A leading global designer and manufacturer of test equipment
Working with there existing Joomla build to write a series of new components to bring in new datasets from offline product catalogue.
Operating in global markets with limited presence in key countries and in many languages has its limitations, when translating documents, operating websites, co-ordinating distributors and agents, and introducing new products. It’s a lot simpler and quicker if you speak the same language.
We buy in key components, some custom made, others standard. Keeping quality consistently high and delivery always on time, has been quite difficult at times. A change of part (e.g. a motor) for a more reliable source, might require a change in design, with all the follow on of documentation and illustration.
Working with the technical documentation team to introduce the reuse of data to the company and move away from reentering data.
For building this I worked with using Framework on Framework to stub out the backend component and the frontend views. Due to its successful implementation future components have been commissioned.
What did you look for when you contacted me in a developer? Primarily I was looking for specific skills that we did not have (PHP/MySQL Joomla plug-in), someone who would understand the requirement clearly (context and technical), and deliver an affordable working solution that would remain understandable by ourselves.
Any reason you then choose to work with me? There aren’t many of you about, as far as I could find. From my paper specification and face-to-face conversation you were able to demonstrate similar examples and potential for more. You asked the right questions that made sense. During the projects we worked in stages that meant we didn’t lose direction or intention. And the price was right.
Andie Senior Documention Writer at Mecmesin