• Central Bank of Hungary

    Central Bank of Hungary

    Sensenet ECM runs the intranet and public website of the National Bank of Hungary. Intranet users are collaborating with Microsoft Office integrated Sensenet ECM workspaces. They rely on document management services and wokflows. The public website, based on a modern, Section 508-compliant design, features an up-to-date central bank information on a scalable, secure server farm.


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  • Central Media

    Central Media

    The Central Media (formerly known as Sanoma) project shows that there is a solution to the very common problem of having many different systems managing content across an organization. Many websites with high visitor rate had been launched as part of a new initiative.


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  • Dennemeyer Group

    Dennemeyer Group

    After finding out that support for their existing solution will be discontinued, IP management firm Dennemeyer has set out to find a worthy successor, with less risk. Open source ECM system Sensenet ECM proved to be just the thing. It gives them the confidence to serve as many customers as possible.


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  • FHB Land Credit and Mortgage Bank Company

    FHB Land Credit and Mortgage Bank Company

    In 2011, FHB bank submitted a tender for the construction of their public facing website. The project seemed easy but as always the devil was in the detail. As the winning applicant, Sense/Net Ltd. gained the possibility to provide a solution and as it turned out, we could deliver much more. 


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  • Prime Minister’s Office

    Few years ago Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office had to implement a new integrated intranet. The need itself emerged from the fact that the number of institutions supplied by the Central Service Directorate began to grow. Thus a formation of an intranet was needed which is scalable, flexible and is capable of distributing information securely between the different parts of the system.


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  • State Motorway Management Company

    State Motorway Management Company

    In 2012, the State Motorway Management Company (ÁAK) of Hungary begun to feel the need for taking e-ticketing in their own hands. As demand was growing for mobile payment and purchase utilities, ÁAK had to rethink their concept of third party administration of such websites.


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  • TransPerfect

    TransPerfect

    TransPerfect is a global family of companies that provides language and technology solutions that power global business. One of their cutting edge software products is a virtual data room solution called TransCEND, supporting large scale mergers and acquisitions. As both the general demand for such a service and the number of documents involved in the individual M&A processes grew, they needed to place their service on a robust and scalable platform.


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  • Central Bank of Hungary

    State-of-the-art central bank portal on a scalable server farm. Modern design and interactive functions.

    We have been in close cooperation with the Hungarian National Bank (MNB) for many years. The aim of our projects has been to create a renewed portal with modern design which keeps in line with the visual standards of the portals of the European central banks. We have had various Sensenet ECM based projects and custom developments together. 

    It has been a basic requirement of the base project to launch a content management system based easy data management solution, since almost 20 000 documents must be available on the internet daily. Further Sensenet ECM developments and interactive functions make the portal an authentic and always up-to-date source of official central bank information.

    Developments in cooperation between the Hungarian National Bank and Sense/Net Ltd.:

    • Portal development using Sensenet ECM
    • System migration from the old single SQL+web server to multiple servers
    • The development and operation of a 10 computer system with 2 servers and clustered exchange functions
    • Portal redesign
    • The development of the Press Room, the Visitor Centre and other interactive functions

    It is an important feature of the system that it automates most tasks on the portal and makes the communication of the bank more cost-effective. A special function is that the uploaded Microsoft Word and Excel contents are automatically converted into Adobe PDF format.

    The portal offers researchers docstore-like extranet and a library system with an Oracle-based database.

    The stability and scalability of the Sensenet ECM based system is proved by the number of visitors: at the time of rate decisions the visitor number of the portal is tripled, and goes up from about 50,000 page hits to 160,000.

    Registered users can bookmark their favourite pages, which will appear as a collection at the next sign-on, avoiding unnecessary clicks and complicated searches.

    Portal contents are divided in two ways, on a thematic and a target audience basis. The homepage features a wide range of information from the history and operation of the Hungarian central bank to monetary policies and bank statistics. Visitors may also take a virtual Flash tour of the visitor centre, read the central bank law and up to date statistics and get RSS notice of the news.

    The most important Sensenet ECM related custom developments of the Hungarian National Bank Portal:

    • Online visitor centre
    • Euro pages minisite
    • Balance of Payments Data Collection System website
    • Forint.hu microsite
    • Monetary minisite
    • Online press room

    The MNB webservice and the rate change charts are also custom Sense/Net developments. The XML based webservice enables other web pages (e.g. the Gabonet Portal) to display the currency rates of MNB. The rate change charts are created in a secure system made up of data received via e-mail and users can define the period displayed.

    The Sensenet ECM based central bank portal allows the collection of balance of payments data and electronic data submission.

    The content development and management tasks of the Hungarian National Bank portal are also performed by Sense/Net Ltd.

    „User satisfaction was one of the primary objectives of this MNB project, therefore we tried to categorize our quests in order to reach them in a targeted way. The result is a portal with a new philosophy dissimilar to classic approaches. We hope that the new structure makes our content more transparent and easier to handle.”

    Gábor Missura
    Spokesman
    Central Bank of Hungary

  • Tigáz (Eni Group)

    Tigáz Zrt. is a universal natural gas distribution service provider in the North-East region of Hungary, operating on nearly one third of the territory of the country. By 2000 Tigáz is a recognised member of ENI, one of the most important integrated energy companies in the world. Eni ranks first among the Italian listed companies according to its market capitalization amounting to € 61 billion at the end of 2008, active in 70 countries with a staff of about 79,000 employees.

    Details and features:

    • SAP integration
    • 1,200,000 Consumers
    • Gas supply in 11 countries
    • Electronic customer service
    • 3500-4000 gas meter readings/day
    • Server operations
    • Sense/Net Engine 6.0
  • Central Media

    The Central Media project shows that there is a solution to the very common problem of having many different systems managing content across an organization. The website wellnesscafe.hu, with 25K visitors per day, was launched as part of a new initiative within the two-month trial project.

    Central Media is a publisher of several magazines with separate offline and online editorial offices. Several CMS systems are used simultaneously because the companies were not founded at the same time and also because of combining technologies due to company acquisitions, making it difficult to harmonize the work of the different editorial offices.

    The former CMS vendors - owing to their sizes, were not able to ensure a solution that could be developed in a flexible manner, operated economically, be license and user friendly, and make it possible to manage the content of multiple sites by a single system. That is why the idea of basing the solution on a standard, open source software solution occurred as an option.

    “Sensenet ECM was a completely new product for us, so for this reason we have chosen the migration of wellnesscafe.hu as a pilot project. We determined the goals of the project together, and managed to accomplish them jointly, as the implementation was realized in two months.” - said Attila Fodor, the project manager of Central Media.

    The types of users cover a wide range: the site is edited by external experts, journalists, or salesmen among others, which results in different authority levels.

    Wellnesscafe – which is a thematic website for health and wellness – requires much more from a portal engine than an ordinary on-line magazine. The incredibly large amoint of content is changed very frequently, the visitor rate and usage pattern is very high and dense, so everything must be very stable and extremely easy to use.The previous system ran on a LAMP stack, migrated to Microsoft platform (Microsoft Windows Server, Internet Information Server, .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server).

    Apart from articles, a significant part of the content consists of campaigns and sweepstakes, related to the theme, as parts of the affiliate marketing activity. In order to accomplish this, a customized catalog browser, and a content-specific sponsor system was needed, keeping in mind the importance of measurability.

    The editorials’ goals with Sensenet ECM were two-fold: to have a system that could be quickly and easily developed and customized without the help of IT experts, and to be able to smoothly migrate a wide range of users to a single system. To achieve this, Sense/Net Ltd. provided dedicated support and resources to the Sanoma team from the very beginning of the implementation.

     

  • State Motorway Management Company

    The motorway of information flow.

    In 2012, the State Motorway Management Company (ÁAK) of Hungary begun to feel the need for taking e-ticketing in their own hands. As demand was growing for mobile payment and purchase utilities, ÁAK had to rethink their concept of third party administration of such websites. Instead of buying and incorporating the existing system, they decided to have one built especially for them, tailored down to suit the need of their customers. Winning the public procurement tender for the project, Sense/Net Ltd. managed to form a prosperous and hopefully long-term relationship by delivering cutting-edge technology for the satisfaction of both ÁAK and their customers.

    For many years ÁAK has been struggling with the inefficiency and hard usability of their former e-ticketing system. In addition, they have realized that by having a third party in the system makes controlling harder, while costing more since maintenance costs had to be paid. Eventually in 2012, they have decided to submit a public procurement tender for the development, implementation and integration of such a software. This is what Sense/Net Ltd. won, giving the best proposal, thus enabling ourselves to undertake this project and prove how multifunctional our system really is. ÁAK had many features they wanted to implement in the new software besides e-ticketing itself, such as e-shopping carts, managing surtaxes, expiration notices, and coupon and newsletter distribution. A wide variety of features all developed and implemented in one platform.

    The task hasn’t been easy, but thanks to the possibility of extreme customization in Sensenet ECM, the project ended with a huge a success (and ideas of cooperation for the future). Most of the features demanded by ÁAK are realized based on workflow in Sensenet ECM. After properly optimizing workflow to match the client’s needs, their website is now capable of all of the functions mentioned above, while it is also integrated with the intranet of ÁAK (currently running on a different platform) and with the secure online payment system of OTP Bank, ÁAK bank contractor. The new system can now prevent multiple purchase accidents, sends notices before expiry, is capable of sending digitally signed invoices and has an offline mode, in which case payment is properly processed even if an unexpected connection error occurs on any sides. As a new feature, online inpayment of speeding tickets is now also possible through the same portal with the help of the payment system developed solely for ÁAK.
    Added to that, the straightforward design of the new website is also worth mentioning. Getting rid of the unnecessary dialogue boxes and simplifying the menu structure led to a refined portal where everyone can easily find what they are looking for.

    See more @ http://www.motorway.hu/

  • TransPerfect

    TransPerfect is a global family of companies that provides language and technology solutions that power global business. One of their cutting edge software products is a virtual data room solution called TransCEND, supporting large scale mergers and acquisitions. As both the general demand for such a service and the number of documents involved in the individual M&A processes grew, they needed to place their service on a robust and scalable platform. Sense/Net Ltd. was able to deliver just that.

    In the 21st century, document disclosure during a merger and acquisition process does not happen in a physical data room anymore, but this does not mean that the number of documents to review has decreased. The new age calls for a virtual data room solution, where the parties can share their documents complying with the same security measures as before. TransPerfects’s Deal Interactive is a steady player on the virtual data room market. With their continuously growing customer base, they were looking for a new platform that would make it easier for the company to maintain the stability in their offering.

    Scalability was a must as having to install multiple instances of the application proved to be one of the most time-consuming tasks. Robustness on the other hand is just as important provided there is an ever growing workload and amount of data deriving from the increasing number of digitalized documents (an individual customer may have up to a million documents to store in the system). Thirdly, there is the always actual fact, that client requirements are a moving target. As new needs emerge, TransPerfect needs to make sure the platform is flexible enough to be tailored to the clients’ liking. 

    The company approached Sense/Net Ltd. well knowing what they wanted: a scalable, robust and sophisticated platform that has the ability to handle all this data, by only having to install once, all managed on a central administration interface. Furthermore, overall extensibility is imperative in order to to avoid pitfalls and to ensure that TransCEND (the successor of Deal Interactive) remains in the race.

    The TransCEND team created a cutting edge architecture, picked the right technologies and 3rd party libraries and tools, purchasing licenses for those tools to help Sense/Net Ltd. team customize Sensenet ECM platform to scale to TransCEND’s VDR requirements. Sense/Net Ltd. team crafted a cutting edge implementation meeting all the existing and future expectations demanded by TransCEND. By basing TransCEND on the Sensenet ECM platform, we ensured scalability, robustness and extensibility for the following years. Thanks to the extreme customizability of the user interface and the ability of it to communicate with our OData REST API, we created a state of the art visual experience for everyone using the data room on virtually any device.

    Under the hood, we implemented a complex logic by combining the built-in and custom permissions to ensure the appropriate people get access to the information they need, but no one else. Combining this with the document preview module, we created a fully functional document viewer working in the browser, allowing users to add redactions, watermarks and other anti-fraud measures to secure documents.

    All of this has encouraged TransPerfect to form a long-term strategic alliance with Sense/Net Ltd. warranting their new versions to meet all demands of the 21st century.

    Learn more on the TransCEND website!

  • Dennemeyer Group

    After finding out that support for their existing solution will be discontinued, IP management firm Dennemeyer has set out to find a worthy successor, with less risk. Open source ECM system Sensenet ECM proved to be just the thing.

    Luxemburg-based Dennemeyer Group has been around the intellectual property management market for well over 50 years as a full-service provider for organizations willing to protect their inventions. Starting out as a law firm based in the capital city of a small country, the Dennemeyer Group now has offices in different countries around the world, including Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Croatia, France, Great Britain, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Japan and the United States.

    Late 2013, the former system which Dennemeyer used to maintain and search for documents has been pulled off the market. Deriving from its proprietary nature and the fact that the manufacturer has seized to provide further support for the product, the company had to look for a scalable, robust, reliable yet affordable alternative.

    Negotiations between Sense/Net Ltd. and Dennemeyer started January 2014, by the creation of a proof of concept and some conference calls with references of the same volume. According to the initial estimation, the goal was to add a couple of million documents to the system, with a few hundred named users managing them. Obviously, the Dennemeyer Group needed to make sure that Sensenet ECM was up for the task.

    Having their own, in-house .NET development team, the second step was to organize an official Sensenet ECM training in order to get familiar with the basic concepts of the software and learn how to tackle certain business problems by using the provided building blocks. After the training, we began an intensive, support and consultation-based development phase, during which seasoned Sense/Net professionals made on premise visits to the Dennemeyer Group HQ in Luxemburg to assist in formulating the architecture of the system and sharing best practices learnt along the way. Finally, the two development teams divided the work amongst them to ensure that the migration project meets the deadline set forth by the management.

    By late November 2014, Dennemeyer finished the migration of 3 000 000 documents into Sensenet ECM from their previous system, all equipped with the appropriate meta information and linked to the relevant parts of the system. This number grows by a thousand each day, managed by a staff of 60 people – user accounts that were added via AD Synchronization. Thanks to the flexible front end of Sensenet ECM, the UI mimics the one of the previous system, so users do not have to get used to a new user experience from one day to another.

    The system itself is used by staff in several countries across various time zones to archive documents related to specific business scenarios in the IP management business, such as archiving client and supplier invoices whereas the materials closely related to the actual IP Rights are stored in an external system, connected to Sensenet ECM. Departments are organized into different workspaces, each with specific permissions. Upload pages are designed to ask for compulsory information with field validation, thus ensuring that all documents are properly tagged. Dependent drop-down menus guarantee that only the relevant fields of a sub-category are shown upon choosing the main one, which speeds up the upload process.

    By choosing Sensenet ECM, Dennemeyer did not only ensure the procurement of a robust and flexible solution, but also made sure they will not step in the same trap again. Being open-source and having a network of international Partners, there is no risk of losing support and ending up with an outdated system virtually 0.

  • FHB Land Credit and Mortgage Bank Company

    Uniting two banks under a single banner.


    In 2011, FHB bank submitted a tender for the construction of their public facing website. As the winning applicant, Sense/Net Ltd. gained the possibility to provide a solution and as it turned out, much more.


    Few years ago, FHB chose to reconstruct their website; both the looks and the publication system. In order to get this done, they have submitted a tender which Sense/Net Ltd. won. During the preliminary negotiations, the managers of FHB found out that Sensenet ECM is a far more capable software than the one they already had a wireframe for. Learning about the various features within, and the help from our very capable developer team, the final system based on the Sensenet ECM engine exceeded all previous expectations.


    FHB Land Credit and Mortgage Bank Company was founded by four major Hungarian banks and the Hungarian Ministry of Finance in 1997 to create a long-term financing opportunity and thus promoting real estate investments in the country. After years of successful operation, the privatization of the bank began in 2003 and was finished by 2007, when ÁPV Rt. (State Privatization and Holding Co.) sold their packet of shares and 50% +1 vote by introducing them to the international and Hungarian financial markets. With the merger of Allianz Hungary and FHB in 2011, the bank gained its form as it functions today.


    As a bank, security, punctuality and the fast flow of information are the most important characteristics FHB has to deliver. In order to fulfill these requirements, they need a system enabling their employees to collaborate with each other and share information with the public the fastest and easiest way possible. Through the ability of extreme customization in Sense/Net, our developers have managed to create such a straightforward interface, which can be operated by virtually any employee of the bank without the need of thorough IT knowledge.


    Integrating everything into one system renders it possible to have a public facing website, an intranet and 6-8 microsites, all running on the same platform, all manageable with one software. Thanks to the fully automated publishing system, creating complex content (such as announcements for new banking products) has never been easier. In addition to all of this, the cutting edge tagging system allows FHB the classify content, thus making it possible for the system to automatically choose the type content visible to each individual user, based on their permissions and capabilities (in case of agents).


    In order to make it faster and more efficient, documents in the repository only need to be stored once; the individual sites only contain links to these instead of having to store their own copy of each document. Despite containing a massive amount of 50 000 content items, used by almost 1700 internal users each day, only two persons are enough administer the system.


    By choosing Sensenet ECM as their solution, FHB ensured never to fall in the CMS trap as the platform already contains all ECM capabilities they could ever need, waiting to be unlocked and discovered.


    See more @ http://en.fhb.hu/fhb-bank

  • Prime Minister’s Office

    In 2006, Sense/Net realized a project aimed to fulfill the need of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office for an integrated intranet. The need itself emerged from the fact that the number of institutions supplied by the Central Service Directorate began to grow. Thus a formation of an intranet was needed which is scalable, flexible and is capable of distributing information securely between the different parts of the system.

    As a pilot project, we needed to create a document management system for the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office. The document repository contained the data of approximately 1 200 users working in multiple divisions. In addition to that, some of the data was historic; a lot of it had to be removed due to expiry. As a first task, our companies had to cleanse the database in order to move forward and realize the eventual goal. The main task of the document management system was to facilitate communication between divisions while fulfilling the newly adapted no-paper policy, which was a part of the Office’s sustainability program.

    Successfully undertaking this project, Sense/Net became eligible to build and formulate the employee directory of the Central Service Directorate. The system registers which organization unit is the given user a member of, while also assigning them to the proper cost center. Moreover, it grants supervisors the ability to follow and control changes related to a given user for both past and future with the help of the ‘time machine’ function. The system stores all information indefinitely and is able to create reports and analyses from them. All this from a thin client application.

    Superior performance and scalability were a must as the user database now contains over 10 000 users, all having every bit of their historical data stored. The system is still capable to display query results in sub-second intervals and due to extreme scalability, it always will be.

    Equipped with the Sensenet ECM engine, the system has extensive permission settings at the disposal of administrators while the unified database saves enormous time and effort for system administrators. The master database is connected with all subsystems, such as the intranet, SAP HR platform, AD sync, the central phonebook, etc. Every subsystem draws data from the central database, thus facilitating the registration process of new workforce and position shifters. One authentication system, one password to remember, one platform to manage it all.

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