While open-source CMS platforms rule the web in terms volume or number of websites, most enterprises continue to depend on paid CMS platforms like Sitefinity and Sitecore. Especially, large organizations with legacy software built on different Microsoft technologies require a CMS that can be integrated with their backend. Built on ASP .NET and .NET respectively, Sitefinity and Sitecore are the obvious choices for most enterprises.
Also, websites with large amount of traffic, a model that depends on interlinking several websites, sites tied closely to company’s marketing and lead generation efforts, and sites that need to handle huge chunks of data prefer Sitefinity or Sitecore CMS. So, for ecommerce websites, these CMS platforms offer special, customized features to website admins, marketers, and business analysts. However, these platforms do not have a broad appeal – they appeal to a niche audience of enterprises and huge organizations with a vital and expanding web presence.
“Sitecore CMS has less than 0.1% of the market share, while Sitefinity has just a little more than 0.2% of the market share. But don’t let the figures fool you – thousands of powerful online stores swear by these CMS platforms. But finding certified or trained Sitefinity or Sitecore CMS developers
is akin to looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. And, most developers that have acquired skills to implement any of the two platforms charge the sky for their services,” a tech lead from Cygnet said, shedding light on the current scenario in the market.
Most offshore software development companies have armies of open source ecommerce CMS developers, but programming and implementing Sitefinity or Sitecore CMS demands a different skillset and a higher technical level. Not only do the developers need to be trained for Sitecore and Sitefinity, but they need a strong background in MS technologies to gain required skills. Cygnet Infotech, a Microsoft Gold Partner, excels at MS development and ecommerce website development
, and it was a natural step for the company to partner with Sitecore and Sitefinity to offer affordable services to its clients.
One of the company’s recent clients commented on Cygnet’s foray into Sitefinity and Sitecore development: “Having used Cygnet’s software engineering services for more than five years, we were aware of their ability to deliver quality software. For one of our ecommerce projects, we were looking for a couple of Sitefinity developers. We couldn’t find many good candidates in our hometown, and the ones that were good charged too much. We knew that Cygnet was in the process of building Sitecore and Sitefinity teams after partnering with the CMS platforms. We approached them, and their certified developers are doing great work at significantly lower rates.”
The company has been awarded several Sitefinity and Sitecore projects, owing to the combination of its friendly pricing model and technical expertise. “We are pleased with the response for our Sitecore and Sitefinity services, and are planning to expand the teams by training and hiring more developers. Our Sitecore Certified partnerships
significantly boost our stack of Microsoft solutions and enable us to offer more comprehensive services to our clients,” a member of the company’s top-level management said.
Cygnet Infotech is a CMMi Level 3 software engineering company, and it has been awarded ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications for its measurable commitment to quality and security. In addition to its partnership with Sitecore and Sitefinity, the company is also a certified partner for Microsoft Gold Application Development, Gold Collaboration and Content, Gold OEM, and Gold Business Intelligence. In addition to Sitecore and Sitefinity CMS development
services, the company offers end-to-end ecommerce web development.
For more than a decade, the company has been delivering technology-enabled business solutions that help enterprises streamline business process and improve work efficiency. In addition to MS development services, it offers a range of IT services, including application development, mobile app development, software testing, product development, custom enterprise solutions and more, leveraging its expertise with different business domains and industry verticals.