Jul 30, 2012

The University of Amsterdam chooses Hippo CMS for their online platform

Today, learning institutions must increasingly engage, inform and empower students, teachers and their local communities online. It’s not just about making it easier or simpler for departments to update Web content anymore – now these audiences must be engaged across multiple channels including social and mobile, and the experience must be relevant and personal based on their relationship with the learning institution.

Hippo CMS is a perfect fit for these types of engagement strategies; providing dynamic content-driven solutions across Web, mobile, social and even internally focused content platforms. In addition, as an Enterprise solution, Hippo CMS is better equipped to handle large volumes of content, provides access to information in an easy manner on all kind of different devices and understands the importance of interoperability, security and personalization for universities, schools and other learning institutions.

Among the hundreds of organizations utilizing Hippo CMS, the University of Amsterdam has recently selected Hippo CMS to power their entire Web site. They join other universities such as the the City University of New York, the University of Leiden and the University of Southern California, in using Hippo CMS technology to provide more cost-effective and powerful ways of engaging audiences. And, in addition to universities, Hippo is also proud to work with global learning institutions such as Teachscape and Surfnet on developing some of the most forward-leading Open Source content-driven platforms on the Web.

With so much experience, Hippo is proud to provide specific solutions for organizations focused on higher education such as:

  • Dynamic Search & Faceted Navigation management – creating highly dynamic and personalized views for large sites that have many content departments
  • Multichannel Management – for easily creating new channels such as alumni sites, or micro-sites for events – or new class catalogs. Additionally, easy ways to add multiple languages for international students as well as mobile and social content – with specific ways to personalize any channel
  • Easy and Standardized Integration – for simply and powerfully connecting into LMS systems, course catalogs and other backoffice content repositories

“Deploying a new Web site project for the University of Amsterdam is not only technically challenging, but ensuring all the content is well represented is just as daunting,” said Jan Repko, Project Lead for the University. “Hippo CMS not only provided the specific expertise we needed to structure our project successfully, but the software has given us a powerful new way to engage our students and faculty for years to come.”

Hippo CMS Solutions provide higher education organizations with an open platform that is immediately interoperable with other technology solutions such as online learning, registration and applications.

“Educational institutions and Open Source have always been a good marriage – with both a focus on innovation and collaboration as a way to continually improve outcomes.” said Jeroen Verberg, CEO of Hippo.

About Hippo
Hippo sets the standard for how organizations can bring real-time relevance to their audience and is the foundation for personalized communication across all channels: mobile, social and web.

Hippo's software is open and build on enterprise standards. Our solutions help businesses to manage their brands in multiple countries, in multiple languages; drive global revenues and enrich their customers’ experience. Hippo's innovative, enterprise-ready technology and service solutions span the entire web customer journey enabling a true, open and context-aware content strategy.

Hippo CMS is delivered through a certified partner network across the globe to customers like Autodesk, Thomson Reuters, City University of New York, Dolce & Gabbana, the Dutch Police and the Government of the Netherlands.