The client is an AIM listed financial services provider and global leader in spread trading.
To develop and then maintain and support the end client’s global web presence in 13 languages and markets globally including European and African sites, with a separate instance of the Sitefinity CMS required for each market/language.
Key functional elements included:
- Creation of all the templates and pages to be used on the website within the Sitefinity CMS
- Integration of third party web services and feeds into the website to display external content such as stock market information in real time
The project ran for a total of almost 15 months from initial scoping, to delivering the first site and each additional site at a rate of 1 site per 3-4 weeks. During the project, Kieon worked closely with the end client’s UK and Malaysian teams, as well as with the local teams for each market as each site entered and progressed through development. Some key stages of the project included:
- In-depth scoping of requirements with the end client both prior to and post the commencement of development
- Working in a semi-agile project-approach to adapt to changing functionality requirements and the priorities of the end client
- Co-ordination with the Malaysian team updating the external web services to maintain compatibility whenever functional changes and changers to key parameters were made
- Developing templates, pages and functionality for the end client’s global team to approve before making a release of each site to country managers for each individual market
- On-going application development and expansion upon the original requirements of the project
Through working very closely in collaboration with the end client’s global team and country managers, Kieon was able to define functionality in a semi-agile way as development progressed, whilst keeping within the pre-agreed timeline and budget. As a result, the client was extremely satisfied with the end product, and this has continued through on-going stages of enhancement post-launch.