V&S

V&S provides support to governing bodies of associations and foundations with an information platform developed by Componence and based on Liferay Portal 6.1 EE.

V&S

V&S offer an informative platform providing easy access to practical assistance to boards of associations and foundations. Their expert advisors are also available to members by phone.

On verenigingen.nl affiliated boards will find a large number of template letters for their (license) administration as well as useful tools for various management tasks, including tips&tricks, checklists and many interesting articles on a wide range of topics. Additionally, the V&S newsletter informs its members of the latest developments. Verenigingen en Stichtingen is part of Small Business Publishing B.V.

  • Challenge

  • Research

  • Solution

Challenge

Whilst V&S' outdated portal software is blocking the integration of new tools and systems, a migration to a more powerful and up-to-date solution is needed in order to provide V&S members with the latest technologies.

Preservation of speed and efficiency are crucial conditions for a successful migration, as well as the reuse of customised solutions, which have already been developed for SBP site ‘De Zaak'.

The entire V&S database needs to be transferred to the new platform while optimal findability in search engines and options for providing related content are of the utmost importance. Furthermore, the site requires a new design and V&S wants to integrate a web shop. 

Solution

SBP BV has already migrated knowledge platform De Zaak to Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition and, again, they select Liferay as their preferred solution for V&S. The extensive package of standard portlets and its modular structure allows V&S to extend the platform according to their own as well as their target audience's demands, while reuse of the implemented customisations and a shared server infrastructure for both portals will lead to a maximum cost efficiency. Componence is the designated implementation partner for this project. The Liferay team successfully imports all existing data from V&S to the new portal and manages to reuse all plug-ins and tools which have been customised for De Zaak, while the V&S platform is using the same Liferay server infrastructure as De Zaak. Verenigingen.nl provides V&S with a modern and flexible platform with a well-arranged structure, offering affiliated boards quick and efficient access to a wide range of functionalities for the collection and sharing of knowledge and information. The site has been equipped with a modern design and contains an integrated Magento web shop. V&S is planning to open up access to their license administration database as well as the marketing software package Copernica.