We had an advisory website committee made up of parents and staff members. We found Elcom to be the most cost effective solution over the long term. They also have a strong reputation developing good sites with well known and prestigious schools.
The Elcom team was always keen to find solutions that would work within the scope of the existing tools. This meant we didn’t have to implement many custom
features at additional cost. Our Project Manager was
always on hand to go through anything we required assistance with.
Elcom’s designers respected our expertise around design and our own branding. They listened to what we hoped to achieve and came up with satisfactory solutions. It was always an open two way conversation and I appreciated that.
We love the design. It is clean, modern and attractive, and showcases the breadth and depth of the school through elements such as the video background header.
The Elcom platform is by far the easiest CMS I’ve personally used. Creating and managing pages is simple. The audit trail capabilities help us keep track
of who created or modified any content. There’s also flexibility with how the pages are presented on the website; I can easily have the menu on the left and
my choice of one or two additional columns or no menu at all.
Previously we used a form system, that while functional was aesthetically challenged and therefore did not provide the optimum user-experience. We were really impressed with the Elcom forms. They’re easy to use, to set up, to generate a report, to create PDFs and so on. We can now have full control of developing the report and changing the form. The workflow capability also means emails are sent to the right person. We use forms to automatically register people for open days, enrolment interviews and other school events.
The news and events feature is great for engaging the parents of current students, Old Girls and prospective clients (most importantly). Non-technical users can create and publish events and quickly post links to our social media accounts that link back to the site.
We can also assign different levels of access to people and groups, with an overall administrator of the website who can make changes to the master content.