Technology + services = solutions
One of the key reasons that City chose to work with us was our background in professional services such as technical advice, planning and training. It was crucial to the team to work with a partner that could provide ongoing guidance and outline best practices in areas such as workflow and configuration. To make sure that the City team were completely confident in their implementation of Matrix, we held a series of workshops to lead them through the best ways to configure and build a Matrix site. We were also on hand throughout the process to help with any questions or issues that arose.
Teach a team to fish
While we know our software like the back of our hands (or keyboards?) and could develop the site ourselves and walk away, this project took a different turn. The university had a highly qualified web development team who were keen to learn how to implement a site in Matrix for themselves. We shared our best practice techniques for both back-end and front-end development and trained the team so that they could build the entire site from the ground up. This gave them flexibility and control that they'd never previously experienced.
Integration with ease
Like most universities these days, the City team had a lot of different systems and portals that they needed to connect with. With lots of back-end databases and e-learning platforms, it was going to be hard to develop a clean interface that could display all that information seamlessly for the user. Luckily, Matrix just loves integrating with other systems, and we've had our fair share of experience in getting all sorts of software to talk to one another. We developed a framework that allowed City to integrate all of its systems in a cinch.