Client Overview

A leading city council in the west coast USA with a population of 109000 residents, small & medium businesses and quite popular among visitors/tourists

Business Need

The client wanted to redesign the e-governance portal to provide comprehensive information about the city, various departments and associated services to residents, businesses and visitors.


On understanding the client's business challenges and requirements, CIGNEX Datamatics recommended an integrated solution using Alfresco content management system (CMS) as the content repository, Drupal web content management (WCM) as the content authoring layer and Drupal with ASP as the content presentation layer. Key features of the solution include:

  • Feature-rich city website (e-governance portal) with a collaborative community features
  • Web 2.0 features – blogs, forums, syndication, email alerts, rating, bookmarks & share with various social sites
  • A well-defined content management and page management leading to an excellent administration & site visitor experience

Key Benefits

The Alfresco + Drupal based portal and CMS deployment helped the client achieve the following benefits:

  • Up-to-date content in the website leading to higher traffic and more visitor engagment
  • Over 50% savings on infrastructure alone through single hosting and consolidation of subwebsites into a single portal