Partners since 2008
Optimizely’s mission is to make it easy for customers to create effective digital experiences for their customers in any channel on any device. It's a reason they are consistently named leaders in Gartner's Magic Quadrant — one of just five in 2021 — and it's why we've worked alongside them since they entered the North American market.
Blend has been working with Optimizely and Episerver since 2008, and was named North American Partner of the Year in 2009. Blend is a Gold Solution Partner with three Optimizely certified developers on staff: Bob Davidson (Commerce), Chris Wahl (CMS), and Joshua Folkerts (CMS and Commerce), who is also an Optimizely MVP.
Blend's work with Optimizely spans the entire scope of what you can do with a content management system:
- Full-scope strategy-through-launch projects
- Guidance and consulting for difficult installations
- Migration into Optimizely from commercial and in-house content management systems
- Strategy and design projects that understand how design works within Optimizely.
Optimizely Coaching and Co-Development
Blend's history and experience developing custom Optimizely and Episerver solutions equips us to provide top-shelf co-development with your organization's existing development team. Our goal is to set you up for success — both with this engagement and beyond.
What this all means is that Blend is uniquely positioned to fill in the gaps of your team's knowledge or capacity. And, we do it all with one goal in mind: handing over the keys whenever you're ready.Learn more about Optimizely coaching with Blend.
Leaders in Optimizely Migration
We’ve led dozens of Optimizely migration projects during the Episerver years, from systems such as Ektron, Sitecore, and several others, and have helped guide and shape the process itself. Whether it’s a standard migration or a “lift-and-shift” forklift, chances are we've got a few examples to share.Learn more about CMS migration at Blend.
Design with Optimizely in Mind
With a design practice that’s been working alongside Optimizely and Episerver for over a decade, we know exactly how to take your customer’s expectations and make them work within Optimizely’s ecosystem.Learn about our strategic design philosophy.
Understanding How Optimizely Works For You
We don’t just understand how to build Optimizely sites — we know how to integrate them within your existing process, whether that's through custom data and reporting, personalization with your customer base, or helping set up an Optimizely practice within your organization.
We advocate for you and everyone who might encounter your site, from editor- and customer-friendly installs to full accessibility and a clean handoff.View some of our success stories.
Blend's Work with Optimizely and Episerver
Implementation of Partner Provided Design
Implementation of vendor-provided graphic design to help improve customer experience.
- Industry: Financial Services
Iterative Technical Planning: A Smoother Development Cycle
Gradual technical scoping leads to a more informed — and smoother running — project. Here’s how we did it.
- Client: American Physical Therapy Association
- Industry: Healthcare