As we reflect on the milestones of the past year, Agility CMS takes pride in the journey that has unfolded. From groundbreaking product launches to industry recognitions, each chapter in our story signifies a commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and the ever-evolving landscape of content management. Join us on a nostalgic journey through the key moments that shaped Agility CMS in the year 2023.
Agility's Journey in 2023: A Recap
Launched New Laravel SDK:
In early 2023, Agility CMS embarked on a journey of innovation by introducing a new Laravel SDK tailored for PHP developers. This endeavor aimed to simplify CMS configuration, providing developers with pre-written, tested, and well-documented code for efficient application development.
CMS Critic 2022 People's Choice Awards Finalist:
February brought accolades as Agility CMS earned its place as a finalist in the CMS Critic 2022 People's Choice Awards. This recognition underscored our commitment to customer satisfaction and excellence within the CMS industry.
Top Performer in Gartner’s Voice of the Customer Report:
Further solidifying our position in the market, Agility CMS was recognized as a top performer in Gartner's Voice of the Customer report. The acknowledgment highlighted our excellence in web content management, customer satisfaction, composable architecture, and user-friendly deployment.
Customer Feedback Loop Program and UI Refresh:
Demonstrating a dedication to customer satisfaction, Agility CMS launched a feedback loop program. This initiative allowed users to actively participate in influencing the continuous improvement of our platform. Notably, the invaluable user feedback inspired a significant UI refresh, resulting in a cleaner design, intuitive navigation, and enhanced functionality.
Launched CLI for Efficient Content Management:
In April, Agility introduced its Command Line Interface (CLI), empowering users with tools for efficient content management operations. The CLI streamlined content-related tasks, enhancing automation and integration capabilities.
Google Analytics App and Marketplace Launch:
Agility unveiled a Google Analytics app, aligning with our commitment to a low-code marketplace.
The Lauch of Our Marketplace:
Simultaneously, the launch of the App Marketplace featuring low-code applications aimed to enhance functionalities such as analytics, personalization, search, CRM/marketing automation, and translation.
Design System Refresh for Improved UI:
Investing in a comprehensive design system refresh, Agility addressed user feedback and introduced features such as enhanced filters, advanced global search, and improved navigation. This overhaul maximized usability and accessibility, emphasizing our dedication to user-centric design.
Native Bigcommerce App:
Agility expanded its capabilities by launching a native Bigcommerce app for seamless integration with online stores.
MACH Alliance Membership:
Additionally, we joined the MACH Alliance, leveraging Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless principles to deliver innovative digital experiences. Agility CMS’ MACH membership provides customers with agility, personalization, omnichannel capabilities, enhanced engagement, and scalability. By leveraging MACH architecture principles and industry-leading partnerships, we empower users to deliver exceptional digital experiences that drive customer engagement, foster loyalty, and keep your business ahead in today's dynamic digital landscape.
G2 High Performer and Best Support Badges:
In a summer highlight, Agility earned G2 badges for High Performer in Headless CMS and Best Support in the mid-market sector. These badges reflected user satisfaction, performance excellence, and our commitment to delivering top-notch service.
21st Anniversary Celebration:
In a moment of reflection and gratitude, Agility celebrated its 21st birthday, marking over two decades of innovation and growth. From its inception as Edentity in 2002 to pioneering SaaS-based decoupled CMS in 2005, Agility consistently evolved and became a leading name in the headless CMS space.
Native Google Translator App and Bynder App Launch:
Supporting global content creation, Agility introduced a native Google Translator app. Additionally, we expanded our marketplace with the launch of a native Bynder app, seamlessly integrating a global leader in digital asset management (DAM) solutions.
Native HubSpot App and Power Fields App:
Agility continued expanding its marketplace with the launch of a native HubSpot app, enhancing marketing automation capabilities. The introduction of "Power Fields," a 1st Party App with features like Block Editor, Markdown Editor, Slug Field, and branded app icon creation, offered enhanced flexibility in content creation.
MACH Tech Integration with Cloudinary:
Agility collaborated with Cloudinary for a purpose-designed app, seamlessly integrated into Agility CMS. This collaboration streamlined media management for marketing teams, showcasing our commitment to cutting-edge solutions.
Enhanced Customer Support:
Agility reinforced its commitment to customer support through significant advancements, including new training materials and the introduction of a Customer Support and Enablement Manager.
Native Formstack App:
Additionally, a native Formstack app was unveiled, revolutionizing form management for marketing teams.
Joel Varty's Insights at CMS Experts Event:
The CMS Experts Event provided a platform for Joel Varty to share profound insights into the headless CMS industry. His presentation emphasized the importance of actively listening to customers and making customer-centricity the guiding principle for industry innovations.
Agility CMS announced terminology updates to align more closely with industry standards. These changes included transitioning from Pages to Layouts and Modules to Components, among others.
Revamped .NET Starter & GraphQL Beta:
Simultaneously, a revamped .NET Starter and a pioneering GraphQL Beta were introduced, enhancing the developer experience and expanding content management options.
Hot Take on Headless CMS and Small Feature Award:
Represented by Joel Varty and Jon Voigt, Agility CMS made a significant impact at the Boye & Co Aarhus 2023 event. Their presentation delved into the evolving landscape of Headless platforms, emphasizing visual editing, previewing, and tools empowering customers. In a moment of triumph, Agility CMS secured the Small Feature Award at the event, recognizing the revolutionary Preview Centre with collaboration.
Feedback Revolution and UI Refresh:
Agility CMS proudly announced the success of its ongoing Feedback Loop initiative, with a remarkable 105 feedback items submitted in Q4 2023 alone and over 1000 tickets since the program's launch in January. The refreshed UI, set to launch in the New Year, directly results from this collaborative effort. Agility reaffirms its commitment to user feedback, inviting users to continue sharing their thoughts through the Feedback Loop or by scheduling a call with their Customer Success Manager.
Thank You for an Amazing Year
As we bid farewell to the year 2023, Agility CMS stands as a testament to innovation, adaptability, and a steadfast commitment to our users. The milestones achieved in the past year reflect not only our journey but the collaborative spirit of our user community. Looking ahead, we remain poised to embrace new challenges, listen to our users, and continue delivering cutting-edge solutions in the dynamic realm of content management. Thank you for being a part of our journey. Here's to a future filled with even greater accomplishments and shared successes.