The Challenge

 

The National Education Association Member Benefits (NEAMB), a subsidiary of the National Education Association (NEA), offers discounts and benefits on travel, insurance, finance, and more for teachers.

As part of the NEAMB site redesign, neamb.com was migrated from a legacy CMS to Sitecore. One of the challenges in the migration process was moving all the existing content to the new Sitecore system.

Armed with the experience of previous projects and already running the NEAMB Build Project on Sitecore, Oshyn could simultaneously coordinate the data migration process.

The Solution

 

Oshyn worked closely with the editorial team to define a schedule that began with automated content migration. Due to changes to the information architecture as a result of the new site redesign, some portions of the site required manual intervention. We worked closely with the NEAMB staff to ensure the content was moved to the correct locations.

Content migration between two systems is always challenging. Performing a content migration while building a new website can lead to cross-over issues where changes in code can impact content.

To prevent such situations from derailing the project, we created an efficient communication system between the development and content teams that included clarification of dependencies and bi-weekly check-ins.

Oshyn's patented migration tool, Siteport, was also utilized to automate the moving of content.

The Outcome

 

The content was successfully migrated in time for the website relaunch. The use of Siteport helped to make the process more efficient and reduced the expected content migration time.