Creating a Multi-Tenant Solution

Managing hundreds of sites without an army of developers

dotCMS CASE STUDY: Creating a Multi-Tenant Solution

The Challenge

With a focus on quality, streamlining operations, and sharing technology, equipment, and personnel where appropriate, having one centralized system to manage data, content and code was a must for the nation’s leading healthcare services provider. Comprised of medical facilities, mainly hospitals and surgery centers, they needed a way to consolidate their nearly 1,000 facility websites into one central platform.

Since the team leading the charge for consolidating all medical facilities sites into one multi-tenant platform was non-technical, the healthcare services provider knew they needed a CMS platform that would be easy to manage without a huge team of resources, as well as have a company and community for support.

The Solution

dotCMS provided the multi-tenant solution and consolidation capabilities that the healthcare services provider needed. Using dotCMS’s copy host feature, the healthcare services provider was able to easily build out sites for all the hospitals and surgical centers in their network without having to re-code the backend. This meant that while all sites, shared data, and code are managed on one main platform, some aspects, like design, login, and local data could be customized locally for each facility’s needs.

Not only did dotCMS provide the multisite, multi-tenant capabilities that the healthcare services provider needed, it also offered API architecture, scalability, granular permissions, customizable workflows, and more out-of- the-box. This, along with the support of the dotCMS team and community, meant that the healthcare services provider’s team can easily build out their site without relying heavily on an internal development team.