ISite required an online portal to manage the quotation process for new work. The new portal would aim to simplify the complicated process developers and house builders face when requiring gas infrastructure by managing quotes from submittal to delivery.
Our main objective was to model the existing work process and convert it to an online system which would be easier to manage and use. We spent time understanding the existing work flow through meetings with the client to ensure that our new system accurately modelled the existing processes. Once we had a clear understaning of the process we implemented a system which allowed multiple levels of user access and also handled the quotation process from start to finish.
We built the system using the Codeigniter framework which provided us with existing libraries for common functionality such as emailing as well as promoting code reuse. Combining this with a MySQL database provided a solid open source platform for storing and manipulating user and quote data. We also implemented custom Google map functionality to allow users to plot their development on a map and store it as part of their quote.
iSite now offers a cutting edge online portal which provides customers, service providers and administrators with a single point of access for gas infrastructure quotations. The portal has streamlined and simplified the entire process for all parties involved.