Company: Built.io, San Francisco, CA
Entry Submitted By: SHIFT Communications
Company Description: Built.io is changing the world by connecting everything. Its award-winning solutions enable organizations to quickly create, integrate and scale apps across mobile, web and IoT and deliver content optimized for each channel. Built.io’s technology is trusted by startups, leading Fortune 500 companies and governments around the world to provide a new generation of digital experiences.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Content Management Solution
Nomination Title: Built.io Contentstack
Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:
Built.io Contentstack is Built.io’s API-first content management system (CMS) for businesses of all sizes. Built.io Contentstack comes with mobile and IoT enablement built-in – rather than bolted on – and accelerates content delivery across mobile, web and IoT channels. With Built.io Contentstack’s pioneering ‘headless CMS’ approach, business users are empowered to manage the content they are responsible for, while developers can separately manage related code and optimize content for each destination – all using skills they already have and tools they are familiar with.
With legacy CMS solutions, businesses have to choose between usability and capability. By contrast, with Built.io Contentstack, customers are enabled to fulfill enterprise requirements without the feature bloat that makes traditional CMS so cumbersome. Built.io Contentstack cuts down significantly on infrastructure and maintenance cost (typically by a factor of 10X or more), allows upgrades to happen instantaneously, without training or months of planning.
Built.io Contentstack further innovates by introducing an IT-friendly, lightweight and extensible framework for all of its integrations. This makes it easy to take advantage of the latest web and mobile tools and popular services for campaign automation, translations, business intelligence and analytics, while eliminating the “Plugin hell” that web teams are used to.
In March 2016, Built.io released native mobile SDKs for Built.io Contentstack, enabling cross-platform mobile app development and mobile content management. It also unveiled new features for developers, including a drag-and-drop content builder and API consoles, and new features for content editors, including asset tagging and content type labels.
In November 2016, Built.io took headless CMS a step further by announcing a redesigned architecture and a host of new features, including a complete refactoring and optimization of the underlying database and turnkey integration with a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Built.io Contentstack can now guarantee high performance access to content anywhere in the world, whether it’s deliver via a website, mobile app or at a digital kiosk. In addition to lightning fast content, the new CDN provides reliability and resilience due to its ability to load-balance and dynamically poll the most responsive server. The CDN is enabled by default and requires no setup or maintenance by customers.
In response to international customers’ requests, the latest release of Built.io Contentstack adds new language-based permissions and the ability to set any language as the master language, making Built.io Contentstack particularly well suited for multi-national companies, non-English-speaking users and multi-lingual content. As a result of this, Built.io is now seeing strong growth particularly across Europe with marquee customer wins including Europe’s leading online digital photo service PhotoBox and Swiss logistics service provider Competec.
API-first (aka “headless”) CMS brings to content management the same architecture, benefits and best practices that are quickly transforming every other facet of IT, from application development to system integration. Already, over one-third of CMS use cases Built.io sees are non-web and the number of CMS deployments for mobile and IoT to continue to rise sharply.
It can be difficult to reach an audience across multiple channels with the right content, but with Built.io Contentstack, customers are able to take advantage of a tool that is easy for business users and powerful for developers. Built.io Contentstack is the enterprise CMS of the future that is compatible with all of the tools organizations are using to digitize their business.
In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.
“Built.io Contentstack – CMS Without the BS”. Highlights:
--Unifying CMS for Mobile, Web, IoT: Simplify and accelerate content management by allowing business users to manage and update content across all channels with a single click.
--Limitless Auto-Scale: Instantly scales to millions of sessions and guarantees performance worldwide, via a turnkey CDN. Customers remain in control of their data and can grow traffic, without worrying about infrastructure.
--Headless CMS, API-Enhanced: Build powerful cross-platform applications and deliver content through APIs, optimized for each destination. Be it a VR headset, smartwatch, jumbotron, mobile site or digital kiosk – content is always beautifully presented.
--Simplicity Without Sacrifice: Forget about slow implementations, extensive training, tedious upgrades and plugin nightmares. All the integrations you need without any of the maintenance headache.
--Guaranteed Uptime: With a unique, decoupled architecture, customers can guarantee site uptime and reliability, without dependency the CMS itself or an underlying database.