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Sceneric and Percussion announce two major deployments at Legal & General

In 2006 Legal & General selected Percussion as its strategic content management system and in 2008, Legal & General selected Sceneric as its web development partner of choice.

The first deployment of Percussion included Legal & General's internal Extranet in 2006, which was implemented by the professional services of Percussion UK. Sceneric has since managed and developed a major programme of work at Legal & General.  With the support of Percussion www.legalandgeneral.com has been migrated from their existing Adobe Contribute installation to the latest Percussion CM System release and subsequent to the success of this project the existing Extranet was also upgraded to the latest Percussion CM System release.

As partners of Percussion, Sceneric deployed the www.legalandgeneral.com site onto the Percussion CM system using their tested methodology. A Joint Architectural Analysis and Design consultancy was completed by Percussion Professional Services and Sceneric consultants working side by side. Post this the development was completed using Sceneric's 'CM Design', 'CM Deliver'  and ‘CM Support’ methodology.

The result has been a robust implementation of the Percussion CM for Legal & General for its customer facing, business critical site with new Percussion templates. The site allows Legal & General staff to change all aspects of the site in real time whilst workflows ensure quality levels of online content are high, and compliant with FSA regulations. The project was controlled through a SCRUM methodology by Sceneric project managers utilising a combined business and technical team.

Sceneric has since also migrated the existing Legal & General Extranet to the latest Percussion release. This major piece of work involved reviewing, defining and planning the migration of over 14,000 content items and the coordination of dress rehearsals in three environments to ensure the live system would upgrade first time, flawlessly.

Richard Nunn, Head of Online Strategy for Legal & General said: “The work on these two major projects supports our strategic architecture and long term goals to enable the business to effortlessly manage their content.  Sceneric’s expert help, structured methodology and web experience was instrumental in ensuring we achieved these projects on-time and within budget.”

Peter Webster Senior Vice President of Percussion Software said "From day one, Sceneric understood the need to deliver for one of our most important clients.  They brought energy and insight into the project."

David Wyllie, Director of Sceneric said: “Our experience and demonstrated packages of CM Upgrade, CM Design, CM Deliver and CM Support and our partnership with Percussion has led to the delivery of this project on time and to budget. The result is another extremely successful Percussion implementation.”
 
About Legal & General
The Legal & General Group, established in 1836, is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. Over 5.8 million people rely on us for life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans. The Legal & General Group is responsible for investing over £280 billion worldwide (as at 31 Dec 2008) on behalf of investors, policyholders and institutions.

About Sceneric
Sceneric is an IT Services company that works closely with its customers to help them achieve leadership positions in their markets. We bring a combination of in depth industry knowledge, technical excellence and delivery expertise to support the operational objectives of our customers. Founded in 2006, Sceneric works with industry leaders such as Legal & General, Simplyhealth, Friends Provident, Savills Private Finance, Mouchel, Kingfisher, mgmadvantage, amongst many others

About Percussion
Percussion is the provider of The Percussion Approach, a combination of our WCM, solutions and services that have a singular focus – driving business results through multiple online channels including websites, intranets, blogs, and mobile devices. Our Adaptive Architecture allows non-technical users to take control of content and presentation, provides a low-friction path to access and re-use 3rd party content, and allows a business to pursue new opportunities without being encumbered by legacy technology. Percussion has been helping a broad cross-section of corporations, institutions and agencies generate online results, including Visit London, Hotwire.com, Alliance & Leicester, Kohl’s, U.S. Department of State, Vegas.com, The Washington Post, and the University of London.

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