Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.
We wanted to pick an environment which would ease the loading of content by our staff, so we decided to use WordPress. Aside from this, we wanted to have a website which could display conditional content based on various roles (membership vs. non-membership, for example). It needed to have key features like an interactive forum, a directory, a newsfeed, and many other elements which aren't normally found within WordPress.
Another challenge was a back-office system which we've tried to communicate with. This didn't work out so well, not because of eCreations, but because we lacked the proper application program interface for the task.
We also had to do a lot of data mapping, importing member data from our back-office association management system. It was a big project overall.
How did you come to work with eCreations?
We work with a creative agency in Phoenix, which led us to them. We interviewed a number of other companies, ultimately choosing eCreations.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
The first phase of the project had a cost of $75,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started our work at the end of 2013. The initial completion of our project was in August of 2014. eCreations' portions of our work were done within six months.
We're continually fine-tuning the system. We're now entering a process of adding new features and content to the site, including our member profile information, which needed some tweaking. We're continuing to work with eCreations throughout these updates.