Enterprise Drupal 8 for a SaaS industry leader
Perforce, the leader in versioning services for clients like Netflix, Samsung, salesforce, and 18 of the top 20 game development companies like Ubisoft, was seeking Drupal more than the best Drupal developers around. They needed an end-to-end experience refresh focused on conversion.
The software leader needed a powerful, customizable SaaS website to serve its large content team and scale with the rapid growth of the business.
We helped Perforce design, architect, and rebuild a B2B website that allows administrators to take advantage of the flexibility and ease-of-use offered by a content management system. They needed a responsive, functional site that would leverage SEO, integrate with third-party tools, like Marketo, and provide a more efficient content management process.
A Flexible Drupal framework made for humans.
To kick off the project, our Drupal developers started with Paragon as a base configuration of the powerful Drupal 8 core, with a collection of modules that improve administration, flexibility, security, and performance, all while staying true to Drupal. Paragon’s features increase the speed at which a site can be developed, and save money by addressing common problems during the first stages of a project.
Paragon utilizes component-based design, which means we are not limited by the number of page templates we can create and don’t spend time rebuilding the same elements on several pages. Our UX designers design the components that our Drupal developers implement for client content teams. Components can be easily combined to form an endless amount of page configurations, which help Perforce to be flexible and respond to their changing strategy.
An experienced designed for multiple audiences
The challenge with this project was not in building the SaaS website, but rather in making it intuitive, usable, and helpful for Perforce’s various audiences, as well as the Perforce staff. Perforce specializes across a multitude of industries including medical, auto, and gaming, each with different communication styles. User experience was at the core of our process to ensure each vertical could easily navigate the website. This UX focus assured the new website was seamless for various audience groups but also simple for the internal content team.
The Perforce website is packed with resources that break down even the most complex software packages. To streamline content delivery based on the unique needs of users, we opted for a tiered content hierarchy. As users gain familiarity with the product offerings, they would naturally navigate to more in-depth content.
Our downloads manager tool, custom-built by our Drupal developers, is the engine behind this new taxonomy system. It helps organize resources by product, resource type, and topic. This not only serves users but also site administrators who share ownership of the site and depend on a consistent back-end infrastructure.
Our team worked to provide several stylized elements that could be used and implemented by marketers and designers alike to build custom pages on the site."
B2B Industry Experts, Drupal Developer Pros
A key component of the Perforce Software brand is its role as an industry expert. Our goal was to capitalize on this competitive advantage and translate a wealth of knowledge into an engaging user experience
The new website supports rich media like videos, infographics, and events. Our Drupal 9 services included integration with video streaming service Wistia for embedded videos, designed custom infographics and icons for an interactive experience, and organized events with intuitive registration pages.