We are happy to launch IESGlobal phase 1 beta! In part of a 3 phase deployment, we are happy that phase 1 – the customer focused business portion of the website is launched. We used Drupal 6 with a lot of custom improvements which is a perfect choice. The original website was Mambo. Although good in it’s time, it was superseded by Joomla “back in the day”. The requirements change bought about us choosing Drupal as a solution because it catered for their business needs so well.
Previously, IESGlobal were relying on 3rd party CRM software which didn’t integrate very well with their outdated website. Using Drupal Views and a fresh approach to the role and permissions system, we are allowing them to use an integrated Drupal CRM solution.
We also looked heavily into their target audience, and existing marketing channels (Flickr, Facebook) to improve the way they can centralise their media and marketing updates. Flickr galleries are embedded seamlessly, and future Facebook updates can be added.
A second phase has been completed on WunschArb. We have added a highly structured content section to easily navigate a large body of content heavy in categories. Again, Drupal and Views allowed us to directly create filters to navigate it.
We have more updates coming soon and are in heavy development mode on a number of projects which need to be out by Chinese New Year – January 22, 2012! Then it’s party time!