How Enonic can help your digital project (step by step)
Here is an overview of how Enonic helps you deliver digital projects in accordance with the proposed time and cost.
It is vital for any organization to operate optimally—in order to fulfill its goals and purpose. In this endeavor, your organization should work with the best tools available, and in a world of digital transformation this is more important than ever before.
A content platform like Enonic may be one of several contenders on your shortlist, so how do we fare in an end to end delivery? Exactly what can Enonic contribute to your digital project?
We'll boil this down to several phases, which we'll explain in turn:
- Evaluation phase
- Early project phase
- During project
- Toward the end of the project
- Long term plans
Before choosing any proposed solution, it is common to initiate a formal test process—often called a Proof of Concept (PoC). Enonic can deliver comprehensive PoCs with minutely detailed system requirements about everything from landing pages to system architecture.
In a PoC, Enonic collaborates closely with partners and our potential customer, not only offering a hands-on PoC in a demanding environment but also advisory on the side. Enonic can assess the potential customer and recommend solutions with regard to performance, stability, and predictability.
If your organization hasn’t already chosen a partner to do the delivery of the Enonic platform, we can help you find a certified solution partner. During this phase, we can also provide inputs to your business case, if you need to convince internal and external stakeholders to start the project.
Additionally, as a best practice before initiating the project, Enonic will perform a review of the proposed time schedule and estimates, and assess whether or not the proposal is viable in accordance with our solutions.
Other preparatory actions by Enonic include a team inventory and a resource allocation assessment. This will be done in order to ensure and maximize the possibilities of success in your project: do you e.g. lack central skills in your team? An inventory will discover strengths and weaknesses.
Early project phase
During the early project phase, Enonic can provide further advisory functions. Among the services rendered are concept assessment, architecture, and best practice. The latter service reflects Enonic’s long history of experience from other projects and demonstrates a holistic and contextual mode of approaching projects. All this will ensure that you make the right choices in regard to Enonic’s solutions from the start.
In the early project phase Enonic will also help to establish a developer environment, a test/QA environment, and a production environment. If you have opted in for Enonic Cloud, Enonic will be responsible for all environment setup. If not, the environments will be set up in tight collaboration with you the customer.
A build system will also be set up, which will help you establish automatic deployment of code to test environments. Finally, Enonic will, of course, provide necessary training of developers and content editors.
Enonic values the customer’s autonomy during a project, but is happy to provide continued advice and best practices all through the process. During the main course of the project, Enonic can suggest guiding priorities in e.g. sprint meetings—clarifying what’s important to build or develop right now.
In this phase, Enonic will always monitor the system health, looking out for potential warning signals. We also support your and our partners’ developers by the following measures:
We might release fixes to the Enonic platform during the project. If this occurs, We can, of course, help to upgrade the platform to its current iteration.
Toward the end of the project
When your project is nearing its end, Enonic will carry out performance testing, analysis, and quality assurance—together with a production setting plan about what practical measures that need to be done and when.
To ensure your project’s longevity, Enonic can partake in an agreement on periodical follow-ups on your system architecture, performance, health, and potential issues.
Furthermore, as part of Enonic’s continuous dedication to our community, we arrange periodical Meetups for both developers and editors. In these informal events we, our partners or our customers share experiences, and discuss case studies, examples of usage, common challenges, new releases, and best practices.
Long term plans
Throughout the entire project and beyond, Enonic will have a focus on establishing healthy maintenance principles. Both you and we are in it for the long run, and digital experience projects tend to be a large investment you shouldn’t squander away.
To help you stay afloat in the digital ocean, Enonic does extensive research in the developments and trends of CMS and digital experiences. In this way, we make sure that we always stay up to date and ahead of the competition.
Finally, Enonic can continuously advise you on how CMS will work in the future, how Enonic’s platform can help you with the customer journey of tomorrow, and how you can make other aspects of your solutions—like search and apps—more effective.
We always try to maintain a close dialogue with our customers, and we always take feedback very seriously. So, who knows? Maybe you will be the ones suggesting the next super feature of the platform!
First published 11 June 2019, updated 29 September 2022.