Built to replace a commercial, enterprise-grade CMS, this Joomla-powered extranet has changed the way this medical device manufacturer communicates with it's sales force. With tablet and phone optimized displays, HTML5 video playback, private social networking, forums, and an integrated e-newsletter component, this site optimized the communication channel from corporate to the global sales force.
We were originally tasked with maintenance work for an existing, commerical CMS that was being deployed as part of a larger corporate initiative. After a few months of assisting with wireframes, compiling content and testing code, it became clear that there was a better solution.
So we quickly setup a Joomla 1.5 site, filled it with some of the content we had already compiled, and did a brief demo with the business stakeholders. The speed, flexibility and power of Joomla quickly won them over. Our initial development included:
Over the next few years, we continued maintaining the site content/users, rolling out new functionality, and closely monitoring site analytics. Within two years, the site achieved it's goal of 100% usage amoung its intended users.
Then something unexpected happened. Site usage continued to grow in global markets, even though there was no content on the site specifically for those users. The success of this site highlighted the need for more content, targeted at countries other than the United States.
We launched a 1.5 site for the United States, upgraded to a 2.5 site and refined functionality. Now, the site has gone global, with French, Italian, German and Spanish language content. The site shows specific templates, modules, articles and documents to each geographic region, based on both Joomla user groups and geo-location. English content has been split between the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States, each with its own homepage and its own content.
It is amazing what you can do with Joomla!
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