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Technology

First Line Software developed a robust corporate intranet to support staff with company news, information, tools, HR resources, community engagement, and self-service capabilities. The system helps connect staff and management socially which in turn increases job satisfaction and inspires company loyalty. Employees can advance their careers by applying for different roles on new projects announced on the platform.

Client

Global software development and consulting company with more than 600 employees worldwide.

Challenge

The client was at a stage in its growth where there were hundreds of employees distributed worldwide who all needed centralized access to corporate information and each other. They needed to collect, store and share information, formalize processes and procedures, engage staff and management socially, streamline internal recruitment for open positions, and more. In short, they required a corporate intranet.

Project Deliverables

First Line Software took on the development of a multi-functional intranet based on customizing the Sitefinity CMS platform. They completed the project by taking a phased approach.

  • The project team evaluated the client requirements and prepared a technical brief.
  • They prioritized the client requirements and created a backlog for the minimum viable product (MVP).
  • The team commenced with development work and customization of the Sitefinity platform.
  • They presented a product demo to the product owners.
  • The team conducted testing and released the intranet into production.

Intranet Features

The client now has an intranet site that contains company-wide information and functionality to support multiple corporate resources. Key features of the intranet include:

  • Company news with a section for employees to post information about activities and personal interests such as volunteer work or hobbies
  • Onboarding materials and employee documents such as forms to request time off
  • Employee search capabilities assist hiring managers with finding candidates for open positions or projects, by name or technical skills.
  • Announcements about new projects and opportunities to apply to work on the project in specific roles.
  • Employees complete a CV profile that generates a CV for hiring managers to access when searching for internal job candidates.

Technological Stack

Back-end: Sitefinity, .NET, C#
Front-end: JS, React, CSS3, HTML
The team: Up to 7 developers

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Client References

I want to express my gratitude for all of your team’s hard work, support and extra help. We are very grateful for all that you have done for us.

Senior Project Manager, a U.S. specialty digital design and web development agency

Your quality of work is exceptional, and your flexible approach has allowed us to build and deploy a large amount of complex functionality in a very short space of time. Kudos to everyone for their professionalism and for delivering results that exceeded our expectations.

CEO, leading social media analytics provider

We have never had a better release that we can think of. And that is all because of your hard and dedicated work. So here is a big THANK YOU to everyone from all of us!

Editor, leading Scandinavian newspaper

For a software vendor like ourselves, picking the right development partner is crucial. First Line’s technical expertise and solid project management, coupled with their proficiency in Agile methodologies, have made them an integral part of our product development group.

VP Product Development, leading enterprise software vendor

Our First Line Team has been doing a great job. All of the guys check in great code, and they have a forward thinking mindset, not a feature-to-feature approach. They are also very open in terms of sharing knowledge, which is critical to running productive distributed teams.

Application Development Director, global marketing company

We've all learned a lot from you, and it is great working with you.

Application Development Director, global marketing company

The First Line team has an excellent process and we can learn from your team and improve.

Product Owner, Strategic Software Consultancy

I would like to thank the First Line development team for their dedication and high level of quality in their work. Despite being thousands of miles apart, we have been able to work quickly, effectively, and intelligently. Your team has been a major part of why we have been successful thus far.

VP Engineering, e-learning startup

First Line is a great technology partner capable of delivering complex, ‘industrial grade’ projects. They have demonstrated strong technical competence and solid understanding of the media and publishing domain. We have also been very impressed by the management team's attention to our needs and commitment to our success.

CEO, leading European digital media company

Your effort is the #1 reason that this project is going so well. I've worked with a lot of teams over the years and there are very few teams that I trust and respect. When you are given a task or feature, I never have to worry whether or not it will be accomplished on time and I never worry about the quality - you always deliver.

Architect, Strategic Software Consultancy

The team we put together in the last half of this year is one of the most productive, skilled and enjoyable I’ve ever worked on. It’s great to see the product brought to life, and I’m proud to work with all you folks.

Senior Architect, Fortune 100 company

The First Line Software team is professional, results driven, and proactive. I know that when we provide requirements for new functionality, they will not only deliver on the scope of what has been asked but will look beyond and give insight into how we can make our product even better. It has been a privilege to work with First Line Software, and I look forward to continuing our partnership in future.

VP, global marketing company
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