Initially launched six years ago, the original Santa Fe Irrigation District website was a hastily built, static site created to fill the immediate need for an online presence. The website was difficult to manage because every update had to be posted by a technically trained member of the IT Department. This restricted workflow caused frequent updating back ups which, as the years went on, made the website‘s communication value close to obsolete.
When the District decided it was time to rebuild their website, it was of the utmost importance that the site could easily be updated and managed by multiple staff members regardless of their technical training. With this pre-requisite in mind, it was simple to select Vision Internet as their government website vendor as they provided the most powerful yet user-friendly government content management system – the visionCMS™
Vision Internet held on-site training with the District on the visionCMS™ and industry best practices on how to maintain a successful municipal website. With this shared knowledge at hand, updating responsibilities are now divvied up between staff by department. Advanced CMS tools such as multi-tiered review and approval cycles, scheduled content reviews, automatic mobile site updates, and an integrated e-notification tool have quickly transformed the website into the District’s most interactive and accurate communications tool.