Baking our accelerated approach into Concentra's Sitecore platform.

Working with the Cognifide team has been such a pleasant experience. Project planning appeared flawless. Feature development and defect turnaround times reflect a top-notch development team. I take every opportunity to share our relationship with Cognifide and how they truly partnered with us to deliver on time and within budget. Thank you Cognifide!


The US based national health care company, Concentra, had created their client-facing website, on the Sitecore 7.0 platform. They had managed this by migrating previously existing, bespoke HTML templates and the solution had, initially, given them new-found flexibility and speed-to-market. However, updating these templates and introducing new functionality soon proved to be resource-heavy and inefficient. The team realised that, in order to gain greater agility, they would have to move to a component-based model, using a tried and tested accelerator. They came to Cognifide to take advantage of our accelerated approach and Zen Garden technology.


Zen Garden is a site production accelerator that already powers hundreds of websites across the globe. It has been developed over 5 years and allows us to bake our accelerated approach into the Sitecore platform but also, importantly, into an organisation. The first task for Concentra was to migrate their content to Sitecore 8.1, taking full advantage of the modular architecture of the Zen Garden platform and building in existing LOB functionality. With its dynamic layouts, flexible components and proven governance and development practices, Zen Garden immediately gave the Concentra team greater agility and the ability to personalise and test site performance. They now have a technical solution that aligns with their road map, that will allow them to quickly and easily implement new designs and updates in future.


Zen Garden and Sitecore 8.1 have given the Concentra team agility that their previous static layout based deployment could not accommodate. Using out-of-the-box components and features, developer time has been reduced by an incredible 90%. Training and deployment costs have therefore dramatically dropped and the platform is running efficiently and effectively, freeing Concentra to focus on content creation and the user experience.

90% reduction in developer time spent building new features

Production deployment costs have dropped dramatically

Most releases require no downtime to users

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