It seemed like a good match for Silicon Valley – Telerik, the maker of Sitefinity, was a trusted .NET tool developer; the CMS was full of features and easy to extend; it was built using Microsoft’s stable and secure .NET/SQL Server platform. Clients loved it. The word spread.
Now in 2012, PlanetMagpie has achieved Platinum Partner status with Telerik, Sitefinity's makers. The first Bay Area web development agency to do so, in fact.
An Enterprise-Grade CMS That Doesn't Cost a Fortune – and Includes Ecommerce
Sitefinity CMS is designed to adapt to business goals. Every aspect of a website created on it is customizable. The back-end administration is all point-and-click, drag-and-drop. If you can create a document in Microsoft Office, you can edit your website in Sitefinity CMS.
There are three levels of Sitefinity partnership – Partner, Gold Partner and Platinum Partner. Levels are dependent on the number of successful Sitefinity installations, number of certified developers on staff, and overall commitment to the product.
Sitefinity describes its partner base as "offering a wide variety of on-demand services including project consulting, integration, custom development, design, training and hosting."
Robert Douglas, Founder and President of PlanetMagpie, thought the description was funny. "It's great, because we have ALL of those services under one roof!"
Platinum Partner in the Bay Area = High Level Implementations and Priority Website Support
With their new Platinum Partnership, PlanetMagpie has access to Sitefinity support resources no one else in the San Francisco Bay Area does.
"You don't become a Platinum Partner just by asking," says Doreyne Douglas, head of the W3 (Web Development, Hosting and Marketing) team. "You have to have made a serious commitment to the technology, and shown yourself capable of successfully implementing and extending it. We’re excited for the recognition and look forward to working with Sitefinity to keep the product at the forefront of business-grade CMS technology.”