DotNetNuke, or DNN for short, is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that is trusted by businesses worldwide to manage their online presence. Whether you need to create a dynamic website, build an e-commerce platform, or develop a customer portal, DNN provides the flexibility and scalability you need to achieve your goals.
At Keene Systems, we specialize in expert DNN implementation. Our team of experienced web developers & graphic designers can help you harness the full potential of this powerful CMS, whether you're just starting out or looking to optimize your existing DNN website.
DotNetNuke, whose name was later changed to DNN, is a powerful open-source web-based content management system (CMS) built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Microsoft SQL Server database management system. It was first released in 2003, shortly after Microsoft introduced its revolutionary ASP.NET web development platform in 2002. At its core, DNN simplifies website creation and management, allowing organizations to focus on their business goals instead of technology.
One of the key benefits of the DNN CMS is its ability to reduce costs associated with website development and maintenance. For example, DotNetNuke is based on templates, also known as “skins.” This means that instead of paying a web designer thousands of dollars, you can simply buy a beautiful mobile responsive skin for $150. With DNN, subject matter experts can easily make website changes themselves with a Microsoft Word-like editor, thus eliminating the need for costly developer involvement. This not only saves money but also streamlines the website development and content management process, allowing for faster iterations and updates.
Another brilliant feature of DNN is the ability to buy 3rd-party modules from the DNN Marketplace to do common website tasks like data entry forms, blogs, photo galleries, and even complete e-commerce stores that accept credit cards. This is a huge savings, given that the business does not need to hire software developers to create these modules. However, because DotNetNuke is built upon a solid foundation of Microsoft ASP.NET and the SQL Server database, a web developer can easily create highly customized DNN modules (which are also called extensions) that do exactly what a company needs.
DNN's intuitive interface and powerful features enable businesses to create and manage their web presence with ease, especially with a multitude of online DNN tutorials and forums found in the vast DotNetNuke Community. Since the DNN source code is open source, the DNN ecosystem is thriving, with a large community of developer contributors who are constantly working to improve the platform and create new features.
With its modular software architecture, DNN offers a high degree of flexibility, allowing businesses to customize their websites to meet their unique needs and branding.
Whether you're looking to create a simple website or a complex online portal, DNN can help you achieve your goals. In short, DotNetNuke is a game-changer for businesses looking to reduce website development costs and empower their subject matter experts to manage their own content.
DotNetNuke is an excellent content management system (CMS) that offers a multitude of benefits to businesses of all sizes. Here are some of the key advantages that make it an ideal choice for businesses:
Ease of Use: One of the most significant benefits of DotNetNuke is its ease of use. The intuitive user interface allows non-technical staff to make updates to the website with minimal training, thus freeing up IT resources to focus on more complex IT tasks. This feature empowers subject matter experts to make website changes, resulting in faster updates and reduced costs. Long gone is the need to wait days or weeks for your programmer to make simple content changes on your website.
Extensibility: DotNetNuke's open API and over 10,000 low-cost extensions (Modules & Skins) allow businesses to customize their websites' appearance and functionality. DotNetNuke modules make adding features like social media integration and e-commerce functionality easy without the need for extensive coding.
Granular User Permissions: DotNetNuke provides granular user permissions and a content approval engine, which ensures proper workflow and version control. This feature allows businesses to maintain complete control over their content and manage user access effectively. DotNetNuke also allows you to restrict access to sensitive data, making it an ideal choice for businesses that need to comply with privacy regulations.
Scalability: Whether you are starting small or planning to expand, DotNetNuke can scale to meet the needs of your business. It can support an unlimited number of pages and seamlessly migrate to a distributed server infrastructure, making it ideal for businesses that need to scale quickly. For even more scalability, it can be deployed to the Microsoft Azure platform.
Security: Built on top of Microsoft’s encrypted Membership user management, DNN also offers robust authentication and security, making it an excellent web development choice. This provides a solid foundation for building complex web applications that are both powerful and user-friendly.
DotNetNuke is a feature-rich platform that offers businesses the flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness they need to take their web presence to the next level. At Keene Systems, we specialize in DotNetNuke development and have extensive experience helping businesses implement and optimize this platform. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you take advantage of the benefits of DotNetNuke and transform your business.
At Keene Systems, we offer a wide range of DotNetNuke services to help businesses make the most out of this powerful web application framework. Our experienced team of DNN developers and designers can assist you with everything from installation and configuration to custom module development and ongoing support. Our DotNetNuke services include the following:
DotNetNuke Installation and Configuration: Our experts will help you install the latest version of DNN and configure it on your web server, ensuring it is set up correctly and ready for use.
Custom DotNetNuke Development: Our team of expert DNN developers has extensive experience in building custom DotNetNuke solutions that are custom tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. From custom module development to theme design modification, we offer a full range of customization services to help you create a website that stands out from the crowd.
DotNetNuke Upgrades: If you are running an older version of DotNetNuke, we can help you upgrade to the latest version using the DNN Platform recommended upgrade path. Our team of experts will make sure that your website is running on the latest version of DotNetNuke, which is faster, more secure, and offers improved functionality.
DotNetNuke Support: We understand that managing a DotNetNuke website can be daunting, so we offer comprehensive DotNetNuke support services. Our team of experts is available 24/7 to provide you with any level of support you need for a smooth-running website.
DotNetNuke Website Design: Our graphic designers will use an off-the-shelf mobile responsive DNN skin to create a visually appealing, user-friendly website that showcases your brand and engages your audience.
DotNetNuke Hosting: Although we do not offer hosting, we can recommend a hosting company that is well-versed in DNN hosting services that are designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. Whatever you do, don’t use GoDaddy. Instead, use a host that is experienced with DNN.
DotNetNuke Training: With most of our engagements, we offer a GoToMeeting training session for key people in your organization to teach them how to manage content in DotNetNuke. We always record that session so that your staff can use it as a reference or to train new people who join the organization in the future.
At Keene Systems, we are committed to helping our clients take their online presence to the next level with DotNetNuke.
We also understand the importance of web design in creating a user-friendly experience for web applications. Our development team works closely with our design team to ensure that the web applications we create are not only functional but also visually appealing.
We create custom DNN modules using Microsoft’s software application development IDE Visual Studio. Our team is well-versed in the DNN installation process & config, and we can help our clients with everything from layout and localization to e-commerce.
With our deep understanding of DNN, we provide custom software development solutions that are tailored to our client's specific business needs. When developing DNN modules, we believe in evaluating existing functionality first before writing custom code. This approach saves our clients time and money. Since you're starting with a preexisting web portal platform, the strategy of DNN application development is different than standard web application development. At every juncture of a DNN implementation, we ask the question, “Do we really need to write custom code for this?” Our strategy is the following:
We provide our clients with comprehensive DotNetNuke training and support to ensure that they get the most out of their DNN investment.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Manchester, NH - www.DHMC.org
We developed a custom DotNetNuke system to manage information on patients in their Bariatric program, their weights, meeting dates, treatments, doctors, complications, etc. We created numerous DotNetNuke modules and used AJAX auto-complete controls to look up patient data. A conversion program was also developed to extract data out of their legacy system.
P.Wolfe Consultants - Manhattan, New York -www.PWolfe.com
P.Wolfe Consultants is a full-service architectural firm in Manhattan specializing in permitting and compliance on construction and renovation projects. Keene Systems developed an online permitting system that allowed their clients to fill in most of the information needed for NYCs strict permitting process. The site was based on DotNetNuke and integrated with Acrobat to fill in the city's building permit template.
R.O.D.S. Trucking - Plant City, Florida
We developed a DotNetNuke-based system to manage trucks, materials, drivers, deliveries, clients, and projects. This required 15+ custom DotNetNuke modules.
National Geographic School Publishing – Carmel, California
After the Merger of National Geographic School Publishing and Hampton Brown School Publishing, they needed a new web portal and hired Keene Systems. The portal we developed, www.NGSP.com, was based on ASP.NET, SQL Server & DotNetNuke. It managed more than 16,000 education products for grades pre-school through 12 and required more than 70 custom DNN modules. There was also extensive integration with their back-end accounting system and sales support systems. Sadly, NGSP was eventually sold to Cengage Learning, who discontinued the site and used their own platform instead.
Rocket Ready - Arlington, Virginia
We developed a DotNetNuke site to manage restaurant menus called DineDaily. It consisted of 26 different DNN modules, all written in C#.
Southwest Vermont Healthcare - Bennington, VT
Southwestern Vermont Health Care is a hospital with eight campuses/facilities servicing the towns in Southwestern Vermont. Keene systems built their extensive website with DotNetNuke and created several custom DNN modules. See it here: https://svhealthcare.org
SLR Capital Partners - Manhattan, New York
SLR Capital Partners is an asset managment company focused on direct lending with expertise across a range of primarily senior secured financing solutions for U.S. middle market companies. We built their website with DotNetNuke and created a custom module for their team page: https://www.slrcapitalpartners.com
SLR Investment Corp. - Manhattan, New York
SLR Investment Corp. is a Business Development Company (BDC) that invests in senior secured loans of private middle market companies to generate income that is distributed to shareholders. We built their website with DotNetNuke: https://slrinvestmentcorp.com
SLR Equipment Finance - Wilton, CT
SLR Equipment Finance is an elite equipment financial solutions provider specializing in commercial equipment financing, things such as construction equipment, cranes, marine equipment, manufacturing equipment, and waste disposal equipment. We built their website in DotNetNuke: https://www.slrequipmentfinance.com.
Interested in leveraging DNN in your organization? Keene Systems can assist with all of your DNN software development needs. DotNetNuke is an excellent platform for creating dynamic, customizable websites, but it can also be quite complex and challenging to master. That's why it's essential to hire experienced DNN developers who have worked extensively with DotNetNuke, such as Keene Systems. With their 19 years of experience in DNN and a deep understanding of the platform, Keene Systems’ software engineers and designers can help you create a website or web application that meets your exact specifications and achieves your business goals. Moreover, founded in 1987, Keene Systems has a long history of delivering high-quality custom software development services to clients across various industries (see our client list). So, if you want to ensure that your DotNetNuke project is a success, it's best to trust the DNN experts at Keene Systems. Let’s talk about your DotNetNuke project.