Following a comprehensive relaunch, as of the middle of October, the website for the German Ministry of the Interior (BMI) is live. At www.bmi.bund.de the ministry presents itself clearly, with a generous structure that appears modern while retaining essential recognition value. Social media integration encourages dialogue and interactivity.
Dortmund-based IT service providers Materna GmbH and Berlin agency Aperto have worked together to realise this relaunch project. In their capacity as project managers, Materna provided the technical concept and implementation. Aperto took over the entire creative concept development including layout and design.
In the course of the relaunch, all page content underwent a thorough update. Navigation via the new interface, in conjunction with the seamless dropdown menu in the breadcrumb enable quick and convenient access to the diverse range of sections and topics.
Current trending topics such as cyber security, crime prevention and management services are featured prominently while additional information that used to occur in the margin, is now placed in the relevant content section. The overview of relevant authorities and BMI offices are now also displayed in a clear and user-friendly way.
In addition to the general search functionality, there are further possibilities — such as searching by publication, newsletter, media library and legislative procedure — that help users to find the right content quickly and easily.
The new website is built with the Government Site Builder, the government’s own content management solution. The website can be accessed and used on mobile devices and features an effective search tool enabled by the integrated SoIR search function. Hosting takes places at the Informationstechnikzentrum Bund (ITZBund).
About Materna GmbH
A leading IT service provider, Materna employs over 1,800 employees around the world and in 2016 reached a preliminary revenue 223 million euros. Materna covers the entire spectrum of a full-service provider in the premium sector: from consulting to implementation and operations. Their clients consist of IT service providers and specialist departments within companies and public administration. Materna is structured according to six lines of business: IT Factory, Digital Enterprise, Government Communications, Mobility, and cbs, the SAP consulting company from Heidelberg. Find out more at www.materna.de