Our development team packed the website with a diverse range of features and integrations that seamlessly synced with other third party tools, providing residents with accurate data, building trust and accuracy of information.
The project highlight will always be the Technology One ECM integration - by far the largest integration on the site. You can see it in operation here.
Technology One ECM did have APIs available, but they were extremely slow, so our team wrote custom APIs to obtain data directly from Technology One ECM, using over 200 lines of custom developed SQL commands. Document data is obtained, and document metadata fields are mapped from ECM fields to a Kentico Page Type, including custom workflow and other logic based on the metadata field values.
What is this in layman’s terms, you ask?
This means thousands of document records were seamlessly imported and leveraged from a third party database.
"Working with Dapth has greatly enhanced the City of Belmont’s website. The newly launched website has not only improved our resident’s online experience but also their ability to search and access information quickly and intuitively. Their hybrid solution is technically sound, aesthetically appealing and meets our security requirements.”
Rajan Sharma - A/Manager Information Technology, City of Belmont
At a high level, the content management functionality gave a robust way to implement and build styling and page templates, and at a granular level, the integrations with custom data tables gave unlimited possibilities for the cloud-based platform to consume and publish data. The project kicked off with UX/UI workshops, assessing personas and user types, then went through requirements documentation, build, testing and launch.
The functional requirements for this project alone were 47 pages and over 20,000 words, and from award date to go-live date was close to 12 months.
Our development team packed the website with a diverse range of features and integrations that seamlessly synced with other 3rd party tools. Integration allows for a more robust user experience, as data is pulled from sources direct, without waiting on content administrators to make the update manually.
Our personal highlight will always be the Technology One ECM integration - by far the largest integration on the site. Technology One ECM did have APIs available, but they were extremely slow, so our team wrote custom APIs to obtain data directly from Technology One ECM using over 200 lines of custom developed SQL commands. Document data is obtained, and document metadata fields are mapped from ECM fields to a Kentico Page Type, including custom workflow and other logic based on the metadata field values. To everyone else, this means thousands of document records are seamlessly imported and leveraged from a 3rd party database.
At the end of the project, we delivered a fully mobile responsive design, considerably reduced website licensing and maintenance costs, migrated old content to a new platform, fully trained staff to use independently, put in place advanced user journeys to manage content with ease, and ensured the website was fully secure (no matter what those hackers may attempt).
Sometimes a website needs to do more than just look pretty (or simply show what day bin collection is). If this sounds like your council, then you might be next in line for a digital revolution.
The best content management system for a local council website is one that offers a healthy balance of out-of-the-box features, matched with custom development. You don’t want to overpay for features you won’t use, but also not be left developing every feature from scratch. Your CMS needs to adhere to strict security requirements and usability compliances. We help highlight the pros and cons, and let you make an informed decision aligned to your specific requirements.
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