Scott Brownrigg SPiDER

The challenge

When award-winning architects Scott Brownrigg asked us to build a system to keep track of their interactions with clients, partners and prospects we were confident we could deliver usable and robust software that met their brief.

When the brief was expanded to include event and guest list management, bid tracking, aggregation of project media and the assignment of project numbers, we knew we had something to really get our teeth into...

The solution

The intranet-based web application presents an easy-to-use interface to access and contribute information about projects, individual contacts, companies and events.

New projects are created and assigned project numbers (a very big deal for companies in construction) via a simple web form, which then integrates with Windows scripts to set up server resources and Newforma to set up project management. The project setup process, which used to take days and involve multiple manual interventions, now takes a matter of minutes.

“The feedback during the training has been exceptionally positive, so I must thank you for all your amazing hard work in creating this wonderful system for us.”

Charlotte Wensley, Marketing & Communications Manager, Scott Brownrigg

New contacts are added, assigned roles with companies and projects, and automatically integrated with accounting systems (Iris PROJECTminder) and project management software (Newforma).

The ability to record quick and easy Twitter-style messages and associate them with contacts means a full history of interactions is built up without the hassle of filling in lots of forms.

When staff are out of the office, they can use the simplified mobile interface to quickly record interactions with Clients and partners.

The outcome

The SPiDER web application (named via a company-wide competition) now sits at the heart of the business and manages the entire lifecycle of project, contact and event records within the firm.

"We have now rolled out Spider across the offices and the feedback during the training has been exceptionally positive, so I must thank you for all your amazing hard work in creating this wonderful system for us. Pretty much every question I have been asked I have been able to offer a response / solution to. Thank you!" - Charlotte Wensley, Marketing & Communications Manager.

Technologies used

Coldfusion MX 7, SQL Server 2005, XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS, AJAX. Integration with Iris PROJECTminder and Newforma.

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