Kentico/Pull Press Release

UK April 2015

Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, is strengthening the services it offers to the UK public sector under the latest iteration of the UK government’s flagship cloud computing initiative, G-Cloud 6. Together, Pull and Kentico have developed an SaaS Content Management System (CMS) enabling public sector organisations to take advantage of Pull’s expertise in deploying ‘out of the box’ Kentico CMS while delivering citizen-friendly websites for lower cost and reduced upkeep.

Kentico Gold Partner, Pull, is a UK-based digital agency offering design, development and delivery of web applications, with interface design being a key focus. Pull have seen a growing demand for CMS within the public sector. A combination of factors, including the UK government’s digital services initiative, growing citizen expectation for online services and ‘austerity’ driving the need to deliver efficiencies has meant that public sector organisations are looking to enhance website capability. Dean Corney, Chief Operations Officer at Pull, stated, “Public bodies are looking to their websites to deliver so much more. However, many organisations are yet to realise the benefits of a central CMS and improving websites present a challenge due to numerous separate interfaces, complex supporting infrastructure and varying degrees of control”.

Petr Palas, founder and CEO at Kentico, highlighted, “Standardising on a CMS is not a silver-bullet, but it can provide a common platform that offers more opportunity for process and workflow improvements, greater internal efficiencies and savings and, ultimately, more effective services to the public”.

Corney explained, “Pull’s experience has shown that the increased focus on delivering digital citizen services means public sector organisations often have hundreds or thousands of pages to manage. For successful digital citizen engagement, tools, technologies and processes need to be in place to support that ecosystem of content and to regulate it – that's where our expertise, combined with ‘out of the box’ Kentico CMS, has helped our customers realise the following benefits:

  • Improved and simplified citizen access to information with a website that can be easily customised to meet citizen needs
  • Streamlined and accelerated services with more effective and efficient internal processes
  • Citizen self-service with 24/7 availability with multidevice access
  • Effective citizen engagement through use of social media integration and reporting and tracking tools
  • Rapid deployment of a customisable web solution that utilises best practices for security, grouping and organisation, standard templates, device responsive and social media integration

Pull’s and Kentico’s services are available to purchase through the Digital Marketplace. The Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 6 Framework enables public sector organisations to access and procure software, infrastructure and consultancy quickly and efficiently under pre-agreed Terms and Conditions.

About Pull

Pull is a complete, award-winning, brand and communications agency. One of the South’s fastest growing agencies, we have grown our business by an average of 50% a year since we were founded in 2008.

We create compelling brand propositions, websites and campaigns, and are committed to growing our client’s bottom line.

The outcome is a level of measurability and cost-effectiveness they haven’t got from an agency before. We call it Marketing Certainty™.

Working across B2C and B2B brands, we blend timeless communication know-how with leading technologies to transform our clients’ businesses.

Offering all the knowledge and experience of an international agency, without their cost-base, we combine traditional marketing, creativity and best practice approaches and solutions with leading-edge digital marketing.

Our clients include EY, ASDA, John Lewis, ESPA and Schwarzkopf.

www.pulldigital.com

About Kentico

Kentico makes an integrated marketing solution that is easy to use and drives cost effectiveness for businesses of all sizes, on-premise or in the Cloud. It gives customers and partners powerful, comprehensive tools and customer-centric solutions to easily create stunning websites and manage customer experiences in a dynamic business environment. With over 450 web parts, easy customizations, and fully-documented API, the Kentico Web Content Management Solution quickly gets websites operational. When combined with the full set of integrated solutions, which include Online Marketing, E-commerce, Online Communities, and Intranet and Collaboration, Kentico fully optimizes the digital customer journey across multiple channels.

About Kentico Software

Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, Benelux, and Australia. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with 1,000 digital agency partners, Kentico powers more than 25,000 websites in 100 countries. Customers include Bacardi, Great British Chefs, Gibson, Mazda, Microsoft, Mighty River Power, Run and Become, Sony, and Vodafone.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

www.kentico.com

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