The eGoVisa CMS system has been designed with governments in-mind; unlike traditional generic content management systems; our solution is packed with features that are relevant to government business. For example, Authentication is not simply a matter of user name and password but a choice of several options from traditional password security to full biometric capabilities. Functions such as scheduling, issuance of official certificates, registration of events and more complex features such as Visa processing are integral to our CMS solution. The example shown here is based on the use of the eGoVisa Government Content Management system to build and run an embassy website. In this example, the embassy has several concerns; the provision of news, the dissemination of information; the registration of nationals, the processing and issuance of visas, the handling of lost travel documents, the collection of biometrics, the provision of consular services, the handling of employment opportunities, a diplomatic directory and information about the embassy.
While generic CMS systems offer generic block like a blog block, a photo block or a calendar block, the VisaPort CMS system offers functional blogs that are designed specifically for use by government agencies. VisaPort CMS supports over 60 blocks and features a field element abstraction layer; allowing our users to place dynamic text anywhere on their site. The field element abstraction layer points to one of 20,000 field/form elements from the eGoVisa Framework; together with their full data, visual and security attributes.
The examples are replicas of both the U.S. State Department website and the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here we have used the VisaPort CMS to demonstrate how an entire site can be imported in just a few minutes. With dynamic menu handling and a choice of a hundred block functions, the possibilities were endless; The first step was to import the HTML from the original websites. This is handled via a translation script, which parses the HTML and generates eGoVisa compatible block data. Once this data has been imported, static content must now be replaced with its dynamic equivalent. The eGoVisa CMS system reduces your burden by allowing you to retain the investment in your legacy design. For example, on the original site, the news was created using a non-linear manual way; in other words, each time a new press release was to be put up, a new page was created and a link inserted into the landing page. In the case where a generic CMS was being used, this process was more automated as the pages could be automatically added and the CMS would show the latest page ahead of their predecessors. In the VisaPort CMS, the embassy would simply add the News Block wherever they wanted the news to appear. The CMS supports several types of news blocks including scrolling news, which is more prominent and allows large pictures to be shown with big headings, and smaller column type news, where the headers are shown without pictures. Once the block was inserted; the page was now ready to dynamically display news and event announcements as and when they were entered into the backend database. News and events were now granular, they were alive; with relevancy, priority, source and lifespan. News could be fed electronically from any ministry department and it would automatically appear in the embassy website in the correct language. Changes or corrections were instantly reflected across every embassy around the world. It is this power that differentiates the eGoVisa solutions from any other on the market.