The best digital experiences for governments

Seamless digital experiences in governments make for happier citizens, more accessible employees and more secure platforms. A must for any government agency, but how do you get started?
Digital experiences for governments

What is a digital experience for governments?

Digital experience in government includes the use of technologies and digital tools to improve interactions between citizens and government organizations. It involves putting citizens first, optimizing information delivery and interactions through digital channels, and using technology to improve service delivery. By providing the government team with the right tools, government employees work more efficiently and autonomously create better experiences for citizens.

  1. Why is a digital experience that important?
  2. Dropsolid and governments 
  3. Digital inclusion and accessibility
  4. Challenges and solutions
  5. How do you build the best digital experience?
  6. The success story of Visit Flanders 
  7. 3 trends
  8. Citizen engagement and participation
  9. The ROI of seamless experiences
  10. Sustainability and future proofness

Citizens of government

Why is a digital experience important for governments?

Digital experiences are crucial for governments to communicate and offer services to citizens effectively. It increases accessibility, improves service efficiency, and supports data security. It also plays a role in increasing citizen engagement and satisfaction.

Dropsolid and governments

Dropsolid focuses on building seamless digital experiences for governments through an open Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Our approach emphasizes the importance of flexibility, scalability, and deployment of open-source technologies such as Drupal, Mautic, and Unomi for CMS, marketing automation, and personalization.

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Inclusion and accessibility government

Digital inclusion and accessibility in governments

In the digital age, it is essential and even mandatory that government services be accessible and inclusive to all, without exception. Digital inclusion and accessibility are central to creating a society where all citizens, regardless of physical ability or technological access, can use government information and services effortlessly. This aspect of digital transformation within government services goes beyond the technological - it touches on fundamental values of equity, justice, and democracy.

Discover how governments are addressing these challenges and what lessons we can learn to make our own digital environments more accessible and inclusive.

Challenges and solutions for governments

In today's digital society, it is crucial that government services are not only accessible and efficient, but also meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of citizens. However, as governments strive to improve their digital services, they encounter several challenges that affect their ability to provide seamless digital experiences. These challenges range from internal resistance to change and budgetary constraints to technological fragmentation, digital accessibility, and security risks.

In this blog, we explore the six biggest challenges as well as solutions in digital experiences in governments.

How do you build the best digital experience in governments?

Building the best digital experience requires a thorough understanding of user needs, a strategic approach to implementing technology, and a focus on user experience (UX). Dropsolid emphasizes the importance of a phased approach, from research and strategy to implementation and iteration, using technology to achieve concrete goals.

For example, always start with a thoughtful Digital Experience Strategy.

The success story of Visit Flanders

The transition to digital services within government agencies offers a unique opportunity to improve interaction with citizens and increase the efficiency of public services. Using successful examples, such as that of Visit Flanders, it will be shown how a strategic approach to digital experiences yields significant benefits.

Visit Flanders: a pioneer in digital experiences

Tourism Flanders positioned itself as a forerunner in digital transformation within the public sector. Their ambition to implement an integrated digital experience platform (DXP) underscores the importance of innovation in service delivery to citizens and visitors.


Visit Flanders was tasked with making a diverse and rich tourism experience digitally accessible to a wide audience. The goal was to offer information and services in a user-friendly and efficient way, while simultaneously strengthening the promotion of Flanders as a tourist destination.


By implementing an open DXP, TVL chose a flexible and scalable solution that was able to integrate and manage multiple digital channels. This allowed them to quickly launch new websites focused on specific themes or events and to offer content in a dynamic and personalized way.


The result was a significant improvement in Visit Flanders' digital presence, with a series of easily navigable, informative websites that invite visitors to discover Flanders' rich culture and diversity. This not only increased the visibility of Flanders as a tourist destination, but also improved interaction with potential visitors by offering personalized content and recommendations.

Lessons from the success of Visit Flanders

The example of Visit Flanders illustrates some important lessons for other government agencies striving for digital transformation:

  1. Flexibility and scalability are crucial: Choosing an open DXP enabled Visit Flanders to respond quickly and effectively to changing needs and opportunities in the digital environment.
  2. User experience first: By focusing on designing an intuitive and accessible digital experience, Visit Flanders was able to appeal to a wider audience and increase engagement.
  3. Personalization enriches service: Using advanced technologies for content personalization has enhanced the relevance and impact of visitor communication.
  4. Innovation as a driver: Visit Flander's approach emphasizes the importance of innovation and proactivity in leveraging digital technologies to achieve goals.

Visit Flanders' case study offers valuable insights into how digital innovation can transform the services provided by government agencies. By investing in the right technologies and strategies, governments can not only improve their services, but also create a more engaged and satisfied public.

Government citizens

Citizen engagement and participation in governments

The importance of citizen engagement and participation is becoming increasingly prominent within governments' digital strategies. They recognize that the success of digital transformation depends not only on the technology itself, but also on how engaged and heard citizens feel. This understanding leads to the development of digital platforms aimed not only at delivering services efficiently, but also at facilitating open dialogue and collaboration with citizens. Citizens must become active participants in shaping public space. This not only improves the quality and relevance of public services, but also contributes to a stronger democratic process.

The ROI of seamless experiences in governments

The ROI of digital experiences for governments can be measured regarding operational efficiency, improved security, and increased citizen engagement. Dropsolid emphasizes the importance of measuring both directly measurable benefits and the more subtle, indirect benefits such as brand awareness and citizen trust.

Sustainability and future-proofing in governments

Sustainability and future-proofing are crucial pillars in the development of digital experiences in governments. Government agencies face the challenge of creating digital solutions that are not only responsive to the current needs of citizens, but also flexible and adaptive enough to handle future technological developments and societal changes. This requires foresight in technology selection, continued investment in employees' digital skills, and a commitment to open standards that support interoperability and adaptability. By adopting open-source technologies and implementing open digital experience platforms (DXPs), governments are building a sustainable digital ecosystem that is modular and future-proof. This approach not only ensures that digital services can evolve in line with changing citizen expectations, but also strengthens the overall resilience of government services in the face of future challenges. By adopting sustainability and future-proofing as guiding principles, governments lay the foundation for continued positive impact on society through their digital transformations.

Digital Experience Advisor

Hi, I'm Joy, your Digital Advisor Governments.