The solution should also be introduced over time – adding new functionality to the Nissens web universe first and replacing existing elements later.
A brand-new feature was introduced to the website. A feature that would help mechanics and automotive workers to easily find information about cooling systems in specific vehicles. Information like coolant and lubrication for the cooling systems should searchable using an easily accessible form. This search form was a replacement for a big wall poster.
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The first task was to create a registration form for course attendees. When people attended a training course, they would get a code they could use to register their attendance to get their certificate. This solution was built using eCommerce and voucher codes.
The website itself was implemented using items and New Indexing for full site content search. The site uses item relation lists to make it easier to reuse content. Due to this, a custom index builder was created to make sure that only pages that can be navigated to through the website are searchable.
The helper tool to find coolant and lubrication for various cooling systems, the Oil and Gas Finder, was implemented using a combination of Integration Framework, to import the data into a new table in the database, and New Indexing with facets. The finder uses cascading search filters where selections in one filter affects which values are available in the next.
Hosting is done in Azure where Dynamicweb worked immediately. Azure was selected for several reasons mainly because all hosting requirements could be handled in one place. Azure has databases compatible with Dynamicweb and easy .NET based application hosting. Also, Azure supports CDN and global hosting, and makes it easy to scale up (or out) if that is required in the future.
The Nissens Dynamicweb solution is a highly UX-friendly corporate site, with helpful tools tailored for the industry, such as the Oil and Gas finder, where the user can determine oil and gas quantities for over 20.000 vehicles.
The solution has generated an 129,75% increase in average sessions duration and a 40,94% decrease in bounce rate. With Dynamicwebs out of the box handling of translations the corporate website is currently translated into 7 languages and more to come.