Only resort to censoring or banning in extreme cases.
  2. Open your kimono - There’s no point going social if you’re going to be overly defensive or ‘corporate’. The social web is a great opportunity to lower your guard, give the spin doctors a Valium and just respond to people openly and honestly – you’d be amazed how much they’re willing to forgive if you just say sorry.
  3. Look after your super-users - Every community has champions – the people who really identify with your brand (or the activity you’re involved with) and get stuck right in. Identify these super-users and make sure they feel welcome and valued. Give them special privileges. Reward their loyalty. They’ll return the favor.
  4. Walk before you run - Don’t launch an über-community if you don’t have any traffic, a blog or simpler forums. Build your community from the ground up, listening to your users as you grow.
  5. Don’t forget great content - Social media never lives in a vacuum. You still need to populate your community areas with great content from your CMS to keep people interested, involved and coming back for more. You can’t expect users to do all the heavy lifting. Just make sure your CMS can easily connect.
  6. Respect privacy - This is absolutely essential. The kind of people who participate in web communities are the kind to get really rabid when their trust is abused. Only use data in exactly the way you say you will. No exceptions.
  7. Go beyond your site - A social relationship with your community doesn’t stop at the borders of your own site. Go out and meet people where they congregate. Join Facebook groups, comment on blogs, set up a YouTube channel and a Twitter account. All are great forums for listening – and for recruiting people to your social website.
  8. Get the back end right - Some social features (like social bookmarking) are fairly lowtouch. Others require a significant amount of back-end programming and integration. Make sure your developers know what they’re doing – and start with a Content Management System that you know can handle the job (if the social functionality is already pre-coded and templated, so much the better).
  9. Performance matters - Social sites make much greater demands on your servers than simple content sites – especially if user-generated photos and videos are involved. You may need a platform that can handle millions of users and billions of page views per month. If your CMS can’t scale to the demands of the social web, you risk frustrating (or losing) your users.
  10. Analytics are critical - You need to actively monitor and measure all activities on your social pages just as you would on the rest of your site. Make sure your social features include rich reporting and analysis. User stats drive insight.

The Role of Your CMS

The Content Management System you choose will make a big difference in the success of your social web initiatives. The right CMS will not only make it much easier to introduce social features, it will also make for richer, simpler, easier-to-use social web experiences.

Ideally, you need a CMS that is:

Social-centric – Not every CMS is built to handle the more challenging social features discussed here. If social media is not in the DNA of your CMS, shop around. Ask to see the community templates.

Editor-friendly – You need a CMS that makes it easy for non-technical editors to add content, create pages and moderate comments.

Developer-friendly – Developers shouldn’t have to learn a whole new language just to create social features for your site.

Modular – Your CMS should always be growing by letting you snap on new modules as they’re developed.

Widely used – A popular CMS has an active developer community to contribute modules, ideas, advice and experience.

Actively supported – You’ll want a CMS that has someone standing behind it – for support, development, training and advice.

Go forth and socialize!

 

Note: A special thanks to Alex Martel, Channel Sales Manager at EPiServer North America for supplying some great material from their eBook.

 

Presented by Sitecore co-founder Lars Nielsen, and sponsored by Redmond Magazine, this webinar will dig into the CMS features of Microsoft SharePoint, such as workflow, content reuse and sharing, and accessibility checking and compliance, assessing which capabilities work for public websites, and what alternatives you have if SharePoint is not the best choice for your website style.

You will learn:

  • Ways to extend SharePoint when publishing content to the web
  • How to achieve multi-language and multi-device web support
  • How you can easily reuse content for multi-site syndication
  • Examples of Sitecore’s Web Content Management combined with SharePoint’s Document management to achieve true Enterprise Content Management
  • The new features SharePoint 2010 and their impact on managing public websites
  • How to achieve more with your website while staying with your .NET and your Microsoft investment

Whether you are currently using SharePoint for your website, or considering using it, this webinar will be a valuable tool for determining whether you are using the best resource for your website style.

>>Register for this Webinar

 

The recent holiday shopping season saw US consumers spending an estimated $32.6 billion online, an increase of 12 percent over the previous year and an all-time record for the season1.  Despite a still soft economy, these figures clearly show the momentum and acceptance that online commerce has gained.  At the same time, online social interaction is poised to replace traditional search.  With over 6 billion minutes per day spent on Facebook alone, your business can’t ignore the social trend.  Now the convergence of these two trend lines creates an opportunity for explosive growth in your online sales.

Discover the easy way to turn website traffic into revenue with EPiServer

In today’s global marketplace, your website is the most vital tool in your sales arsenal. A powerful online presence can help you blast through your sales goals and take your business to the next level. That’s why you need an online solution that will maximize every step in the sales process – from the very first search all the way through final payment.

Increase your customer base and the value of every online transaction

EPiServer offers a full suite of online sales and marketing tools that allow you to:

  • Bring more qualified visitors to your website. Over 57%* of all online purchases begin with a search. Use EPiServer’s built-in SEO tools to drive maximum traffic to your landing pages.
  • Engage your website visitors by providing them with targeted content based on their location, industry or needs.
  • Increase the value of your sales with EPiServer’s upselling and cross-selling features.
  • Leverage the power of social media by creating your own community where customers can post product reviews and engage in conversations.
  • Get instant answers on how your campaigns are performing and which landing pages are delivering the best results.

EPiServer Commerce makes it easy for you to take control of your online sales. You get support for the whole commerce cycle, from the point where users research options and review other visitors’ opinions through to the purchase, delivery and ongoing customer care. The user-friendly interface means you won’t need to contact a web developer every time you want to add new content or track your results.

Falcon-Software offers website planning, creative design, development, Web CMS implimentations, CMS training and server hosting services. We invite you to get started today. Call us for a free consultation at 800-957-1126

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