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Accessibility and customizability go hand in hand. To keep up with all the latest regulations and features necessary for maximum accessibility, a website needs to be constantly evolving. This is where pre-built/rigid solutions get hard to work with. But it's the place where our Friendly CMS shines.
Looking for the perfect solution for your next project in the healthcare sector? Umbraco might just be the CMS you were looking for.
Best of Breed with no technical debt
There are many arguments to be made in the: ''Best of Breed vs a Suite CMS'' debate (that's why we wrote an entire whitepaper about it). But what about Umbraco specifically? What sets us apart from the rest?
Free and open source
There are no license fees, no hidden costs, and no limitations on our open source version. Instead of spending your budget on licensing fees, you can spend it on actual development of your website. Lovely, isn't it?
If you need extra services, we do offer direct support, hosting, and multiple add-on products to make it a stronger platform. But you can use Umbraco for an entire implementation lifecycle without ever paying us a dime.
Best of breed
There is a reason this page includes a version of the words 'customizable' and 'flexible' many times. We've realized that there are only so many use cases that can be covered out-of-the-box with any CMS.
Instead of forcing extra features into the product that you'd never use, we've built Umbraco on a solid foundation that you can build upon and morph endlessly until it's just right for your goals.
No technical debt
Umbraco is in a constant development cycle from both the open source community and Umbraco HQ. This ensures that you can always have an updated CMS where bugs are short-lived and squashed regularly.
It also means that any code written by you or an agency partner won't come back to haunt you later on. Using an open source CMS means you always have access to the code and can take it with you if you want to change platform or agency.
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Adaptability in practice
Implementation by inhouse development teams or the right agency plays a big part in what the end result looks like. But there are things you can always count on with Umbraco.
Functional, beautiful, and seamless to update; websites built on Umbraco are being used in every sector you can think of, and the healthcare sector is no exception.
Here are a few examples of Healthcare Sector websites running on Umbraco:
Open source or managed?
The open source version of the Umbraco CMS has been around since 2005 and gives you all of the core features you need to deliver delightful digital experiences to your users. Oh, and it's free (forever) and if you ever need support for your solution it's available as well.
But what if you're looking for less administrative work and more time for actual development and content management? Then you should have a look at Umbraco as a managed service in the form of Umbraco Cloud or Umbraco Heartcore.
The power of cloud
Every project that's successful in the long run needs a solid foundation. And if you are looking for a reliable hosting solution, you were looking for Umbraco Cloud.
But Umbraco Cloud is much more than powerful Microsoft Azure hosting. Among the dozens of additional features, you can find an underlying theme: Umbraco Cloud was built to save you time. Whether it's the time you would spend on upgrading to get the latest security and bug fixes, or the time saved by reusing project components from previous projects through baselines.
Would you really rather spend your time on upkeep instead of creating amazing content? We didn't think so.
The power of headless
Umbraco Heartcore is our way of helping you make sure that your content gets where it needs to be, every single time.
As a headless CMS, Heartcore lets you keep the renowned backoffice interface of the Umbraco CMS and then allows you to deliver your content to any device using RESTful APIs, GraphQL and Content Delivery Network. So if having a reliable place for sending content to the frontend of your mobile apps, smart devices, websites, or screens sounds interesting, you might want to take a look at Umbraco Heartcore.
Editor Friendly User Experience
At the end of the day, the fate of every Content Management System is decided at the altar of ''Ease of use for the editor''. And if you have read this far, you have probably gathered that a great editing experience is something we pride ourselves on.
The out-of-the-box editor experience you get with Umbraco gives you tools and integrated workflows that make sure you can stay focused on getting your content just right. Let your editors create pages, upload new images and preview; all without ever losing the context.
This is true if you have 10, 100 or even 1000 editors. With customizable user roles, versioning, audit trail and rollback functionality, you always know when a page was published and by who.
And if your editors ask for more personalized tools or workflow improvements, a developer can always extend the backoffice to fit their needs!
Don't just take our word for it
The only reason Umbraco can keep improving at the current rate is thanks to a constant stream of feedback from our community. We collect this feedback in all forms: feature & pull requests, reviews, case studies, and video testimonials, and you can see everything good and bad that the community is saying on our ''reviews'' page or see user reviews from the Healthcare sector here.
Data privacy & security
Umbraco and GDPR? We got you covered. As a company located in the EU we comply with industry security standards and follow best practices.
The Umbraco CMS is open source, but only us at Umbraco HQ can approve changes to the core of the CMS that are made available to everyone through updates. All development is done with security in mind and regularly tested to ensure any project using Umbraco is safe and secure.
Apart from internal testing we also have an external security company doing thorough penetration testing every 6 months.
If you choose to build your solution on Umbraco Cloud, we've made it even simpler to stay secure. Umbraco Cloud comes with automated upgrades, so all security patches are automatically applied to your project. As a cherry on top you automatically get TLS certificates via Cloudflare as a standard with Umbraco Cloud.
How does Umbraco handle privacy and GDPR?
At Umbraco we care a lot about privacy - both for you and your users. When GDPR was enforced, we made improvements to ensure full compliance and to make it simpler for you to handle. You can get more info about Umbraco and GDPR here.
How does Umbraco ensure that our systems and data are secured against hackers?
On top of ensuring high levels of security in the core code of Umbraco, we've made it possible for you to implement additional security measures for your website.
Umbraco security features:
- Hashed passwords
- Default log-out of backoffice due to inactivity
- Built-in security Heath-check
- Support for HTTPS
- Support for OAuth login system
- Possible to set-up password rules
- Possible to implement two-factor authentication (2FA)
- Possible to implement single sign on (SSO)
- Possible to use custom OAuth providers such as Azure Active Directory
If you're using Umbraco Cloud, here are some additional features you get:
- Automated Security updates
- Automated HTTPS certificate with Umbraco Latch
Does Umbraco have independent external audits of your IT security?
Yes, we conduct 3rd party penetration tests. Apart from doing regular internal testing, every 6 months we have an external security company doing thorough penetration testing of Umbraco to detect possible vulnerabilities. Based on the results of these tests we are able to perform any necessary actions.
If any critical issues are found, we follow our internal procedure (see question below).
Does Umbraco have a plan or procedure for handling data and security breaches?
Besides running our internal tests and 3rd party penetration tests to identify issues, we've made it easy for users to report a vulnerability in Umbraco (click the link to see the procedure in detail).
Once a vulnerability has been identified and it's verified to be a part of the core CMS code, our team will determine the severity level of the issue and escalate it accordingly.
Our procedure depends on severity level, but goes through the same main steps:
- Decide what and how to notify our users of the issue without it being obvious how to exploit it (to avoid it being exploited in the wild)
- Involve the relevant teams at Umbraco HQ to fix the issue
- Communicate to our users that a new security patch is coming, so they're ready to upgrade when it's released
- Release the patch and communicate to all of our users that the patch is released
Beyond Security, GDPR and UX
As a platform, there's only so much we can do to comply with security and accessibility standards. At the end of the day full compliance will always come down to the implementation - especially when customizing the website to fit your needs like a glove. Umbraco's flexibility makes it a great enabler for developing applications that support any industry-specific technical standards, like OpenEHR and FHIR.
At Umbraco HQ we have taken the proactive approach even before the first line of code is written. That's why we've made an official security training course that gives Umbraco developers the best practices for handling security in Umbraco. The developers who've taken this course is listed on our website, so if you need help from a partner agency you can check if their developers have completed the course.
That's your way to ensure that the developers who work on your solution knows of the Umbraco best practices.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umbraco
How many websites use Umbraco?
Umbraco is used by over 731438 active websites worldwide and is used to build all sorts of projects - small and large, public and private.
What's the easiest way to try Umbraco?
The fastest and easiest way to try Umbraco is by taking a free 14-day Umbraco Cloud trial. All you need to do is fill out your name, email and choose a password - then we'll create a new project for you in just a few minutes.
If you're only interested in testing out the editor experience we highly recommend that you try Umbraco Uno. It is full of prebuilt editor features and a WYSIWYG editor that lets you get started creating and editing content right away. Take a free 14-day Uno trial right here.
Alternatively you can always download the free open source version of Umbraco and set it up as a local copy or on your own hosting solution.
Can I get a demo of Umbraco?
You can get a demo in 3 different ways:
- You can take a 14-day Umbraco Cloud trial, which will have you up-and-running in 5 minutes (no installation required).
- We host weekly live 45-minute webinars where you can get a walkthrough of the CMS or Cloud and ask any questions you might have. Find an upcoming CMS webinar or Cloud webinar that fits you.
- We can give you a live one-on-one demo of the CMS. If you're interested in this, please let us know and we'll arrange it for you.
What does Umbraco cost?
Umbraco is open source and free to install, setup and host for yourself.
If you need support or have any advanced needs for your project you can also get an Umbraco Support plan. Pricing starts from €6.000/year.
Where can I see the terms and conditions?
You can see the terms and conditions for the paid Umbraco plans here.