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Umbraco Certified Gold Partner

Umbraco is the #1 Microsoft open source CMS in the world

And Marcel Digital is the leading Umbraco Certified Gold Partner in the United States.

Umbraco, also known as "The Friendly CMS", is the leading open-source ASP.NET CMS in the world, powering more than 500,000 websites worldwide. As the premier Umbraco Certified Gold Partner, we don’t build, maintain, or market your website in a vacuum, we respect the interconnectivity of the web and all of its many channels, as well as your brand and the personas you target. Our team of Umbraco Masters handle all of your Umbraco needs from website design to UX, development to maintenance, and hosting to ongoing digital marketing strategy. We are experts in persona development, information architecture, user experience, design, agile project management, SEO migrations and website analytics. When it comes to Umbraco, we will design, build and maintain your website, then drive more traffic and leads through digital marketing solutions. 

Contributing Umbraco Gold Partner

We live, breathe, and sleep the Umbraco CMS. We’ve worked on hundreds of Umbraco websites and are 1 of 9 Umbraco Gold Partners in North America, tailoring and customizing Umbraco to fit your unique business needs. We staff Umbraco Masters, host the US based Umbraco conference (Umbraco US Festival), attend Umbraco conferences all over the world, and have access to Umbraco HQ to help influence the growth of the CMS.

We create incredible website experiences and integrate best-in-class tools to improve your website's functionality and results. We also offer managed digital marketing services to ensure success beyond development and maintenance. As a Google Certified Partner, we work with an industry-recognized team of in-house digital marketers and usability experts to create a website that is set up for long-term success. 

Simply put – when it comes to Umbraco, no one does it better.

Umbraco Web Development

We are Certified Umbraco Gold Partners developing award-winning, world-class Umbraco websites that engage and inspire visitors to take action. Our team of Umbraco Masters, usability experts, and SEO professionals collaborate to create a website experience that continually produces more traffic and converts.

Any Umbraco Master and Certified Developer can develop or reskin an Umbraco website, but at Marcel Digital, we take it steps farther. We’ve pioneered a collaborative web development process that integrates our in-house usability, digital marketing, SEO, and business consulting experts to build websites that not only have an immediate impact but also continually grow and scale with your business over time.

We use advanced research techniques, including surveys and heat maps, to learn more about your customers and prospects to develop a front-end experience that attracts, informs, and inspires action. We learn about the ins and outs of your business to integrate back-end tools that will help you run your website and business more efficiently.

Our Integrated Web Development Process:

  • Discovery
  • Design
  • Development
  • Content
  • Testing
  • Deployment

It gets better. We’re one of the longest tenured Umbraco Gold Partners in North America building Umbraco packages (think “plugins” for Umbraco) to help boost the efficiency of our client’s websites. Those same packages are also used by Umbraco developers and marketers all over the world for their clients. Already have tools? No problem – we can integrate the third-party tools you rely on most to run your business.

Custom Elements We’ve Developed in Umbraco:

  • Contact form integrations with Salesforce, Marketo, HubSpot, and more
  • Video libraries
  • ROI calculators
  • Vendor location maps
  • Dynamic event & calendar modules
  • Fast & seamless checkout processes
  • Multilingual content creation functionality

Umbraco CMS Support & Maintenance

Marcel Digital offers customized Umbraco CMS support and maintenance solutions to keep your website running optimally at all times. In 2017 alone, we handled over 100 Umbraco support tickets and responded to 95% of all issues within 48 hours. Our client and customer feedback survey showed an over 99% approval and satisfaction rating overall. In fact, we’ve handled issues and technical support for other Umbraco agencies and continue to be thought leaders in maintaining and enhancing the Umbraco CMS!

Our support and maintenance packages include:

  • Daily database & core backups
  • Umbraco version upgrades as they happen
  • 24/7 uptime monitoring
  • Ongoing training for new features & capabilities
  • Guaranteed response and resolution times
  • Site speed optimization

As a Certified Umbraco Gold Partner that staffs Umbraco Masters, Developers, and Professionals in-house, you can be sure that your website is always in the hands of recognized Umbraco experts and supported by our suite of best-in-class tools.

Umbraco Website Hosting

We host Umbraco websites on Microsoft Azure and maintain an uptime of 99.999%. This means more time spent on initiatives that matter rather than worrying about your website showing to your customers. It also means your team will be able to deliver more content, landing pages, and resources as quickly as you need them.

CMS Migration to Umbraco

No matter your current CMS setup, our team of Umbraco experts will migrate your website to Umbraco with ease. From compiling URLs and content to testing migration results and Umbraco training, our team of Umbraco Masters has you covered.

Umbraco Digital Marketing Services

At Marcel Digital, we go beyond simply building and maintaining Umbraco websites. Our digital marketing and optimization experts create custom digital solutions to drive more traffic to your website and ensure they convert at a higher rate. Learn more about our digital marketing & web development services.

Why Umbraco?


Marcel Digital uses the Umbraco CMS for content management, Microsoft Azure for global hosting, and best-in-breed technologies to plug into the website for analytics, SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, A/B testing, and website efficiency.  

We recommend the Umbraco Content Management System for several reasons.

There Is No License Fee

Umbraco does not have an annual license fee and is also Open Source which allows full ownership of the product at no cost. There are also no fees if you continue to add on more sites for a multi-site installation. There are no fees for additional CMS users. All of these cost savings allow more budget to be spent on building out all of the amazing features for your new website.

 

It Can Be Customized To Your Needs

Umbraco is highly customizable. It has a slew of powerful out-of-the-box features, but is also easy to customize to your specific needs. Umbraco can be built for you and your workflows, rather than trying to fit your workflows into a rigid CMS. 

The CMS also provides a proprietary Grid Editor that offers users the ability to quickly create pages using drag-and-drop content modules.

Grid Editor Demo

You Don’t Have to Compromise Design

Umbraco is extremely flexible. Custom designs can be implemented with ease, allowing more flexibility in layout and design. There is no need to compromise on design during the development process with Umbraco.

 

 

User Mgmt Demo

The User Interface Is Friendly

From an end user perspective, Umbraco’s back office is intuitive and easy-to-use.  Editors can have as little or as much control as you allow. The page editing experience can be customized to your team to provide more control and a simple editing interface.

Marcel is not only an Umbraco Certified Partner with a team of Umbraco Certified Developers, we are also a Gold Partner. This gives us access to Umbraco HQ resources and access to new releases and betas.

We love showing off Umbraco. If you are interested in seeing a demo of the Umbraco CMS, please reach out and we'll show you how the magic is made. 

 

 

It’s Used by Everyone

Well maybe not everyone, but there is certainly a long list of notable companies that trust Umbraco for its scalability, flexibility, and usability.

It's Easy to Edit Images

One of the most frustrating experiences with a content management system is uploading an image for placement and the focal point or image size is off. In many cases, this causes a designer to re-upload the image in an attempt to correct improper placement. 

Umbraco offers a proprietary image editing tool that allows you to change the focal point for images directly in the CMS without the need to re-edit or re-upload. It's one of the many ways that Umbraco lives up to its name as "The Friendly CMS". 

Image Editor Screen 1

 

 

It Gives You Access to Content Apps

Umbraco enhances your content editing experience by providing a brand new feature in Umbraco 8 called Content Apps.

With Content Apps, you are able to integrate applications directly into your Umbraco CMS’s backend. This allows Editors to see information like Google Analytics data, SEO scores, notes left from previous content editors, image editors, and much more. The Umbraco Masters at Marcel Digital can develop, implement, and configure these apps for you and help find the right mix of information for your team. 


Any ASP.NET Developer Can Work On It

From a technical perspective, Umbraco is a .NET platform. This means that, should you want to assume control of your website, any ASP.NET developer and development team with ASP.NET experience can take over the controls of your Umbraco website and enhancing what Marcel Digital has created. 

Need An Umbraco Partner?

Whether you need help developing a new Umbraco website or hosting and maintaining your current Umbraco website, our team of Umbraco Masters are standing by and ready to help. Give us a shout and a member of our Umbraco team will be in touch!