We've been working with Plone since before version 1 and have a wide range of implementations under our belts from the simple to the extremely complex. Our sites range from the small but highly designed (like TCAA USA) to the huge (like The Key and MyActionAid).
As well as using Plone as a web site publishing platform we have also built a number of intranet and extranet applications in Plone for customers like York NHS Foundation Trust, EMI, Nokia, Littlewoods Shop Direct and House of Fraser.
In addition to our development services we provide bespoke hosting solutions and advice, guidance and consultancy around performance, scaling and enterprise integration (for example with internal Single Sign On systems).
- ARMA (United Kingdom)
- Facilitating excellence and best practice in research management and administration, ARMA provides members with training and professional development events, online information and resources, and networking and mentoring opportunities. The Plone based ARMA website underpins the programme of events and other membership services that drive the work of the organisation. The site even handles the age-old problem of event booking smoothly, taking into account differences in event types, booking windows and processing payments through integration with SAGE. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are also catered for within the site, providing an opportunity for members to share knowledge and best practice on a particular subject. The groups are powered by integrated mailman mailing lists.
- Action Aid (United Kingdom)
- The charity ActionAid approached us with a pre-existing Plone site, myActionAid, which they wanted to be refreshed, updated and enhanced. myActionAid is a social network for the charity's fundraisers where they can promote the activities they are undertaking on behalf of the charity and collect donations. New designs were applied to the existing site and a number of modifications implemented. New activity sections were added, such as "Right Now on myActionAid", showing people's donations in real time, and an announcement reporting facility. Also a personal messaging function, and facilities to show blogs, photos and so on, making the site user friendly, participant-driven and above all, effective.
- Hope for Home (United Kingdom)
- Helping elderly people with dementia and/or advanced Parkinsons Disease and their carers who are looking after their loved ones in their own homes, Hope for Home provides invaluable information and advice to help people remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. We were delighted to be able to build a website for this new charity, providing them with a “shop front” for their work; a Plone site with excellent accessibility and usability. The integration of features such as video and web analytics have made this a real success for Hope for Home and we look forward to working on further initiatives with them.
- Meanwhile (United Kingdom)
- Meanwhile work to find uses for empty properties and shops in towns, to benefit communities while something else is waiting to happen. They needed a visually strong site to support the large amounts of striking photography they have of the many art projects they support across the UK. We're proud to have made them a site using Plone that gives them easy to use content management combined with a clean but strong design.
- National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials (NNFCC) (United Kingdom)
- The NNFCC (National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials) came to us in need of an updated site with improved navigation and search functionality. They have an extremely broad range of customers, with very different jobs and ways or working, and the site needed to appeal to and be relevant and useful to all the site's users. We used Plone to give the site a complete refresh; new features, such as the slide show on the home page and the ability to book and pay for events more simply, really deliver to NNFCC's business needs.
- Nigerian Governors' Forum (Nigeria)
- The project provides a rich knowledge sharing environment, enabling quicker and more comprehensive communication between State level governments within Nigeria. Plone provides the core of the system, with Google Apps for Business providing the crucial groupware elements of calendaring, email clients and shared contacts. The two systems were seamlessly integrated, using Google authentication for a single login to all areas.
- The Key (United Kingdom)
- The Key was initiated in response to feedback from school leaders in the UK indicating they were feeling constrained by workload and regulations; school leaders needed a simpler way of obtaining authoritative information when they needed it, in a form they could put to use straight away. From this need the information service that is The Key was born. Today over 25% of schools in the UK subscribe to The Key, making it one of the most recognised brands in the education sector and a leading source for information, advice and guidance for leadership teams in both secondary and primary schools. The site uses Plone (recently upgraded from 2.5 to 4) as the underlying framework for both content generation and content delivery. The content management system has been extensively customised to meet customer requirements, providing a visually rich and engaging experience for school leaders while providing a powerful and easy to use content management system for researchers and editors.
- letsrecycle.com (United Kingdom)
- letsrecycle.com is the established UK market leader in delivering recycling and waste management news and information for councils, businesses and the waste and recycling sector. The site, owned by the Environment Media Group, needed to be updated and refreshed. We migrated around ten years of content, largely news and forum posts, and enhanced the site navigation and search functions. The main problem was the back end functionality, which we gave a complete overhaul using Plone 4, whilst affording them more space for strategically placed advertising, their main revenue source.
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