Jun 11, 2021
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CopyBook

$100,000+
more 1 year
United Kingdom
2-5
Service categories
Service type
Web Development
Domain focus
Business Services
Solution type
Business Software
Programming language
JavaScript
PHP

Challenge

When the team behind Copybook first got in touch with us, their network consisted of nine distinct web portals focusing on different industries, all with unique layouts, separate domains and their own content management systems. This made changing or adding content to the various websites extremely complicated and time-consuming. Seeking a more scalable setup to accommodate the growth of their business, Copybook asked us to deliver a solution that would unify their existing portals and consolidate them under the main Copybook brand. The goal was to be able to manage the entire network from one interface. In addition, the existing system’s outdated technology needed replacing so that modern website features could be incorporated.

Solution

We used Yii 2.0 PHP Framework to develop a custom web platform consisting of a public web portal, a customer portal and a back-office system. For the interface, we decided to use Foundation and Bootstrap 3.0 frameworks and an SEO-friendly design for improved usability and accessibility. Our solution also introduced several new features, including an expanded customer portal, networking and social tools, online payment functionality, an automated subscription process, and multi-industry search. Most importantly, a centralized back-office system was created so the entire platform can be managed from one place.

Results

The entire platform is supported by a single back-office system, through which Copybook administrators can manage user accounts, supplier profiles, subscriptions, events, user uploads and all other content within the network. The process of making changes or updates to any one of the different industry-specific sections is standardized and can be carried out from the same interface.