Velir Recognized as Sitecore’s North American Site of the Year Category Winner

Web Design and Development Firm Receives Fourth Sitecore Award

Boston, MA, March 15, 2012 --( Velir, a full service Web agency, announced today that its development work for Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI) has been named the North American Sitecore Site of the Year category winner for Best Custom Business Solution. This award recognizes Velir for its use of Sitecore’s Web Content Management (CMS) and digital marketing technology, which were used to develop more effective business processes and to advance Web strategies.

Sitecore’s powerful scalability and ease of use allowed for seamless integrations with programs such as Adaptive Print Studio, an Adobe InDesign plugin. The results have helped EBI move into a “Web First” publishing methodology.

“Velir has built a highly successful site for EBI that solves evolving business and marketing challenges facing organizations today,” said Jason Crea, VP Client and Partner Engagement, Sitecore. “Velir has demonstrated excellence in developing a site that offers dynamic features including a simplified navigation structure, a streamlined look and feel, and enhanced site search.”

“A key challenge of this project was to blend EBI's numerous authoring processes into a single, collaborative workflow. Today, content is authored in MS Word, stored, edited, and published to the web via Sitecore, and exported to InDesign for print layout and publication," said Mark Gregor, President of Velir. “It has been a pleasure to work with a partner like EBI, whose ambitious development goals have empowered us to flex our engineering muscle.”

Sitecore’s Site of the Year contest recognizes organizations that have leveraged Sitecore’s technology to develop the most outstanding websites. Nominations are judged on creativity, integration with rich data sources and applications, the ability to engage, educate and motivate an action, and the overall user experience. The Sitecore Site of the Year contest is divided into four regions, International, Denmark, UK, and North America.

About Velir Studios
Founded in 2000, Velir is a full-service web agency that delivers high-quality, complex web solutions to large non-profit organizations, universities, and private companies. The award-winning company is one of the largest Sitecore partners in North America and a Microsoft Certified Partner. Its expertise in digital marketing, user experience, content management, data visualization, software development, and elegant user interface design enable Velir to create sophisticated Web-based systems that take the pain out of managing content and bring data to life by making it dynamic and compelling.

About Sitecore
Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with audiences, powering compelling experiences that sense and adapt to visitors both online and in-person.

Sitecore's leading Content Management System software is the first to cohesively integrate with marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies. This broad choice of capabilities enable marketing professionals, business stakeholders and information technology teams to rapidly implement, measure and manage a successful website and digital business strategy. Businesses can now easily identify, serve and convert new customers with Sitecore’s Digital Marketing System, part of its encompassing Customer Engagement Platform.

Thousands of public and private organizations have created and now manage more than 32,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including ATP World Tour, CA Technologies, Comcast, Heineken, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, The Knot and Verizon.
Deborah Seide