Our skills and experience are in listening and understanding your business needs and translating these requirements into a functional web solution by incorporating a phased development based on budget, business developments within your organisation and emerging technologies.
Web Application Development
We built a booking system that allows patients to book consultant appointments online. The consultants can specify their availability by logging in and updating easy to use calendars.
A database driven website provides a dynamic structure in which to deliver information in an interesting and intelligent way. It allows for text and images to change randomly or according to predefined criteria and thereby present content that is always fresh and compelling.
X Communications has unrivalled experience of producing database driven web applications and the expertise gained at working with such a wide variety of data sources (both provided by the client at outset of a project or purposely developed for the project), in numerous environments ensures X Communications offers unparalleled experience of linking client data to its web applications.
Dependent upon client preferences, expected transaction load and budgetary constraints, X Communications projects are developed to interface to one or more RDBMS platforms:
- Microsoft SQL server
- Microsoft Access
Content Management Systems
Kentico is the quintessential content management system. Robust, powerful and a dream to use.
Content Management Systems (CMS) allow different people within an organisation to publish content on their website, intranet or extranet, making the process virtually instantaneous, while removing the cost of a typical website maintenance agreement. Website visitors expect content to be up-to-date and comprehensive. Content Management is a key factor in any web design and development project.
A content management system or web publishing tool enables companies to manage the creation, modification and removal of content from their website without the need for specialist technical knowledge or programming skills. There are a variety of different content management systems to choose from which can vary significantly in functionality and cost.
X Communications will help clarify content management requirements and identify the most appropriate platform and tools to match individual requirements and budget. We also offer our own suite of cost effective web publishing tools.
In order to offer our clients the best possible solution for their particular requirements, X Communications has established partnerships with leading CMS developers, including Kentico CMS. We have built over fifty websites on this platform. Our clients love using it and we love working with it!
We built an online donations system that allows fundraisers to create their own event pages and raise money for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
X Communications approach to e-commerce projects is to understand the relevant business model in detail, map processes and workflow based on best practice, conduct detailed usability research and then test the technology to ensure performance is satisfactory. The ultimate measurement is increased sales, so we work closely with our clients to monitor transactions and make rapid changes where required.
eCommerce isn't always about selling products. We have worked with a number of charities to create websites that act as powerful fundraising tools. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Niall Mellon Township Trust and the ISPCC have all recognised the potential for raising funds online. The online donations systems we have created for these charities have proven to be hugely successful.
We have also taken online donations to new levels by incorporating donation forms into interactive modules giving site visitors more incentives to raise funds for the charities in question. For example, we created a module for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to allow visitors to the site to set up and manage their own fundraising events.