What was the scope of their involvement?
We had already spent a considerable amount of time and resources, so I had 95Visual take a look at the work that had already been completed. They discovered that the structure of the work had the same issues and would not be mobile friendly if they used that work. Fortunately, they were able to build the website from scratch without changing the quote.
The Technology Management Program was starting a professional master’s degree program, so working on that web page was our top priority. The Hometown team suggested that we launch pages incrementally, so that information regarding our professional master's degree was not delayed.
They created several templates for us to use, which allow us to use a variety of layouts and color schemes on all of our web pages. They also included feeds that feature general department news, as well as stories to specific fields. Although the website is easy to edit, the Hometown team are always there to help us when we have any issues. Our department has no control over the campus’s hosting environment, so they worked with the IT staff to create a single hosting environment and made a map so that our in-house I.T. staff can troubleshoot in the future.
Their team went beyond the scope of work and helped us set up analytic reports on Google AdWords. They also tended to our marketing needs by including lightbox popups that get the emails of those interested in our master’s degree program.
What is the team composition?
We worked with their project manager 85% of the time, and a web designer and another developer were also present during our meetings.
How did you come to work with 95Visual?
We reached out to several agencies that specialize in building Drupal sites, and we ended up getting bids from three different companies. 95Viusal impressed us because they were well-versed with the Drupal platform and they have a stunning a stunning portfolio. Most importantly, they have experience working with bureaucracies, so they were patient and understanding when it came to our slow approval process. They also know that the needs of an academic space are different from that of a startup or private business, so they were able to bring cutting-edge elements to our site without sacrificing the important information.
How much have you invested with them?
It cost approximately $40,000 to complete this project.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working on the website in October 2016 and we had most of the work completed by March 2017. We continue to use them for support as needed.