Everyone is online. Almost every company has a website, all built on content management systems (CMS). The amount of CMS are endless, but we strongly believe that Drupal is the right choice for the public sector. And not only because Drupal is an open source platform and therefore very much like a democratic participatory society. Drupal also offers more technical advantages than you might think at first glance.
As Drupal experts, we know the platform inside out. We have already used Drupal to build knowledge platforms, public web portals and connections between all kinds of CRM and HR software for several local authorities.
For the public sector, these 5 reasons have already caught our eye for choosing Drupal.
That Web accessibility is ingrained in Drupal's values and principles, especially since Drupal 7. That's when the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched. With the advent of Drupal 10, this will be taken even further. Right now, you can already run Editoria11y Accessibility Checker on every page. This tool analyzes accessibility and offers relevant insights on what could be improved.
Drupal is known for working API-first. What does this mean exactly? When developing new Drupal versions, the connection to other business processes, services, content and data to external partners is always kept in mind. Put simply, Drupal links very easily with all kinds of other software, from Sharepoint over LB365 to UitInVlaanderen.
Local administrations and UiTinVlaanderen have been close friends for some time now. UiTinVlaanderen is the largest leisure agenda of Flanders and Brussels. That requires a substantial data exchange between local administrations and the UiTdatabank. In Drupal, that connection is quickly made. In the UiTdatabase, organizers of leisure events and city services enter all data directly and only once. That feed communicates fully automatically with the activity calendar. In other words: no more double work.
All these reasons make Drupal the CMS of choice for the public sector. Want to know more about the power of Drupal?