Web CMS Implementation



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As a world leader in continuing education, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) offers over 2500 courses in a variety of subjects. The SCPS website hosts millions of visitors every year, all looking to register for courses and get information on building their careers. Kanban began working with NYU in 2006.


The SCPS Marketing Department turned to Kanban for help in reengineering the SCPS website on a modern, scalable, and cost-effective content management platform. SCPS had a large number of stakeholders to accommodate and needed to plan for yet-to-be-determined future requirements.


Kanban designed and implemented a new web content management system to support the SCPS website. Kanban selected best-of-breed technologies that provided the right solution for each of NYU’s needs.

The content management and other site services were all successfully integrated into a unified web application that provided seamless experience for students and SCPS administrators. The OpenCms open source content management system seamlessly integrated into the application architecture to provide the highest degree of control over site content, while still offering unlimited flexibility.


Kanban and NYU realized the following benefits:

  • The implementation of open source software and frameworks saved NYU the costs associated with software licensing, an estimated $250K.
  • By outsourcing to Kanban, NYU reduced project lifecycle by 75%.
  • NYU’s marketing department and other non-technical staff can now support off-line campaigns, add new pages, post news, manage faculty bios, etc.
  • Time to market was reduced from days to minutes.
  • Roles and permissions were applied via a high-security workflow.
  • The system provided scalability and extensibility to support evolving needs for years to come.


The team implemented the following technologies:

  • OpenCms
  • Java
  • WebLogic
  • Oracle
  • Spring Framework
  • Hibernate
  • Sun Solaris

“Kanban plays an essential role in the architecture and development of NYU SCPS software, including our new website. They have an in-depth understanding of our processes and goals and have translated that into solutions that propel our business.”

George Tabback, Chief Information and Technology Officer, SCPS, NYU