The World Wide Web has evolved rapidly over the last several years. Today’s websites are sophisticated, powerful and compelling, and your customers’ expectations have risen accordingly. To keep pace and excel in today’s marketplace, websites have to provide more than mere content – they need to deliver compelling web experiences.
Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling Web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured websites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.
Thousands of public and private organizations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies utilize Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organizations have created and now manage more than 22,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, Toshiba, Omni Hotels, Computer Associates, ISS and Atlanta Falcons.
As a Marketer or Executive, you know leadership in your vertical today requires being Best In Class online. In order to lead, you want the most sophisticated technology which is easy to manage, easy to market, and built for success.
Many knowledgeable professionals are successfully expanding their revenue, membership and service levels with Sitecore. Sitecore has the architecture, power and personal usability to work within any organization and processes, and deliver results for you.
A dazzling user interface, creating stunning results
Sitecore’s authoring interface represents a breakthrough in usability and design, and offers unrivaled ease of use. Our In-Line editing lets editors simply click on parts of the website to edit, without complications. No matter what skill level your content editors have, they’ll be easily managing their Sitecore website in minutes.
Next generation usability
Sitecore’s Page Editor technology provides a role-based interface that delivers exactly the right amount of capability to a user based on their needs.
For the casual user, the page editor presents a streamlined interface that allows them to navigate their site naturally, and simply type within the pages to make editorial changes. Workflow and version control can both be configured for automatic operation, behind the scenes. All the user is presented with is simple controls to edit pages, and add new pages and sections.
The more sophisticated user can be given a more active role in managing the site, including workflow control, metadata management, page design capabilities as well as publishing rights. By segmenting these users into different roles, the CMS automatically tailors the user interface to present the right amount of capabilities to the right user without overwhelming them. This is critical to the success of Web CMS projects.
Page Designer, content on the fly
Page Designer gives your entire team the ability to adjust parts of a page, or an entire webpage. Your designers will be able to do page layouts and updates themselves, without needing to code or wait for the backed-up developers to do it for them. Their productivity and satisfaction will soar.
Grid Designer, pages and templates without hassle
Grid Designer enables the development of Sitecore layouts and sublayouts without any .NET experience. So you can easily and quickly add a new campaign landing page, for example, with just some HTML experience. You can easily establish content structure and placement templates to control your content and reinforce consistency anywhere on your website.
Getting results with Sitecore
Delivering compelling web experiences means satisfying your constituency and accomplishing your goals. With Sitecore you will have the tool that allows your people and processes to perform like never before. You’ll be orchestrating aesthetics, delivering content and be on the pulse of your website in ways which will compel visitors to action – and you’ll be way ahead of the competition.
What is Website Content Management (WCM)?
State-of-the-art website content management software separates content from presentation. When content is created, say a press release, a news story, product description, technical paper, even a graphic, photo or video – it is far more useful to have the freedom to present this in many ways, and not be locked into a single page structure. WCM software lets this content be re-used in many ways, presented uniquely to different types of visitors, throughout your websites. This gives you the freedom to add and edit content to your site without duplication and maintenance hassles. A Sitecore website is like a library that keep reshuffling the shelves and books as you walk through, bringing your favorites closer.
Powerful development platform, based on the latest Microsoft technology
Sitecore provides a world-class development platform that gives developers unprecedented freedom and powerful tools to deliver truly amazing applications and site capabilities. From day one, Sitecore has been totally committed to the .NET framework, and we’ve been the leader in Microsoft compatibility for web CMS, rapidly staying current with the latest releases of .NET, Visual Studio, SQL Server and Windows Server. As a technology, the Sitecore application has been a Rich Internet Application (RIA) long before most people heard of the term, allowing developers incredible power all within a browser interface.
Sitecore’s open API has over 1000 classes and 5000 methods
Everything that can be done in the user interface can be done in code, and Sitecore offers the richest, deepest API of any CMS vendor. Sitecore exposes every square inch of its application to you as a developer to give you access to any and all tools you need to deliver that next amazing feature. Sitecore’s open structure and .NET programming languages eliminate proprietary approaches to content organization and presentation, giving you access to over 1,300 classes and 5,000 methods that are public and well documented. This lets you focus on cool projects, not tedious conversions.
Developer productivity soars with Sitecore
Sitecore lets you work the way you want to work. While other solutions can get in your way as a .NET developer, Sitecore embraces your approach. Sitecore natively supports Visual Studio development, and provides tools such as Intellisense. You can dive as deep as you want into Sitecore, including extending the very behavior of the application itself. Sitecore fully exposes its event model, and even allows you to adjust request handling through our open ended pipeline architecture. While you might not always require this level of flexibility, it’s certainly comfortable knowing it’s there when you need it.
Leading CMS developer abilities
Sitecore provides the capabilities you expect in a leading CMS, including: strict separation of content from presentation, component based content architecture based on XML, caching and performance optimization tools, data abstraction and integration tools to connect to enterprise legacy systems, strong configurable workflow management system, and rich security tools based on the .NET security provider architecture.
Sitecore CMS is at the heart of many outstanding websites, ranging in size from small organizations to extremely large multi-site organizations. From the beginning, Sitecore has been architected to scale extremely well, allowing organizations to grow and expand, knowing their considerable investment in time, process and software will be safe.
Built for success for the most demanding enterprises
The requirements of enterprise class organizations go beyond standard website management needs. Leading research and analyst studies identify the following capabilities for online leadership for organizations and enterprises today:
- Multisite management
- Rich integration capabilities
- Robust multilanguage management
- Clustering support for large sites
- Multi-device support
- Brand enforcement and content compliance
Sitecore not only supports these capabilities but provides considerable flexibility, elegance and simplicity in the way these abilities are deployed and managed in your environment.
Strong Multi-site support
Sitecore natively provides multi-site support and content sharing across many sites. This is critical for larger organizations managing an array of websites, and seeking a single management platform for all of their web properties.
Multi-language management is a cornerstone to the Sitecore architecture, and is integrated into all aspects of content and site management. Sitecore supports content deployment across many clustered delivery servers, and can scale to an unlimited number of servers to serve any number of pages and users.
Quick and easy multi-device support
Sitecore also natively provides multi-device output capabilities, allowing any page or piece of content to be repurposed in any format from printer friendly layouts, to cell phone friendly formats, as well as RSS XML feeds. There is no limit to the variety of different devices and content layouts you can deploy.
Sitecore readily integrates into your environment
Content is the heart of every website, and content can often come from anywhere in your organization. One of the greatest challenges in any CMS project is integrating with external systems for content delivery. Sitecore CMS provides a full data integration and abstraction layer we call Sitecore Data Providers that allows you to connect to any database, web service or other external systems once, and access that content as if it were native Sitecore content. In essence, Sitecore “virtualizes” external repositories to act as Sitecore based content which allows you to easily utilize and deploy any content throughout your organization.
Validation with a simple click of a button
In most organizations, regulatory compliance on websites is a management concern. Sitecore CMS offers key capabilities to enable compliance with various external regulations as well as enforcement of internal corporate policies. Sitecore’s patent pending Accessibility Bar technology quickly and easily warns a user of any content that is in violation of key accessibility requirements. In addition, Sitecore’s powerful validation technology can be configured to enforce branding requirements such as image sizing and corporate color enforcement, ensuring your internal branding guidelines are being followed across all of your websites. Sitecore’s validators can also be configured to enforce privacy requirements, legal disclosures and other regulatory requirements.
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