A Network Spread Thin
Before coming to CMS, Sullair managed 5 independent websites to serve different international markets, including their Global, American, Asian, Australian, and European markets. This type of website structure made it very difficult for Sullair to manage and update all of their sites. In turn, they needed a solution that could solve their website structure issues while giving them the ability to easily manage their content.
A Unified Structure
We redeveloped Sullair’s sites using Drupal, where each site was connected in a multi-site, multilingual structure. This type of structure allowed Sullair to run all of their sites (with different themes/content/users) from the same source code base. As a result, Sullair now had a way to manage all of their sites from a central command as well as from their respective sub-admin users
Hitting The Ground Running
The task was to redevelop all of Sullair's websites and migrate their content while they were running. One of the key challenges that we faced was with the Asian website, as migration of the Asian content required detailed discussions on virtual meeting platforms. Meetings were held with attendees from America, China and our production house in India.
To date, we have successfully migrated four of Sullair's sites to Drupal in the multi-site environment and we are looking forward for the European website.
The Sullair website contains countless customized features. Below are a list of features that were particularly important to the success of the platform.
We deployed multiple sites on a single CMS installation to unify the network.
Multiple levels of users
Admins can allow editors to change select parts of the site.
We worked with Sullair to build a clear plan for content structure and layout.
The site language is sensitive to regional visitors.