Hörmann KG, Steinhagen
Concept development and implementation of a closed Extranet for dealers and tradesmen.
|Sector||The Hörmann Group is Europe’s largest supplier of gates, doors, fences and drives. The key performance indicators of the traditional and innovative family-owned company include 50 own subsidiaries and distributors in over 30 countries, over 6,000 employees and over €1 billion turnover.|
In 2002, Marketing Factory set up a closed Extranet for Hörmann KG for use by Hörmann dealers and affiliated tradespeople, based on the TYPO3 content management system .
Hörmann offers dealers and tradespeople extensive information and materials relating to the product range within these so-called Dealer Forums. This includes product master data, installation manuals, price lists, training programmes, advertising resources and also a own shop.
The users of this service are authenticated via an XML-RPC specially developed for Hörmann with the LDAP server for the Hörmann merchandise management (Infor).
The Dealer Forum is currently offered in 10 national versions.
Mid 2018, Marketing Factory the project "Relaunch of the Hörmann Dealer Forums": The forums weren't only supposed to be upgraded to the newest TYPO3 version, but also modernized through a relaunch.
In order to enable the cleanest process possible, Marketing Factory and Hörmann agreed on going on in an iterative approache: All of the dealer forums will be going through the upgrade and relaunch process seperately and successively.
The project kicked off with the relaunch of the german dealer forum, which by now has been shining in a whole new bright light since the end of December 2018. The remaining 9 national version are now going to go through the same process step-by-step, in order to create a new, modern overall appearance.