10 Reasons To Migrate To Webflow in 2023

At Khula, we’ve tried and tested just about every low-code and no-code website builder out there, why migrate to Webflow in 2023?

September 2022
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Why Your Website Builder Matters

When it comes to marketing assets, there’s nothing more powerful than your company website. It’s a window into your world, a critical touchpoint for your brand, and the first place most customers go to learn more about who you are, and what you do. 

Running your website should be simple, easy-to-do, and cost-effective, without the need to put in a call to a local developer every time you need something updated or fixed. 

That’s why migrating to Webflow, an all-in-one no-code platform, is a complete game changer for your business. You can make live, on-page edits on the fly through the frontend, and maintain your website with ease through a powerful CMS and super intuitive backend. No additional development time needed. 

Clients almost never ask us: why Webflow? And who can blame them? At the end of the day, what difference does our choice of website builder make to their website project? 

Quite a lot as it happens. 

You might think that these days, the market is crowded with no-code and low-code website builders. And you’d be right. They all do pretty much the same things, they work in similar ways, and they each help designers create beautiful-looking web pages.

There’s also no question that a good designer can take any website building tool and make something beautiful out of it. But what happens when they hand it over to the client? How easy is it to maintain?

With over 3.5 million users, Webflow is a robust platform on which you and your team can collaborate, design, and scale beautiful and functional websites in no time.  

The good news is that maintaining a professional website in Webflow requires little to no technical knowledge, so you and your marketing team have more time for work which adds greater business value.

So ultimately, you and your team can focus on what they do best. 

Why Migrate To Webflow? 

Let’s be honest, as a Webflow Professional Partner, of course we’re going to be singing its praises, right? The important thing for our clients is why. More specifically, why Webflow?

Here are 10 reasons why we recommend our clients migrate to Webflow:

1. Drag And Drop Simplicity 

As a design studio serving small businesses owners, and solopreneurs, we want the best and most sustainable solutions for our clients. So we need web building software that’s streamlined, fast, efficient, and powerful enough to create professional-looking sites. 

At the same time, once we hand it over, we don’t want our clients to get stuck down a rabbit hole of technical know-how and YouTube guides every time they need to update their website. With Webflow, they can simply drag and drop cleanly-coded HTML elements into the design, and style them. 

For us, the real beauty of Webflow is that it once we’ve built the site, it’s simple for our clients to makes updates and maintain it themselves — no technical knowledge or coding skills required. So there’s also no need for them to hire an external contractor to handle ongoing maintenance, and no lengthy processes for getting changes signed-off. 

Through a drag and drop visual canvas, you can custom design the dream website you’ve always wanted. In Webflow, you can easily add animations, interactions — even 3D transforms — without writing code. You can also bring in features like customizable forms, tab components, dropdown menus, background videos, HTML/CSS carousels and sliders, simple social sharing all from an intuitive no-code interface.

But these aren’t the only reasons why we recommend migrating to Webflow. 

2. It’s Almost Unbreakable 

Webflow’s intuitive design tools keep everything simple and safe — so nothing gets easily broken. It’s perfect for when clients need to start building-out content without bringing down their entire site. 

For both our clients and us, there’s peace of mind that they can mess around with their site in a controlled environment — without worrying about breaking it. That’s all thanks to Webflow’s Staging Environment and Editor Mode, which also allows users to easily manage collections of content — such as blog posts and case studies. 

Using Webflow CMS, it’s also easy to control which elements can be customized in order to prevent any unwanted breakages. Not only that, it automatically backups your website as well as saving the current version of your website whenever you restore a previous one.  

With automatic site backups, or versioning, you can restore a change at the click of a button. Just in case. 

3. Creativity Over Coding

If you have difficulty visualizing your future website by scanning through lines of code — join the club. Like many of our clients, our designers prefer to work visually without getting bogged down in complex coding. 

For us, it means we can iterate faster in the development stage and make changes with instant visible feedback. There’s no need to code, save, and refresh on repeat.  

For our clients, this means they don’t need to learn an entirely new skill set or programming language to simply update something on their site or build out content. 

Best of all, we can all spend less time on the technical side and more time getting creative with content. Without having to log into the backend of your Webflow account, you can update text and images in seconds — and even your CMS content — while live on the site.

4. Stability And Reliability 

If you’re someone who’s been running an older website or using less advanced web builders, you’ll be familiar with the false hope and general frustration caused by plug-ins.

Whilst on first impressions they seem to offer an answer to all your website woes, it quickly becomes apparent that plug-ins almost have a mind of their own, and need constant updating in order to run smoothly. 

Often unpredictable and unstable, plug-ins need micromanaging, taking up valuable time that most of our busy clients simply don’t have. Not only that, a poorly performing plugin can lead to a negative user experience and cause untold damage to a company’s brand.

Webflow is an all-in-one solution — so there are no client-facing plugins — giving you complete reassurance and your website the stability it needs. 

5. Peace Of Mind Over Security

When a website is running multiple plugins, each one comes with its own security risks. Unlike some of its competitors, Webflow alleviates potential holes in plug-in security by integrating core functionality like CMS, SEO, and forms. In addition, it only allows integrations with reputable companies who have their own high standards of security. 

Webflow also locks down non-public data, through industry-standard SSL Encryption. Each Webflow site has an SSL certificate visible to users, making it safe for them to sign-in and share personal data, without risk. For complete peace of mind, all Webflow data has end-to-end encryption.

And that’s not all. Webflow provides two-factor authentication for the personal account where your website lives, as well as a choice of site-wide or per-page password protection to avoid authorized changes to content. You can even setup client log-ins with access rights to their private data. 

Running in AWS (Amazon Web Services), Webflow provides protection against cyberattacks and security threats as standard. And for complete peace of mind, compliance with SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) recognizes a full third-party audit of Webflow’s security practices.

6. Edit On The Fly

A common concern for many small businesses and solopreneurs is how easy it is to keep their site updated once we hand it over to them. 

In an always-on world, it’s important to be able to update and evolve your website quickly and easily. With Webflow Editor, there’s no need to go into the backend to make on site changes to copy and visual elements. 

Webflow removes the technical barriers so that you can make edits right there on the page, through the frontend, without delving into the backend CMS or a complicated dashboard. Simply visit your site, sign into Webflow CMS, and start editing. 

It really is a case of making the changes, seeing what they’ll look like, and when you’re happy, clicking to publish. Webflow streamlines your editing process, and you can even use access controls to prevent unauthorized edits, and facilitate an approvals process before edits go live. 

7. Post Content With No Fuss

With Webflow CMS Template, it’s easy to update and create blogs, articles, podcasts, team members and any content driven information. In fact, once you’ve crafted your content, adding it to your site is as easy as filling out a form. 

There are two ways to do this: on-page editing and Collections. Collections just means content types, and you can either edit existing ones or create your own in Webflow Designer. 

To edit on-page, you simply launch Webflow CMS and your website, click the text you want to edit, and away you go. With Collections, you can get a little deeper under the hood, so you can easily tweak your blog’s style and fonts in Webflow Designer. 

The great thing about Webflow Editor is that it lets you navigate your site using actual links — so you can make sure you’re happy with the look and feel of your content before you hit publish. There’s no need to preview because what you’re editing is what you’ll get on site. 

Got existing blog content to migrate into Webflow? Not a problem. Even for content heavy sites with hundreds of blog posts, it’s a straightforward process: convert existing blog content to CSV, import it into your Webflow Collections, and it’s ready for upload. 

Inside Webflow CMS, you can even structure your blog collection on-the-fly using the data in your CSV. If your import includes images, these can be mapped to an image field in Webflow CMS for automatic upload. 

And should you ever need to export it to a new site, you can follow the same process in reverse. 

8. SEO From The Get Go

In Webflow, SEO fundamentals are baked in as standard, and makes managing your sites’ SEO settings a breeze. Through CMS Collections, you can even automate SEO by defining meta title and descriptions using CMS fields. 

Having a sitemap helps your site get crawled and indexed by search engines. Without a map, it’s hard for search spiders to discover your content. As you may have already discovered, site mapping is not a standard feature for many website builders, so it requires the introduction of a third-party site-mapping product. Thankfully, Webflow auto-generates an XML sitemap for you. 

With Webflow, you can even manage settings such as your sites’ Open Graph (OG) protocol to control how your content looks when it’s shared on various social media channels. 

The benefit of Webflow is that it helps you easily optimize your web pages so that in terms of SEO, it’s ready-to-go, with clean code, fast load times, and responsive design that looks great on any device. 

9. Everything In One Place

If you’ve ever been confronted with the task of getting a website hosted, then you’ll be aware of the complexities involved with doing it right to ensure fast response times and crucial security updates, whilst avoiding potential downtime. 

As a complete website management platform, Webflow makes managing your website easy through an ultra-fast hosting product. So you can enjoy the convenience of everything being in one place, whilst being free of the complications and slow performance associated with hosting on a local server. 

Built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with Webflow hosting security comes as standard with regular monitoring and free SSL certificates which helps your Google rankings and builds trust with your site visitors. 

After Khula Design Studio have built your site, it’s just a case of buying your custom domain, which can be done inside Webflow, selecting the right site plan for your business, and connecting your custom domain.

And the great thing is you can invite other Collaborators to work on the site, giving you complete oversight and control over who’s working on what, and who’s made changes, keeping track and approving them before going live.   

10. Migration Without Complication

We’ve saved the best till last! 

For Khula Design Studio and our clients, probably the most important thing about Webflow is how easy it is to import content from their current site. For clients with existing content they wish to preserve, and carry forward, this can save hours of manual ‘copy and pasting’ into the new site. 

Remember how easy it is to import existing blog posts? With the help of a handy plug-in, such as WP CSV for WordPress sites, it’s possible to convert current content into CSV format and bring it inside Webflow Collections for editing and recreation.  

Whether you’re currently using Wix, Weebly, WordPress or others, it’s good to know that you can migrate to Webflow with minimal fuss, and without losing precious content.

Feel The Flow

Webflow gives our designers the creative freedom they need to produce beautiful and stunning websites without complex HTML coding. At the same time, it enables our clients to walkaway with a sleek and modern website that’s quick and easy to update and simple for them to build out in the long term, without expensive maintenance costs.

Want to see what Khula + Webflow can do for your business? Book a call with Khula today.

Ready To Hit Refresh?

When it comes to your brand and website design, you don't need to struggle or try figure it out on your own.

Let us help you get it right and create a standout brand image you can be proud of.

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Just when we thought Webflow couldn't be any better, they went and, well, made things even better. At the beginning of this month, they unrolled new features and a brand refresh that has everyone talking. As brand refresh specialists, we may be biased, but we think the move to update their logo was bold and brilliant.

Especially when they expressed why they underwent a brand refresh in the first place, this is what they had to say about it:

"Our refreshed brand speaks to the heart of what Webflow has always stood for, giving everyone the superpowers to build professional, visually stunning websites — all without having to write code to achieve developer-grade results. We're so excited to introduce a brand that not only helps bring this mission to life but also pays tribute to the people who use Webflow every day to accomplish incredible things."

We've worked with so many businesses that need what Webflow offers. A website that not only looks professional and amazing but is easy enough for anyone to update without always having to call a designer or web developer.

As if Webflow's current capabilities weren't powerful enough, they've taken things one step further and rolled out new advancements that have us pretty excited. Here are some of the new products that will enable us to create visually stunning, more interactive, and user-friendly websites for our clients.

1. Create immersive 3D experiences with Spline.

  • This is pretty cool. With Spline, we can create 360º visual experiences for anything - animations, visual models, and interactive experiences. We love the flexibility this offers our design process, especially when offering a more detailed spatial view of products.

2. New localization capabilities.

  • We can now serve our global customers better by tailoring their websites to their target markets.
  • With Localization, we'll be able to:
  • ~Customize anything on your site for a specific location, from design to content—no code required.
  • ~Leverage native machine-powered translation using one of our partner apps like Lokalise, or connect to your translation management system (TMS) of choice.
  • ~Maximize global traffic with best-in-class SEO, from customizable subdirectories and metadata to localized sitemaps.

3. Style with unprecedented control for faster designs.

  • At KHULA, we pride ourselves on moving quickly. We never want our clients to wait longer than they should for their website to be up and running. We can design websites even faster with Webflow's new "variables" and scalable design systems. We can hardly believe that's possible, but it will be.

4. Improving the way teams work.

  • Bringing a website to life is an all-hands-on-deck collaborative process. At KHULA, we work hard to keep each team member moving swiftly to avoid project bottlenecks. While we have good systems in place and several tools that help us organize our workflows, Webflow now offers more options for completing projects that rely on collaboration through comments for editing.

As Webflow continues to grow, we can only imagine what will come next. But for now, we’re pretty excited about these new changes and creating better websites for our clients.

Watch the below to see a full recap of all the features announced at the 2023 Webflow Conf:

Webflow's New Logo & Enhanced Web Development

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Migrating Your Website To Webflow?

Our Step-By-Step Plan To Make Sure It's Successful.

Every website will face a migration at some point. It's inevitable. The thought of moving your website, daunting as it may be, isn't the issue. The bigger question is why you have to migrate it in the first place. That's where the headache begins. Because each situation is different and requires a unique approach and specific planning strategy to ensure the transition is successful without disrupting your online presence. Or worse, losing data and encountering SEO problems.

Yikes! It's a lot to think about.

Luckily, there are a few ways you can approach it without losing everything along the way, including your mind. It's all about having a good plan in place. You want a smooth transition. Most businesses can't afford to have their website offline for any reason. But before you jump into putting a migration plan in place, the first step is to identify why a move is necessary.

Here are the top reasons you may need to migrate your website.

Improved Performance: Slow loading times, frequent downtime, or limited resources on your current hosting provider can negatively impact user experience and SEO rankings. Migrating to a faster, more reliable hosting environment can significantly improve website performance.

Enhanced Security: Security breaches, vulnerabilities, or outdated software on your current hosting or CMS can jeopardize your website's data and users' information. Migrating to a more secure platform or infrastructure can bolster your website's defenses against threats.

Platform Upgrade: Upgrading to a newer version of your CMS or switching to a different CMS can provide access to advanced features, better security, and improved ease of use. This can help you stay competitive and maintain a modern website.

Rebranding and Redesign: When undergoing a rebranding effort or updating your website's design, migration is often necessary to align your online presence with your new brand identity or design standards.

Scalability: As your website grows in popularity and user traffic, your current hosting or infrastructure may need to be improved. Migrating to a more scalable platform ensures your website can handle increased demands and continue to perform well as it expands.

At KHULA, we do many rebranding projects, and Webflow often fits their needs, which is why we recommend it every time. It's easy to use and provides flexibility that many platforms don't. But before we make the transition for them, we always ensure there's a solid plan in place to keep things running smoothly.

Moving a website isn't easy, but if you're up for the challenge, we recommend following this Webflow Migration Plan.

1. Assess Your Current Website:

Review your existing website to understand its structure, content, and functionality. Take note of all the pages, media assets, and features you want to migrate.

2. Create a Webflow Account:

If you don't already have one, sign up for a Webflow account at https://webflow.com/signup

"or chat to us and we'll help you get started ;)"

3. Plan Your New Webflow Website:

Create a sitemap (information architecture) to outline your website's pages and hierarchy. You can do this in excel or there are some nice fancy tools out there you can use to create this with.

4. Set Up Hosting:

Webflow offers hosting services. You can either host your website with Webflow. Choose the hosting option that suits your needs.

5. Design Your Website:

Use Webflow's visual designer to recreate your website's design. You can use a Webflow template and purchase development hours (a DIY approach) or we can help you with a custom website design approach in Figma by creating your UX/UI design for each page from scratch.

6. Build Pages:

Build the pages of your new website in Webflow. Use the Webflow Designer to add elements, text, images, and other content to each page. Our dev team can you build out the site according to your existing design files or ours.

7. Copy and Paste Content:

If you're only migrating a few pieces of content from the old site, you can manually copy and paste that across or you can export your data from your old site into a .csv file and easily import this data into Webflow's powerful CMS and map the fields accordingly. Then fix the formatting of the content.

8. Rebuild Features and Functionality:

If your old website had specific features or functionality (e.g., contact forms, e-commerce, animations), recreate them using Webflow's built-in tools or custom code.

9. Set Up SEO:

Configure SEO settings for your Webflow website, including meta titles, descriptions, and alt tags for images. This is crucial to maintain or improve your search engine rankings.

10. Test and Optimize:

Thoroughly test your website on different devices and browsers to ensure it looks and functions correctly. Optimize page load times and performance.

11. Set Up Redirects:

If you're changing URLs or restructuring your website, set up 301 redirects from your old URLs to the new ones in Webflow. This preserves SEO rankings and user experience.

12. Migrate Forms and Integrations:

If your old website used forms or integrated with third-party services (e.g. email marketing, CRM, Google Analytics, GTM scripts, etc), ensure these are integrated with your new Webflow site.

13. Backup Your Old Website:

Before making any changes, back up your old website files and databases, this is a precaution if you need to revert to your old site.

14. Launch Your Webflow Website:

Once you're satisfied with the new site and have thoroughly tested it, update your DNS records to point to Webflow's hosting servers. This makes your Webflow site live.

15. Monitor and Maintain:

After the migration, monitor your website for any issues, such as broken links or missing functionality. Continue to update and optimize your site as needed. "We also do a few post SEO adjustments that help your site get noticed on SERP — this forms part of our comprehensive go-live checklist."

16. Inform Stakeholders:

Notify your team, clients, and users about the migration and any potential downtime. Provide them with information on how to contact support if they encounter issues.

If you know you need to migrate your website but are still determining if you want to tackle the transition, we can guide you through the process. We love helping clients get the most out of their websites while enjoying the ease and functionality of Webflow.

Get in touch and let us know how we can help improve your website to ensure it does exactly what it should: reach the right people to grow your business.

A Step-By-Step Plan For Migrating Your Website To Webflow?

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Webflow vs WordPress

If you’re a developer — and even if you’re not — you’ll probably have heard a million different reasons for and against building your website in various programs.

While Squarespace, Wix, GoDaddy etc are easy enough to use for the novice entrepreneur, if you’re a semi-pro at site building, chances are you’ll be all over WordPress.

We were too — for a long time. But then we discovered Webflow. We haven’t looked back since.

Why? Funny you should ask…

It’s not that we hate WordPress, But...

Now, before we get into the benefits of Webflow and what makes this platform SO amazing, we just want to say that we don’t hate WordPress or think everyone with a WordPress site should ditch it and start over. 

It has a place in the here and now. It all depends on what you or your clients are looking for and what your goals are for your website and online presence. 

Yes, Wordpress is a free hosting platform BUT after creating dozens of sites in WordPress, we are no longer fans bois and girlz here at KHULA.

The countless plugins required to get something done (which slows down your site), combined with complicated backends with messy code, alongside an ever-increasing array of templates and themes that feel old, square, and just plain blocky-looking just ain’t cutting it for us anymore. 

WTF is Webflow? 

In a nutshell, Webflow empowers users to build professional websites in a completely visual canvas — without any coding knowledge. 

Initially Webflow was created for designers, but now it boasts an array of features and easy building content elements which allows almost anyone with a bit of tech savvy to build out a custom website. 

Similar to Squarespace and Wix, Webflow’s ‘backend mode’ (as they refer to it) works in a drag and drop fashion. However, it offers a lot more flexibility and functionality. 

What's nice is that each Webflow site is still built on a clean, semantic HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript code — so if you are a full stack developer you have the option to add more advanced features and elements — making this building platform's abilities almost limitless. 

Here are just some of Webflow's features and benefits

  • A powerful CMS that lets you build completely custom databases for dynamic content types – including online stores
  • Easily create immersive interactions and animations
  • Webflow hosting is fast! It’s powered by Amazon Web Services, built to scale — on the same network as Netflix, Pinterest, Airbnb, Slack, and Adobe.
  • 99.9% uptime, so you don’t have to worry about your site going down
  • Zero maintenance: no updates to run, packages/plugins to install, or headaches to deal with
  • Built-in SEO tools make it easy to improve your SEO score and ranking – such as metadata controls, automatic XML sitemaps, easy 301 redirects, and canonical tags
  • Flexible integrations allow you to connect your marketing tools with built-in integrations and custom code
  • Easy content updates. Change content, update images, and upload content to the CMS directly on the site through Webflow’s “Editor” mode.
  • Complete freedom of design and layout customization
  • Secure website browsing (Free SSL Certificate & end-to-end encryption) – no plugin required.
  • Design and develop at the same time
  • Easily add background images and videos
  • Responsive design for any screen size or device – for laptop, desktop, tablet, and mobile 
  • Easily add Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Pixel, or Google Verification script 
  • Automatic backups of your site and restore it with one click of a button
  • Easily upgrade your hosting package – making your website scalable and future-proof

And lastly, Webflow is completely FREE until you’re ready to launch. Build your site, take as long as you need, and pay when you’re done (no trial needed here).

Want more pages? Just add a site plan and connect a custom domain when you’re ready to unleash your new site to the world. Oh, and GoDaddy seamlessly integrates with Webflow which makes connecting your domain so very easy — no messing around with DNS settings! 

Not only small businesses use Webflow

Webflow is not only for Startups, here are a few larger companies who use this platform:




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At KHULA, we only build in Webflow 

Why? Well, after building a bunch of sites for our clients – ranging from individual startups to small enterprises – we noticed that Webflow  had the edge in a number of areas: 

  • It offer super fast development turnaround time (normally 2 to 4 weeks depending on scope) 
  • It allows our clients to fully manage and maintain their own website once built – meaning they have complete access, and can change/add new content whenever they want
  • It enables clients to create effective custom marketing landing pages faster too — without them needing to contact us.
  • Clients can bring us in to support their efforts on an ad-hoc basis – to make larger changes or updates that require more advanced dev knowledge. 

In short, once their site is built, Webflow puts our clients in the driving seat on the frontend stuff – which they love – and means our involvement remains on the bigger infrastructural aspects of their site.  

In this way, clients get 100% peace of mind and 100% own everything – including the domain and website hosting. 

Why Migrate to Webflow

Webflow outperforms other CMS systems in a number of ways and it’s rapidly being adopted by companies that want to define their online image, build it out quickly, and reap the benefits of a site built to support their future.

One of the key principles behind Webflow is that it gives users more control. It strips away the need for high-level technical ability and replaces it with an intuitive visual platform that anyone can work with. Think about it — not only can you maintain your own site, quickly and easily, you don’t have to pay someone else to do it. That means no more time spent liaising with contractors or waiting for changes and signoff. You have all the power.

That increased control is paired with top-level speed. Webflow websites are hosted and backed by AWS so you’re pretty much guaranteed to have the best loading speeds in any region. In case you didn’t know, Webflow includes CDN, Cloud Distribution Network, as standard and Webflow’s uptime is also 99.99% and because it’s serverless there’s never any downtime for server updates — that’s a bonus.

Unlike other platforms such as WordPress, Webflow comes with everything you need to design and build your site just the way you want. No premium plugins that add to your overheads and slow your site down — everything is there for you from day one.

Finally, security is taken care of with enterprise-level controls such as Two-factor authentication and role-based permissions. As the cherry on top, every site hosted on Webflow comes with a free SSL certificate which also helps with your search rankings.

Here are 10 reasons why you should migrate to Webflow.

Here is what our clients have to say about working with us:

"We just completed a brand transformation and website development project with Jamie and his team at KHULA. What a great experience! Our new brand won a design award (which is amazing) and the entire process with Jamie and team was a delight. We worked as a collaborative team, being kept on task by Jamie who was pushing the quality and timeliness of all the deliverables. I would highly recommend KHULA, Jamie and his team." — Mark Rowan, CEO at Data Sentinel

Ready To Switch? Start By Asking Yourself...

  • Am I tired of calling my developer every time I want to make small updates to copy or images?
  • Do I want to be in control of my website and 100% own it? 
  • Does my website look old and outdated and in need of a refresh?
  • Does my website take forever to load (WordPress users, we feel your pain)?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions and you feel now is the right time for a website refresh or you are starting a business and you want to make sure you create a website that you can 100% own and manage yourself going forward — then contact us today for a no-obligation free estimate. 

Feel The Flow

Webflow gives our designers the creative freedom they need to produce beautiful and stunning websites without complex HTML coding. At the same time, it enables our clients to walkaway with a sleek and modern website that’s quick and easy to update and simple for them to build out in the long term, without expensive maintenance costs.

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