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Kentico Cloud—the cloud-first CMS for digital agencies and their clients


by Petr Palas

Nov 2, 2016

Always dreamed of having a CMS that works for you? Tired of baby-sitting your CMS, taking care of servers, upgrades, hotfixes, backups, and managing a mess of plugins? Hate having to rewrite your beautiful code because it doesn't work with your CMS? Your dream is coming true.

We've been in the CMS business for 12 years. We built a great product, Kentico CMS, that is recognized by Gartner as one of the world's top web content management systems. However, we never stop looking for new ways to make the lives of developers and marketers easier.

We've always been strong believers in the power of cloud technologies. Back in 2011, Kentico was the first CMS certified for Microsoft Azure. In 2013, we introduced Kentico+, a CMS hosted in the cloud. 

One year ago, we introduced our first SaaS product, Kentico Draft. Today, we're happy to reveal two new products: an API-first CMS and a customer engagement solution. 

Cloud CMS, not CMS in the cloud

If you know Kentico CMS, our traditional CMS product, you're probably asking yourself: "Is this Kentico CMS hosted in the cloud?" Not really. That's what we did previously with Kentico+, which was Kentico CMS hosted in Microsoft Azure and managed by Kentico... and it didn't work. 

We realized that if we want to provide agencies and their clients with all the benefits of the cloud, we need to go back to the drawing board and rethink the CMS architecture. 

Kentico Cloud is a completely new product provided in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. We take care of the service, so that agencies and their clients can focus on what matters most: creating digital experiences that drive their business goals.

Kentico Draft—content production in the cloud

We launched Kentico Draft one year ago and we've made a large number of enhancements since then. Kentico Draft lets you produce structured content in the cloud. It provides customizable content types, taxonomy, site map, workflow, versioning and comments—everything you need to collaborate on when creating your content. 

Once the content is ready, you can either export it to your existing CMS or use our new product, Kentico Deliver, to publish the content directly on your website.

Kentico Deliver—our API-first CMS

Kentico Deliver is an API-first (also called "headless") CMS, provided as a cloud service. It combines an easy-to-use content management interface for editors (the same interface used in Kentico Draft) and a super-fast API for developers to display the content on websites, mobile apps, IoT devices, and any other channel. 

As a developer, you can use our API on any platform, using any programming language, and with your favorite development tools—just the way you like it. 

Kentico Engage—the customer engagement platform

Kentico Engage allows you to track customers on your website and personalize their experience based on the data it collects. It can tell you which pages the customer visited, which forms they submitted, and what they bought. 

Unlike traditional web analytics tools, Kentico Engage creates profiles of individual users with a complete history of their activities. You can then export this information to other systems or use it to personalize the content on your website.

Kentico Cloud—a digital agency's best friend

Kentico Cloud is a set of fully integrated cloud services (Draft, Deliver, and Engage) that helps agencies and their clients be more productive by eliminating the complex technology and replacing it with a hassle-free cloud platform. Stop wasting your time baby-sitting your CMS and focus on delivering successful, profitable projects for your customers.

Join the evolution

We're at the beginning of something big. Today's launch of Kentico Cloud is our first step to providing digital agencies and their clients with not just another CMS, but a CMS that will become 10x better than any traditional CMS they use today. 

For the past 12 years, we've been on a mission: helping digital agencies deliver successful projects. Over the upcoming months, you will see Kentico Cloud grow into the most powerful cloud-first CMS solution—one that will dramatically increase your productivity and client satisfaction. 

We want to work side-by-side with you to make Kentico Cloud the solution you've always dreamed of. Kentico Cloud is here, right now. It's not perfect, but with your help, it will be. Give it a try and let us know what you think! 

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