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www.sitecore.net
sales-us@sitecore.net

Case study
Sitecore
the .NET CMS
Sitecore V5 Content Management Solutions: Take control of your
site content and meet the demands of your customers with
tighter integration to your strategic systems
Sitecore V5 is a formidable content management solution with a solid architecture that allows rapid development of new
Internet sites and web-based applications. Integration with external systems is greatly simplified as Sitecore products are
100% compliant with the Worldwide Web Consortiums open Internet standards, for example SOAP (web services) and
XML, and committed to Microsoft .NET technology.
Non-technical users can easily create and publish content on web sites, intranets, extranets and portals. Sitecore V5 uses
and supports the XAML concept, giving a user interface of unparalleled quality and functionality. It is recognized by
Microsoft as one of the most exciting Internet content management systems available on the market today.

The benefits of Sitecore

Reasons to choose Sitecore V5

INCREASE TRANSACTIONS: Provide more accurate, well


organized, up to date information for your visitors. Optimize
your online business processes.

RAPID ROLLOUT: Open standards and optimised


development environments ensure deadlines are met
and project ROI achieved.

ACCELERATE YOUR TIME TO MARKET: Reduce the


travel time from content creators to content consumers.

FULL MICROSOFT COMPATIBILITY: Sitecore


solutions are built to leverage your existing use of
Microsoft technology including Microsoft developer
tools, Windows servers and Microsoft databases.

ACHIEVE PROCESS EFFICIENCIES: Optimize your


content production and updates. Propagate changes through
multiple instances of the same content.
IMPROVE YOUR AGILITY: Respond rapidly to changes in
market needs faster development, replication of sites, and
quicker campaign creation is key to business advantage.
REDUCE YOUR SERVICE COSTS: Provide personalized
services from your site. Achieve process efficiencies through
automation.

VERSATILE EDITING ENVIRONMENTS: Sitecore


sports in-context and advanced WYSIWYG editors for
authoring, approval and publishing of XHTML
compliant content.
ADVANCED WORKFLOW: Customise your workflow
for both collaborative and highly structured workflow
processes with integrated email notification.

CONTROL YOUR ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS: Give


business users direct control of your content through
understandable interfaces.

NEWSLETTER, FORMS AND FORUM: Improve


interaction with your visitors; send newsletters direct
from Sitecore, quickly set up and customise forms, and
maintain bulletin boards and forums.

MAXIMIZE YOUR USE OF SPECIALISTS: Allow


translators, technology gurus or journalists the correct,
authenticated access to your site from anywhere in the world.

SIMPLE
SITE
REPLICATION:
Multi-channel
publishing, Staging and mirroring allow delivery to and
synchronization of multiple Web servers

MAINTAIN BRAND CONSISTENCY: Separate content


from presentation to give greater consistency of look and
feel to your online presence.

DELIVERY TO MULTIPLE DEVICES: Take advantage


of the power of Web Services to share information
across multiple channels and devices and to interact
with other applications, business partners and sites.

IMPROVE SECURITY: Manage roles and stage your site to


ensure that editors focus on their specific editorial areas and
do not interfere in the production environment.
IMPROVE RECORD KEEPING: Keep a full audit trail,
versioning and log for compliance to even the toughest
regulations.
INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR CONTENT: Control
publishing and un-publishing dates to maintain current,
valuable content.
COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS: Produce fully accessible
sites that adhere to ADA regulations, W3C/WAI and Bobby
requirements.

Sitecores web desktop lets you open multiple windows within


a single browser to maximize productivity.

PRICE PERFORMANCE: Sitecore gives extensive


functionality, flexibility and development opportunities
for a fraction of the price of other systems

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Web content life-cycle


Sitecore is a full cycle content management system: In other
words, it encompasses both content production and content
delivery phases.

Content production
ROLE MANAGEMENT: Internal (editorial) and external
(Extranet & Intranet) access permissions and privileges to
content can be managed at a role, group or individual level.
Integrate authentication with external LDAP systems such as
Microsoft Active Directory.
USER INTERFACES: The Sitecore User Interface is created
using the XAML concept and AJAX enhances the real-time
performance of the Interface. It is fully customizable and can
be adapted according to the users needs and rights.
REPOSITORY SEARCH: The content management client
includes a fully functional search capability from Lucene that
indexes all sites within the environment. This can be
substituted with third party solutions such as Mondosoft.
AUTHORING AND TRANSFORMATION: Content is
edited through a content marker (in-context) interface, an
advanced WYSIWYG editor or using Microsoft Word or
InfoPath. The WYSIWYG interface can be fully configured
according to the users rights. Content imported from
external applications is automatically filtered and cleaned so
the resultant pages are fully xhtml 1.0 transitional and
accessible. The editor includes spell checking in nine
languages.
AGGREGATION: Content of all formats, images, PDFs, text,
XML, documents, RSS etc. can be aggregated from multiple
sources and databases. Content can be automatically repurposed or transformed according to flexible rules.
TAGGING: Content in Sitecore can be structured to adhere
to any metadata standard, e.g. Dublin Core, IAFA, USMARC or EPA, and classification schemes (taxonomies) can
be created for all content.
WORKFLOW: Workflow process can be managed using the
visual, customizable interface. Processes can include, for
example, email notification and interface with external
workflow systems such as Microsoft BizTalk. They can also
be simplified such that one-step publishing is possible for
certain editors or content.
LIBRARY SERVICES: Sitecore includes full check-out,
check-in, versioning and versioning control which enables
change-tracking, document comparison and roll-back.
Publishing and un-publishing dates also allow content
lifetime tracking and compliance to regulatory standards.

Sitecore gives full administrative functionality; role and access


control, language settings and user profiles

TEMPLATING: A browser based built-in layout editor


is available for template editing. Alternatively Micorosft
Visual Studio can be used with the Sitecore integrated
help library
LOCALIZATION: Sitecore is available in most major
European languages. Moreover Sitecore uses UTF-8 and
supports any character set including Unicode and the
Chinese Big 5. The workflow handles translation
triggers for content, and includes document comparison
for change tracking.
PROMOTION PATH: Publishing paths and groups,
combined with staging ensure that the correct content is
promoted to the production environment.

Content Delivery
PAGE GENERATION: Sitecore delivers pages
dynamically, so content is always up to date. In order to
ensure high performance components are cached.
SITE SEARCH: The search functionality is fully
pluggable so your preferred search engine can be
incorporated into your website.
PERSONALIZATION: Whether it is geography-,
cookie-, or DNS-based, Sitecore can be configured to
give your visitors a tailored experience
PRIVILEGE MANAGEMENT: Sitecore supports
Internet, intranet, extranet and portal sites.
Authentication can be achieved using the internal
security settings, or with external LDAP procedures,
right down to individual users.
CACHING AND REPLICATION: Sitecore pages are
delivered dynamically and can be cached at component
level to optimize performance. Sites can be replicated for
security and load-balancing purposes, both inside and
outside the DMZ across multiple servers.
OTHER FORMATS: Sitecore uses a layout engine that
allows content to be delivered to multiple different
device formats to mobiles, PDAs or even Braille
devices. Content can also be simply re-formatted for
print or PDF generation.
SYNDICATION: Content is stored in native XML
format so feeds from external sources can be
incorporated into both the editor and the website.
Content from your Site can also be syndicated easily in
RSS format by other sites.

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Sitecore V5 is one of the most exciting content management systems available in the
market today. The use of XAML proves commitment to the Vista operating system.
This is a glimpse into the future of applications, Bjarne Riis, CSO, Microsoft Denmark
Powerful modules

The technology

Sitecore has a strong architectural foundation. This core has


been extended to provide some potent modules to enhance
your website solution.

XML: Extensible Markup Language allows easy data


exchange between applications, enables structuring of
the data, provides easy storage and reuse of data, and is
portable.

NEWSLETTER: Create newsletters directly in your CMS.


Manage subscriptions and newsletter sign-ups on your site.
FORMS: Improve interaction with your visitors by creating
dynamic forms on your website using the easy drag-anddrop forms editor.

WEB SERVICES: are web applications based on open


standards which interact with other web applications in
order to exchange data. Simplifies integration
challenges.

FORUM AND MESSAGE BOARD: Create a dialogue


between you and your visitors, and reduce service costs by
encouraging dialogue between your customers.

XAML: eXtensible Application Markup Language


separates UI from code logic resulting in faster more
functional sites. The basis of new Windows Vista
operating system.

SHAREPOINT: integrates the Sitecore and Microsoft Office


SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and publish information
directly from multiple SharePoint information sources

ASP .NET 2.0: Gives increased developer productivity,


better administration and management, and improved
speed and performance

STAGING: Distribute the Sitecore content database and any


additional files to any Sitecore server both inside and outside
the DMZ

AJAX: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)


describes a cross-platform, client-centric approach to
developing Web applications. The result is faster
websites, with more fluid user interaction.

LDAP: Integrate your existing user and group policies


seamlessly with Sitecore to enhance your security procedures
and reduce management.
STATCENTER: Close integration with domain WhoIs and
reverse DNS lookup services allows you to track the activity
on your site.
MICROSOFT WORD & INFOPATH: Minimize editor
training challenges by opening and editing web pages directly
from your Microsoft Office environment.

Shared source
Sitecore is based on the .NET framework. There are therefore
already hundreds of components available to enhance and
build a website. Furthermore the Product Catalogue boasts a
huge range of components and modules, both free and
commercial that are available through the Sitecore Developer
network and module-exchange.

Accessibility
Sitecore produces code which conforms to Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG, as well as other accessibility
and usability standards.
Sitecore code is XHTML 1.0 transitional one of the
toughest standards to comply to which gives full crossplatform compatibility.

SHEER UI: Sitecore Sheer UI technology provides a


more streamlined, dynamically updated, and fully
customizable interface.

Training
Sitecore provides an extensive range of training courses
for both Partners and customers.
CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATOR: This course is aimed
at administrators managing larger sites, and advanced
editors
CERTIFIED DEVELOPER level 1: Essential for all
Sitecore Solution Partners, and is recommended to all
customers who plan to develop sites themselves
CERTIFIED DEVELOPER level 2: an advanced
programming guide aimed at those who are experienced
programmers
CERTIFIED DEVELOPER level 3: Sheer UI and
XML (including XAML) course for client and site
programming
CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR: For advanced developers
to coach the development teams.

Contact Sitecore
Sitecore USA Inc. was established in San Rafael in 2004 by
the President Bjarne K. Hansen. The operations have since
expanded with representation in Boston, MA and New York.
Sitecore V5 is delivered by Solution Partners across the
country these include companies such as Avenue A |
Razorfish, IMC2, Invision and Weymouth Design
The number of customers using Sitecore is expanding
rapidly. Corporations such as WebTrends, FMC
Technologies, Association of American Railroads, City of
Sioux Falls and Newspaper Association of America have all
chosen Sitecore for their Content Management Solution.

www.sitecore.net

Sitecore USA
58 Mitchell Blvd.
San Rafael,
CA 94903
USA
Phone:
Fax:

+1 415 444 0600


+1 415 444 0730

sales-us@sitecore.net

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