United States
www.ascensus.com

DX platform version 
Digital Experience Manager 7


First website launched 
2015


Number of internal users of Jahia's technology
6


Number of unique visitors per month
70,000

Ascensus

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Ascensus College Savings is a leading administrator of 529 plans dedicated to meeting the needs of families saving for college across the U.S. Jahia's technology enables a core team of engineers to run three websites, each with its own brand, to manage a variety of service models. Collectively, these sites experience approximately 70,000 unique visitors each month.

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The challenge

Ascensus’ former content management system platform was outdated, inefficient and inflexible. The biggest issue was the inability to easily create responsive websites and stay current with technology. To accommodate this inflexibility, Ascensus had to build and maintain two versions of each site to cover both desktop and mobile versions. Additionally, the previous system was very inefficient; to create a new page meant creating individual assets for each PDF and image to be used on that page. That could mean creating 10+ assets before even beginning the actual page build.

the jahia experience

Jahia support is responsive with the standard Service Level Agreement; engineers typically provide hands-on feedback the next business day. Some performance and stability issues were identified during testing, and bug fixes or workarounds were provided to address all issues. Jahia’s engineers were available off-hours to create and test workarounds and fixes as needed post-launch. With the system currently in production, Ascensus continues to leverage Jahia support for architectural deep-dives and code snippets while developing new customizations for the platform.

The business value

The business goal for Ascensus is to continue being a leader in the college savings space, which includes increasing strategic partnerships and inspiring new and existing college savers. Each of their current three sites has its own brand and URL. Throughout the next 12 months, Ascensus will load another 16 sites - all with their own brands and URLs. They anticipate the collective traffic to increase significantly but have confidence in the Jahia platform to deliver smooth launches.

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