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Umbraco: the right fit for Public Sector solutions

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Written by Eleftheria Tsatsi

Is Umbraco the right fit for your public sector projects? We’d definitely say so - and as you’ll discover in a minute, we’re not the only ones who think that! Umbraco is a best-of-breed CMS that’s truly flexible so that you can easily create sleek and user-friendly local, national, or international public sector solutions. But don’t just take our word for it! Keep reading to see why our UK Gold Partner, CDS, and our Danish Gold Partner, Eksponent, love using Umbraco CMS to build stunning public sector solutions 👇

The perfect fit for public sector websites

With Umbraco, you can provide your public sector clients with user-friendly and fully customizable solutions without breaking their budget. That’s because there is no licensing fee on our open-source version. Instead, you can spend your budget on the actual development of your website 💰

On top of that, Umbraco comes with no technical debt, allowing you to access the code and to take it with you if you want to change platform or agency. Plus, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing it complies with industry security standards and can be customized to live up to the web standards and accessibility laws for public sector sites. And if you’re in need of professional support, we offer various support plans straight from Umbraco HQ depending on your needs.

Again, don’t take our word for it - take the word of those who use Umbraco to build their public sector projects and work with it every day: 

User-friendly, flexible, and government-approved

CDS is a proud Umbraco Gold Partner from the UK and they believe that Umbraco is ''the perfect choice for any forward-thinking public sector organization looking to move to a new CMS''. They love using Umbraco for building public sector solutions, and they’ve gathered 5 reasons why it’s the perfect fit for them: 

1. It’s free to use and scalable 

Umbraco is a free-of-charge, open-source CMS that offers public sector organizations a blank canvas to create a website without compromise. It can be scaled to fit your needs whether you’re using it to build a website for a nationally available service, a local or unitary authority, or anything in between. 

2. It’s user-friendly for visitors and staff

Umbraco is a breeze for website editors and friendly for visitors. The backoffice tools allow content designers to communicate quickly and users to easily navigate and access the information they need.

3. It’s flexible for developers

Umbraco offers developers a nearly limitless set of possibilities and options. Whether you need to standardize the look and feel of your website's content, integrate with third-party solutions, or manage mobile applications, Umbraco headless CMS options have your back. 

4. It’s cloud-ready and secure

Umbraco Cloud is a SaaS offering that removes the need to manage your servers and ensures you are always running the most up-to-date and secure version of the software. Additionally, by moving to Cloud you’ll automatically get all your TLS certificates updated and maintained for free.

5. It’s government-approved

One of the key features of Umbraco is that all Cloud services are G-Cloud compliant and available on the government procurement service. (G-Cloud is a UK Government program to encourage the adoption of cloud solutions across the public sector.)

Umbraco is a favorite among editors

Our Danish Gold Partner, Eksponent, also chooses to use Umbraco CMS to build their public sector projects. They deliver solutions to numerous Danish ministries and municipalities, such as The Prime Minister’s Office (Statsministeriet), The Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet), and The Ministry of Employment (Beskæftigelsesministeriet).

See what Emil Hjordt Jensen, Partner at Eksponent, says about using Umbraco for their public sector solutions:

''In our experience, our public sector clients have a clear business focus on getting the best product for the price based on their exact needs. That’s when Umbraco is the preferred choice.

Umbraco fits very well with our clients existing infrastructure, it provides good integration opportunities, and the solution architecture isn't dictated by license structures

Also, Umbraco is very easy to use and a favorite amongst the editors. Those are some of the factors to why we are seeing Umbraco being used widely across the public sector.''

Perhaps Umbraco is the right choice for your next public sector project? 😉 

Find out more about why you should choose Umbraco for your next solution, and take a look at a variety of Umbraco-based public sector solutions (e.g. The Council of the European Union, New Zealand Parliament, The United States Social Security, etc.) for inspiration. 

Loved by developers, used by thousands around the world!

One of the biggest benefits of using Umbraco is that we have the friendliest Open Source community on this planet. A community that's incredibly pro-active, extremely talented and helpful.

If you get an idea for something you would like to build in Umbraco, chances are that someone has already built it. And if you have a question, are looking for documentation or need friendly advice, go ahead and ask the Umbraco community on Our.

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