Procurement Leaders commissioned Affino to create a responsive-design search to highlight all the different parts of its offerings within a single, flexible framework. The depth and breadth of Procurement Leaders’ offerings provides significant membership benefits, alongside considerable operational and logistics challenges. The new search would highlight all the different areas relevant to a particular query string / topics / keywords - and would cleverly combine clearly categorised content with networking opportunities, events and courses.
Affino worked with Procurement Leaders to achieve the best balance of categorised results on the screen. A mix of different filtering options, categorised content and recommendations. Affino deployed a mix of database- and design-centric developers to achieve the best possible results. The biggest challenge with responsive is always to achieve smooth scaling and wholly consistent results across different browsers, platforms and devices.
The new search is powered by the Apache Solr search engine - which is the default search for Affino. In this instance, Affino delivered an entirely new and unique configuration of the search - wholly tuned and optimised for Procurement Leaders' purposes. The new search features 6 content categories which colour-code the results, then 12 Procurement Category filters, 12 Industry filters, 5 Region filters and sorting by Relevance or Date. A member can instantly get a complete overview of all the related services Procurement Leaders offers for each topic category.
Following on from stringent staging and live deployment testing, the search is now fully optimised, smooth and efficient. It is one of the very best demonstrations for showing the wealth and breadth of content and services Procurement Leaders offers to its membership. For the membership itself, this will soon become their most essential tool for better connecting with and best utilising everything Procurement Leaders has to offer.
"Affino has worked side-by-side with Sigaria since 2010, transforming and improving our Procurement Leaders digital business. The ongoing evolution has helped propel Procurement Leaders to the world-wide leader in procurement intelligence that it is today."
Alex Martinez, CEO & Co-Founder, Sigaria and Procurement Leaders