We helped Studer Group understand the necessity of purchasing an Enterprise Marketing Solution license for both sites plus the licenses for an extra server. This allowed us to leverage the Enterprise Marketing tool for their online marketing needs. We also deployed the site to Windows Azure in dual instances to provide for the high availability and performance needs.
For the different integration scenarios, we leveraged the Integration Bus to subscribe to object changes and perform the necessary actions. Each system had a different method for passing data such as through a VPN tunnel connection to Dynamics SL, through middleware for Dynamics CRM and through web service calls for Garvey Group, UPS and Avalara.
When it came to extending the e-commerce platform to support the needs of Studer Group, we developed custom controls and process that inherited from and extended the functionality within the Kentico API. We also added additional columns to the various tables to support the additional data that needed to be captured.
A combination of the Integration Bus and Scheduled Tasks were used to administer the access and privileges of users when the contract with their organization was updated. The scheduled tasks were used to pull the data from Dynamics SL and update a field on the Account record for the organization. The Integration Bus listen to changes of the Account object and processed the updates down to the customer, contact and user objects associated with the account.
Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques were used to ensure the site was optimal across mobile and desktop devices. This solution also means Studer Group only has to manage the content for a single site which was important given the need to improve employee efficiency.