About MaxiasMaxias is a leading independent digital agency developing web solutions forover 10 years.With core strengths i...
Our Solution Space
TheCompanyWeKeepEducation                                Organisations / Non-Profit              Corporate•    Jurong Juni...
5 Top Reasons why clients pick us:•   Solutions for non-technical users, empowers content owners to add    value to conten...
Our Solutions are based on Drupal 7
So why did we choose drupal?
Because Drupal wins the technical decision                            Sitecore                            8               ...
... although loses in authoring experience                            Sitecore                            8               ...
Let’s put this in perspective
There is an estimated 800,000 developers      contributing to Drupal today.*                          *Source: Dries Buyta...
Drupal Community in Singapore is about 500 and growing…                                                      Drupal Singap...
Drupal Community in Singapore is about 500 and growing…Photo Courtesy of Yuen Kit Mun
These Drupal developers contributed…
…18,877 Drupal Modules!•   Admin Menu             •   External Link          •   Mollom                  •     Similar•   ...
Spanning across …
Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website?                            No Indentured                              Servitude       ...
Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website                                                                                        ...
Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website                                                                                        ...
Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website                                                                                        ...
Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website                                                                                        ...
Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website                                                                                   Prove...
US Government agencies have adopted Drupal as theOpen Source of Choice
Leading Education Institutions have adopted Drupal toengage their communities
Billboard Top 100 Artists have chosen Drupal for their webpresence
Even High Tech companies are embracing Drupal in abig way
Leading Drupal sites in action…
The White House
The Economist
Washington Post
Fast Company
Fox News
Martha Steward
National Geographic Channels Sales – B2B Ad Sales
Duke University
Stanford University
Harvard Community
MIT Media Labs
Spin Magazine
Stuff Magazine
Microsoft .Net Magazine
Java.net
SAP On-Demand Solutions
Twitter Developers Website
LinkedIn Developer’s Network
Nvidia Developer’s Zone
AOL Developer Network
Ericsson Labs
Yahoo Research
Sugar CRM Website
MTV UK
Universal Music
FOX Searchlight Pictures
Cartoon Network
Zynga
Warner Brothers Records
Carrie Underwood
Eric Clapton Official Website
Pink Official Website
The King Center
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
PGA
FedEx Corporate Website
Amnesty International
Danone Corporate Website
Mercedes-Benz Club of America
Inside Expedia UK
Wynn Las Vegas
Hotel Intercontinental Frankfurt
Lac Hotel
Dubai Marina Flats
The Mall At Millenia
Guess Watches
Air Arabia
IKEA – Livet Hemma (Life at Home)
Nike
McDonalds Korea
McDonalds New Zealand
KFC Germany
Pizza Hut Australia
Straitstimes
Business Times
CATS Classified
Berita Harian
Tamil Murasu
The PEAK Magazine
Female Magazine
Singtel
Singapore Management University
Our Showcase
Football Association of Singapore
Knowledge Universe Global Portal
Future China
Asian International College
British Club
Capitaland Rihan Heights
Asia Centre of Excellence for Internal Auditors
Serangoon Gardens Country Club
National Service Resort & Country Club
Batam View Beach Resort
Pat’s School House
SonicGear
PowerLogic
JagSport
Traveller International
Visual Merchandising Asia
YMCA International House
Chern Sern Property Services
Family Life Society
Galanga Living
Magnificat Gallery
Supreme Floors
ACCA Singapore CPD Events Site
Our Solutions
Approach & Concept                                                                  Articulate the issuesIterative Design ...
Drupal 7 By incorporating Drupal 7, each client’s website will also be able to provide many rich features that would set t...
Rich Content Management SystemContent Management SystemWe have deployed over a hundred different modules including standar...
eCommerce – Catalogue & Shopping CartUberCartOur solutions have been deployed with Ubercart which supports a variety of eC...
Payment Gateway IntegrationWe are familiar with online payment systems and we have successfully integrated with backenddev...
SEO ReadySearch Engine Friendly URLsDrupal does away with query string URLs and instead creates search engine friendly URL...
Multilanguage SupportMultilanguage SupportOur solutions are fully double-byte characters supported, ie. it allows for fore...
Rich 3rd Party IntegrationOur solutions are all deployed with leading 3rd party tools to provide client sites with effecti...
Ancillary DevelopmentSolutions for your consideration
Deep User Management / MembershipMembership SystemWe believe that to successfully capture mindshare and the hearts of any ...
Supports Responsive DesignResponsive DesignOur recommended solutions include the option for Responsive Design which is an ...
Create Forms for Surveys & ContestOnline Surveys and ContestOnline survey and contest uses the form management system to p...
Support Flash Components such as Virtual ToursVirtual Facility ToursWe are able to developed and design custom virtual tou...
Many many others…Off-The Shelf Drupal ModulesWith over 18,000 available modules on the Drupal platform, your site may take...
Maxias Key Industries     Organisations                   Education                     Lifestyle and Retail•   Business C...
Market – What are you looking for?                            I am thinking of doing                          something di...
Have you considered a  DRUPAL website?
MaxiasWe will help bring your digital ideas to life!
Thank You!glenn lim                           tommy tanmanaging director                   Associate directore. glenn.lim@...
CopyrightIdeas presented in this proposal are proprietary to the          project team who put it together    Please do no...
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  1. 1. About MaxiasMaxias is a leading independent digital agency developing web solutions forover 10 years.With core strengths in usability, design and development, Maxias presentsclients with the ability to develop a successful interactive web solution from theground up.Our Brand Promise Beautiful Websites, Great Technology
  2. 2. Our Solution Space
  3. 3. TheCompanyWeKeepEducation Organisations / Non-Profit Corporate• Jurong Junior College • Ageless Online • Angliss Singapore• Learning Vision • Alzheimer’s Disease Association • Bali Connection• Learning Capital College • AIN Society • Prime Partners Asset• National University of Singapore • Club Rainbow (Singapore) Management• The Odyssey Preschool • Operation Hope Foundation • Jagsport• Pat’s School House • RSVP • Microsoft• University of Chicago Booth, GSB • Society Of Sheng Hong Welfare• YMCA School of Education Services • YMCA Corporate PortalGovernment / GLC / Finance Clubs / Lifestyle / Retail• ACCA • Batam View Beach Resort• Central Provident Fund Board • British Club• Capitaland • The Body Shop Singapore• Football Association of Singapore • Furniture Club• iCELL Network • Learning Horizon• KPMG Seminar Series • National Service Resort & Country Club• KPMG Bank Survey • The Pines Club• Prime Partners Group • Singapore Island Country Club• S.League • Visual Merchandising Asia • YMCA International House
  4. 4. 5 Top Reasons why clients pick us:• Solutions for non-technical users, empowers content owners to add value to content creation• Full service interactive agency allows for a broad range of different online business needs to be address• Track Record – over 200 websites since 1999• Beautiful designs with great technology• Build for growth – solutions for your businesses for the future
  5. 5. Our Solutions are based on Drupal 7
  6. 6. So why did we choose drupal?
  7. 7. Because Drupal wins the technical decision Sitecore 8 7 Technical Strength OpenText 6 CQ5 5 4 3 2 1 Drupal 0 Plone Joomla Squiz Wordpress *Source: Dries Buytaert, Drupal Founder, June 28th 2012
  8. 8. ... although loses in authoring experience Sitecore 8 7 6 Technical Strength OpenText CQ5 5 4 Authoring Experience 3 2 1 Drupal 0 Plone Joomla Squiz Wordpress *Source: Dries Buytaert, Drupal Founder, June 28th 2012
  9. 9. Let’s put this in perspective
  10. 10. There is an estimated 800,000 developers contributing to Drupal today.* *Source: Dries Buytaert, Drupal Founder, June 28th 2012
  11. 11. Drupal Community in Singapore is about 500 and growing… Drupal Singapore 2011- Meet The Drupal Founder”Photo Courtesy of Yuen Kit Mun
  12. 12. Drupal Community in Singapore is about 500 and growing…Photo Courtesy of Yuen Kit Mun
  13. 13. These Drupal developers contributed…
  14. 14. …18,877 Drupal Modules!• Admin Menu • External Link • Mollom • Similar• Adsense • Embedded Media Field • Module Filter • Site Menu• Activity • Facebook Connect • Nice Menus • SMTP• Automatic Nodetitles • FCK Editor • Node Clone • Strong Overrides• Apache Solr • Featured Conent • Node Queue • Strongarm• Backup and Migrate • FeedAPI • Node Export • SWF Tools• Better Formats • File Filed • Meta Tags • Taxonomy• Calendar and Date • Flags • Organisc Groups • Taxonomy Manager• Captcha • Find Path • Page Title • Taxonomy Menu• CivicCRM • Five Star • Panels • Text Image• Content Access • Form Filter • Path Access • Token• Content Profile • Google Analytics • Path Auto • Twitter• Content Template • Global Redirect • Path Redirect • Uber Cart• Comment Notify • Image Caption • PinIt (Pinterest) • User Badges• Commerce • IMCE • Poor Man’s Cron • User Points• Custom Breadcrumbs • Invite • ReCaptcha • Vertical Tabs• Ctools • Jquery Update • Private Message • Views• Custom Error • Lightbox 2 • Profile Pages • Views Attach• Data Module • LoginToboggan • Rules • Views Slideshow• Devel / Theme • Login Destination • Redirect 403 to Login • Watcher Developer • Multiping • Scheduler • Web Form• Diff • Menu Block • Schema • Workflow• Drush • Media • Search Config *Source: drupal.org/project/modules 30th Oct 2012 • XML Sitemap
  15. 15. Spanning across …
  16. 16. Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website? No Indentured Servitude Proven Track Record! Lower Total Cost of Ownership Foundation for Agile Development Rich Development Tools on Open Standards
  17. 17. Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website No Indentured ServitudeNo. 1 - Open Source SolutionClients are not bounded to a specific solution provider, there’s no indentured servitudeto vendors. This creates greater need for best in service and greater care to client work.
  18. 18. Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website Lower Total Cost of OwnershipNo. 2 - Lower total cost of ownershipThe average total cost of ownership is 40% lower than proprietary software.e.g. .Net Drupal Base System $3,000 Nil Setup $1,500 $1,800 Standard Modules (off the shelf) $500 - $2,000 $500 - $1,200 e.g. Photogallery, Poll, Form, etc Advance Modules (Some Dev Required) $2,000 - $5,000 $1,000 - $3,000 e.g. eCommerce, Membership Custom Module $3,000 - $5,000 $3,000 - $5,000 e.g. Product Comparison Total $10,000 ~ $16,500 $6,300 - $11,000
  19. 19. Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website Rich Development Tools on Open StandardsNo. 3 - Rich Development Tools on Open Standards Resulting in a large development based around the world… over 18,000 available Drupal contributed modules! e.g. SonicGear wanted a comparison module for their products so that consumer can compare product features Solution: we used Drupal native taxonomy to create the product types and comparison attributes, and one contributed module, Flags, to allow users to “flag” items. Finally the Views function was use to present the items Development Effort Nil Design 2 hours Configuration 2-4 hours Content Population 8 hours Cost to Client $1,500
  20. 20. Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website Foundation for Agile DevelopmentNo. 4 – Foundation of Agile Development With the internet moving so rapidly and increasing globalisation, only open source solutions are nimble and fast enough to adopt new technologies effectivelye.g. Feb 2012 – Hits 10m unique visitors Mar 2012 – New Pinterest Apr 2012 – 15 websites goes live with Contributed Module Pinterest integration A Drupal Pinterest module took two (2) months from identification to development to adoption!
  21. 21. Top 5 Reasons for a Drupal Website Proven Track Record!No. 5 – Proven Track record Drupal has been established as the leading open source solution for enterprises These include….
  22. 22. US Government agencies have adopted Drupal as theOpen Source of Choice
  23. 23. Leading Education Institutions have adopted Drupal toengage their communities
  24. 24. Billboard Top 100 Artists have chosen Drupal for their webpresence
  25. 25. Even High Tech companies are embracing Drupal in abig way
  26. 26. Leading Drupal sites in action…
  27. 27. The White House
  28. 28. The Economist
  29. 29. Washington Post
  30. 30. Fast Company
  31. 31. Fox News
  32. 32. Martha Steward
  33. 33. National Geographic Channels Sales – B2B Ad Sales
  34. 34. Duke University
  35. 35. Stanford University
  36. 36. Harvard Community
  37. 37. MIT Media Labs
  38. 38. Spin Magazine
  39. 39. Stuff Magazine
  40. 40. Microsoft .Net Magazine
  41. 41. Java.net
  42. 42. SAP On-Demand Solutions
  43. 43. Twitter Developers Website
  44. 44. LinkedIn Developer’s Network
  45. 45. Nvidia Developer’s Zone
  46. 46. AOL Developer Network
  47. 47. Ericsson Labs
  48. 48. Yahoo Research
  49. 49. Sugar CRM Website
  50. 50. MTV UK
  51. 51. Universal Music
  52. 52. FOX Searchlight Pictures
  53. 53. Cartoon Network
  54. 54. Zynga
  55. 55. Warner Brothers Records
  56. 56. Carrie Underwood
  57. 57. Eric Clapton Official Website
  58. 58. Pink Official Website
  59. 59. The King Center
  60. 60. Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  61. 61. PGA
  62. 62. FedEx Corporate Website
  63. 63. Amnesty International
  64. 64. Danone Corporate Website
  65. 65. Mercedes-Benz Club of America
  66. 66. Inside Expedia UK
  67. 67. Wynn Las Vegas
  68. 68. Hotel Intercontinental Frankfurt
  69. 69. Lac Hotel
  70. 70. Dubai Marina Flats
  71. 71. The Mall At Millenia
  72. 72. Guess Watches
  73. 73. Air Arabia
  74. 74. IKEA – Livet Hemma (Life at Home)
  75. 75. Nike
  76. 76. McDonalds Korea
  77. 77. McDonalds New Zealand
  78. 78. KFC Germany
  79. 79. Pizza Hut Australia
  80. 80. Straitstimes
  81. 81. Business Times
  82. 82. CATS Classified
  83. 83. Berita Harian
  84. 84. Tamil Murasu
  85. 85. The PEAK Magazine
  86. 86. Female Magazine
  87. 87. Singtel
  88. 88. Singapore Management University
  89. 89. Our Showcase
  90. 90. Football Association of Singapore
  91. 91. Knowledge Universe Global Portal
  92. 92. Future China
  93. 93. Asian International College
  94. 94. British Club
  95. 95. Capitaland Rihan Heights
  96. 96. Asia Centre of Excellence for Internal Auditors
  97. 97. Serangoon Gardens Country Club
  98. 98. National Service Resort & Country Club
  99. 99. Batam View Beach Resort
  100. 100. Pat’s School House
  101. 101. SonicGear
  102. 102. PowerLogic
  103. 103. JagSport
  104. 104. Traveller International
  105. 105. Visual Merchandising Asia
  106. 106. YMCA International House
  107. 107. Chern Sern Property Services
  108. 108. Family Life Society
  109. 109. Galanga Living
  110. 110. Magnificat Gallery
  111. 111. Supreme Floors
  112. 112. ACCA Singapore CPD Events Site
  113. 113. Our Solutions
  114. 114. Approach & Concept Articulate the issuesIterative Design Thinking Approach and problems, question the brief. Define Look at existing solutions, Gather User feedback explore the Determine if the solution problem meets its goals Learn Research User Visualized solutions, seek Test, test, test. alternatives, consider Use In-Page applications Analysis and impact Consider A/B Testing Tune Ideate Prototype Select possible solutions
  115. 115. Drupal 7 By incorporating Drupal 7, each client’s website will also be able to provide many rich features that would set the stage of for future expansion and development. The site, with our standard system - deployment would incorporate a rich content management facility as well as allow for multiple call-for-actions such as enquiry desks, file downloads, refer-a-friend, rich private content, and printer-friendly options. Our Standard edition includes the following modules: 1. Content Management 2. Template Management 3. Image Bank 4. Document Bank 5. Site Search 6. Lightbox Photo Gallery 7. Online Polls 8. Frequently Asked Questions 9. Integrated Site Statistics (Google Analytics) 10. Feedback Management (Contact Us Forms) 11. Refer-A-Friend (Page Form)
  116. 116. Rich Content Management SystemContent Management SystemWe have deployed over a hundred different modules including standard news and events system for over 200 clients. Eachsystem sections are all individually styled to provide a rich design using standard based Java Scripts and CSS.By using Rich Text Editors, Maxias powered websites are able to provide a “What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get” editing area.The result: reduced effort for users trying to express their formatting directly via HTML markup and a much more user friendlyexperience.
  117. 117. eCommerce – Catalogue & Shopping CartUberCartOur solutions have been deployed with Ubercart which supports a variety of eCommerce industries from physical goods,digital downloads or even subscription based billing services.Features includes Configurable product catalogue, flexible product creaation with product classes, multiple product imagesupport, attributes system, stock level tracking, shipping and fulfilment and simple ordering process.
  118. 118. Payment Gateway IntegrationWe are familiar with online payment systems and we have successfully integrated with backenddevelopment including Paypal, Worldpay, Citibank and several other payment solution providers
  119. 119. SEO ReadySearch Engine Friendly URLsDrupal does away with query string URLs and instead creates search engine friendly URLs for all pages. Thisenables search engines to index pages resulting more effectively. Friendly URLs also improve usability and userexperience. E.g. www.maxias.net/promotionsNodewordsAllows for the additon of meta tags to all content pages. Paying attention to meta tags, such askeywords, description and canonical URL, will help obtain better search engine positioning.XML sitemapThe XML sitemap module creates a sitemap that conforms to the sitemaps.org specification. This helps searchengines to more intelligently crawl a website and keep their results up to date
  120. 120. Multilanguage SupportMultilanguage SupportOur solutions are fully double-byte characters supported, ie. it allows for foreign language support which includes SimplifiedChinese as well as Traditional Chinese. We have successfully deployed double-byte websites that includes Mandarin,Arabic, Japanese and Korean.Full sites may also be deployed in any specific language (this includes forms, auto-replies etc) Capitland Rihan Height’s social media portal was deployed in both English and Arabic, including social functions, messaging system, Google Map API, Facility Booking System etc Future China website was deployed in both English and Simplified Chinese, including one custom events registration module
  121. 121. Rich 3rd Party IntegrationOur solutions are all deployed with leading 3rd party tools to provide client sites with effective onlinetechnologies including:Integration with Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics offers many advanced features which help users analyze and understand their sitetraffic data. These results can be used to create better marketing campaigns and draw more traffic toyour site.AddThis ToolkitThe AddThis toolkit allows site visitors to easily share your content with their family and friends through socialnetworking sites such as Facebook and Linked In as well as email and SMS.
  122. 122. Ancillary DevelopmentSolutions for your consideration
  123. 123. Deep User Management / MembershipMembership SystemWe believe that to successfully capture mindshare and the hearts of any website target audience, our client’s websiteshould consider incorporating a robust centralised user management system that will allow them to build futureapplications as well as extend her services online in the mid to long term.A user-centric membership system will allow client sites to create membership groups based on specific targetaudiences and build interactive marketing features specific to target audiences. Over the years, we havedeployed many variations of membership system for our clients, incorporating both simple online publicmembership to complex “closed door” membership with eCommerce facilities. Capitland Rihan Height’s social media portal British Club membership portal was Sonic Gear websitel was integrated was deployed with a private-social based integrated with their club management with a warranty management system membership system similar to Facebook. system that allowed members to access that allowed users to register and features such as facility booking and check their product warranties. tracking of expenditure.
  124. 124. Supports Responsive DesignResponsive DesignOur recommended solutions include the option for Responsive Design which is an approach to thedevelopment of your site to provide an optimal viewing experience on a wide range of devices,specifically desktops, tablets and mobile phones
  125. 125. Create Forms for Surveys & ContestOnline Surveys and ContestOnline survey and contest uses the form management system to provide an effective solution for managing feedback viathe web. From simple web surveys to large, complex, international market research, the form managerprovides the idealsolution for collection of survey data and market research, all downloadable in a CSV or Microsoft Excel format.Rich answer type questions includes text, single selection radio buttons, multi-selection check box or drop down selector andDate.
  126. 126. Support Flash Components such as Virtual ToursVirtual Facility ToursWe are able to developed and design custom virtual tours for individual centers. We created a virtual tour of the Odyssey Preschool, a childcare facility that was build from the ground up with the child in mind. The tour featured interactive hotspots that users will be able to find out more information about specific components within each location.
  127. 127. Many many others…Off-The Shelf Drupal ModulesWith over 18,000 available modules on the Drupal platform, your site may taken on an iterative development cycle thatincorporates new modules in the short to mid-term. Some of the more popular development modules include:User Points – Points system that allows allocation of points to users based on site activityFlags – a flagging system that allows the creation of functions such as watch lists, comparison system, etcMessage – a built-in message system that allows users to send messages to each other without the need for emailsCustom DevelopmentMaxias is also able to commission the development of new modules or modify existing modules to meet specific needs andfunctions.
  128. 128. Maxias Key Industries Organisations Education Lifestyle and Retail• Business Chambers • Universities • Country Clubs• Industry Associations • Private Institutions • Property Development / Management• Networking Groups • Public Schools • Shopping Centers• Social Clubs • International Schools • Retail Brands / Chains• Membership Clubs • Early Childhood Education • Departmental Stores (eg Pilots Associations) • Personal Tutors / Coaches • Online eCommerce Stores• Community Groups etc
  129. 129. Market – What are you looking for? I am thinking of doing something different online I wish my I need to website could revamp my do more website Thinking of My website starting a should also be membership available in I want a new Chinese mobile website program (multilingual) My web agency takes too long to Venturing abroad, Going developI need to reach targeting a new eCommmece out to my market customers
  130. 130. Have you considered a DRUPAL website?
  131. 131. MaxiasWe will help bring your digital ideas to life!
  132. 132. Thank You!glenn lim tommy tanmanaging director Associate directore. glenn.lim@maxias.net e. tommy.tan @maxias.netm. +65 9229 1166 m. +65 9757 7580Singapore Office16 Mohammed Sultan road#03-02 Singapore 238965t. +65 6221 6266 f. +65 6221 6267www.maxias.net
  133. 133. CopyrightIdeas presented in this proposal are proprietary to the project team who put it together Please do not adapt in full or portions for use without the written approval of the team

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