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Drupal and Alfresco based e-Governance Portal

CIGNEX Datamatics, Inc. Portfolio

About Client

The city on the west coast of US, established in 1866, has 3 colleges, 4 hospitals, approx. 100 restaurants, 4 libraries, 19 parks and 10 shopping malls with an estimated population of 109,000. The city has more than 200 small & medium businesses and is very popular among visitors/tourists.

Business Need

The client wanted to redesign the e-governance portal to provide comprehensive information about the city, various departments and associated services to residents, businesses and visitors to provide user friendly online services, such as filing police reports & complaints, payment of utility bills, parking tickets, e-recreation registration, etc.


On understanding the client's business challenges and requirements, CIGNEX Datamatics recommended an integrated solution using Alfresco content management system (CMS) as the content repository, Drupal web content management (WCM) as the content authoring layer and Drupal with ASP as the content presentation layer. The client was very happy with the solution proposed by CIGNEX Datamatics based on Alfresco and Drupal and chose CIGNEX Datamatics as the solution provider.


  • Alfresco – Drupal based solution increased visibility as website visitors peaked by 70% due to up-to-date content on city's developments and happenings.
  • Increased adoption of online services among residents and businesses.
  • Reduced total Cost of ownership with Drupal as Open Source WCM solution and Over 50% savings on infrastructure alone through single hosting and consolidation of sub websites into a single portal.