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21.07.2010

Corporate Site of the Bertelsmann-Stiftung

Communicating topics successfully

Internet portal for all programs and projects with Social Media and Multimedia-Features on the basis of OpenText WebSolutions

The corporate website www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de gives information about the foundation’s basic principles and presents its whole range of projects and campaigns. The Gütersloh based foundation focuses on innovative formats and modern technologies, which are used for its more than 270 programs’ and projects’ communication through various channels. Besides RSS-Feeds, video podcasts and a YouTube channel of its own, social networks are directly connected to the main portal, e.g. editorial supported pages on Facebook, SchülerVZ, Twitter, flickr and XING. The technical base of the internet portal is the CMS/DMS solution of the OpenText WebSolutions Group (formally RedDot). Since 2005, ]init[ takes care of the internet communication of the Bertelsmann-Stiftung.

Mobile Apps for iPhone and iPad with intuitive Navigation and Social Media Connectors

The usage of mobile internet is increasing rapidly. To stay informed about the actual topics of the foundation as well on the go, the Bertelsmann-Stiftung is offering its own applications for iPhone and iPad. The app, developed with the Apple iOS SDK, stands out due to high comfort for users, an intuitive navigation with multi touch, landscape format and the integration of all media formats. With the fluent integration of pictures and videos via flickr and YouTube services as well as the connectors to Facebook and Twitter, you can hold the whole offer of the Bertelsmann-Stiftung in your hand and even create publications with just a few clicks on the go.

Award-winning employee’s portal: access via single-sign-on, dynamic homepage and decentralized care of content

With more than 300 employees at international locations, the foundation creates a network far beyond the borders of Germany, to early identify social challenges in a global context and to develop exemplary solution models. To increase the exchange and communication between employees, ]init[ developed “MyBertelsmann” – the employee’s portal with numerous employee services: personalized modules for the homepage, user-defined information accesses, mobile services, integrated employee data bases with optimized search functions and an extranet login with secure single-sign-on, for access from everywhere in the world. MyBertelsmann is based upon the same CMS/DMS solution as the corporate site of the foundation. In 2008 the employee’s portal received the RedDot Solutions Award in the category “Innovation”.

Wegweiser Kommune: Interactive visualization of complex local municipal data, studies and concepts.

On the internet platform www.wegeweiser-kommune.de, the Bertelsmann-Stiftung provides data concerning demographic, economic and social developments with the help of interactive graphics and maps to all German communities with more than 5000 inhabitants.
The professional portal does not only give a snap-shot for municipal deciders and for the creation of concrete strategic concepts. The indicators and territorial references can be combined in any order and can be evaluated in a context independent of time and levels.
Center of the flash based application are interactive visualizations, with which municipal developments of coming years can be prognosticated in detail on basis of the substantial and continuously updated data pool. Furthermore numerous studies, concepts and population studies are available for download.