Our Case Studies
ESCO® Corporation engineers, manufactures, and services mission critical equipment used by companies in mining, construction, and industrial industries. With more than 100 years of experience in the science of metals, alloys and wear materials, ESCO products are used in a wide range of applications. ESCO is recognized as an industry leader delivering innovative products and custom engineered solutions that enhance customer productivity and safety. Privately held, ESCO is headquartered in Portland, OR and maintains a global network of nearly 90 manufacturing plants, supply & service facilities and offices in 23 countries.
ESCO was looking to launch a new portal on Office 365 and wanted a branding that reflected their corporate look and would make it easy for their global organization regions to locate pertinent resources. Additionally, the concept of a catalog of resources was in the high-level planning stages and ESCO was looking for a partner to provide an implementation. However, the immediate need was to locate and pin down the cause of a performance issue that was making their page load times unacceptable.
Our creative team was able to take many of the elements of their branding and move it into a responsive SharePoint framework. Special attention was given to the homepage where several custom web parts were created to surface staff anniversaries or news from other lists.
To provide a very polished appearance (that no one can believe is SharePoint) the elements on the homepage were styled with client-side code to have a uniform appearance that matched across all of their applets.
The catalog was designed so that as people used refiner panels the secondary and tertiary choices would logically reflect what people were looking for. This provides what we call the Amazon shopping cart experience in that people can drill down to find what they need. Additionally, it also provides links to related resources for a great user experience. The best part is that it is easy for administrators to manage content and is driven by metadata so that it is centrally managed and easy to maintain.