Pella either had to invest heavily in their current environment and try to improve the performance or make a move to a new platform. Decoupling the frontend and the content management side was a primary motivation to move to Contentstack’s headless CMS. Pella was confident that Contentstack would improve their performance.
Additional reasons that Pella went with Contentstack were the documentation and the responsiveness of the sales and support teams. After migrating everything into Contentstack, Pella was able to build whole sites in a fraction of the time it took before. Pella is also using the static site generator, Gatsby, with Contentstack. This combination greatly improved site performance.
Pella uses raw engineering, a strategic services partner that excels at Contentstack implementation. Marilyn Wichhart, Digital Content Curator at Pella, gives credit to the Raw Engineering team for helping make Pella ADA compliant. “We were challenged about a year ago with getting all of our sites ADA compliant, which using our old platforms would have been a deal-breaker. Instead, we were able to do not only the main Pella site but several other sites in a shorter amount of time than before. With the help of raw engineering, we were able to move sites that we hadn’t even managed before into Contentstack. Now all of our digital sites are completely ADA compliant.”