BrainstormPolish company which provides business and strategic consulting so as the professional training services
Find out how the new Brainstorm’s website equipped with the e-commerce system was developed
Brainstorm is the advisory and training provider who works with the well-recognized brands such as PKO Bank Polski, PKN Orlen or Nestle. It was one of the reasons why the company needed a highly professional website compliant with the brand's corporate identity and current web design trends. Brainstorm's previous website was based on the CMS WordPress. Low efficiency and long page load time were vital obstacles. Moreover, the website's layout was obsolete - graphic design has not been updated for years.
One of the most substantial issues was no possibility for ordering consultations and training online - the previous website did not possess the e-commerce platform. All of those factors caused that Brainstorm decided on the brand-new, interactive website which will fulfil company's current needs.
Due to the dynamic growth of Brainstorm’s offer, we decided to build the new website on a different technology than WordPress. It is the system suitable for small sites and blog platforms mostly, but not for the companies with increasing needs. The chosen technology was CMS Drupal 8. Why did we decide on this specific system?
- This CMS enables the development of website equipped with the efficient and scalable online sales system thanks to the Drupal Commerce module
- Drupal ensures superior security level, which is crucial in the case of sites where customers are ordering products and transferring their data.
- As for the content management system, Drupal provides extended possibilities for adding and editing new pages and different types of content.
Solution in details
1. New graphic layout
One of the priorities was the preparation of the new graphic project for the website. The newly-developed layout features the subdued colours and is compliant with the corporate identity of the company. Our main goal was the creation of user - friendly project which will be up-to-date even in a few years perspective. We designed the project in line with the responsive web design rules - it scales appropriately on every device - mobile or desktop.
2. Modular structure
What distinguishes Drupal from its competition is the possibility to build websites using different types of blocks. One site may consist of many blocks which display different types of content. One can add, edit, remove or replace each block at any time. Such a solution we applied on the new Brainstorm website. Thanks to that, administrators can freely edit, e.g. the home page using different types of blocks.
3. Events calendar
The vital functionality, especially from the users perspective. The calendar presents all of the available training that can be filtered using different criteria: topic, city, category, date or the trainer name and surname. The functionality is based on Vue.js.
4. Events map
Another interactive functionality made with the view of Brainstorm's customers implemented on the home page. Events map displays the upcoming events depending on the city the user checks. After choosing the event, he is transferred to the registration form, and finally to the payments methods.
5. E-commerce system
The functionality that significantly facilitates the customer service and the processing of the order. Currently, the website has a sales system which enables the fast and intuitive purchase of the consultation or training. The order processing is based on Drupal Commerce, but the order form uses Vue.js solely.
Realisation in numbers
Specialist working on the project’s success - Project Manager, UX Designer, Backend Developer, Frontend Developer, Tester
Hours spent on the design and deployment processes
Dedicated modules that extends the platform’s functionalities
- Modern graphic layout.
- E-commerce system for trainings ordering.
- Transparent admin panel based on the modular structure.
- Intuitive sales process.
- Unlimited possibilities of further development.
- Easy-to-use and safe CMS.
They are good at establishing a strong business relationship with customers.
The partnership approach of Smartbees makes our cooperation an effective and pleasant one. That is why we do not hesitate to contract out new assignments to them.
Smartbees performed a giant experience in Drupal CMS system and helped us to modernize our tender service.