Knauf Insulation Websites Adrien Fonzé Drupal Evangelist Emakina
About Knauf Insulation <ul><li>Member of the Knauf group </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest-growing  insulation manufacturer in the...
Issues and Objectives <ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Manage 25+ country websites </li></ul><ul><li>One to four languages...
THE solution…Drupal! <ul><li>Open-Source  Content Management Solution </li></ul><ul><li>International  references  : Warne...
Modular approach Drupal Framework Global Dev Country  Instance Specific  Dev Country  Instance Country  Instance Specific ...
The power of a community <ul><li>International  platform supported by  hundreds of developers </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to ...
Global scope, local content <ul><li>Same template  and structure for all country websites </li></ul><ul><li>Every local we...
Custom modules: example <ul><li>Centralized management of job ads </li></ul><ul><li>Custom-made development by our Drupal ...
The added value of a mutualized approach <ul><li>As all the local websites run on the same Drupal platform, Knauf Insulati...
Support process EMAKINA SPOC EMAKINA RESOURCES KI  EUROPE SPOC KI COUNTRY New request,  FAQ ,  Drupal using questions  Bug...
Business Benefits <ul><li>More flexibility at lower cost  </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger  brand consistance : design, structur...
Emakina Intervention <ul><li>Corporate website (.com) </li></ul><ul><li>+20 country sites </li></ul><ul><li>Custom modules...
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Emakina Academy #13 : Knauf Insulation Website

  1. 1. Knauf Insulation Websites Adrien Fonzé Drupal Evangelist Emakina
  2. 2. About Knauf Insulation <ul><li>Member of the Knauf group </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest-growing insulation manufacturer in the world </li></ul><ul><li>5.000 employees active in 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>20 manufacturing sites </li></ul>
  3. 3. Issues and Objectives <ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Manage 25+ country websites </li></ul><ul><li>One to four languages for each website </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Different CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Licence fee </li></ul><ul><li>Low flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible platform  reduce costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lower « time to market » for major content udpates </li></ul><ul><li>More freedom allowed to subsidiaries </li></ul><ul><li>BUT a common structure  coherence in the brand position </li></ul>
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  5. 5. THE solution…Drupal! <ul><li>Open-Source Content Management Solution </li></ul><ul><li>International references : Warner Bros., New York Observer, Universal, NASA, Barack Obama, PIAS, Teleroute… </li></ul><ul><li>Quick implementation, flexible deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-language feature </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of «  Web 2.0  » add-ons </li></ul><ul><li>No license fee </li></ul>
  6. 6. Modular approach Drupal Framework Global Dev Country Instance Specific Dev Country Instance Country Instance Specific Dev Specific Dev …
  7. 7. The power of a community <ul><li>International platform supported by hundreds of developers </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to the Open-Source philosophy, new add-ons are constantly added to the original Drupal platform </li></ul><ul><li>Free access to the code  total transparency (no « black box ») </li></ul>
  8. 8. Global scope, local content <ul><li>Same template and structure for all country websites </li></ul><ul><li>Every local website uses the same engine but manages its own content and has its own URL (e.g. www.knaufinsulation.be, .es, .it…) </li></ul><ul><li>One or more content administrators per country </li></ul><ul><li>One « super admin » as single point of contact for the subsidiaries </li></ul>
  9. 9. Custom modules: example <ul><li>Centralized management of job ads </li></ul><ul><li>Custom-made development by our Drupal team </li></ul><ul><li>All the job ads can be posted on Knauf Insulation.com by the recruitment team </li></ul><ul><li>Can be integrated to the country websites (RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated workflow : if an application is rejected, the candidate is directly informed by e-mail </li></ul>
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  12. 12. The added value of a mutualized approach <ul><li>As all the local websites run on the same Drupal platform, Knauf Insulation is able to set economies of scale </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of development is reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor made maintenance packages </li></ul><ul><li>Easy addition of new features: local or global </li></ul><ul><li>The same goes for the bug fixing </li></ul><ul><li> The right balance between maintanability and flexibility </li></ul>
  13. 13. Support process EMAKINA SPOC EMAKINA RESOURCES KI EUROPE SPOC KI COUNTRY New request, FAQ , Drupal using questions Bugs, Technical questions, Drupal using questions JIRA Answer, Problem resolution, …
  14. 14. Business Benefits <ul><li>More flexibility at lower cost </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger brand consistance : design, structure,content </li></ul><ul><li>Evolutive platform that can accept further developments and additional features </li></ul><ul><li>Fast deployment to minimise the time to market </li></ul>
  15. 15. Emakina Intervention <ul><li>Corporate website (.com) </li></ul><ul><li>+20 country sites </li></ul><ul><li>Custom modules </li></ul><ul><li>Minisites </li></ul><ul><li>Local training </li></ul><ul><li>User support & applications maintenance </li></ul>
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  17. 17. Thank you! Any questions?
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