Relaunching the entire website as a dynamic presence
SOS Children's Village was supported in the project by Aperto, a digital communications agency. For the relaunch and implementation, Aperto called in their long-standing partner CoreMedia. "Aperto and CoreMedia are professional and efficient. They understood the requirements of our employees working on the website and also created an editorial team that actively supports us," says Thomas Laker.
For the relaunch, SOS Children's Villages fundamentally overhauled its entire web presence. On the one hand, this involved a new design orientation, but on the other hand, it also involved the technical implementation of the newly defined focal points. CoreMedia's Content Management System (CMS) played a pivotal role in this process, as it offers the possibility of preparing content individually and in a target-group-specific manner, making it available in a uniform layout if required, and enabling pages to be displayed on different mobile devices.
Today, in addition to the classic appearance of www.sos-kinderdorf.de, additional microsites and about 50 facility pages of the individual SOS communities run on the CMS in a uniform layout. The mobile website is also set up as an independent page in the CMS and can be accessed on all portable devices.
SOS Children's Villages can control the mobile presences individually depending on the end device and still manage them centrally via the content management system.
In addition to the conceptual design of the website, the web team also optimized the donation process. For example, the various payment service providers were integrated via suitable interfaces. This, too, was easy to implement with the system.
CoreMedia CMS makes it possible to create individual modules and use them again and again in different contexts. With the help of the workflow management, the editors of
of SOS Children's Villages are able to work together effectively in the system. In addition, it was extremely easy for the editors to familiarize themselves with the system. The employees responsible for editorial content received a two-day training course on the content management system and the new editorial system and were thus ready to start work.
The project began in September 2008, with the official relaunch following in March 2009. In its future work on the website, SOS Children's Villages will benefit from the fact that CoreMedia is constantly developing the system. This provides planning security and sufficient potential for future requirements within the association.