Progress Announces 2022 Sitefinity Website Winners

Now in her 11and year, the awards recognize the exceptional digital experiences that Progress Sitefinity partners and customers have created

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS), the trusted infrastructure software provider, today announced the winners of the 2022 competition Progress® Sitefinity® Website of the Year Award. For more than a decade, these awards have recognized partners and customers for the exceptional digital experiences they deliver to their customers and end users. The competition was open to all Sitefinity platform deployments that have launched or significantly upgraded in the past year.

The Sitefinity Website of the Year 2022 winners were selected in two phases. First, an internal Progress judging panel evaluated each nomination against six categories of criteria – visual design, content, layout and navigation, complexity, innovation and significance – and shortlisted the top three websites per category. After narrowing the field, the vote was opened to the community at large via email and social media.

With over 6,200 votes cast, the results are as follows:

  • Associations & Non-profit: Think Rice (from USA Rice)implemented by Direct results
    USA Rice represents all segments of the rice industry in the United States and, as a global non-profit organization, needs a consumer-focused website to promote the benefits of American Rice. Powered by Sitefinity, its website has become user-friendly and engaging, featuring sustainability content, recipes, farmer profiles, videos and more.
  • Consumer goods and services: Diamond Zucker, implemented by Davies Meyer GmbH
    Diamant Zucker wanted to create a more engaging user experience and greater awareness of its bakery and decorating products, beverages, and fruit gummies and preserves. After implementing Sitefinity, his website saw a 40% increase in visitors and a 75% increase in page views.
  • E-commerce: RDO equipmentimplemented by
    RDO Equipment embarked on a large-scale digital transformation project, which included converting its legacy content site to a more robust digital experience with full e-commerce capabilities. With Sitefinity, RDO has created a freshly branded website that provides users with a seamless e-commerce experience.
  • Education: Kaplanimplemented by Kaplan
    Kaplan’s website lacked a management tool for the myriad of educational content spread across multiple sites. Impressed with its flexibility, the company used Sitefinity’s multi-site management and content deployment capabilities. Users and administrators alike complimented the reduction in navigation hassles and the improved content layout resulted in a better e-learning experience.
  • Energy and utilities: ESB networksimplemented by BSE/Wonder/Tata Consulting
    ESB Networks is an electricity company that supplies 2.3 million homes in Ireland. Using Sitefinity, he created a website with an intuitive UX, user interface, and content delivery methods tailored to personalizing the customer journey.
  • Financial services: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Unionimplemented by
    Affinity Plus needed a modern and flexible digital experience platform (DXP) to meet the growing demand for its online and virtual banking services during COVID-19. Their new user-friendly website powered by Sitefinity saw a 6% increase in sessions per user and an over 300% increase in average time on page.
  • Health care: Conway Regional Health System, implemented by Lapero
    By replacing its CMS with Sitefinity DX and adding an InQuicker API integration, allowing patients to find their provider, Conway Regional saw a 12% increase in site users.
  • Manufacturing: Fujitsu General Australiaimplemented by aircraft software
    With Sitefinity, Fujitsu General’s digital experience is optimized for mobile display with branding consistent with its reputation in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Technology: Alvariaimplemented by Alvaria
    With Aspect and Noble merging into Alvaria, the Alvaria team needed to quickly create and launch a new corporate website. Alvaria has had remarkable success with its rapid implementation of Sitefinity DX, which has helped deliver a unified and engaging digital experience for customers and dramatically reduced training time for content publishers.

Specialty categories

  • Better digital experience: PF Chang’simplemented by
    With Sitefinity DX, PF Chang modernized the digital experience and revamped its DXP base to reduce dependencies on technical resources so it can focus on bigger initiatives, reduce overhead, and empower its marketing team. take ownership of content updates and experience optimization.
  • Graphic design: National Association of Electrical Contractorsimplemented by
    The National Electric Contractors Association needed to manage their content-heavy site. One of the main goals of the refresh was better navigation to provide resources to electricians across the United States. The results were better content governance and a significant increase in user activity, including more time on the website (55% increase) and lower bounce rates (14.5% decrease) .
  • Headless/multi-channel: inHub (from The Henry Ford)implemented by Investigator
    In just six months, leveraging Sitefinity’s headless capabilities to create a more streamlined user experience, inHub generated over 104,000 page views, over 40,000 sessions, and welcomed over 29,000 new website users, which resulted in 1,600 new inHub community members.
  • Multisite: NTU Singapore, implemented by Ernest and Young
    As a large company, NTU faced a sprawling web domain with over 150 websites, and governance and standardization became increasingly difficult as its digital properties grew. With Sitefinity’s multi-site capabilities, NTU can now manage sites centrally, enabling stronger governance and greater efficiency.
  • Personalization: Legal and General Americaimplemented by
    By leveraging Sitefinity, LGA revamped its online brand experience with unique customer and advisor journeys, enabling the life insurance company to better serve and protect more families and businesses across the country.
  • Gate: Istanbul Technical Universityimplemented by İTÜ Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı
    As the oldest technical university in Turkey, Istanbul Technical University has used Sitefinity to provide its students with a sustainable and user-friendly portal to access educational information regarding the school, curriculum, campus life and the latest university news.

“What this year’s awards program showed is that global forces continue to propel brands forward with their first digital initiatives,” said John Ainsworth, EVP Enterprise Application Experience Products, Progress. “Congratulations to each of the winners, who have shown extraordinary ingenuity in creating world-class digital experiences that deliver essential insights, engage and connect with customers in meaningful ways.”

Sitefinity is a cloud-enabled, composable digital experience platform that revolutionizes the customer journey by empowering omnichannel experiences with a highly scalable, low-complexity, and value-driven approach. With the Sitefinity Platform, organizations can create and manage innovative and engaging personalized user experiences with capabilities that streamline marketing and development tasks, simplify common technical challenges while delivering high product value at a very low cost. competitive. The progress was recently recognized by Gartner® in the 2022 Magic Quadrant™ for Digital Experience Platforms.

To learn about the contest winners and the Progress partners who have created many winning websites, visit the “Website of the Year Awards” page.

About progress
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