Say YES to more projects

Are you saying no to website projects because they can't be delivered cost-effectively using your current CMS platforms?

Then we've got the solution just for you. With Umbraco Uno, you can build websites in a cost-effective way and with a fast time-to-market - without compromising on design and client experience.

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The 3 reasons you can say YES to smaller projects

 

From brief to launched project

Shorter time to market

Shorter time to market

Launching a new website often requires a lot of work - no matter the size of the website. With Umbraco Uno, we've cut away a lot of this work so you can get from brief to prototype to launch faster.

Spinning up a new project in Uno is a matter of minutes. You don't even have to spend time on installation or server setup - it's all taken care of with our built-in Azure Cloud hosting. And with pre-built templates, widgets and features you can get right to designing the website and creating content instead of building these from scratch.

That means you can say yes to clients who need a website up-and-running urgently, knowing that you'll be able to launch on time - without breaking the budget.

Make it a good business case

Cost-effective development

Cost-effective development

Developing a custom website from scratch is often the best way to deliver a truly great experience for clients - if their requirements and budget justify it. But for some companies, less is more.

For simple websites and projects with smaller budgets, it's not necessary to go fully custom. In that case, it's all about meeting the needs of the project in the most cost-effective way - both for you and your client. With Umbraco Uno you get a tonnes of features and a great editing experience out-of-the-box, so your developers don't have to build these.

The no-code/low-code nature of Umbraco Uno even allows your non-developers to do most of the work, freeing up your developers to work on more complex projects.

Before, during and after

Great client experience

Make your clients happy

Delivering a website on-time and on-budget is crucial if you want happy clients. With a short time to market and cost-effective development, that is exactly what you can do with Uno.

Once the project is launched you can rest assured that your client will have a stable and well-performing website. All Uno websites come with managed Microsoft Azure hosting, automatic upgrades as well as direct support if they ever need it. All to give your client the best experience possible and to give you ease-of-mind knowing that they will stay happy with their website.

What if the website needs to be customized later on? What if the client has new requirements and the budget to go with it? Then you don't need to migrate to a different system.

Instead, you can unlock the source code and APIs of the current website. From this point on you are free to create integrations, workflows and customisations that go beyond Uno’s capabilities - choosing no-code/low-code for convenience and budget does not mean you’re locked in or have to start over

From brief to launched project

Shorter time to market

Make it a good business case

Cost-effective development

Before, during and after

Great client experience

Shorter time to market

"How exactly does Umbraco Uno help you go to market faster than with other platforms?"

We're glad you asked.

A lot of work goes into developing a website, but do you have to start from scratch every time? No. Often the setup and foundation for the website is the same. So to develop websites on a smaller budget, you'll need to spend more time adding actual value to the project and less time on the administrative and repetitive tasks that could be automated or handled out-of-the-box. Even if you have a custom template that you use for new projects, you'll still end up spending time on setup and customization.

With Umbraco Uno, we handle the setup for you and give you a strong foundation to let you hit the ground running. You can be sure that every hour you spend on a new project adds value to the client, and it’s value you can show off immediately - all other tasks are taken care of. That way you can get started on a new project in a matter of minutes and get straight to building great websites for your clients.

 

But before we look at how Uno helps you get faster to market, let's first take a look at how a web agency built a website from brief to launch in just 4 days for one of their enterprise clients:

CASE STUDY: From brief to launch in 4 workdays

Day 1 at 10.10: Client requests a new project that needs to be developed ASAP.

Day 4 at 09.00: Website is launched and the client is very happy

 

That's the short story of how the web agency 3chillies used Uno when one of their enterprise clients needed a website up-and-running fast.

Hear Bryan Archer from 3chillies tell the full story in this 10-minute presentation - including the thought process before starting the project and the problems encountered along the way.

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Automated and secure setup

Setting up a new project often requires a long list of administrative tasks such as server setup and buying a software license and TLS certificate.

Why not skip all of that? For an Umbraco Uno project, all of that is automated and done for you in a matter of minutes.

All websites are hosted on Microsoft Azure with a Let's Encrypt TLS certificate automatically added to your project. We'll even manage both to ensure high up-time (SLAs available) and a certificate that doesn't expire.

Do you normally dread new updates and the time involved in applying updates to your projects? With automated updates, you no longer have to. We'll keep your project running smoothly with the latest features and security patches automatically applied; without any breaking changes.

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Work smarter with the built-in features

With the automated setup, you've already saved a lot of time. But it doesn't stop there. We've made sure that your website comes with a solid foundation and built-in features to meet the project requirements.

Use the live theme editor to get the theme colors just right and create beautiful pages using the WYSIWYG editor with drag-and-drop widgets. Before publishing, you can even make sure it looks perfect on all devices with the multi-device preview functionality.

All of the above can be done without writing a single line of code.

And with native blog functionality, a no-code forms builder and great SEO features you'll have all the tools to build a great website for your client much faster than if you'd have to build it from scratch.

Cost-effective development

The easy setup and out-of-the-box features all help shorten the time-to-market. It even means that your team has to spend fewer hours on building the website.

And fewer hours spent means you can say yes to more projects at a time while keeping a healthy profit-margin for each project.

With the low-code approach of Umbraco Uno, you can even avoid bottlenecks in your team with more team members being able to contribute to the project. This will free up time for your developers to work on actual development tasks, while your marketers and designers can take care of the rest.

What will it cost? That question can be tricky to answer - depends on what you and your client needs. By going with Uno you'll remove most of the guesswork and get more predictable costs for your project. Pricing starts at €30/month and all plans come with a fixed price and without any hidden costs or bad surprises along the way. All you pay for is hosting and support. There are no license costs or complicated payment terms found here where you're stuck paying for multiple years up-front. You'll pay per month and can up- or downgrade your plan at any time.

 

Let's take a closer look at how you can make a good business case with Umbraco Uno.

Only involve developers when needed

All of the automated setup and built-in features that allow you to get started faster are also the features that help keep a project from breaking the budget.

With website setup and hosting taken care of, you don't need to involve your DevOps team to get started. And with the low-code approach to website creation, your marketers, copywriters and designers won't even need a developer to set up the website for them.

All of that means you can avoid bottlenecks in your team and get the project flowing smoothly - without overloading your team.

Get client feedback right away

With project setup taking less than 5 minutes, you can have a live prototype ready for your client in a matter of hours.

Forget about mockups and wireframes - give the client something to see right away so they can rest assured that your team is on the right path.

Getting feedback and agreeing on the details early on can be the difference between a good and a bad business case for you in terms of hours spent and the quality of the end result.

Want to see it for yourself? Then take a look at the recorded demo video or book a live demo where we'll show you how to build a new website from scratch.

Built on a scalable platform

What if a project starts out simple, but requires customizations down the line? Don't worry.

With Umbraco Uno, you're not stuck on a low-code platform. If you want to do customizations you can unlock advanced features without having to migrate to a different system.

By turning on Custom Code, you'll get access to the entire website source code - just as if you were using the .NET Umbraco CMS.

Modify the source code, integrate with 3rd party services or work with the open APIs to meet the growing needs of your project. You can now scale the website as much as you need, while still enjoying the benefits of having a supported solution with stable hosting.

Put a smile on your client's face

Saying YES to a client project - even if it's on a limited budget - will make your client smile.

Couple that with the short time-to-market, the predictable costs and an early website prototype, that smile will stay on their face all through development.

What about after the project has launched and it's in their hands to create and update the content?

You can be sure that they'll love the intuitive, yet powerful editor experience. We've worked on the editor experience for more than 15 years and have always focused on giving our users a delightful digital experience.

Unmatched editor experience

Content is king and great content is the key to having success with your business website.

But if the workflow to create and update content isn't intuitive and simple, it can be a frustrating experience.

The intuitive editing experience of the open source Umbraco CMS provides the strong foundation that Umbraco Uno is built on. To give an even greater experience, we've talked to hundreds of web agencies and content editors to get their real-life insights on how they prefer to work with content management.

The result is a powerful set of features that can be used by anyone - no matter their experience and without prior training.

Here's a brief look at what you can build with Uno.

 

 
David S.
David S.
Project Director, Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
08/13/2020
"I'm not a proper developer - I inherited exceptionally well built Umbraco Sites that had run for 8 years with pretty much zero maintenance and still looked good and performed well until Google finally enforced discrimination against sites that were not mobile friendly. I hav previously project managed some large £million plus web development projects so I knew what was needed and I started with Umbraco Uno - got a well built temporary site up very quickly for the main business and enjoyed the process. Excellent technical support and nobody judged me for not being a full stack developer and asking some very basic questions."

 

Ready to get started with Uno?

If you're ready to dive right in, we highly recommend that you take a free 14-day trial of Uno. The trial is ready for you in less than 5 minutes and comes with a fully loaded demo website.

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Get the most out of Uno as an agency

Do you want to know how you can get the most out of Uno as an agency? Then we'll gladly give you all of our best tips and tricks.

We have a team of experts ready to show you around and answer any questions you might have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Uno cost?

Uno is a monthly subscription-based SaaS offering.

We offer 4 plans that each varies in their range of available features and limits regarding e.g. media storage, page views per month etc.

This way, you can pick the plan that fits your needs. If your needs change, it is always possible to upgrade along the way.  

Uno starts from €30 /month. Find the full overview of Uno plans and features right here.

How safe is my data on Umbraco Uno?

Umbraco Uno is a Cloud service which means that you can be assured that your content, images, files etc. are all stored on the best and most innovative Cloud platform on the market - Microsoft Azure. This way you know your data is handled with the utmost care and that your website is up and running for your visitors.

Can I get access to the code in Uno?

If you get to a point in your project where you want to extend things further, then you can enable the Custom Code feature.

When enabling Custom Code you get access to Git repositories as well as the Settings and Package sections in the backoffice, empowering you to bring more flexibility and customization options to your Uno project. 

When you “cut the cord” to the original Uno setup, you’re in charge. This means you no longer get Uno and Umbraco minor upgrades automatically. However, by being hosted on Cloud, we’ve made this as straightforward as possible, they're available at the click of a button, and you still get to enjoy automatic patch upgrades, ensuring that your Uno site always has the latest bug and security fixes.

Custom Code can be enabled for development and staging environments in Uno, you find the documentation here.

The Custom Code functionality can be enabled for the Development/Staging environments on the Standard, Professional and Enterprise plans.

How do I go live with an Uno project?

To help you get started we've put together a very helpful detailed guide for you, so that going live with an Uno project becomes crystal clear.