Mailbag: Kentico CMS

My inbox is just full of emails from companies and people requesting that I take a look at their CMS. To be honest, it's a little overwhelming to have so many requests because although time is my enemy I really do want to respond to everyone. For now though, I'm currently focused on reviewing this year's finalists in Packt's Best Open Source CMS. In other words, I have a long waiting list of CMS to review.

However, there are a few of these emails that I don't want to just sit on my computer and go nowhere. One of those emails include a sales pitch for the Kentico CMS. Kentico is a CMS that hasn't quite made it on my CMS Focus list but possibly should be.

The following is a partial email from Kentico's Director of Business Development, Eric Webb:


I want to reach out to you with interest in coordinating a vendor briefing with you on Kentico CMS. Kentico goes head to head with solution like Ektron and Sitecore on a daily basis and wins large opportunities and is currently used by more than 4,000 Websites in 84 countries. I can provide numerous references to this effect both from end clients and Solution Partners that have relationships with all 3 vendors. Kentico NEEDS to be included in your reports and recommendations.

Ketnico clients include: Microsoft, Brussels Airlines, Vodafone, Audi, Mazda, Samsung, Gibson, Bayer, Novartis, Abbott, ESPN, Starz, CTV, FerrellGas, Hard Rock, McDonalds, DKNY, Guinness, Medibank,, BlackBoard and many, many others...

Kentico CMS is a .NET Web Content Management platform, providing a complete set of features for building corporate Web sites, community sites, intranets, portals and on-line stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports WYSIWYG editing, workflow, multiple languages, full-text search, SEO, on-line forms, image galleries, forums, groups, blogs, polls, media libraries and 200+ configurable Web parts. Kentico CMS is available at


Best Regards,

Eric C. Webb