Is your website in need of “CPR”? CommonPlaces e-Solutions, an award-winning, open source Web development firm, recently launched their CP Rescue, or CPR program. The program is designed to save Web projects that are either incomplete, or not working as expected or desired.
The ideaOnline Launch for the program begin when the CommonPlaces team began to hear more and more from clients that were looking for an experienced Web developer to step in and put their existing project back on the right track. Typically, CommonPlaces develops large Web projects from start to finish, but the more they offered their CP Rescue services, the more organizations they found that had an unfinished project lingering in development phases, or one that had been launched with poor performance or missing features. Society of American Archivists.
“We began to recognize CP Rescue not only as a great opportunity for our business,” said CommonPlaces CEO Ben Bassi, “but also as a very rewarding experience. Through the program, we were able to finish projects that were causing people a lot of time, money, and anguish. Almost without exception, we found that these clients were more appreciative of our expertise and our thorough approach because of what preceded us.”
As a committed Acquia Gold Partner and regular contributor to the Drupal community, CommonPlaces is most often called upon to work with the Drupal content management system; however, they have provided consulting, development, and CPR services to clients on a wide range of platforms. Clients who have already taken advantage of this program include The Kabbalah Centre, Intuit, and Spitter.com, a sports-based, real-time news engine that increased their performance by over 100%. May 19, 2010 – The Society of American Archivists (SAA), an organization of over 5,000 archival professionals, recently launched an updated website, built on the Drupal Content Management System. This new site was built to address their needs to add and update content easily and efficiently. The Archivists.org partnered with CommonPlaces e-Solutions to develop their robust custom CMS-driven online community. Find their CP Rescue stories at commonplaces.com/portfolio/cp-rescue. More specifics about the program can be found at commonplaces.com/drupal-repair-drupal-site-optimization.
With more than 5,000 individual and institutional members, SAA was looking for a website where they could easily share information, present themselves as a leader in their field, plan events, and drive membership. One challenging aspect of this site was the sheer amount of content SAA needed to display. Though the structure for organizing this content was complex, it needed to appear simple to the user. CommonPlaces worked with SAA to design a well-organized site architecture and intuitive navigation structure to improve usability.
The results were very well received by SAA. Bryan Doyle, Director of Member and Technical Services, had this to say: “CommonPlaces was able to translate a unique and extensive organizational structure into an easy-to-use interface. Now more than 400 members who are leaders within our association are able to confidently manage the content of our site. We're really happy with the results.”
CommonPlaces e-Solutions (CommonPlaces.com) provides Web development, online marketing, and business strategy services to their wide range of clients. In addition to the CP Rescue program, CommonPlacesAnd as mentioned above, the Drupal CMS gives site owners a high degree of control over their website’s content. Commonplaces specializes in extending the Drupal platform with custom content delivery, paid subscription management, and full integration with client’s existing systems. CommonPlaces is one of the fastest growing private companies in the US as listed in the 2009 Inc. 500,. CommonPlaces was also featured in Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 10 Web Firms in the Eastern US, and is a past winner of the Web Marketing Association’s Web Innovation Award.