Abaco Systems stands at the forefront of the defense industry with a reputation as a top manufacturer of embedded computing systems. They set out to migrate their website from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9. Additionally, they were determined to enhance usability and streamline their lead generation process. Check out their seamless user experience and cutting-edge advancements as Abaco Systems propels forward in their quest for innovation.
The Goal: Abaco Systems wanted to upgrade their website and migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 to improve the site's performance and user experience. Additionally, they aimed to make the lead generation process more efficient and user-friendly.
Our work in a nutshell:
- A complete website makeover
- Smooth transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
- User-friendly menu design
- Streamlined business processes and better online sales
- Boosting Abaco's visibility with Drupal's SEO features
The Challenge: A Revamped Architecture and Design for Enhanced User Experience
- Abaco’s architecture needed a complete redesign, where we implemented a super sleek component-based design system. No more outdated layouts and only easy page building with over 45 brand new site-building components.
- We also rebuilt the navigation system from scratch, making it 100% dynamic. No more static menus and dead ends. Everything is adaptable and responsive to keep users engaged. And let's not forget about the complex CRM integration. We rewrote it with custom business rules to ensure seamless communication between your systems. No more headaches trying to make different platforms play nice.
- Moving forward from the back end to the front end, we reconfigured and customized the necessary modules to get their sales system up and running. These resulted in increased efficiency and smoother sales processes.
- And finally, we rebuilt the site search functionality using Acquia Cloud's on-platform SOLR capabilities. With facets, finding what you need is easier than ever.
The Approach: Streamlined Migration and Complete Website Redesign for Superior Results
- Revamping and migrating a Drupal website is no small feat, but with careful planning and collaboration with the Abaco Systems team, Specbee successfully customized the migration process and incorporated key feature enhancements tailored to their specific business needs. Recognizing the limitations of the previous site architecture, we implemented a cutting-edge component-based design system, enabling seamless page building capabilities.
- From meticulously documenting numerous site features to seamlessly migrating a vast array of products, we assumed full responsibility for every aspect of the migration. Furthermore, they successfully devised and executed a comprehensive plan for transferring a complex defense website. The result? We gave our 100% and successfully exceeded client expectations, delivering the finished product on time.