Cantarus Named DNN’s Partner of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year
At DNN, our
is central to our core beliefs: Provide world-class
technology, encourage participation, and deliver unparalleled solutions. As a
company, we know that truly original, creative applications come only through
collaboration, and our collaboration with our partners is an essential part of
As we have in years past, we’d like to take this opportunity
to recognize the partner who has most often taken our solutions to new places,
creating world-class solutions for world-class customers.It is with great pride and excitement that we
announce that, for the second consecutive year,
Cantarus has earned DNN’s
Partner of the Year award!
As one of the original participants in DNN’s Certified
Cantarus entered the
program in 2009. Cantarus is a global
leader in all things DNN.They’ve
developed custom modules, customized installations and implemented websites
with impeccable attention to detail.We’re proud to have Cantarus in the program and we are proud to bestow
this honor on them for the second year in a row.
What Makes Cantarus Different?
“Our partnership with Cantarus is a great example of how we can, working together, deliver unprecedented results for our joint customers.”
-- Navin Nagiah, CEO, DNN
As is true for many of our Gold partners, the folks at Cantarus separate themselves based on the caliber of the company they keep. Darrin Addams and Lee Adams, the directors and co-founders of Cantarus are innovative, technically astute and true collaborators. They both established very solid technical and management foundations at top-tier technology consultancies (Accenture and Capgemini), then moved on to what they are truly passionate about:
creating an exceptional consultancy that delivers quality products, with attention to detail and a high level of customer service.
Cantarus has built a world-class team of developers who are technical, creative, and determined to deliver a product that exceeds their customer’s expectations. Darrin focuses on the technical side, and Lee focuses on the operational and sales side, and together they’ve consistently beat out larger, more established firms to work with some of the most exciting companies in Europe.
Darrin and Lee have demonstrated, and indeed are now known for, their ability to manage projects extremely well. Because of their extensive due diligence with customers, they have a consistent track record of delivering on time and to budget expectations. Given how frequently delays and price creep undermine a client’s satisfaction, this is a significant accomplishment.
Cantarus has also shown an unwavering commitment to DNN, consistently utilizing our latest releases and regularly providing us with valuable feedback. They are also among the first who have fully embraced Evoq Social (our
online community solution) and are working with some of their existing customers to expand their environments to include communities.
This year, Cantarus worked with organizations like
Sports Direct, the UK’s largest
sports retailer, the
Stroke Association, the leading
stroke charity in the UK,
TNT Post, the second largest postal
provider in the UK, and
Symphony EYC, a Gartner-recognized
global leader in retail and distribution optimization software.
Customer Snapshot: Sports Direct
“SportsDirect.com’s online business is an important, rapidly growing retail channel for our company, increasing 83% over the past year.”
-- Jay Lyford, IT Manager, Sports Direct
Sports Direct is widely known in UK as the
go-to company for sporting equipment needs. Experiencing rapid growth, Sports Direct was increasing their brand acquisitions, resulting in a set of complex of subsystems that needed easy integration. Cantarus worked directly with Sports Direct to create custom-designed modules that would meet their specific challenges.
Their custom modules, along with DNN’s existing modules, allowed for comprehensive e-commerce functionality for their marketers to update products and promotions quickly without technical knowledge. Cantarus also provided DNN-specific training to support Sport Direct’s existing highly-skilled developers, created best practices for skin and module development, and composed informative wikis to support contractors working on the project.
Read the Sports Direct case study:
Evoq Content Case Study: SportsDirect from DNN
Customer Snapshot: TNT Post
TNT Post was an existing DNN customer before beginning to work with Cantarus. However, they were dissatisfied with their existing website and unclear as to whether the problems originated from the DNN platform or the third-party implementation. However, upon meeting with Darrin and Lee, TNT Post determined that DNN was the best solution for their website.
Cantarus wrote custom modules to address their specific needs. Upon completion of the project, TNT Post had a completely new site that is more flexible, intuitive, and easy to update. They are pleased with their decision to stay on DNN and their decision to choose Cantarus to do the work.
Customer Snapshot: Symphony EYC
“We fully expect this website to generate more sales through tremendous lead generation as we can update it more regularly and it is completely SEO optimized.”
-- Paul Lamb, Online Marketing Manager
Cantarus’ impressive attention to detail is no more evident than in the website redesign for Symphony EYC. Cantarus went to considerable lengths for a responsive design, making it compatible on devices of all sizes. They went above and beyond by designing an adaptable menu structure and ensuring that all modules, text, and images are perfectly proportioned as the layout size changes.
In the midst of a rebrand and a merger, it was critical that Symphony EYC had an SEO-optimized website that was easily managed with work flows and localization features to accommodate global employees and customers. Cantarus delivered a high quality, highly customized website that will serve Symphony EYC through their transition and beyond.
“Cantarus is fantastic at building long term business relationships, they tackle every project without compromise and most importantly, they deliver every time.”
-- Quintin Philander, DNN Channel Manager, EMEA
Cantarus’ intimate knowledge of DNN and their perfectionist attitude toward delivering for their clients has earned them their second consecutive Partner of the Year award. We are proud to have them participate in the DNN Certified Partner Program and thrilled that they have been able to optimize our software for their customers. We look forward to an exciting 2014 year with Cantarus!