What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The impact of the new CMS has been huge. In the past, all countries had different CMSs and tooling, which cost a lot of money. Each component had to be made five times for each country.
Now, we can use e.g. the same header everywhere, and we can also reuse different components. We no longer have to develop a new website each time when we have a new show.
There is more harmony and efficiency, and we have higher-quality components than before. This also allows us to work better together across the company. In the past, we were more locally organized, and we’re working more together now, on a global level.
How did AnyforSoft perform from a project management standpoint?
They did a great job on that part! It was a very difficult project that involved the migration of seven websites to one platform, each one with different needs and coming from different cultures and different local plannings that were constantly changing.
The project manager on AnyforSoft’s side did an amazing job in communication, constantly balancing between the wishes of the business customer and the needs of the development team. He communicated well with the stakeholders about all the changes being done and about the process, and he gave the demo's every sprint to all stakeholders. It went very smoothly overall.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They’re willing to learn, and they work extremely hard. They’re ambitious and loyal, and they want to make an impact for the customer as well as the business. They’re really service-oriented, and they have a drive to go far. They’re open to feedback, and they try to adjust and become better.
Are there any areas they could improve?
As an agency, AnyforSoft became better and better during the project. We worked in an agile way, with constant sprints and support. They had to learn to work in this way, and it’s something that was pushed by me. They didn’t really have a choice, but they embraced this way of working and thinking.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
There are different kinds of agencies with different expertise. AnyforSoft is really good in Drupal development at its core. I have no experience with their designers, so I cannot say something about the quality of that.