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Kentico software

Vendor:

http://www.kentico.com

Website:

http://www.kentico.com/Demo/VirtualLab.aspx

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Summary

A complete CMS and social networking platform for rapid development of Web 2.0 sites with forums, blogs, wiki, groups, friends, widgets, message boards, private messaging, OpenID, Facebook, Windows Live ID and Active Directory integration, user profiles, media galleries and other features.

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Enterprise Communication

Kentico CMS is a complete enterprise web content management solution for managing corporate web sites, intranets and extranets. More than simply a standalone web content management solution, Kentico CMS integrates SharePoint, and existing business applications into a single scalable web based architecture. Organizations can leverage the advanced communication features of Kentico CMS enabling customers, partners and employees to access the most current version of documents, presentations, group information, search, and much more.

Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange

Kentico CMS enables companies to create internal or external social communities for employees, customers and partners – facilitating better communication, innovation and productivity with web based access to everything needed in a single web location. Leveraging the built in features of Kentico CMS provides access to a scalable blogging infrastructure, user personalization, customizable profile information and over 34 additional ready to use modules. Collaboration and knowledge sharing extends to online communities including personal profiles, groups, ratings and comment features for customers, partners and employees alike.

Social Networking and Expert Search

Kentico represents a complete CMS and social networking platform for rapid development of Web 2.0 sites with forums, blogs, wiki, groups, friends, widgets, message boards, private messaging, OpenID, Facebook, Windows Live ID and Active Directory integration, user profiles, media galleries and other features.

Personal Information Management

Users are in complete control of their personal information. A user can browse the site anonymously. If they choose to create a user profile, they are then able to leverage the more advanced site features and connection points to additional community resources and members. Customizable user profiles allow users to update their own status, blogs, documents, favorites, group spaces and more.

Project Management

Kentico CMS also comes equipped with project management capabilities. These features allow organizations to easily create project workspaces, where team members can share project timelines and calendars; and collaborate on project tasks, documents and requirements. Project members can initiate discussions via Forums and create articles/pages via Wiki. Furthermore, managing project tasks and tracking their status allows project manager and project members to ensure on-time completion and delivery.

Operational Flexibility

Kentico CMS comes with a unique browser-based development model. Without complex programming knowledge a non-technical users can quickly build, customize and deploy a web site. This means that consistent and reusable site experiences can be created more rapidly. Experienced C# and VB.NET developers can also use Microsoft Visual Studio to develop sites with Kentico CMS. This model allows them to use standard ASPX pages as page templates in the CMS. Visual Studio can also be used to extend and customize the CMS.

Customization & Extensibility

Kentico CMS uses the latest Microsoft ASP.NET platform resulting in a solid, robust and secure platform for web sites. Since Kentico CMS was built with productivity in mind, there are many ways to customize and enhance its functionality: custom event handlers, custom providers, custom modules, custom server controls, custom web parts and widgets, custom form field types and others. It provides a documented, open API for .NET developers, allowing control of the entire solution through code.

Data & Security

Security is one of the key features of Kentico CMS. Kentico CMS uses a proprietary security system that is based on standard ASP.NET security features. Additionally it provides an ASP.NET 2.0-compatible membership provider. Kentico CMS supports both Forms and Windows authentication. The system can import user accounts from Windows domain or Active Directory automatically. Kentico CMS supports out-of-the-box integration with Live ID, Open ID and Facebook. Moreover, custom authentication providers can be created that will import user information from an external database. Users can be granted permissions for particular modules, certain site sections or specific documents. This means that the system is not merely limited to predefined roles. The access rights of the site visitors can also be controlled. Secured site sections can be configured that are only accessible by registered members. Members can be presented with personalized navigation and content based on permissions.

Vendor Position

Kentico CMS is an affordable Web content management solution providing the most complete set of features for building web sites, community sites, intranets and on-line stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. Kentico CMS is currently used by more than 5,000 websites in 84 countries. Clients include: Microsoft, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, Guinness, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and many others.

Support & Services

Kentico CMS comes with detailed documentation and highly responsive support via phone and emails. Technical support operates on business days (Monday to Friday) from 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM New York (EST) time. Most questions are usually answered within one business day and are guaranteed to be answered within 2 business days. Kentico CMS is backed by a 7-day bug-fix policy, which helps to ensure projects are delivered on time.

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  • Social Media Junkie rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 20/1/11
    My company provides web solutions to clients. Kentico is our go-to when the clients want to be able to manage their own sites. It's user friendly - which is great because most of our clients have no computer programming experience.
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  • Peter rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 13/12/10
    Great CMS... easy for development and excellent support!
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  • Cindy rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 6/12/10
    Kentico CMS so far has been the best CMS from a developer and end user prospective. Easy to develop in, lots of great features, easy to write custom widgets etc. Easy and quick to learn. Our clients and users really like it, they express how easy it is to use and how quick they learn how to work with it.
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  • RobertW rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 6/12/10
    It's the end-of-use on the end user side and the flexibility on the developer side that makes Kentico a great choice. Fruthermore, once you learn the basics the development proces is really quick.
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  • EricC rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 6/12/10
    Kentico CMS is the best commercial .Net CMS solution on the market. It is an Enterprise class CMS with everything you need to manage corporate websites, eCommerce sites, Social Networking sites, intranets, extranets and any other necessary web presence. Regardless of the type of project, Kentico CMS is a true multi-site management platform that will deliver a solution, allowing you to quickly complete web projects of any nature and scale.
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  • Thom rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 5/12/10
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  • Dan rated this tool as very good!
    posted on 30/11/10
    Kentico is one of the best CMS systems out there for developing websites with rich features right out of the box. Not only does it make it easy to develop but it enables you to customize the editor experience so the non-techie can add and update content. We have now developed several sites with Kentico as the backend and we would not use any other CMS system. We also have experience with Joomla and Sharepoint but Kentico beats both for what it offers.
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