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Sitefinity Top 5 Websites of the Quarter

The Sitefinity Website of the Quarter awards recognize outstanding websites for their excellence in user experience and their innovation in applying Sitefinity features and capabilities.

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WINNERS - Q3 & Q4 2016

Criteria and Eligibility

Sitefinity Top 5 Websites - Q3 2016

  • Sygnia Asset Management


    Sygnia Asset Management

    Industry:  Financial Services

    Implemented by Nedoweb

    Launched in 2003, Sygnia Asset Management provides asset management, stockbroking and investment administration services. Sygnia needed a CMS platform that could be an extension to the proprietary development portfolio without the need to develop custom APIs and provide the comfort of knowing that compatibility synergies existed going forward. Adopting Progress Sitefinity has allowed to fully utilize existing investments in infrastructure, platform licensing, and enterprise toolsets due to complementary technologies, processes, and expertise. The seamless transition from an open source CMS to Progress Sitefinity has also led to a 50% increase in website traffic.

  • The School Association for Special Education in DuPage County


    The School Association for Special Education in DuPage County

    Industry: Associations

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner Americaneagle.com

    SASED is a special education joint agreement, more commonly known as a special education cooperative and is one of the oldest and largest cooperatives in the state of Illinois. Prior to adopting Progress Sitefinity, the cooperative had only limited ability for design customizations resulting in poor content management and organization. The decision to restructure and redesign SASED’s website with Sitefinity has led to growth in traffic, while improving accessibility of content and creating a more dynamic user experience.

  • PlanetMagpie



    Industry: IT Services

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner PlanetMagpie

    PlanetMagpie is a comprehensive IT services provider that has been developing and marketing award-winning websites since 2008. They specialize in custom design of Sitefinity-based websites and have won 11 WebAwards for design, content and user experience. PlanetMagpie wanted to replace their outdated, non-responsive website with a “living site” where regular update schedule would be possible, and they chose Progress Sitefinity for the job. Leveraging Sitefinity, they created a full screen modern design, responsive on all devices. They also noticed a 10% increase in traffic just 1 week after launching their new website with additional 18% decrease in load times for pages.

  • Spa Experience


    Spa Experience

    Industry: Leisure

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner Itineris

    Spa Experience by Better is an award winning concept, based on making day spas accessible and affordable for the whole community. With spa locations across UK, they offer friendly day spa environment that is inclusive and welcoming, providing affordable luxury delivered by friendly, trained professionals. Spa Experience needed a website that seamlessly integrated with a business management software solution API in order to present the treatment and package offerings. They chose Progress Sitefinity for its flexibility, extensibility and integration capabilities.

  • Adventure Credit Union


    Adventure Credit Union

    Industry: Banking

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner ZAG Interactive

    Adventure Credit Union, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers "craft banking" to help members with customized solutions to improve their financial well-being. They needed to build a new website to introduce their new brand and position it to maximize appeal to prospective members. They were already a Progress Sitefinity client and insisted on having their new website built on the same CMS Platform. Through that they continued enjoying easy content management, the flexibility of the CMS to grow as the institution grows and the customization and integration capabilities with 3rd party systems. The new site also brought a 76% increase in new sessions and 27% increase in new users as well as reduced bounce rates by 2% and load times by 24%.

Sitefinity Top 5 Websites - Q4 2016

  • The Henry Ford


    The Henry Ford

    Industry:  Tourism & Hospitality

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner Perficient Digital

    The Henry Ford, founded in 1929 by Henry Ford, is an education based non-profit institution based in Dearborn, Michigan. They had 35 different sites and microsites resulting in a highly fragmented ecosystem that resented user experience and maintenance challenges. They decided to use Progress Sitefinity for a complete digital transformation that streamlines operations while providing a much more user-friendly and rich experience to website visitors. For the first 9 months after launch, they noticed a 12% increase in traffic together with 20% increase in conversion rates resulting in 25% higher revenue from online operations.

  • DRI



    Industry:  Legal/Associations

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner Americaneagle.com

    DRI is the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. By implementing Progress Sitefinity, the ease of site management for content editors and site owners has drastically improved. In addition, the DRI team was looking to improve the member experience and through the implementation of this site on Progress Sitefinity, the team now feels like they are offering a unique experience as it is customized for logged in members.

  • Yash Raj Films


    Yash Raj Films

    Industry:  Entertainment

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner Idealake

    Yash Raj Films is the only privately held and fully integrated studio in India producing and having produced over 70 films ranging from high-budget blockbusters to youth-oriented films. The studio website was facing substantial challenges with poor user interface, slow turnaround times for contend updates and unresponsive design. They decided to leverage Progress Sitefinity CMS for its notorious ease of use for the content editors and the scalability capabilities for content personalization. As a result they managed to save costs by bringing their website content updates operations in house and reduce bounce rates by more than 70%.

  • Vaudoise Assurances


    Vaudoise Assurances

    Industry:  Insurance

    Implemented by Vaudoise Assurances

    La Vaudoise Assurances is the only independent private insurance company with a decision-making center in French-speaking Switzerland and it is one of the ten largest private insurers in the Swiss market. Their website was running on a platform that was not able to further integrate customer experiences and support a unified digital platform for the future. La Vaudoise Assurances’s need for an enterprise-level CMS that integrates with SharePoint and supports mobile, led them to adopting Progress Sitefinity for their web digital properties. Now they enjoy the ability to integrate internal services, continuous and easy update of content, enter-once-reuse-everywhere approach.

  • PDQ



    Industry:  Restaurants

    Implemented by Sitefinity Partner Roger West

    PDQ is a Tampa-based fast-casual restaurant chain that’s grown to 55 stores since they opened in 2011. They recently invested in new branding to help them prepare for future growth and needed a new website to better reflect their brand, offer a more intuitive, user-friendly architecture and allow PDQ staff to easily add or edit news, events and promotions. They chose Progress Sitefinity CMS to replace their previous non-responsive site that was alienating mobile audiences. Three months after the site’s launch, PDQ observed an increase in the fan base to nearly 7,000 subscribers.


The Sitefinity Website of the Quarter awards recognize outstanding websites for their excellence in user experience and their innovation in applying Sitefinity features and capabilities.

The Top 5 Sitefinity Website Awards operate on calendar quarters. Nominations for each quarter are accepted throughout the entire quarter period, and winners are announced in the next. For example, nominations for Q3’16 will be accepted from July 1 till September 30, 2016, and winners announced in Q4’16. Eligible to participate in the contest are only Sitefinity websites launched in the quarter for which nominations are accepted. Submissions will be accepted from authorized representatives with the organization owning the website and also from implementation companies (e.g. Sitefinity partners) provided that proper consent has been granted by the website owner.

Submissions can be sent via the Top 5 Website of the Quarter Application Form.

  • Visual Design
    Visual design refers to the appearance of the website. Good visual design is appealing to the human eye, appropriate, and also successfully supports the messaging of the website.
  • Content
    Content refers to the information presented on the site and takes different forms - text, music, sound, animation, video. Good content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate for the audience.
  • Layout and Navigation
    Layout and navigation is how a website is structured, how content is organized and prioritized within the site's framework and how you move through the site. Sites with good layout and navigation are consistent and intuitive.
  • Innovation
    Innovative use of technology on the site. Innovative functionality should push the envelope of what has been achieved in the past and enable the website to best serve the needs of visitors.

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