Sdu

A multimedia supplier through a CaaS solution

Platforms

  • Content Delivery System 
  • Content as a Service solution
  • Symfony
  • Vue JS
  • Headless architecture
  • Microservices (Service Oriented Architecture)

Role

Consultancy, Implementation, Software development, Support and Hosting.

Solution

A headless CaaS solution application based on microservices.

Youwe developed a CaaS solution which made it possible for SDU to distribute content among other organizations. Youwe built the new application with Microservices and a headless architecture.

Sdu Information Solutions is part of Sdu Publishers. Throughout the years they went through a considerable transformation. From a traditional publishing company they have become a multimedia supplier. Sdu operates in four areas: legal, fiscal, government and business. Their customer portfolio consists of lawyers, tax specialists and other parties involved in (semi-) government and educational institutions. 

Years ago Sdu was looking for a successor for their Vind-application. This is an application to distribute content among municipalities, provinces, and other government organizations. Later, Youwe developed the application as a CaaS solution, called Sdu Connect. This solved multiple functional and technical problems. 

The CaaS solution made it possible for Sdu to offer a flexible, sustainable and user-friendly solution to their customers.

Our solution

CaaS Solution

Customers of Sdu Connect were dependent on their system administrator to install the original Vind software on their computer. The decentralized software provided limitations for future business models. This meant that the customers had to download and install the package again with every release. It caused customers to work on different software versions. Youwe solved this problem by rebuilding the application as a CaaS solution. 
 

Microservices

After a few years, the application contained a lot of legacy code. Youwe recommended building the new application with Microservices. This technique makes flexibility, scalability and independent module updates possible. The Microservices are combined with a Headless architecture. This headless architecture makes sure that data from the microservices landscape is displayed in an optimal way to different output channels, where data is key throughout the whole landscape. 

SDU and Youwe look back at 12 years of successful collaboration 

The results

Flexible solution

The CaaS solution made it possible for Sdu to offer a flexible, sustainable and user-friendly solution to their customers. More than 2,5 million Dutch end users consume information provided by this Content Delivery System, via websites of government organizations. It became easier to release new features and get more control over the distribution of software and ensure that customers use the latest version of the product. The use of microservices makes it possible for Sdu to execute the editing of content centralized and distribute it among government organizations. Government organizations are able to make adjustments to the content.

Platforms

  • Content Delivery System 
  • Content as a Service solution
  • Symfony
  • Vue JS
  • Headless architecture
  • Microservices (Service Oriented Architecture)

Role

Consultancy, Implementation, Software development, Support and Hosting.

Solution

A headless CaaS solution application based on microservices.

Interested in a CaaS solution or a similar content distribution system?

Youwe is able to create a flexible, sustainable and user-friendly solution for your company. A unique Content Delivery System with a headless architecture is a challenge our experts are ready to take on!