Forget Plugins. Acora Has it All Built In.
Acora is a digital platform packed with features so you can create the perfect bespoke solution.
Rich Content Templates
Powerful Editing Capability
Manage Content as a Team
Run Multiple Sites & Apps
Accessibility Standards Compliance
File and Asset Management
E-commerce & Online Shops
Workflows & Marketing Automation
- Bulletproof security, externally audited
- Multi-site, one platform
- Open integration APIs
- The richest suite of functions and modules
- Content management, forms, community engagement, marketing, social media, e-commerce - all in one
- Advanced analytics
- High performance
- Government quality standards compliance
- Direct access to hosting and professional services, or source your own
- Marketing, operations, external and internal comms all in one platform
- Beautiful and accessible visual design, qualified UX, technical excellence, and dedicated digital support
- Highly cost effective, technically advanced support for bespoke solutions
Core Features & Capabilities
Distributed content management
Easy content management for large and small teams. Distribute publishing responsibilities using a robust, multi-site aware role and function based permissions framework coupled with extensible author / editor / publisher workflows.
Powerful form handling
Point-and-click configuration of complex forms with field dependencies, email notifications with rich layouts, powerful workflow and data management customisation, and integration with all Acora capabilities.
Manage multiple websites, each under different domain names, all from the one online administration interface. Unlimited content, unlimited users, unlimited sites.
Conduct commercial transactions including online payments securely from within your website in real time.
Intranet / customer portals and extranets
Create fantastic internets, customer portals and intranets using Acora to engage and communicate with your audiences with built in, powerful user accounts.
Native mobile apps are part of every digital platform today. Design and manage your own app, or work with an Acora developer to create purpose-designed apps for any need.
Responsive design throughout the system ensures visitors to your website have the best experience on all devices - computer desktops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
File and asset management
Integrated, searchable, metadata driven file and asset management capabilities include automatic image generation, document previews, online file editing, and dynamic file link management features.
Powerful user accounts & CRM features
Groups and roles based user management tools track detailed user data and provide easy to configure identity management. Features include user logins, automatic or managed account registrations, private content, and integration with all Acora capabilities: forms, marketing automation, personalised content and more.
Email direct marketing
Build beautiful email newsletters and business messages with point-and-click ease, manage subscriptions, automate communications, and connect email directly to your user base. Unlimited subscribers, lists, and emails.
Advanced integrated analytics
Advanced usage reporting for your websites and apps, securely hosted behind the DDSN.net firewall. Much more that Google Analytics: search engine keywords, heatmaps, user session recording, multi-site roll-up reporting, detailed conversion and campaign reports, and more.
Easily configure dynamic sharing and bookmarking links to your visitors, track social media site outlinks, and automatically publish to social media sites.
Search pages, images, documents, metadata and more. Provide easy access to publications, tenders, expressions of interest, permits and reports to landowners and regional businesses.
Deliver complex content at blitzing speeds through dynamic caching and optimised web server performance. This platform handled a sudden 4,000% traffic increase without a hiccup for Goulburn Murray Water during the 2015 Victorian floods.
Search engine optimisation
Make sure your websites are found in public searches by automatic application of SEO best practices. Track your visitors from inbound campaigns and cross site links to conversion and transactions.
Integrated Business Modules
Events calendars & bookings
Promote local events and important dates to website visitors, intranet users or app users configurable events calendars. Collect bookings online.
Maps and spatial data
Easily integrate and build maps and location data into the pages of your website.
News and updates
Drive visitors to your website, market your business and highlight the achievements of your company or organisation with easy to update, easily categorised and presented in beautiful templates.
Schedule and publish tenders, expressions of interest, or community engagement responses online. Answer group questions, keep vendors anonymous, collect and manage tender responses. Allow automatic or moderated vendor registration.
Jobs & recruitment
Reach and attract the right people for your company or organisation with career opportunity listings, receive and manage applications online.
Community engagement / portal features
Engage with your community using a range of communications modules. Community portal self registration, blogs and documents with threaded feedback, discussion forums and file sharing, personalised content and more.
Marketing and communications automation
Beyond simple email marketing and tracked analytics, deliver scheduled and automatic personalised communications to subscribers and registered users, configure advanced feedback forms, and more.
Complete design control
Use rich out of the box design templates or create your own from common standards-based web design methodologies to present your content in any format you can imagine.
Photo galleries, glossaries, RSS feeds, site maps, link checking, discussion forums, page commenting, blogs, file downloads, membership services management, conference and workshop management, mobile app push notifications, live chat integration, help desk, timesheets and more.
Acora Framework Features
Easy to use
Acora provides powerful, off-the-shelf, web based website management tools that are simple to use, and driven by a deep application development platform.
Distributed workflow & permissions
A robust, multi-site aware role and function based permissions framework coupled with easily configured and extensible standard author / editor / publisher workflow offers distributed publishing capabilities to both small and large teams.
Optional integration with common single sign-on methodologies including Office365, SAML, Active Directory, and custom SSO providers.
Integration & APIs
Work with us to connect open APIs provided by Acora and associated platform tools to your existing enterprise systems.
Open standards / shared code
Coupling open source platform components with a flexible and open licence, all code and tools created for Acora are available to all users in every upgrade. No user or functionality restrictions. Everything is shared.
Spectacular visual design
Bring along your existing website design, use our ready-to-go website templates, or optionally work with our designers to make your company's presentation shine.
Standards compliance - Victorian government standards
Beyond website technology standards, the enterprise class CMS platform Acora fully supports compliance with the Victorian government's published workflow and business support process standards.
Standards compliance - AGLS metadata
With purpose built tools for tagging and describing your content using the AGLS Metadata Standard, this platform provides rare optimised support for Australian government best practices.
Standards compliance - Accessibility
Fully compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) out of the box, design your websites to the Level AA (Priority 2) or Level AAA (Priority 3) standard. Manage accessible content using built-in accessibility validation and preview tools.
Platform Services & Apps
Secure Australian hosting
Security-hardened, third party penetration tested, locally supported, constantly monitored, feature rich, rock solid application hosting platform with all core infrastructure located inside Australian jurisdiction. We're hosting for Australia's largest telco, a state police department, and government agencies.
Continuous integration & managed upgrades
All your platform components are kept in tune and up to date. No hassles. No hidden costs or ad hoc upgrade project fees. You'll always have the latest technology.
Acora Cloud deployments includes development, staging, and training server environments to support robust agile application development and publishing processes.
Cost effective custom development
Our expert small team has been creating advanced custom digital systems since the business began in 1997. We love a challenge. You'll be amazed at what we can deliver for such affordable prices.
Help desk & telephone support
Local, expert support at your fingertips. All jobs are tracked via a process driven help desk, and we're at the other end of the phone every day.
Delivered online or in person depending on your team's needs, we provide platform usage and digital skills training for every project. Workshop topics range from content authoring to admin and developer training.
Web & App Design Solutions
Need help designining your site or app; or marketing, growing, and supporting it?
Everything in the Acora platform is backed by highly trained professional designers and developers, who are ready to work on your project when needed. You don't need to work with an existing design & development partner to use Acora, but if you do then you know you'll have world best services at your fingertips.
Websites and Custom Apps
Beautiful, usable, rich, responsive, accessible websites and apps that run on every mobile device and in the browser.
Maintenance and Growth
Strategic marketing, technical support, and agile development aligned with your business growth goals.
Hosted Digital Platform
Advanced hosting for your digital systems. Highly secure, fast, locally supported, and highly available.
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