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Friday, June 29, 2018

Welcome to the squad: The Scylla Group from the USA becomes Umbraco Gold Partner

Down to earth digital

Hello everyone, we’re The Scylla Group! We’re a craft digital agency in the USA, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains with offices in Winchester and Warrenton VA.

Our company was founded in 2011, by five digital natives. Over the past 7 years, we have grown from 5 to 15 people, mostly by growing as our clients grow.

We have diverse industry experience and a strong, shared belief in the promise of a more collaborative, creative world through the adoption of digital innovation.


Our goal has always been to create a culture of curiosity, where our people are encouraged and empowered to pursue the technology and innovations that excite them.

We serve a wide range of companies across multiple industries in the digital commerce space, providing digital strategy, UX design, development and insight.

Our best clients are those who roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty, and who appreciate us for our strategic insight, technical savviness and the fact that we aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions 😉

With Umbraco since 2014

We support large, innovative companies with complex system integrations. Clients turn to us to build the right thing, the right way, and Umbraco allows us to deliver on that promise.

With Umbraco we can do more than build online experiences that connect with people - we can connect with critical systems that our clients rely on to operate their businesses.


We have been working with Umbraco since we discovered it in 2014, and it immediately became our CMS platform of choice.

Clients look to us as a trusted adviser for everything digital. They want best in class solutions that put them in the driver’s seat and propel their business forward.

When it comes to a CMS platform, we recommend Umbraco to every client because it doesn’t become an obstacle, like so many other CMSs do.

“Our clients expect us to provide them with the best technology for their needs. Umbraco is one of the technologies that fulfills that expectation,” Sam Ensogna, VP, Chief Digital Officer, The Scylla Group

We’ve worked with all the popular CMSs throughout our career, developing an intimate knowledge of each platform’s strengths and weaknesses.

Most CMSs are built for page management, not site management. You’re usually working with a templated back-end and have to learn their language, adopt their processes and integrate extra fluff that adds unnecessary costs and reduces performance.

We love how unopinionated and unlimited Umbraco is

Umbraco is the only platform we’ve found that allows us to build a custom CMS tailored to our client’s language, processes and unique needs.

There is no set convention with Umbraco. It’s unopinionated, allowing us to start with a blank slate and determine what properties and components we want for our solutions. Every solution we’ve developed builds off the previous and continues to get better.


Unlike other CMSs, Umbraco is virtually limitless, allowing us to create our own sections, apps, property editors and integration points. We’ve never had to tell a client, “we can’t do that,” because it’s so easy to integrate 3rd party data and connect with 3rd party systems.

It was also easy to integrate Umbraco into our own process with the flexibility to adapt to change. Umbraco has streamlined our development by bridging the gap between experience design and engineering, and reduced our development and integration time.

Here are the top things we love about Umbraco:

❤️.NET framework

❤️ Flexibility and power of the architecture and back-end interface

❤️ Image processor

❤️ Umbraco Cloud

❤️ v8. Looking forward to it!

And when you love something…

...you want to see it grow. We became an Umbraco Gold Partner because we want to contribute to the growth of the platform, its adoption and the amazing people that support it.


The scale of our clients and projects is growing, and Umbraco is a critical part of that. We want to be champions for Umbraco in the US and encourage its progress.

“We love Umbraco for its ease of integration, flexibility, and super friendly community,” Tim Howes, Partner, Business Development, The Scylla Group

What we like is that Umbraco community is so different from most of other technology user groups. There is little ego in the Umbraco universe.

Umbraco’s motto is the friendly CMS, but this goes beyond the software and permeates their culture. It’s the way they talk to each other, share with each other and learn from each other that made us want to be part of this community.



We are as selective with our partners as we are with our clients. We want to work with experts who are driven to make change and share our values. We’ve found that with Umbraco.

The Umbracians we’ve met are friendly, knowledgeable, driven and down to earth, just like us. By becoming a Gold Partner, we’re investing in Umbraco and ourselves. We know Umbraco will continue to get better, allowing us to bring more value to our clients.

"A skilled full-circle service provider. With The Scylla Group as your digital partner, you are in good hands. They handle it all - from bespoke development to small apps - with Umbraco being the central part of their solutions. It is a pleasure to welcome The Scylla Group as part of the family!" Anders Trans Sørensen, Major Friend Maker, Umbraco HQ

Reach out to The Scylla Group should you wish a friendly chat.

Is being an Umbraco Gold Partner something you would consider pursuing as well? Find out all there is to know about the partnership.

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