Our Corporate Affairs team, with the support of IT, went through a tender process to replace the existing website and its underlying technology platform. It was both a design and technology choice, so having a vendor who could offer both was much simpler.
We had previously selected Elcom to build our intranet and experienced great support and a much more user-friendly system. There were many synergies for using Elcom’s product for both our intranet and website, including Elcom’s understanding of our business and needs, the great usability of their product and value for money.
Elcom also provided comprehensive publisher training manuals, a client reference site and a personal Training Manager who ran sessions with myself and other key web publishers in the business.
Working closely with the Elcom team, we modernised the visual design of CS Energy’s website to maximise impact and differentiate the business from our competitors.
The CMS platform is fully mobile responsive and easy-to-update when we have new campaigns or news. The main publishers of both the website and intranet are non-technical people so we needed a solution that didn’t require coding expertise.
The Elcom team set up CSS code snippets for us. All I need to do is select the name from a dropdown menu and the code snippet is added to the page. These shortcuts let me quickly add styled buttons and create pages that allow users to expand or hide content when they click on subheadings.
We also use dynamic widgets a lot. They’re handy for the news pages and the top navigation landing pages. I only need to add the thumbnail and text into the attributes of a page, and it displays nicely on another page aggregating the content, so you’re not having to play around with spacing and layout. There’s flexibility in the way you can present this too. For example, you can set the order of content by most recently edited.
The document manager module really improved how we could display our corporate reports and publications. We have categories for our documents and users can now filter them by date. Elcom’s assistance with the bulk upload of documents to the website was very helpful during the content migration phase.
We can also schedule when documents and pages go live and when they expire, as well as set content review dates so we can identify when these should be checked and reviewed. Version control is another great feature; it’s useful to be able to roll back content to a previous version.