Case Study: Brainshark - Migration from Sitecore in 90 days

Existing Site Challenges

  • No support and maintenance
  • Security risks
  • Poor template implementation resulted in design constraints
  • Not user friendly
  • No batch/bulk item publishing
  • Licensing model
  • Re-directs problematic
  • Didn’t want to host themselves
  • Maintenance issues
  • No wide adoption so finding the right people was a problem

Business Needs

  • Change CMS
  • Rebrand
    • Move to Drupal
    • Re-skin
    • Re-do whole site
  • Templatized and not coding every page


  • Sitecore does things differently than Drupal
  • Sitecore maps links/media by proprietary internal ID
  • Design package within sitecore that contained all links/media
  • Create custom migration script
  • Items migrated
    • Homepage
    • Pages linked from home, nav and footer
    • Company pages
    • Blog