The Ektron Web Content Management System was a content management offering optimized for web that is now discontinued. Its creator, Ektron, merged with Episerver in 2015 and operates under the Episerver name. CMS : An Eye on the FutureWe use Ektron for our main website as a content publishing tool which integrats with our enrollment system as weel as course and programs catalog. In addition we use Ektron's smart form to develop online functions as a document repository for digital assets for public access, customer and internal access. Ektron has proven to be a rebost tool for editing and updating online content as well as providing an easy to use publishing workflow.,Ektron smart orm is a very powerful and easy to use tool which can be updated by content editors and leveraged by developers using XSLT or code behind classes Ektron Framework API provides developers with the right tools to extend and enrich the website's functionality. Publishing workflow Ektron's publishing and approval workflows allow multiple content editors to easily collaborate on updating a single content item in tandem. Site administrator to create approval workflows which integrate with the organization's business logic and hierarchy. eSync Tool Ektron's eSync tool allows for synchronization of content and application files of multiple environments, making migration of changes a seamless process.,Subdomains - Native support for multiple subdomains under one Ektron site,8,Ektron's easy publishing management features have allowed to publish content more efficiently and of higher quality Ektron allowed us to integrate information from our ERP and CRM systems which benefits our business goals.,,9,Professional services company,10,9Ektron system serves non-profitEktron CMS serves as the platform for seven of the organization's websites. The sites include a main, general organization identity website, and six smaller sites that support annual events and special interest campaigns. Sites are administered and updated by marketing staff, and a few other line department staff within the organization. The organization adopted Ektron CMS (at version 4) because it was cost-effective, and relatively easy to set up and manage.,The system has been very stable and dependable - up-time has been nearly 100%. Content editing is relatively simple and flexible, and it's easy to include images and video in page layouts. In user management, security and permissions are flexible and easy to administer. Content approval chains are simple to set up. The system includes advanced features such as manual or rule-based content aliasing, widget-based page layout, blogging, content rating, and integrated analytics. Ektron support staff are prompt and helpful when we encounter problems. Unlimited support is offered to licensees. The system integrates seamlessly with our organization's customer management system for e-commerce.,Content editing has become challenging as new browser versions are released. Some operations of the content editor in v8.6 are unstable with recent versions of IE, Firefox and Chrome, and can cause loss of work if the user is not careful. We hope this will be addressed in the next upgrade. Only other option would be to lock down browser upgrades in our shop, but that doesn't seem safe. The upgrade process has become more difficult with each new version. We used to perform upgrades and any needed cleanup in-house, but Ektron now recommends having this work done by a partner re-seller, adding significant cost. Site search was based on index-server until v8.0. It was simple to set up, very reliable and met all our needs. Newer versions are much more complex to setup and require more resources.,8,The system was simple enough to be set up and maintained by in-house staff. The initial purchase cost was much lower than competing systems. System use is reasonably intuitive - it is relatively easy to train new staff and for them to become productive.,RedPoint Data Management,Weblink,9,1,9,Professional services company,10Moving wcm forward for local govWe're currently using Ektron for both our internal, and external site. Over the last 7 or so years, I've noticed a pretty massive change with the company and its proven to be beneficial. From a technical perspective, I handle the implementation, administration and development for roughly 175 content editors, and just over 5000 publicly viewable pages. I've been very happy that it's been a steady workhorse these past few years, and we're looking at utilizing more of the cms with our next re-write.,The performance of the database as well as the cms itself has improved greatly. Not tied to the CMS in particular, but the dev community on Ektron sites as well as Twitter is great.,The editor is great, but its still missing some of the functionality of the previous WYSIWYG editor. I'd like to see some expanded html forms or custom content types used as forms. As is, you can do basic surveys and forms but anything beyond that essentially requires a custom page / app.,9,Better customer service eSync gives us the option to actually keep a synced up environment Employee efficiency - as they can edit their own content when properly trained,,100,1,10,9Create, Deploy and Manage Enterprise-Scale WebsitesEktron is be used by all of the websites that the Company has. Right now besides being our content management, Ektron directs our Marketing Automation and analytics strategy.,Easily create and manage content Analyze and optimize site and campaign performance to drive desired results Content Targeting: Personalize content to site visitors Deliver a unified, optimized customer experience,A better integration of the Page Builder pages with MVC,8,Faster Marketing Automation integration: Easy connection with Marketing Automation Systems like Marketo, HubSpot, and ExactTarget Easy integration with CRM systems like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics Leverage your existing investments in .NET technologies and skills,,9,8,8,8,9
Ektron Web Content Management System (Discontinued)
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Role-based user permissions (5)
API (5)
Internationalization / multi-language (5)
WYSIWYG editor (7)
Code quality / cleanliness (7)
Admin section (7)
Page templates (4)
Library of website themes (2)
Mobile optimization / responsive design (6)
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About Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron was a Web Content Management System from Ektron+Episersver (Ektron was retained as a brand following the merger). The product is no longer offered to new clients, and is being sunset, with previous Ektron users migrating to the Episerver platform. Ektron was originally focused on mid-market accounts but expanded to serve enterprises as well. The product had a very comprehensive set of connectors to CRMs (e.g. Salesforce) and web analytics products (e.g.Google, Webtrends). It was built on a .NET platform. Its WYSIWYG, drag and drop content editor favored a less technical approach; the system supported the creation of lists, content, forms and multimedia in pages via its simplified interface. Extron had multichannel delivery, so content was mobile-accessible and viewable on many device types. Ektron was offered via a perpetual or a subscription model, and could be deployed on premises or from the Ektron Managed Cloud. Cost of implementation varied.
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Ektron (Discontinued) Integrations

Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics,, Webtrends Analytics, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM)

Ektron (Discontinued) Competitors

Amaxus, Crownpeak DXM, Elcom Platform, OpenText WEM, Oracle WebCenter Sites, Sitecore Web Content Management, Ingeniux CMS, HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

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