Partnership Allows Entrepreneurial Database, Web and Communications Provider to Offer White-Label Platform to New and Existing Clients
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—March 24, 2015—LightCMS, a NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) company that provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based content management system (CMS), today announced that Groopt, an entrepreneurial company offering a cloud-and mobile-based, chapter and financial management platform to member-based organizations such as fraternities and sororities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations is leveraging LightCMS’s Developer Platform to become a LightCMS reseller partner and white-label the platform under the brand name, “LoyalCMS”. To learn more about the LightCMS Developer Platform, please visit www.lightcms.com/developers.
The LightCMS Developer Platform is an important element as Groopt pivots from its original focus as a collaboration and communication tool to now delivering a single, simple online database designed to eliminate the pain, cost and complexity that organizations encounter in managing data with patchworks of spreadsheets and other applications.
Prior to LightCMS, Groopt was using an outdated CMS solution that was difficult to use, required frequent troubleshooting and lacked long-term viability. Groopt has successfully transitioned the bulk of its web clients over to its branded LoyalCMS platform and is offering new and existing clients the ability to purchase the white-labeled LoyalCMS platform to build their own websites with unlimited pages, unlimited storage and online store capabilities, including unlimited product capacity and multi-website management under a single account. The program also includes top-tier web hosting and responsive web design that automatically adapts a site to whatever mobile or desktop device is accessing it.
“We’re extremely impressed with how easy and automated LightCMS is,” said Patrick Allen, Groopt Co-Founder and CEO. “The simplicity of the LightCMS Developer Platform makes it very easy to support. We’re very confident we can put our brand name behind LightCMS, and because it is a NetSuite company, we know LightCMS will always be cutting edge. We’ve been extremely pleased to be a LightCMS reseller partner.”
According to Allen, response from Groopt’s web clients since transitioning to the new platform has been overwhelmingly positive.
“They especially love the website editor and how easy it is to use,” added Allen. “Compared to what our customers were using previously, the difference is night and day. We didn’t have mobile support in our previous system, so the responsive design capabilities in LightCMS are critical for our clients to capture traffic from smartphones and tablets.”
“Groopt is a very exciting company to partner with, offering a unique database solution to member-based organizations that is complemented well with the LightCMS platform,” said Justin Cowan, Director of Content Management for LightCMS. “We’re delighted to partner with Groopt and supply the simple, reliable and flexible platform the company needs to continue serving its web clients as it evolves and grows its business.”
The LightCMS Developer Platform enables resellers and design agencies to focus on what they do best in creating leading-edge websites with a standards-based platform that does not require special programming languages while offloading server maintenance, hosting and upgrades to LightCMS. At $19 a month per site and a low annual fee, the Developer Platform’s low pricing makes it easy for designers and resellers to grow their businesses while taking advantage of all the features of LightCMS, including automated client sign-up and billing, white label or private label site branding, site copy functionality, a dedicated LightCMS account manager and Gold Level support. In addition, LightCMS Developer Platform members receive a free LightCMS license to run their own company website. All LightCMS websites enjoy a complete set of website management tools such as blogs, forms, calendars, photo galleries and ecommerce. For further information, please visit www.lightcms.com/developers.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Groopt was founded in 2012 by three University of California, Berkeley graduates. Groopt is now simplifying data management for fraternities, sororities and other member-based organizations. The cloud and mobile-based platform provides a simple all-in-one solution for payments and event registrations, as well as data collection and membership tracking. With Groopt’s ability to automate membership and financial operations, chapters can focus on what matters most – their members. For more information, please visit www.groopt.com
LightCMS is a NetSuite Inc. company that provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based platform used by more than 175,000 users, resellers, web designers and creative agencies to grow and manage their businesses and create beautiful websites and online stores. With LightCMS, users can focus on what they do best in creating leading-edge websites with a standards-based platform that does not require special programming languages while offloading server maintenance, hosting and upgrades to LightCMS. For more information about LightCMS, please visit www.lightcms.com.
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Posted on Tue, March 24, 2015