Traded Services for Schools promoted services on a printed brochure that provide details of the wide range of services available to Wandsworth schools and academies. The brochure gave an overview of each service, summary details of what was provided, benefits of purchasing from them along with the costs and contact details of each service.
Wandsworth staff were already familiar with Kentico CMS and enthusiastic to pursue Kentico’s e-commerce capabilities. Due to their Kentico expert knowledge and competency, Discover IT were able to assist Wandsworth with their requirement.
To service the extensive volume of products and services provided by Wandsworth, Kentico was able to support the categorizing and managing of vast amount of products and services into simple document types.
For this complex pricing system Discover IT created a custom pricing engine that overrides Kentico’s default fixed pricing function. This was implemented by customising Kentico’s default API providers. Some products have fixed prices, but those which do not have prices that are calculated depending on these following criteria for schools:
Another solution was the ability for schools to order products using a spreadsheet style input form which uses the repeater control function, so it saves the school from going into each of the products that they wish to order and entering the amounts. Instead, all of the products for a service would be displayed on the service screen and they can pick and choose which products they wish to purchase. This control was created as a custom Kentico web part, which are the basic building blocks of portal engine page templates, meaning this control could be reused in any future application.
For the comprehensive user roles this includes:
Wandsworth had some specific e-commerce reporting requirements; to analyse sales of products per school, and schools per product. Kentico has the capabilities to add new custom reports, via the reporting application. Which allows graphs, reports and values to be defined, viewed and subscribed to without any coding.