- Identifying the functional structure of the company and the hierarchy of departments;
- Defining the objectives to be achieved by developing a web portal and business processes to be automated.
For the last 30 years of our experience across industries and platforms we have developed and supported over a hundred of custom-built web applications: from landing pages to sophisticated Digital Workplaces and corporate intranets. Our current list of supported technologies allows us to build corporate systems of any complexity and adapt to our clients’ infrastructure.
A leading global content service platform according to Gartner. Since 2001, we have been gathering our experience and knowledge about SharePoint to create better enterprise systems for clients. Apart from working with SharePoint 2019 and SharePoint Online, we also support web portals built on earlier SharePoint versions.
Sitefinity by Progress is a web content management system and customer analytics platform with Microsoft .NET design patterns. Sitefinity is the leading CMS on the market oriented on content management and customer satisfaction growth. Digital Design is the Silver Partner of Progress with Sitefinity MVPs in staff.
Open source software
The platform based on open source software can be used for external websites and intranet portals. The platform is designed to foster productive collaboration among employees and includes solutions for document management, task tracking, media management, etc.
Web Application Design & Development
The most important factor is the ecosystem already adopted by the company. For example, if you are a Microsoft 365 user already, you might need Microsoft SharePoint licenses to develop a corporate portal. In that case licensing costs might be reduced. Regarding the platforms we use, there is a scenario for every one of them:
The intranet has historically been the point of access to all information systems of the company. Due to the technological progress, the integration has become even tighter and turned out to be mandatory for business processes that have to be included to a corporate portal. Intranets are usually integrated with corporate systems supporting core business (ERP, EDMS, BPM) and specific solutions for employees’ interaction (video conferencing systems, CRM).
In most cases it depends on the business goals set for the portal upgrade project. We propose to start with auditing the current web application as an independent project to make a more objective decision. To audit portals, we use frequently used techniques and our own method, which allows us to quickly assess main advantages and disadvantages of a portal for different user groups.