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  • Federchimica Required a Reliable, Scalable and Easy to Use CMS Platform for Their New Web Site and Adaptable by its Associations, in Order to Simplify Overall Maintenance and Content Updating with a Significant Costs Reduction

    • Sitefinity represents a perfect CMS solution, both for us and for our clients: fast to implement and customize, stable and reliable, easy to use and manage.

      Author: Emanuele Del Signore Company: MediaEngine

    • Client: Italian Chemical Industry Federation
    • Project website: http://www.federchimica.it
    • Implemented by: MediaEngine
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    • Industry
      Non-profit
    • Background
      Federchimica is the abbreviated name of the Italian Federation of the chemical industry. Founded as the Italian Federation of Chemical Industry Associations in 1920, it was transformed into Federchimica in 1984. At the present time 1.300 companies, with a total of 100.000 employees, are part of Federchimica. Primary objectives are the coordination and the protection of the role of the Italian chemical industry as well as the promotion of its development capacity.
    • Challenge
      Federchimica’s main objectives were to renew user digital experience, through an easy to use interface, and to adopt a unique .Net based Content Management Platform for all the Associations to simplify content updating.
    • Why Sitefinity
      Sitefinity offers intuitive administration, straightforward templating techniques, a variety of tools to ensure pages are optimized for search engines and a sufficient number of modules. Furthermore it offers a very effective support and truly competitive costs.
    • Technical Details
      The Federchimica web site was developed in approximately two months from CMS requirements to launch and uses ASP.net 3.5, SQL Server 2000 and of course Sitefinity.
    • Results
      The new CMS platform has been successfully adopted by Federchimica and its Associations, reducing maintenance time and costs and simplifying content updating process.
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  • The Challenge

    Federchimica is the Italian Federation of the chemical industry. For this organization and its 16 Associations, appropriate and timely communication is a critical issue. Targets are very wide and complex: government institutions, media, associations, government, unions, movements, environmentalists, consumers, political parties, representatives of specific audiences (parents, elders, etc.), professional associations, local authorities, diplomatic missions, chambers of commerce, opinion leaders, primary and secondary schools, universities.

    The existing CMS platform was based on a custom solution that did not satisfy the client’s needs. A more flexible, robust and easy to use platform was necessary in order to migrate Federchimica and all Association web sites. For this reason they asked us for a reliable, scalable and easy to use CMS platform (based on .Net architecture) in order to allow their non technical personnel to quickly update contents and images, upload documents, and create new pages using templates and existing modules. From the users’ point of view, it was required to design and implement an easy to use and flexible user interface, to provide trouble-free access to content and documents.

    The Solution

    Federchimica chose Sitefinity after MediaEngine submitted a software selection based on the leading CMS Platform based on .Net, for its robust architecture, security, flexibility, modules availability, easy to use administration panel, references and unquestionably competitive costs. With Sitefinity as the core CMS platform, Federchimica was confident that they had a CMS they could grow with. Sitefinity allowed them to remain flexible for any changes required to the website content, dramatically reducing time to publish and extending the type of content to be modified and updated.

    Telerik provided MediaEngine’s developers team with a very effective support service during project development. This helped MediaEngine in accomplishing Federchimica’s need of having a set of custom tailored functionalities and taking advantage of Sitefinity’s intuitive interface and ease of use.

    100% Sitefinity’s built-in powerful modules (news view, libraries, “navigational”…) together with slightly customized ones (search, events, site map and tag list) were used to make it possible for Federchimica to provide their visitors with real-time updated content together with effortless navigation.

    Sitefinity’s membership and role management made possible for Federchimica’s editorial staff to commit site updates to several editors yet allowing only the chief editor to actually approve and publish content.

    The Results

    Sitefinity provides the tools to make every site a success. For Federchimica and its Associations the feedback has been extremely positive: from a security point of view, reduced time to publish and a very friendly content editor. Sitefinity development required a couple of months with 2 programmers. And thanks to Telerik support service, we are fully supported for customized modules. We are currently working with Federchimica to develop the Associations web sites based on Sitefinity.

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