South Essex College
South Essex College is a large Further and Higher Education college that needed a robust CMS website that could manage all of their course information and be used as a complete marketing tool. We were commissioned to deliver a complete redesign and rebuild that included development of a course management and CRM system.
When building the site we knew that with many different user types and diverse administrative roles, the front and back-end of the system needed to be enterprise strength. We used the Drupal 7 open source system to best meet the current and anticipated needs of South Essex College. Effectively it was used as a development framework around which we integrated substantial bespoke code.
The website was designed to work across devices, including iPads, iPhones and other mobile platforms. We also commissioned a managed cloud server through Rackspace to make sure the large amount of content was hosted effectively and securely.
Working very closely with the College’s IT department we ensured a seamless transition from the old site to the new. The new site met the college’s objectives and has made user experience much easier. The site is easy to navigate and optimised for digital marketing and online applications. The next phase of the project is on-going with new modules and features being added all the time.