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Automated system for ordering customized marketing materials

First Line customized the Episerver Commerce Web-based platform so clients of the customer would be able to organize and automate the Automated system for ordering customized marketing materials process of creating and receiving printing marketing materials.

Client

A large U.S.-based company provides digital printing services for the production of advertising and marketing materials. These services automate the process of creating and ordering standard marketing products: brochures, booklets, ads, e-blasts, and other materials in electronic format, including the creation of landing pages for websites. The customers of our client are large financial services organizations operating across the USA, Canada and Western Europe.

Challenge

The client approached First Line in 2015 to develop a software solution for their B2B customers to fully automate the process of creating and managing the production of all types of marketing materials and promotional items, both in print and in electronic formats.

Within one month a prototype was created and accepted for the development of a system over the next 12 months. In April 2016, a decision was made to make the system available to customers. Currently, the system is being developed for new customers. The load level is 100,000 users generating content simultaneously. The system is populated with more than 20,000 distinct items of marketing materials, including pdf booklets and presentations, as well as video and audio files.

Solution

First Line customized the Episerver Commerce Web-based platform so clients of the customer would be able to organize and automate the Automated system for ordering customized marketing materials process of creating and receiving printing marketing materials. The system also allows the customer to customize and adapt marketing materials for each individual user. One of the users of the platform is a Fortune 100 insurance company. The company has more than 100,000 agents who use the customized application as a tool to create marketing materials for clients. The system allows user to configure marketing information, create personalized, signed booklets, manage the printing of materials or generate them electronically in PDF format and send them to customers, and create website landing pages. It also facilitates budget management for the individual agent. The system includes the stages of content control, as well as budget and logistics control.

Description of work

Project Technologies

XMPie, SOLR, Angular, Responsive layout, load balanced environment, AWS (Amazon cloud), pci dss compliance - the industry standard for credit card payments (developed by Visa and MasterCard).


About Us

First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, technology enablement services and value-add consulting in big data engineering, digitalization, intellectual integration, industrial Internet, and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management as well as healthcare IT.

Headquartered in the US, First Line employs 500+ staff globally. First Line team and company culture is centered around subject matter expertise, technical excellence, consulting capabilities and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile and Intellectual Integration.

The company has been recognized with multiple annual rankings and awards by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Global Services, CorporateLiveWire, Insights Success and CNews. We were the first to be awarded the Scrum Capability Medallion by Scrum, Inc. Most recently, research firm Gartner included FirstLine in their first ever Market Guide for Technology Integrators (2014) and the Cool Vendor in Applications Services 2015 Report. We are active members in Object Management Group and Industrial Internet Consortium. FLS is also an EPiServer Premium Solutions Partner.