A leading cruise, commercial and superyacht maritime crew services provider
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SERVICES
Based on our expertise with user experience design and mobile-first website development, the Computools’s team delivered a high performance, streamlined online platform, to renew their digital presence and provide the ability to sell and manage courses. The solutions developed by the team allowed the client to increase profits and attract more consumers.
Several key options we solved:
Implemented customizable search tools.
Implemented a mobile-responsive design.
Integrated payment options.
Business Process Automation
An outdated, slow website with a cumbersome architecture
The minimal feature set and zero online payment capabilities
Poor user experience and interface design for mobile devices
World-class training center suitable for delegates from around the world
Courses for all maritime niches, from the cruise industry to shipping and construction
Meeting the requirements of Coastguard Agency, MNTB, and international standards
Course Academy in Dover helps marine operators meet the stringent safety standards, reduce accident rates, and saves lives through extensive training. The academy strives to become recognised as the standard bearer for marine industry and fire safety training. With a team of expert trainers and state-of-the-art facilities, CA takes on the challenges of the demanding industry.
An outdated website was the only lacking aspect of the client’s business model. Poor performance and no online payment options resulted in inferior user experience and business losses. The CA leadership turned to Computools for design and development expertise. Our team created the new mobile-responsive online platform with user-oriented features and multiple integrated payment options.
Digital Platform & Technology
Digital platforms and project technologies are determined by the tasks that need to be performed and the functions that should be in the finished product. Large-scale online platform development projects require an integrated approach and many solutions. We are always ready to satisfy all requirements.
Computools software engineers suggested the use of WordPress CMS in view of its easy and quick setup, high performance, and tight security. With the WooCommerce plugin, the client's website turned into a seamless and flexible platform for course registration and multiple payment options for customers.
PHP was selected for the project's backend to ensure stable operation and minimum downtime. This server-side scripting language enables high performance critical for a seamless user experience. With cross-platform functionality and an immense library of extensions and modules, PHP upholds the rapid pace of development.
This open-source SQL database ensures security and provides on-demand scalability for high-volume websites and business-critical systems. High performance and uninterrupted uptime make it a sound solution for the client's website with a course catalog.
The latest version of the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework unlocks the potential of mobile-first websites. Bootstrap 4 enabled the Computools software engineers to quickly prototype and build the client's website using an extensive library of pre-built components, a responsive grid system, and a variety of jQuery plugins.
Using regular Skype calls and email reports, we established efficient two-way communication. Computools task management platform coupled with a well-documented development process enabled the client to track the project's progress.
The established communication framework ensured the client could introduce new requirements and have them implemented within the project's tight timeframe.
Using a behaviour-driven development approach, Computools team created a detailed system requirements specification based on the user stories and the business process map.
Search for courses by: Keyword search (as you start typing the courses start appearing) or filter by category. Categories are as follows:
STCW 5 Part Basic Safety
Sea Survival & Lifeboat
People and Leadership Management
Superyacht Essential Training
Fire and BA Courses
Marlins English Testing
Shore side Courses
Commercial Fire Fighting
HSE Fire Courses
HSE Medical Courses
Within each category are the individual course listings.
To keep the Computools's engineers in sync and establish a brisk development pace, the team upholds the routine of regular meetings. Brainstorming sessions laid the foundation of the online platform development project, while dev meetings ensured seamless creative cooperation and outstanding results.
Inspired by the client’s bold vision of revolutionizing the food supply chain, Computools engineers put their minds together to devise the optimal development strategy and approach. Their brainstorming sessions are held without laptops, phones, and criticism.
Inspired by the client's bold vision of revolutionizing the food supply chain, Computools’s engineers put their minds together to devise the optimal development strategy and approach. Their brainstorming sessions are held without laptops, phones, and criticism.
Regular dev meetings increased the team's productivity by combining the engineers' experience to solve the occurring issues. The developers could flexibly adapt to the client's changing requirements, factoring them in during the website development discussions with all members of the distributed team.
Internal Communication Flow
Computools team suggested Jira as the primary task assignment and progress tracking tool and as a part of an efficient project management approach. Regular video and audio conferences with the client’s team ensured all challenges were addressed in good time. Skype calls helped solve urgent matters, while Email was used for reports and tasks sharing.
Project Management Methodology
Scrum project management methodology with 2-week sprints ensured continuous delivery and fast-paced development. Through a close cooperation with the client, the Computools team suggested innovative solutions and received new requirements. The team finalized every sprint with testing and the demonstration of newly implemented features.
Customer’s Business Process Analysis
Identifying Strengths & Weaknesses
Digital Transformation Initialization
Business Process Mapping
Interactive Prototype Creation
Digital Platform & Technology Selection
Defining Specification, Tasks & Deadlines
Project Management Flow
Expertise-based talent evaluation and team formation