21 Results for Author Matt Kloss

Recently I had a client who needed to be able to personalize content based on a number of attributes stored in their CRM Dynamics system. This is, I think, a common request. Replace Crm system with custom database, Salesforce, or any other third party system that contains important information and just about any marketer sees value in this.

I started working with Sitecore in 2008, it was probably version 5.4ish. At that time, I think Sitecore was identified as a solid Content Management platform for .Net shops. The page editor had not yet been perfected and it didn’t come with a lot of bells or whistles. To be fair to Sitecore, the price tag matched the product. Over the years, however, Sitecore has improved their product immensely. Sitecore comes loaded with analytics, personalization, multi-variant testing and a whole suite of products to make marketers drool. The other side of the story is that Sitecore license and maintenance fees have grown along with the product. If the cost of Sitecore has caused some sticker shock, I challenge you to consider the following points when evaluating a CMS. I think you’ll find that its value is more than worth it.

We recently launched a website for a global financial institution featuring 16 regional sites using 13 different languages. A decision had to be made early on as to how these languages would be supported in our solution.  This post explains how we made those decisions.

An inssue I found while working in Sitecore 8 Release 3 - The internal link selector has a bug when selecting the link's target. If you want your link to open your link in the same tab and you select Active Browser, the html renders as target="Active Browser".

Until about a year ago, the Sitecore partner landscape in North America contained a number of inexperienced partners. Recently, however, Sitecore has revaluated the Partner criteria and become more selective. Partners who never invested in knowledge and expertise surrounding the platform and its capabilities no longer exist. Unfortunately, these former partners created a fair number of sloppy Sitecore implementations that left clients in complete disarray and oftentimes highly frustrated