Technology choice determined by the integration requirement
The objective of the group site renovation was to combine the online shop and group site into a single online service with a unified look and seamless interaction. Tokmanni also wanted to make the group site more commercial and, on the other hand, move elements more suited to the group site to the site from the online shop. They also wanted the new group site and online shop to be responsive.
In order to achieve the objectives of the site update, Digia proposed an implementation based on the Drupal 7 content management system. Drupal was a sensible choice, because it integrates quickly and reliably with different systems thanks to its APIs, and several integrations were planned for the project.
It is also more secure than the second alternative, WordPress, and this aspect was critical to Tokmanni. Drupal is also more expandable than WordPress.
The project started with the UI and visual design of the group site. Next came the technical specifications together with the online shop’s visual and UI design. The project then proceeded to the technical implementation phase, employing two developers and a project manager. Digia’s UI and visual designer also participated in the project, particularly in its early stages.
During the project, we built integrations to Intrum Justitia and Onnistuu.fi for corporate card applications, a MyNewsDesk integration for the News Room and a SharePoint integration for shop information and customer service.
The site and redesigned online store were launched at the end of January 2015. Since then, we have performed small-scale further development and maintenance.