What was the scope of their involvement?
MARSWorks translated the KML files of our satellite contour locations into usable language that could be integrated into Google Maps within our Drupal website. The feature allows users to zoom in on an exact location to see if that area is covered by our fleet and available for them to purchase. The complementary mobile app they developed for both iOS and Android allows our team to access this information offline.
They also built out some custom features on the website, including a sun transit calculator and center of box tool. Their in-house design team provides ad-hoc design services (i.e., booth artwork) and Adobe Illustrator files of the KML data, allowing our team to manipulate the files for collateral as needed.
MARSWorks continues to maintain and make changes to the website as requested. I'm able to login to my Drupal account to post press releases and other content, but their team remains available for more complicated changes.
What is the team composition?
In the early stages, I typically worked with one project manager and two designers. About two years ago, I was assigned to a new project manager, but I often reach out directly to specific people on their team as needed.
How did you come to work with MARSWorks?
Since our company had worked with MARSWorks before, we invited them to participate in a tender for a new contract in 2013. Among 3-4 other vendors, they ended up winning the job.
How much have you invested with them?
We've invested between $80,000-$100,000 CAD.-
What is the status of this engagement?
The website project took place from the Fall of 2012 to the following Spring of 2013. Their team continues to maintain the website and will be invited to participate in the next RFP process as soon as we're ready.