The Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS© (SEVRAR) wanted to do more with their website. They found that getting the necessary website updates completed in a timely manner was becoming a problem with their existing website. Members were not getting the important information they needed to sign up for educational courses and the website was not the valuable tool for their member base.
Overall, SEVRAR wanted to offer their members more information and functionality, including the ability to complete forms online. The SEVRAR staff needed to be able to post more information online and to do so easily and in some cases automatically. They recognized the importance of their web presence and decided to launch a new website to meet the needs of their members. SEVRAR required a data-driven website developed in Microsoft .Net and SQL Server, all built within and managed by a single system.
The use of Sitefinity was able to present a solution that would give the association control and flexibility of their website and its content.
The team at Cobalt developed a custom Sitefinity control that allows members to fill in an online form to sign up for SEVRAR’s educational events. This form has custom fields, drop-down menus and an area to pay for their educational course. Once the form is completed, the information was submitted into SEVRAR's association management software. The self-service approach helped reduce SEVRAR's staff time spent registering and managing their educational courses. The use of online forms also ensured accurate registrant information.
With the implementation of Sitefinity, SEVRAR can ensure that the information on their website is always current and can be updated in a matter of minutes. The value of their web presence for their customers has been significantly improved.
Thanks to Sitefinity’s extensibility, the team at Cobalt could easily add custom controls to meet the specific needs of the SEVRAR association. As a result, SEVRAR now has an easy to use custom “education course list” control that provides hassle-free management from the CMS backend and delivers a polished and consistent presentation to the customer on the frontend.