Great Big Case Study
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Thinaër is a Saas platform that optimizes your operational performance by building solutions that integrate IoT data, real-time feedback, advanced analytics, and change management consulting.
Using proprietary technology, they integrate real-time data from your assets with feedback from your people to present a dynamic, 360° view of your organization, and partner with you to chart a path for growth.
"The Great Big Digital team provided helpful input on our wireframes, while sticking to the original vision. The development team implemented flawlessly, creating a final product that reflected our visual designs and vision for the site."
Building the Foundation
Thinaër already had a great design created by their team, and knew what they wanted their site to do. One of the biggest features: a resource portal that users could sort according to their industry. While they didn’t have a ton of resources to start, they knew they would be adding many more over time. That meant the site would have to be built to easily scale, and structured in a way that their team could easily use.
Through our brainstorming and collaboration, we strategized the best approach to structuring the CRM for their team's needs. In the end, we were able to build the site they had envisioned on a structure that would easily let them add or modify content, and even add new industry categories if needed. They were off and running, with plenty of room to grow.
Custom Post Types
"Our project included a custom Thought Leadership Library that would grow with the company. Great Big Digital listened to our objectives, asked important clarifying questions, and developed the functionality to make the Thought Leadership Library a reality."
What to Do With All These Resources?!
The most involved feature Thinaër wanted on their website was a resource portal for their users. These resources would be housed in an archive page where users could sort by industry and topic, and also appear on relevant pages throughout the site in a “related resources” section. At the time of the site build there were about a dozen resources, but they planned on adding up to 100 over the next year. This meant it was very important that the process of adding new content be easy for their team and somehow dynamically populate a comprehensive archive.
Our solution? Custom Post Types.
Cleaning and Organizing
We collaborated with Thinaër to understand how the content would need to be sorted, and strategized an organizational schema that would work. This resulted in a collaborative spreadsheet to organize all the content based on type, topic, industry, and other important fields.
Next, we developed a post type in WordPress that contained all the relevant fields and tags to categorize new content. We built the content sections throughout the site to sort these post types based on which categorizations were needed. This meant that when the Thinaër team needed to add new content, they would just have to input it once on their WordPress dashboard, and it would automatically appear where it needed on the site.
Digital resources: managed.
We set it up so the Thinaër team could continue to add new resources by populating a simple form on the site's back end.
Once a new resource is added with all information and tags, it is now visible on the site and searchable in the archive.
“We were thinking about our plan to continue engaging sponsors, it would be helpful to have a spot on the site where visitors could engage and have us ask them what we would be asking them at the conference. It’s definitely generated some new leads.”
Multi-Step Form Creation
Thinaër had been planning a number of in-person conferences where they would explain possible applications of their platform to sponsors. The problem? Those in-person conferences were cancelled. They wanted a new way of delivering that feedback digitally.
We built a form that posed the same questions the team would have asked in person, and used a multi-step structure to help guide the user’s thinking.
Auto Generated PDF
The end product aggregated their answers into a PDF, which can be printed after submitting their email. This gave users helpful content while giving Thinaër a new lead funnel. While it’s not quite the same as a face to face meeting, it's a pretty good digital audible.