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 - Q2 & Q3 2017

Criteria and Eligibility

Sitefinity Top 5 Websites - Q2 2017

  • Nestlé Nutrition Institute

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    Nestlé Nutrition Institute

    www.nestlenutrition-institute.org
    Industry: Association

    Implemented by Sogeti / Capgemini Suisse

    The Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) is a not-for-profit association that shares leading science-based information and education with healthcare professionals, scientists and nutrition communities around the world. NNI leveraged Progress Sitefinity’s perfect combination of taxonomy and modules, together with the Digital Experience Cloud, to provide actionable analytics which allowed for more in-depth passive tracking within Google Analytics. This resulted in positive adjustments within business KPIs and NNI made first steps towards using these insights to truly tailor the user-experience.

  • Shungham

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    Shungham

    www.shungham.com
    Industry: Commercial Services

    Implemented by Argo Ventures Digital

    Shungham is a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly-structured business information services to clients in both the private and public sectors. Since the launch of their new website on Progress Sitefinity CMS, visits have increased by more than 120% and referrals from social media - by more than 100%. Thanks to Sitefinity's open architecture, Shungham's webiste enjoys seamless integrations with MS Dynamics and ClickDimensions, thus effectively consolidating and delivering data across multiple sites.

  • Kindred Healthcare

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    Kindred Healthcare

    www.kindredhealthcare.com
    Industry:  Healthcare

    Implemented by Progress Partner LEAP

    Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the U.S. They were not satisfied with maintaining 300 websites on their old platform and wanted to consolidate them into a stable multisite environment. Progress Sitefinity CMS was chosen for the task. The new site environment utilizes 5 times fewer web servers, thus cutting infrastructure costs drastically. Site load times improved massively, and Sitefinity search replaced the dedicated Google search appliances used previously.

  • Montessori Unlimited

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    Montessori Unlimited

    www.montessori.com
    Industry:  Education

    Implemented by Perficient Digital

    Owned by one of the largest child care providers in North America, Learning Care Group (LCG), Montessori Unlimited offers an authentic Montessori educational experience for children. Their primary goal was to achieve time and cost efficiencies through a single platform for multi-site delivery. LCG was already relying on Progress Sitefinity CMS for their corporate intranet, so they decided to use it for the redesign of Montessori.com, ultimately paving the way for a six-site migration so that all of their sites can leverage a single CMS Platform.

  • Chicago Blackhawks - Official Bar Directory & Bar Portal

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    Chicago Blackhawks - Official Bar Directory & Bar Portal

    www.blackhawksbars.com
    Industry:  Sports & Entertainment

    Implemented by Progress Partner Americaneagle.com

    Blackhawksbars.com primarily serves to promote the Official Chicago Blackhawks Bar Rewards Program. Progress Sitefinity CMS allowed Blackhawksbars.com to personalize each fan’s journey on the website and drive awareness to the bar partners and awards program. All of that was achieved while also having a WOW factor with the overall look and feel of the design.

Sitefinity Top 5 Websites - Q3 2017

  • Castle Trust

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    Castle Trust

    www.castletrust.co.uk
    Industry:  Financial Services

    Implemented by Progress Partner Dock9

    Established by an experienced team of senior executives from a broad range of backgrounds, Castle Trust provides investment and mortgage products, placing the highest importance on treating customers fairly. Castle Trust's old website was difficult to update and did not allow satisfactory lead management. Together with Dock9, Castle Trust seamlessly integrated Progress Sitefinity CMS with Silverpop and Rakuten and introduced custom functionality, utilizing QR codes, which enabled them to start attributing leads coming from offline paper forms.

  • Regency Centers

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    Regency Centers

    www.regencycenters.com
    Industry:  Real Estate

    Implemented by Progress Partner Truematter

    Regency Centers is one of the largest operators of shopping centers in the United States. After implementing Progress Sitefinity CMS for their new website, the Regency marketing team was able to drastically reduce time spent on content updates and maintenance. They also saw downloads of Regency's mission-critical brochure go up 60% and connections with leasing agents go up 45% after launch. The site bounce rate is down 15%, and users are spending 27% more time on the site.

  • Japan National Tourism Organization

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    Japan National Tourism Organization

    www.seejapan.co.uk
    Industry:  Travel and Tourism

    Implemented by Progress Partner Spinbox

    Established in 1964 with the purpose of further developing international tourism exchanges, JNTO is the go-to organization for promoting tourism in Japan. Their website was running on an unsupported legacy version of Sitefinity CMS and required a major change to answer today’s standards for mobile and responsive design. The new site was built from the ground up and features new functionality such as quizzes, forms and user areas. The team noticed an increase in average session duration and visits from tablet devices, along with an improved SEO presence.

  • Feros Care

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    Feros Care

    www.feroscare.com.au
    Industry:  Healthcare

    Implemented by Progress Partner Adelphi Digital Consulting Group

    Feros Care is a multi-award winning not-for-profit organisation that has been delivering quality aged and community care services since 1990. Progress Sitefinity CMS has enabled the Feros Care marketing team to author customized pages without developers. Their new site has displayed tremendous results in just a week after launch – 42% decrease in page load time, 10% decrease in bounce rate and 33% increase in page views per session. This ultimately improved their SEO ranking as well.

  • ACUI

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    ACUI

    www.acui.org
    Industry:  Nonprofit / Education

    Implemented by Progress Partner F648

    ACUI is the home to thousands of campus community builders from college unions and student activities professionals around the world. For their new website, they needed an enterprise system that was easy to configure and maintain by their IT team. Trusting Progress Sitefinity CMS for this task, they were able to build a mobile-friendly and responsive website and noticed an increase in website visits in just a week following the launch. Visitors appreciate the clean design and the ability to use the website on any device.




CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY 

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 Q3’17 will be accepted from July 1 till September 30, 2017, and winners announced in Q4’17. 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.

CRITERIA
  • 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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