Catch Digital, a Drupal development agency based in London, were awarded the contract to build and develop the new website for SES, who provide secure satellite and ground communications solutions. Drupal CMS was the chosen CMS for the business. For details on how Catch Digital approached this project and the outcomes please read below. Catch Digital is a Drupal agency located in London, UK. To read more exciting Drupal case studies and projects please head over to our Drupal case studies page.
A Drupal CMS Case Study By Catch Digital
Going beyond frontiers
A new future
SES provide global satellite communications solutions, connecting broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers and enriching the lives of billions of people worldwide.
As part of a major brand repositioning for SES – centred around the new brand idea ‘Beyond Frontiers’ positioning SES as a world-shaping future-defining business – our role was to create a digital destination that aligned their global capabilities and ambitions by providing an intuitive user experience for a varied and demanding global audience.
Collaborating with the SES team, co-locating between London and Luxembourg, we helped define the product strategy and were responsible for the entire user experience, visual design and technical development of the responsive web platform, including a new extranet.
Alongside SES, the Catch project team worked closely with branding consultancy Venturethree to ensure the new website was part of a unified brand experience.
Also, a global SES extranet
In addition to their new global website platform, we’ve developed a new Drupal 8 multisite instance, inside the existing SES Drupal installation to house content for the new SES Extranet.
This new instance created and consumed a suite of RESTful API’s to synchronise data with an external platform which provided some functional aspects of the new extranet.
The external platform was developed at the same time as the D8 site, so communication was key. We agreed the structure of endpoints on both sides and then created stubs with dummy data for these endpoints to develop against.
Single sign-on (SSO) was an important consideration, we used SimpleSAMLphp to connect the IdP provided by the third party.
A global platform for SES
We created a digital brand experience that reflects their ambitious brand repositioning by providing an intuitive user experience for a varied and demanding global audience alongside showcasing the new brand to the world.
Neill Henderson, Senior Manager, Marketing at SES commented: “Since we made the decision to move our web platform ses.com to Acquia-Drupal, it was essential for us to have a good partner. Catch have demonstrated their ability to understand our needs and deliver us a modern responsive website to the high standards we set out. Their integrated team of project managers, designers and developers, along with their commitment to get the project done on time have been exemplary.”
Our news article, SES: Drupal 8, Front-End Teardown, is a good read if you’re interested in learning more about the technical aspects of the project.
We are continuing to work with the SES team in Luxembourg on further exciting digital products.
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