The first time I heard the mention of customer experience management was at CMS Expo 2012. In one of the sessions, Robert Rose spent much of his time at the Expo warning the audience that content management systems need to do more than just content management. Rose believed experience management needed to be given a higher priority over web content management. Yesterday, DNN announced with Evoq 8 they are now ready to "move beyond web content management" and enable "marketers to publish, personalize, and measure content anywhere online". The improvements in Evoq 8 are focused on today's marketing needs for better customer engagement.
Evoq 8 allows DNN to introduce to its customers integration with cloud content repositories, real-time personalization, content analytics, and advocacy marketing capabilities. To be honest, many of these features and improvements in Evoq 8 are features we have seen in other modern content management platforms. This is why some critics have suggested that "DNN is making this transition rather late in the game, at a point when there are a number of tools for content marketing". The criticism is understandable, but the term "late" to describe Evoq 8 or DNN is inaccurate.
So I'm halfway through my three month sabbatical from blogging and I get an email from my good friend, Shaun Walker. For those that don't know Shaun, he's the CTO and co-founder for DNN Corp. You know, the guy that started DotNetNuke. To make a long story short, Shaun wanted to remind me that the DNN community recently released 7.3 which focuses on platform performance. Shaun thought it would be a good idea to mention the release to readers here at CMS Report. Given that this was the man that identified wayback that the future of content management systems was in cloud, mobile and social media...it is difficult for me to ignore such requests.
However, I'm not fully giving up my three-month break from blogging. Instead, I'll do what any good blogger in my circumstances would do...steal from Shaun's own blog post about DNN 7.3. It's the only way I know how to keep DNN fans happy while my summer plans stay intact.
SAN MATEO, CA--(March 4, 2014) - DNN, whose award-winning marketing solutions power hundreds of thousands of websites and a large number of communities worldwide, today released the latest version of Evoq Social, an online community solution that fosters and enhances conversations among customers, employees, partners and prospects. The new version ships with an enhanced set of features and options for deploying social groups, encouraging conversations and enhancing collaboration.
Evoq Social’s group capabilities have been enhanced. Now called Group Spaces, this feature provides more tools for group owners, community managers and administrators to help members discover new groups, along with ways to invite new members via notifications or email. A new Group Directory allows groups to be searched, created, tagged and moderated similar to other Evoq Social features and is tightly integrated with Evoq Social’s gaming mechanics engine.
Latest version of DNN’s award-winning social marketing solution, Evoq Social, is responsive and mobile-ready for smartphones, tablet and laptops.
SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 – DNN, whose award-winning web content management system (CMS) powers hundreds of thousands of websites around the world, today released the latest version of Evoq Social, an online community solution that fosters and enhances conversations with customers, employees, partners and prospects. The new version ships with responsive web design, which enables online communities powered by Evoq Social to automatically become mobile-ready. The elements of a page adapt and scale dynamically based on the dimensions of the viewing device, whether it is a smartphone, tablet or desktop.
Over the years, we all have abbreviated DotNetNuke as DNN as we've discussed this open source .Net based content management system. It looks like the corporate folks upstairs have finally made this interchangeability official. DotNetNuke Corp will now be known as DNN.
The new DNN has also taken the time not only to announce the branding of the new company logo, but also announced a new and refocused suite of products and services. Today, DNN has announced DNN Evoq, a suite of integrated applications enabling enterprises to create online experiences and powerful interactive communities. DNN Evoq intends to make it easy for users, including those with minimal IT experience, to integrate social functionality with their existing websites.
DotNetNuke (DNN) has announced a social software solution aimed at optimizing customer engagement and loyalty through online communities. DNN Social gives businesses the ability to easily create and manage communities on their existing websites, giving end-users a one-stop destination for consuming content, exchanging ideas and interacting with other community members.
DNN Social enables businesses to effectively control the customer conversation by allowing it to take place on the corporate website, instead of driving customers to a third-party social site. Thriving user communities can help reduce support costs, drive product innovation and increase sales and brand awareness at an affordable price point. During the past two years, DNN executives have told CMS Report that they believe one of the key requirements for a modern CMS is to include social functionality and have steadily moved their product line toward this direction. Available today, DNN Social attempts to reinvent how companies optimize their web presence by combining industry-leading content and community management into a single, easy-to-use solution.
DotNetNuke Corp. (DNN), the company behind the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft .NET, today announced general availability of its highly anticipated DNN 7.0 release. DNN 7.0 intends to make creating and managing content-rich websites, social intranets and online communities easier than ever, with benefits for enterprises, web content editors, developers and web designers alike.
During the past couple years, it has been whispered to CMS Report that we needed to watch DotNetNuke's progress in two significant areas: social publishing and the Cloud. Last Spring we saw the DNN project make progress in this area with DotNetNuke 6.2 as a Social Content Management System (CMS) and yesterday when it was announced during DotNetNuke World that Microsoft and DotNetNuke have partnered to to offer its Social Content Management System (CMS) through Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud. The terms of the two parties agreement include an investment from Microsoft to support engineering, sales and marketing over the next four years. Additionally, Microsoft is providing technology assistance, as the two companies work together to build a world-class cloud offering.
If you plan to go to DotNetNuke World 2012, you'll want to hurry and register soon. My understanding is that Summer Pricing ends at the end of this month (August 31st) and after that date you or your employer will be paying at least an additional $100 to attend this conference.