Faster Project Delivery, Accelerated Development and Greater ROI
Kentico Cloud has allowed our company to completely rethink how easy it is to deliver new content. With the success of our transition to the platform on our primary consumer site, we are now working towards the development of dozens of new web properties. Previous vendors would have made this goal unthinkable with the size of our staff, with Kentico Cloud, our answer to the business is ‘no problem.’
Based in Minneapolis, USA, Trusted Choice is a brand that highlights the strengths of independent insurance agents. They needed to find a new digital platform that would allow their team to easily maintain content, and provide visitors with clear contact forms and important information.
If you want to make a change to your website functionality, or want to react to changes in the market quickly, it's really important that your content management system is designed to allow you to do that. Trusted Choice wanted a content management system that would allow them to save time and money, in order to invest more into new projects and communicate better with their clients.
Content Management With Ease for an Independent Insurance Agent
Trusted Choice found Kentico Cloud. They fell in love with Kentico Cloud's modular content approach, which enables them to edit small pieces of content separately. Within taxonomy, they are able to group content based on thematic characteristics (e.g. state of origin), and content type snippets for SEO metadata and codes of insurance. Built-in discussion tools, as well as the possibility to integrate guidelines for content authors, made Kentico Cloud's flexible workflow features interactive and clear.
In conjunction with Kentico Coud, the technology stack for trustedchoice.com included:
- Spring Boot for web application level utilizing Java SDK
- Redis for caching; in combination with webhooks
- Thymeleaf - Java template engine
- Amazon hosting
Less Hassle for Developers
Previously, Trusted Choice used Adobe Experience Manager as their content management system. Over time they realized that is was becoming too expensive to continue using. Developers found it challenging to work with the technology stack, spending a lot of time on the simplest of features and constant ongoing maintenance to keep the systems running. With Kentico Cloud, not only have they found they can develop faster, it has also helped reduce costs.
Results in Weeks Instead of Months
Thanks to Kentico Cloud, the development, UX, and content teams can now focus better on their own work. In comparison to Adobe Experience Manager, the overall process of preparation, development, and content creation was ten times more efficient with Kentico Cloud. And the same was true in terms of website upgrades, creating templates, and implementing new features.
As Adam said: "We were able to add features that would take months with Adobe Experience Manager in a couple of weeks with Kentico Cloud." That's great from a development perspective, but also from a business one.