Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome):
It is necessary for our client to provide local websites in every country, and control the content with in them, in a way that each country is able to promote their local products, services and news to their local clients.
The top level requirement of this project was to build a simple but powerful site for each Latin American country in which Kymberly-Clark operates. As a key requirement, the solution had to be able to manage multiple versions of the content by country.
Finally, to optimize the budget the multiple versions should share the common aspects of the solution, like the graphic design.
The project was organized into three main steps:
One country website.
One additional country website (two country websites as a result).
Other additional country websites (several country websites as a result).
The key requirement (to manage one content version per country) was achieved using Internationalization, giving a language to every country, and mapping from the serverr every country with its own domain name. Through the power of Drupal, we provided a powerful solution, flexible and easy to manage.
Why Drupal Was Chosen:
The client required an open source solution that could manage multiple versions (a
website for each country) of the same institutional base website (with the same graphic
design). In other words, the client required a base website offering the possibility of
creating new sub-websites with specific content.
Drupal possesses exceptional content management capabilities through the use of custom add-on modules. These modules were vital to successfully organizing the site’s
infrastructure as well as supporting flexibility between several different languages.
We found the Sony Music study case to be an inspiring example of how to reach the
best solution for our client.
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used:
Printer, email and PDF versions
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Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen:
Following the idea of minimizing the number of modules to optimize the performance and the maintaining process, these modules offered to us the way to achieve the requirements set by the company.