Crédit Agricole chooses eZ for reliability and content security

Interview by La Nouvelle Agence

Since 2010, Crédit Agricole SA, the main organization under the Crédit Agricole Group, has used eZ Systems’ open source content management platform, eZ Publish, to reliably and securely manage its digital content.

Crédit Agricole Group is the leading financial group in France and one of the top banks in Europe. The group operates 39 regional banks in France as well as many other financial businesses. It employs 150,00 employees and generated a revenue of more than 30 billion euros in 2013 for more than 11 billion euros operating income.

Today, content is at the center of digital success, and eZ offers companies solutions and services designed to facilitate the creation, management and publishing of content. eZ empowers both web developers and content marketers by providing a secure and robust open source CMS platform with a user-centered design. eZ’s CMS platform is open and flexible, adapting to companies’ differing needs and growth strategies. Content can be delivered to various devices—desktops, mobile, Smart TVs and the Internet of Things, and be displayed in multiple languages all from a single content repository, allowing editors to reuse and leverage content in a unified way.

Crédit Agricole

The Challenge

Xavier Isaac, Crédit Agricole's Corporate Internet Manager, and his team of content creators were looking to add a new shareholder section to the Group’s website, so they chose eZ System’s CMS platform, eZ Publish. Banks must comply with regulations requiring them to keep track of all data generated, they are expected to ensure the security of their data at all times—a critical consideration in the banking sector. "We are financially accountable to our shareholders,” explains Xavier. "At the time, we considered various CMS solutions on the market, looking for the one that could guarantee the reliability and traceability of our content. So we chose eZ Publish, which we found was the best at content publishing, security and traceability," explains Xavier. "We are very pleased with the platform. It is very reliable and robust, our site has never crashed for technical reasons."

The Solution

eZ’s user-friendly content management platform does not require technical training to edit and publish content. "At our company, corporate communications is the team using eZ Publish on a daily basis, for both our website and our intranet. Thanks to its simplicity and stability, other departments of the bank have also begun to use the platform."

The Result

"We will continue to work with eZ Systems on other projects. We recently used their technology for our new website, which was released in January 2017," Xavier concluded.