The client's current website wasn't working for them and they were struggling to find a website solution that fitted their needs. They knew they wanted a public-facing image that expressed the personality of the business, but they also needed expert advice to ensure the site performed as well as possible for them in terms of increasing traffic, engaging visitors and ultimately winning new business. Achorda was working with SMS Environmental on another project when they talked about their struggle to get the right website solution via a number of other suppliers they had tried. We were able to help them with that too by learning exactly what they were trying to achieve.
We talked to the main stakeholders to find out exactly what was needed from the new website. Top on the list was for a CMS system that would be simple to use and allow Administrators to allocate editing roles to small sections of the website, keeping all other content locked away. Umbraco CMS ticked all the boxes for our client and we were able to tailor the CMS to match their exact needs.
There is a wealth of professional knowledge within the SMS Environmental website, much of which is closely related to other content within the site. To ensure that users can easily find relevant content we developed a solution to enable links to any related content to display on every page. This not only helps the user to locate the information closely related to their interest, but also aids SEO by linking to multiple pages within the website.
The first phase of development is complete. Future phases will include integration with other systems within the business such as SMS's own Risk Assessment Management software which Achorda is also working on with them.