SOURCE: Port City Web

November 14, 2006 16:35 ET

Service Credit Union Selects Port City Web to Implement Ektron Content Management System

PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Port City Web, LLC, (www.PortCityWeb.com), an award-winning, full-service eCommerce design, development and online marketing company, today announced that they have been selected by Service Credit Union to implement Ektron's cutting-edge Content Management System to manage the Credit Union's website.

Service Credit Union brought Port City Web on board to evaluate the current website, to help with updates as they transition staff, and offer suggestions for improving the management of the website. After a thorough evaluation of the current website, including the Credit Union's long-term goals, Port City Web suggested Ektron's CMS as the tool to administer and power the Credit Union's website. "We looked at everything from security needs, to staffing levels and skill sets, to long-term goals of Service Credit Union," noted Erik Crago, President and CEO of Port City Web. "We discovered that there was a substantial need for non-technical staff to maintain the content of the Credit Union's website. By implementing Ektron's CMS, non-technical staff can author, edit and approve content and new pages, among other things," said Crago. "By switching Service Credit Union to the Ektron solution, they can reduce their dependency on technical web developers, and focus more time on the content of their website -- which benefits their members," notes Crago.

Ektron's innovative tools, including CMS400.NET and eWebEditPro, allow any business user to easily add and modify website content and take advantage of innovative features, such as RSS feeds, web alerts, blogging, enterprise search, document management functions and more. With Ektron CMS400.NET, companies can do what they want on the Web, including developing rich sites for personal, two-way communication with visitors, building community through memberships, blogs and forums, and attracting more repeat visits using RSS feeds and web alerts to increase business opportunities.

"Port City Web has done a very thorough job of understanding our situation and coming up with a long-term solution," said Karen Benedetti, Vice President of Marketing for Service Credit Union. "Not only have they helped us with the Ektron solution, but they have also been great to work with on other areas of our website, such as regular updates to our website as we transition to the new system," noted Benedetti.

"This is our first implementation of Ektron's CMS, but this won't be our last," noted Crago. "We already have plans to present this to as many as a hundred customers over the next year. We're also evaluating the benefits of integrating Ektron's CMS into Port City Web's eCommerce solution."

About Service Credit Union

Service Credit Union was founded in 1957 to provide financial services for U.S. Armed Forces personnel. The credit union was originally chartered to serve the military and civilian employees at Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire. Today, Service Credit Union provides financial services to nearly 100,000 members residing all across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.ServiceCU.org.

Service Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, offering a wide range of financial products to its members. With 25 branch locations, a staffed 24/7 contact center, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire (excluding Coos County), 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA., and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $1 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 11 branches in New Hampshire, 1 in Massachusetts, and 13 branches in Germany.

About Port City Web, LLC

Port City Web is an award-winning, full-service eMarketing and eCommerce website development company that designs, develops and hosts business websites, and delivers innovative, cost-effective electronic marketing tools that are built to work with current systems while increasing company's growth. Past and present clients include The University of New Hampshire, Born & Bicknell, Columbia University, Service Credit Union, NAPS, K2 and Lonza Biologics.

About Ektron

Ektron's web content management and authoring solutions are affordable for any organization and simple enough for anyone to use, yet offer webmasters, designers and developers all the tools they need to create, deploy and manage interactive web, intranet and extranet sites in one platform. With Ektron CMS400.NET, companies can do what they want on the Web, including developing rich sites for personal, two-way communication with visitors, building community through memberships, blogs and forums, and attracting more repeat visits using RSS feeds and web alerts to increase business opportunities. An open API allows for easy customization and extension. Ektron is headquartered in Amherst, N.H., and has more than 18,000 customer implementations worldwide, including Unilever, Intel and Pfizer. For more information, visit http://www.ektron.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Erik Crago
    Port City Web, LLC
    Email Contact
    1-800-291-7147 ext. 703

    Contact:
    Karen Benedetti
    Vice President of Marketing
    (603) 422-7827