"Your site, especially the check-out pages, is the simplest and clearest I've ever dealt with, and since 1998, I've dealt with hundreds."
The Problem: Carmel Clay Schools had a number of disparate systems that contained important information, but whose integration would increase efficiency and convenience. They also had public websites that contained valuable information, but that needed an updated design and navigation structure.
The Solution: LightSky integrated the district’s various systems to pull information into a Web interface that is always available. LightSky also developed a custom content management system that enables district staff to update the public website and parents and teachers to securely access student information that was not previously online - like grades and bus routes.
Testimonial: [LightSky’s products and services are] so customizable, and [they’re] willing to work with us to get what we want.” Sue H. Moeschl, Director of Information Services
The Problem: Lawrence Township had several systems that were powerful yet did not communicate with each other, making tracking down and compiling information cumbersome and tedious. The district also had static websites that required specific desktop software to update. The district needed a way to increase efficiency and streamline workflow, all while making user interaction as effortless as possible.
The Solution: LightSky integrated the district’s systems so that information is closer at hand and accessible to those who need it. LightSky also redesigned the public websites, rebuilding them in an open source content management system and creating custom modules to meet staff needs.
Testimonial: “We stay because they grow and do what we ask. It is rare that they can’t meet our requests.” David Hunnicutt, Director of Technology
The Problem: Online sellers of greeting cards, Card Care and Posty Cards are two companies whose organizational affiliation lent itself to a shared system. Both companies offer extensive product offerings, including customization and mailing services, and they both needed websites that could offer their customers great flexibility and customization options while following intricate requirements.
The Solution: LightSky created a custom shopping cart and mailing services system for Card Care and Posty Cards. Customers can purchase cards and send them directly to the recipients or to themselves; they can also set up schedules and to automatically send cards on specified dates or occasions. Behind the scenes, Card Care and Posty Cards control the pricing and products, even defining products’ printable regions so that customers can customize at a very granular level.
Testimonial: “The end product is very innovative and advanced.” Jen Smoker
The Problem: Ten Thousand Villages had retail stores across the country and a website that displayed their products and information about their artisans, but they needed a way to sell products nationwide.
The Solution: LightSky developed a custom shopping cart system that integrates with Ten Thousand Villages’ order management system, displays related products, and showcases artisans and their stories. For an organization based on fair trade, the website must communicate the whole story behind the products - and it does just that by enabling staff to easily update the site from their product database or from a Web browser.
The Problem: The Elkhart County Convention Center & Visitors Bureau promotes area businesses and organizations to help draw tourists to Elkhart County. ECCVB needed a way to communicate what the county has to offer while enabling site visitors to feel oriented online and to the county and empowering businesses to enter their own promotional information so that the site remains up-to-date.
The Solution: LightSky developed a custom content management system that allows ECCVB to manage all the content on their website: text, images, audio, and video. Businesses can post announcements and events, ensuring that their pages always have the latest information. Visitors to the website can create their own unique trip planner, essentially earmarking places they want to be sure to visit and compiling a custom brochure. The site includes multiple types of navigation to help users browse how they’re most comfortable: by category, by associated businesses, by location, or by searching. And since a picture is worth more than 1,000 words the site includes an abundance of strong imagery that ECCVB regularly updates.
Testimonial: “They are great to work with, priced competitively . . . and they are very personable.” Jessica Miller Barnhart
The Problem: Echoing Green needed a website that could keep up with the pace of the social entrepreneurs the organization sponsors, and that meant enabling multiple people to update the site with various types of content and to easily distribute information.
The Solution: LightSky installed and configured an open source content management system that includes RSS features, coding custom modules when the core system and other available options didn’t meet the needs.
The Problem: Jayco, Inc. builds quality recreational vehicles and needed to enable prospective customers to discover all the options that Jayco offers and to empower their dealers to quickly access information online.
The Solution: LightSky built public websites that include features for visitors to browse Jayco’s extensive line of RV’s and options, customize an RV, and send the information to a local dealer for follow-up. LightSky also developed a dealers-only site for Jayco dealers to access the ERP system and other information that Jayco maintains.
Testimonial: “Once a site is launched, we can depend on the fact that it will work and that it will work well and be what we asked for.” Sid Johnson, Director of Marketing