[Progress News] [Progress OpenEdge ABL] The Most Common Questions We Hear About Progress Sitefinity at Flywheel Strategic

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Scott Snowden

Here are the five most common Progress Sitefinity questions asked of partner Flywheel Strategic, which helps clients develop a powerful digital experience on the Sitefinity platform.

Building a new website, freshening up your old one or taking on a broader digital experience project can be very exciting. The last thing you want is to be held back by your tools.

At Flywheel Strategic, we are a Premier Sitefinity partner and we’ve helped numerous clients with their Sitefinity adoption. Here you’ll find the answers to the most common questions we encounter when introducing Sitefinity for the first time.

1. What is Sitefinity?​

Sitefinity is a powerful and versatile digital experience platform (DXP) that includes a content management system (CMS) and content intelligence system. The platform can be provisioned through a cloud offering or as a self-hosted solution.

Sitefinity is designed to facilitate the creation, management, and customization of websites, web applications and digital experiences. Developed by Progress Software Corporation, Sitefinity offers a robust set of tools for marketers, developers and content creators to collaborate seamlessly, ensuring dynamic and engaging online experiences. It’s renowned for its flexibility, scalability and integration capabilities, making it suitable for businesses of various sizes and industries.

2. Who Else Uses Sitefinity?​

Due to its impressive flexibility and scalability, Sitefinity has established itself as a favored DXP among a diverse range of organizations, spanning from small businesses to large enterprises. Companies across industries such as healthcare, finance, ecommerce, education and government utilize Sitefinity to power their digital platforms. Consumer experiences that include dynamic content, interactive experiences and ecommerce are also built using Sitefinity.

This wide adoption underscores the platform’s adaptability to different requirements and its capacity to deliver tailored solutions to varying business needs. We find that growing businesses are particularly well suited to use Sitefinity because the platform can grow along with you.

3. Where Do I Find a Sitefinity Developer?​

Having a skilled team to support your Sitefinity implementation will ensure a smoother path to success. Sitefinity developers can be found through various channels:

  • Sitefinity’s Partner Network: Progress Software collaborates with a network of certified partners (such as Flywheel Strategic) who specialize in crafting digital experiences and implementing them using Sitefinity.
  • Freelance platforms: Websites like Upwork, Freelancer and Toptal feature freelance Sitefinity developers with varying levels of expertise.
  • Job portals: Platforms like LinkedIn and specialized job boards often list job openings for Sitefinity developers.
  • Development communities: Online communities, forums and social media groups dedicated to Sitefinity can be great places to connect with experienced developers.

What’s more, Sitefinity provides in-depth developer training so that any talented .NET developer can get ramped up quickly to dive into their first Sitefinity project.

4. What Features are Available Out of the Box?​

Sitefinity comes equipped with a plethora of features that empower users to build compelling and feature-rich websites without extensive custom coding. Some of the notable out-of-the-box features include:

  • Drag-and-Drop Page Builder: An intuitive interface that allows users to create and arrange content elements on webpages without any coding knowledge.
  • Content Management: Tools for managing, organizing, scheduling and translating digital content, including articles, images, videos and documents.
  • Personalization: Capabilities to deliver personalized content and experiences based on user behavior, location and other factors.
  • Powerful Analytics: Sitefinity Insight is a highly valuable companion to the Sitefinity CMS that will provide you with clarity and decision-making intelligence to help optimize your content.
  • Integration: Service hooks, APIs and other connectors that enable seamless integration with third-party tools and services.

At Flywheel Strategic, one of the reasons we love Sitefinity is for the rich collection of features that we can enable with the click of a button.

5. How Easy is it to Learn How to Use Sitefinity?​

The platform’s intuitive user interface and drag-and-drop functionality make Sitefinity quite accessible for users with limited technical expertise. Anyone familiar with word processing and digital content publishing will be off to the races in no time.

And just to make sure all your questions are answered, Sitefinity provides ample documentation, tutorials and resources for both beginners and experienced users. When you’re working with an implementation partner, you can also expect to get very contextualized one-on-one training and guidance for how to maximize the efficiency of your workflows.

Whether you’re a marketer aiming to create engaging content or a developer seeking to craft custom digital experiences, Sitefinity provides a robust platform that can streamline your efforts and enhance your online presence. You probably have more questions and specific details to clarify that are unique to your business goals and project objectives.

Take a look at a Sitefinity demo if you haven’t done that already and feel free to reach out to Flywheel Strategic for an honest conversation about how you can effectively advance your digital experience with Sitefinity.

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