What did they need?
IPW went with us for their front end website and chose us to handle their back end as well.
Like many businesses we deal with, IPW relies heavily on efficiently and accurately handled data. They were relying on Excel and traditional office workflows to handle their data and decided they wanted something better. IPW needed a back end that could handle all their data needs. Basically, an interactive web application that can handle things like compliance tracking, employee time sheets, and job summaries for billing.
We made it Easy
The traditional approach to custom back ends involves hiring a team of developers to build something out. They’ll need to set up web server, set up a database, set up a website framework and then work for hours and hours to make it work. We decided to make it easy. We used the SquareHook tool to easily build the website and put it on the web. No laborious server configuration. We used Knack for our database. Everything was set up for us. No tedious database configuration. Since we were able to set up all our framework in under a day, we had more time to spend developing the features and functionality that IPW actually cared about!
Custom Database App
Knack makes database apps easy. We can build things out quickly by using common software development patterns. We don’t need to waste time coding tables. Knack handles that for us. We don’t spend hours writing code for forms. Knack lets us set them up in minutes.
Interested in a Custom Back End?
Article written by one of our rad programming pros, Hayden Shelton, who also built out this sweet custom back end.
Great Basin has lots of important information (like insurance, 401K, payroll access, etc) that they wanted accessible to their entire staff, across several states. How did they plan on making it available to all? With their new Intranet, Great Basin Nation, that’s how!
We worked with their team to create a completely custom intranet that featured many cool things-employee photo galleries, major employee documents and forms, videos to stream, blogs with the latest happenings at the company, and more.
On all the pages, they wanted pertinent forms and videos on the right side. Their team can go into the SquareHook editor whenever they want, to update documents, videos, and content-as their company grows and evolves.
We used out Portfolio tool, to integrate all of their employee photos. As their events happen throughout the year, they can add those into new categories to the GB Nation photo gallery.
Using our blogging tool, we were able to show them how to add events on specific pages, like Upcoming Events. They created several blogs, relating to several topics-like events, safety tips, etc.
If you’re looking to integrate a custom intranet for your company, we’d love to be your intranet creator choice! Contact us at 801-386-9828.