“We are pleased to see so many of our partners using our Kentico Upgrade Utility to quickly and easily upgrade to Kentico CMS 7,” said Petr Palas, CEO and founder of Kentico Software. “Whether you’re a developer or marketer, the automatic upgrade option guides you through the upgrade process every step of the way.”
Generally available since September, Kentico CMS 7 adds marketing automation, more efficient mobile website development, and several new enterprise features—including Visual Workflow Designer and Translation Management—to Kentico’s powerful CXM solution.
“We were very eager to upgrade to Kentico CMS 7 to leverage the marketing automation, lead scoring and personalization features,” said Manoj Shah, Digital Services Director at Pull Digital, a full-service online marketing agency. “Even with our high volume of custom modules, we were able to upgrade relatively quickly, thanks to Kentico’s helpful hot fixes and responsive support.”
Kentico CMS 7 is a complete CXM solution and is currently the only one offered both on-premise and as a service in the Windows Azure cloud. Transparent licensing, ease of use and a comprehensive feature set make Kentico CMS 7 the enterprise-class CMS for the masses—benefiting both small businesses running in the shared hosting environment and global corporate sites running on web farms.
“The experience of upgrading to Kentico CMS 7 was a good one,” said Brian McKeiver, Partner and Senior Developer at BizStream, a provider of software that streamlines business productivity. “With Kentico CMS 7, we can create dynamic websites at a pace no other product can match. By combining content management with a marketing engine, Kentico has created a silver bullet that will drive a ton of growth for us in 2013.”
Customers and partners have two options when upgrading to Kentico CMS 7. To use the Kentico Upgrade Utility, users can either download the Upgrade.exe file from the Kentico website or run the Kentico Installation Manager Utility. Users who do not have direct access to the Kentico server can also upgrade manually by following the instructions on the PDF file included with the upgrade.
“So far, upgrading our customers to CMS 7 has been a surprisingly easy process,” said Dave Conder, CTO of BlueModus, a provider of web enablement solutions and services. “A powerful, rapid development and deployment platform, CMS 7 is great for global brands, because it's easy to use, multi-cultural, and highly scalable. One customer of ours in particular is lauding what Kentico is able to do for multimedia and social media environments."
About Kentico CMS
Kentico CMS is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System that provides a complete set of features for building websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform on premise or in the cloud. It supports mobile websites, SEO, document management, online marketing tools, multilingual websites, multisite management and it ships with 70 modules, 400 configurable Web parts and source code available.
Kentico CMS customers can expect a highly flexible platform with a uniquely easy-to-use user interface. It’s currently used by more than 15,000 websites in 87 countries. The clients include Microsoft, Guinness, Chiquita, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Isuzu, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others.
About Kentico Software
Kentico Software (kentico.com) helps clients create successful dynamic websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has offices in the United States (Nashua, NH and Seattle, WA), United Kingdom (Reading) and Sydney (Australia). Since its inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Its partner network consists of 1,200 partners in 80+ countries. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2010, Kentico was named the fastest growing technology company in the Czech Republic in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 awards. In 2012, Kentico Software was named global Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist in the ISV/Software Solutions Industry category.
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