BYU Modernizes Its Digital Presence by Transitioning to Brightspot

When Brigham Young University, one of the nation’s oldest universities, realized they had a very modern problem—namely their content management systems were no longer serving the needs of the growing institution—they partnered with Perfect Sense to devise a powerful solution that would solve their current pain points and continue to serve their digital needs long into the future.

Beginning in June of this year, the private research university began transitioning its sites (including BYU News) over to Perfect Sense’s Brightspot CMS.

Thanks to Brightspot’s natively multisite capabilities, teams at BYU can now quickly share essential content across multiple sites—a vital consideration for BYU’s many colleges, departments, educators and more than 33,000 students. Brightspot also allows BYU to create specific user roles so that writing, sharing, editing and even publishing content can be assigned to the appropriate people on their digital teams.

In addition, Brightspot will facilitates the setup of microsites to allow departments and professors to quickly stand up sites that allow students to access everything from essential projects to profiles in the way they prefer: online.

The limitations the university faced also extended to their front-end experience, resulting in broken images and dead-end experiences. To address these issues, the Perfect Sense team worked with BYU to thoroughly audit their websites and operations to identify ways to better optimize the overall site experience. Those solutions included utilizing Brightspot’s live website preview, custom workflows and bulk image upload.

Finally, Brightspot’s best-in-class editorial tools and robust admin features empower teams at BYU to quickly embrace new publishing tools and trends, which will not only serve their needs now but also as the digital landscape continues to evolve in the future.

Perfect Sense is proud to add BYU to its growing family of top global brands and leading global media companies that trust Brightspot to deliver optimal, highly personalized outcomes for their businesses. The invaluable feedback we receive from our customers drives the company’s commitment to constantly evolving Brightspot to suit—and exceed—every need. To learn more about our enterprise level CMS technology solutions, visit the Brightspot blog.

About Perfect Sense
Founded in 2008, Perfect Sense is a product company that capitalizes on its enterprise publishing platform Brightspot to drive innovations in web and mobile development for corporations worldwide.

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An enterprise content management system that lets editors create, publish and deliver great digital experiences.
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A digital asset manager that lets you organize, store and find your digital assets in a single, easy-to-use interface.
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A powerful cloud management tool that mitigates the risks of manual provisioning and managing infrastructure, lack of configurations standards, and unpredictable results.