In the ever-changing world of technology, sometimes the paradigm shifts and catapults the status quo to a new level.

Being a Sitecore Gold Implementation Partner (on the verge of Platinum), Diversus is delivering a complete vision for customer experience management. As Sitecore is one of the most powerful CMS platforms available, the technology masters the functions of a traditional CMS while integrating many other powerful tools that have transformed it into a “one-stop-shop” solution.

Three of Diversus’ Sitecore best — Patrick Stysiak (2016 Sitecore MVP), Dar Brett and Clement Hiew — submitted an innovative module for the annual Sitecore Hackathon.  The online community hosted the global event organised by Akshay Sura and supported by Sitecore. There were 48 teams spanning the globe with Diversus A Team being one of a small number of teams from Australia. The teams had 24 hours to build and submit —Saturday, 9:00 am AWST to Sunday, 9:00 am AWST. The A Team pulled an all-nighter to ensure they delivered a strong submission.

The A Team delivered a module that provides a generic framework for integrating and aggregating various geo-spatial data sources. This enablement benefits both end-users and technical staff.  

Google Maps was used and allows for multiple data layers to be visually consumed and compared by non-technical site visitors. For the technical staff, they specify RESTful web service data to consume in Sitecore and data displayed in a Google Maps visualisation. A variety of clientele can benefit from this module including:

  • local government — display nearby attractions within the local government limits
  • real estate search engines —more holistic and robust visualisation data for home seekers and investors
  • business listing search engines —an easy way for businesses to define their area of cover

Interested to know more about the possibilities with Sitecore, click through to the A Team submission here. Although not a 2016 winner, it was an honour competing with the world’s finest.  Diversus congratulates this year’s winners, Red Staffy and Uniques.

The information is out there. Using Sitecore technology, it is easier than ever to integrate data and provide a seamless, enhanced end-user experience.