Constructing a headless CMS to promote flexibility, reduce costs, and promote editorial workflows
April 29, 2021
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A national sports organization outgrew their current content infrastructure. In order to promote functionality and speed of delivery within the editorial experience, they decided to assess both front-end and back-end development, with focus on the publishing workflow, publish times, redundancy, and video ingestion issues across dozens of content channels.
After helping redesign the client’s storefront, the client recognized Levvel as a natural fit to drive digital architecture efforts from proof-of-concept to production launch.
The client’s digital platform was split between two independent content management systems (CMS)—one powering league experiences (league content) and the other powering dozens of individual team sites (team content). This caused overlapping functionality, disjointed content, and difficulty building front-end components.
Levvel’s mission was to lead this editorial modernization effort through evaluation, strategy, and implementation. These steps would help introduce a solution that could allow their front-end and back-end to evolve independently without lock-in or reliance on a specific CMS.
This three-phase approach involved:
The national sports organization was able to modernize their current CMS platform to a headless model to allow for greater flexibility, reduce costs, and enable a more efficient workflow. Internally, the impact of this updated editorial workstream helped reduce tech debt, enhance automation, and improve speed of delivery.
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