LGA SA selects Squiz to overhaul CMS

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 08 November, 2018

LGA SA selects Squiz to overhaul CMS

The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) is entering into exclusive negotiations with Australian software company Squiz as the preferred supplier for a new local government content management system (CMS).

The association selected Squiz following a procurement process facilitated by LGA Procurement with input from the Adelaide and Charles Sturt councils.

LGA plans to use Squiz Matrix as its new CMS, replacing the existing Unity CMS implementation.

Squiz Matrix was selected, among other reasons, for its ability to deliver personalised content using residents’ location, interaction history, search activity and other criteria.

The platform also offers the ability to either manage multiple connected websites, share content between them or keep the sites completely separate.

It includes in-built translation workflow tools for delivering multilingual content and automation tools to enable system integration into council ERP systems, as well as with existing content systems such as Sharepoint and Content Manager.

Squiz Matrix also offers access to the Funnelback search system developed by the CSIRO, which provides tools for best practice search engine optimisation (SEO) and curated results.

LGA now plans to conduct a discovery phase over the next few months to determine councils’ priority requirements for a new CMS.

Squiz is already a preferred supplier to the South Australian Government, and is supplying its technology to around 30 councils across Australia and New Zealand.

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