- A brief overview of SteadyGo?
SteadyGo Digital was born 5 years’ ago by co-founders Jo Kendal and Jason Miller with a vision to deliver clients’ digital vision through a boutique specialized digital agency.
Jason: “We had come from a larger full services agency, which had multiple layers of account management and was slow to react to clients’ needs. We felt we could better serve our clients as a specialist digital agency.
“With lower overheads and a smaller management structure, but with the same or better digital expertise, and can deliver quicker and at a more competitive hourly rate than the larger agencies can.
“Our clients definitely feel they are getting digital experts who are delivering value for the spend.
“We continue to love working with fantastic clients in the travel and leisure, food and drink, and pharmaceutical sectors. We work nationally from Portsmouth, to London and up to Leeds so can easily visit clients wherever they are in the country. Our development work and support services are centered in our Leeds office.”
- For how long have you been working with Umbraco?
We have been using Umbraco for about 6 years, and then became Certified Partners earlier this year. We know how important good support is, so decided to become Gold Partners this month in order to better service our clients’ needs.
- Why did you decide to work with Umbraco?
Our senior staff have been working in web development for nearly 20 years now, so way before most off-the-shelf CMS solutions were around. Over the years we have worked with a multitude of different systems across both PHP and .Net. Of all the systems we’ve worked with, Umbraco stands head and shoulders above from a security, performance, scalability and usability perspective.
We have yet to come across a client requirement that cannot be fulfilled with Umbraco in a clean and user-friendly way. It is also highly extensible so we don’t need to use 3rd party plugins to develop functionality. Unlike other systems, we are able to build the administrator’s content experience to match how they actually manage content.
What does this mean for our clients? It means:
- The project can be delivered quicker
- Their site will load quicker
- It will be more secure and far less vulnerable compared with other PHP CMS solutions
- It will take less time to manage content, saving the business money
- No reliance on third party vendors reduces future risk.
- What kind of Umbraco features appeal to you the most?
We particularly like that we can deliver everything a client needs with Umbraco ‘out-of-the-box’; compared with systems like WordPress where we are often forced to use a plethora of third party plugins to achieve a less satisfactory solution in the same amount of time.
The way Umbraco is structured means we can easily extend it.
The API availability has been very useful.
The ability to curate the content editing experience means our clients have a great content management experience.
- When and why have you decided to become an Umbraco Gold Partner?
As a specialist digital agency we always want our clients to receive the very best, and we really believe that Umbraco offers this to us and our clients. Being a Gold Partner means we have a higher level of access to Umbraco support and additional tools, which in turn help us to better support our customers.
- What value do you see in becoming an Umbraco Gold Partner?
Being a Gold Partner means we are recognised as a specialist provider of a very powerful and exciting software product. It better equips us to fully support and deliver our clients’ brilliant ideas.
We definitely value the extra resources and Umbraco expertise that is available to us, so we can better support our clients in achieving their online objectives.