Enterprise Drupal Migration for Cvent

An large conference for a business event

Cvent is a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality software company with more than 3,700 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide.

A the drag and drop drupal backend made possible by paragon
Cvent's Marketo Forms 2.0 Integration
Cvent's Events Component
A custom component on the cvent website

Component-Based Front End

Cvent wanted to keep its current design system and information architecture intact on the new CMS, so the team audited what existed and strategized how it would transition to Drupal

Our approach to content administration centers around the concept of components—structured content “building blocks” in Drupal that allow for a wide range of variation in page layout. We worked closely with the Cvent design team to finalize their “library” of content components for building pages. 

Marketing Automation Integrations

The next “audit and adapt” focus was around Cvent’s Marketo implementation. As a B2B SaaS company, lead capture is paramount, and any interruption in the conversion flow would disrupt their business. 

The marketo forms 2.0 integration on Cvent's site

Our Drupal development team expertly navigated Cvent’s three existing Marketo form configurations and implemented a custom Elevated Third “Marketo Forms 2.0 + Drupal module.” Our module allows site admins to choose from a variety of custom and pre-configured forms to meet their ever-changing marketing needs. Its as simple as adding the “form component” in Drupal, selecting the specific Marketo form they want to use, and that form is ready to start collecting leads on the site. 

Additionally, the incorporation of Marketo’s RTP (Real Time Personalization) scripts into the new site sets Cvent up to serve users personalized content down the road.

A page on Cvents old static site compared to a new componentized page on the new site
Another componentized page on the new site
Another illustration of Cvents newly componentized web design

Static Website Migration

Large-scale programmatic migration is tricky from a static site to a CMS, so our final major lift was to help the Cvent team strategize how to manually migrate 1500+ pages into the new Drupal site and not lose search equity. We worked together to evaluate which pages were worthy of the trip (by # of visits, date of last update, etc.) and what structure they would take. 

Our team took the lead and migrated 300+ pages and then trained a group of 30 Cvent content admins on their new content management experience. A few of their new tools included: 

  • a rich library of content components to build pages from (taking the design pressure off the marketing team). 
  • a new content relationship architecture that leverages tagging to automatically relate products and solutions to resource content, buyer stages, and industries. 
  • a slick new case study template for showcasing the best parts of their client success stories.  

Enterprise Extendibility

Cvent is now equipped with a future-forward, enterprise-level site that anchors its marketing technology ecosystem and accommodates its global website team. A workflow framework, flexible content templates, repeatable form execution and efficiencies like SSO allow marketers to focus on brand awareness and leads, not cumbersome site management.

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