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Glenigan.com, an Emap company, assists 1000’s of customers annually by providing them with an accurate, reliable and complete picture of UK construction activity. From maintaining personal industry knowledge, tracking key industry players and trends, identifying new project and contract opportunities, improving win rates and opening doors to the right people at the right time, a Glenigan.com subscription is a substantial online resource. Built on intelligence sourced from over 6.5 million construction projects and 1 million construction companies, ‘The Glenigan Index’ provides the barometer for UK construction industry trend reporting.
In June 2008 following a highly competed selection process Emap chose WCMS (Web Content Management System) implementation specialists Auros as their project partner to re-develop two existing Glenigan websites, a brochureware and a subscriber site. Auros’ primary responsibility was to drive the launch of a unified and feature rich website. The site will provide a significantly enhanced online experience for both public users of the site and subscribed members.
At present non-subscribed visitors face a lapse time of up to 24 hours before they can sample services due to the manual processes involved before a free trial can be granted. The new site will enable visitors to sample the services before being prompted to register with a Glenigan representative.
The new site combines a powerful online charting capability (developed based on the Dundas platform) and the ability for users to create custom reports ‘on the fly’ with comprehensive industry analysis. The use of 3D pictorial models will ensure that complex data can be easily interpreted and Key Performance Indicators accurately depicted. These features will provide Glenigan.com subscribers with an enhanced and highly personalised user experience enabling them to make more informed decisions about their business activities in the construction and/or property development sectors.
Other Glenigan.com features include the ability for subscribers to receive Planning Alerts when relevant planning applications are released by Local Planning Authorities, collaboration tools to allow project teams to share knowledge on key projects and a Custom Statistics tool which allows the extraction of data to create powerful customised presentations.
The re-developed Glenigan.com site is currently undergoing extensive User Acceptance Testing and will be formally showcased at Interbuild 2008, NEC Birmingham on 26th October.
IT and Quality Control Director at Emap Glenigan, Mark Baker commented;
“The site Auros has developed is a very complex mix of both content and database queries. The project was approached in an extremely professional manner with strong Project Management and regular and clear communication with ourselves. Auros have provided a good balance of creativity and ways to improve the product, with a strict avoidance of 'scope creep' to ensure the project was delivered on time.”
With a common understanding of what needed to be undertaken and clarity of the roles, responsibilities and requirements for both parties, the Auros and Emap Glenigan partnership will undoubtedly deliver a project that provides genuine business benefit and maximises the potential of the underlying Web Content Management System (Immediacy) deployed by Auros. Baker continues;
“We selected Auros from a number of potential development partners because of their track record with Immediacy developments, their technical capability, and general enthusiasm.”
The Auros Glenigan partnership is a long term agreement which will see Auros working with Glenigan to deliver subsequent project phases, in addition to providing a comprehensive hosting solution and ongoing training and support services.
Auros Managing Director, Dominic Mills, speaking about the project said:
“This project presented a fantastic opportunity for Emap Glenigan to work closely in partnership with Auros, leveraging both our WCMS credentials and track record in delivering transactional corporate websites that deliver demonstrable return on investment. We are privileged to be able to work with this major brand and are excited about the re-launch of Glenigan.com.”
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About Auros Limited
Founded in 2001, Auros has achieved significant success during the company’s 7 year history. Boasting a client list featuring corporate firms and multi-nationals such as Airbus, BCA, Bovis Lend Lease, Centrica, Emerson, Knauf Insulation, LGC, Prudential, Royal Canin, Scott Wilson and Virgin Retail, local and central government and other public sector bodies, Auros has established an impressive track record in delivering highly effective online systems. Auros is an ISO 9001 company, recently named by Computer Weekly as a “Best Places to Work in IT” 2008 Finalist. Another Auros client project (the Police Information Net for Scotland) was this month nominated as a finalist for the UK Public Sector Technology Project of 2008 by CNET.
With more than thirty five years’ experience, Glenigan combine comprehensive data gathering and exhaustive research with detailed statistical modelling and expert analysis, to deliver a trusted insight into UK construction trends and activity. Its customers include construction companies, manufacturers and suppliers of materials used in construction projects, as well as specialist service providers including recruitment agencies, financial institutions, IT and telecoms companies.
Glenigan collect extensive details on every new planning application and decision from all 456 Local Authorities across the UK and identify design & build, refurbishment & pre-planning projects from a range of industry sources. Each large* project is tracked from planning, through tender and contract award, to start on site, providing comprehensive, up-to-date and timely project and company intelligence. Glenigan customers access this information via a constantly updated, easy-to-use online service,to win more of the right type of business, both strategically and tactically.
CxO-level management and senior decision makers use the industry analysis, trends and robust forecasts strategically, to identify new opportunities for growth and make confident, reduced risk business decisions. Sales and Marketing departments use the project, company and contact information tactically, to identify the right opportunities and the right people with whom to build stronger relationships. News feeds ensure Glenigan users are always ‘in the know’.
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