Custom Web Site Applications Frank Petrov BCS Website Services Richmond, VA www.bcswebsiteservices.com
Solutions for your project <ul><li>BCS Website Services has a great deal of experience developing custom applications for clients </li></ul><ul><li>In today’s changing world, the efficiencies and cost savings associated with moving your applications online make sense. </li></ul><ul><li>We can give you the functionality you need, managed from one administrative panel. </li></ul><ul><li>See the following screens for a real world example of our administrative panel in use on a client site. </li></ul>FOR MORE INFO...
topnotcrichmond.com Can BCS implement an online directory of pre-screened service providers for this startup company? Sure, as long as we can create the system from scratch- there is no off the shelf solution for this type of project.
Client Needs <ul><li>A) Visitors to the site quickly recognize that this marketplace is there to accomplish two things: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify businesses that have been assessed and proved to provide high quality service. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy/no hassle access to those local businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>B) Visitors have ability to get a list of businesses in their locality for a desired type of service by zip code. </li></ul><ul><li>C) Visitors get all the information needed about the business i.e. contact info, hours, discounts/coupons if offered, etc. </li></ul>
Administration topnotchrichmond.com needed specific functionality included in the administrative area in order to effectively manage a large number of advertisers, so we built a custom solution.
Zip Code Management The administrator can manage all zip codes in the service area so that changes or additions are easily accomplished.
Category Management Central to the success of the web site is the ability for consumers to easily navigate the service provider categories. The administrator can add any desired categories, with unlimited depth subcategories, using an interface enhanced with AJAX technology to make the job easy.
Service Provider Management With hundreds of advertisers coming on board, the administrator will need to be able to quickly find, edit, and add new companies. This is easy to accomplish in our interface.
Service Provider Management These details show that the administrator can add all the advertiser details quickly and easily. Note that there is a text editor available for the company description content, so that the administrator can format this content as needed. Once again, we added AJAX technology so that the Category and Service Area management is quick and efficient.
New Request Management Visitors to the web site can apply or nominate a service provider for inclusion. The administrator gets an email notification, and all details are available for administrator review. Best of all, when the administrator accepts a new company, the visitor-entered details are automatically saved, reducing data entry.
How it Works A visitor to the web site simply selects a service category and enters their zip code to begin reviewing service providers. Note that visitors can also browse all categories if desired.
How it Works The web site returns a list of all matching service providers based on the search parameters set by the visitor. Note that “wildcard” searches simply display all advertisers at random.
How it Works In the company details screen, the consumer gets all the details for the company. The visitor can easily contact the company via a web form, recommend the company to a friend, and rate the company’s service. If there is a coupon offering, the consumer can also print the coupon to use when service is rendered.
Project Completion After <60 days of development the system was put through a rigorous testing phase by both the client and BCS. Bugs were corrected, and the web site went live mid-March 2009.
Putting It All Together <ul><li>You have come to BCS Website Services seeking development of a complex application for your business. We have a proven track record with projects such as mylegalwork.com, swimodac.com, easternalpacasauction.com, bcps.k12.va.us, and many more. </li></ul>
What’s Next <ul><li>Are there any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>The next step in the project development will be to perform application requirements gathering, analysis, and documentation. With a complete understanding of your project, we can work to give you an accurate estimate of your cost to develop. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! We look forward to being of service to you! </li></ul>
BCS Website Services <ul><li>The design team at BCS Website Services has been developing top-rated web sites for clients worldwide, from our offices in Richmond, VA, since 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Most client sites are database-driven, utilizing content management systems and e-commerce applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Close attention to details such as cross-browser compatibility, image optimization, valid HTML coding, and planned future growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Training and ongoing support included with every design project. </li></ul><ul><li>Clients include Virginia Pest Management Association, SanAir Technologies Laboratory, Daily Planet, and more. </li></ul>