There are dozens of different content management systems (CMS) to fulfill the purpose stated above. So, why did Softwarium after making thorough analysis of the client’s needs opted for Sitecore CMS? And what are the benefits of Sitecore among all of the alternatives?
The first and the main reason why Sitecore solution was chosen is that it provides fast time-to-market platform with ease of the support. The Fortune 500 Clinical Research Company required the CMS implementation to be integrated with a really condensed time limit to keep pace with the market. How does Sitecore solve the problem of time limits without conceding the quality? The secret behind is that Sitecore CMS is a boxed platform with “ready for use” modules in it. For more information please refer to the Features chapter below, where the uniqueness of the platform is described in more detail.
As for security – Sitecore is built on ASP.NET Microsoft stack that offers a lot of security features such as authentication, authorization, data protection, HTTPS enforcement, app secrets, anti-request forgery protection, and CORS management. These security features and techniques allow avoiding the most common vulnerabilities in web applications.
Another good reason is that Sitecore CMS goes with its version of SOLR with all the entities, thus, it is indexed fast. That provides the ability to enable powerful matching capabilities for extremely large scales web apps and has the advantage of better vertical and horizontal scaling. Horizontal scaling (scale out) is an increase of machinery into the pool of resources of the company, and vertical scaling (scale up) is an approach where a single machine (or an existing set of them) is upgraded by adding more power capabilities, such as CPU, GPU, RAM, memory, etc. An important thing is to know which approach suits better for a different business model. Scaling out is more complex and costly, but brings better performance, thus, suiting for the bigger projects. Nevertheless, it is important to note that many enterprises like our client opt for a mixed model, where both approaches are combined.
Also, it can be easily deployed and has high levels of fault tolerance. In our case, the system is deployed on their private servers of the intranet.
Sitecore also gives the “boxed” off-the-shelf solution for work with text indexes. It is fast and fault tolerant, and allows inserting an intermediate stage into the indexing process. The pipeline of indexing and the pipeline of responses can be supplemented with additional stages. The specific indexes used for successful integration in Fortune 500 Clinical Research Company are Lucidworks, Coveo, Azure.
Fortune 500 Clinical Research Company needed a powerful tool for the analytics of the whole process, and it was just where Sitecore is one of the best solutions on the marketplace. The reason is that Sitecore does analytics of everything: from simple things like the website traffic up to the number of user clicks and their position. This is a powerful tool for more data generation and further analysis and improvement. The analysis results combined with many triggers for customized content bring unbelievable results for client generation, thus increasing revenue.
Another reason why Sitecore CMS stands out over other competitors is that it gives adequate and responsive User Interface for editing. The client gets a convenient and easy to use tool to edit the content on the website.
Last but not least, Sitecore stands for quality. This is exactly what Softwarium claims to be good at, and therefore prefers products that can be relied on. Combined with the team’s expertise, the product was delivered with great interface performance and stability of the whole system.