Verlag für Standesamtswesen
When it was time to update its website, the Verlag für Standesamtswesen (VfSt) was looking for a business partner. Besides the purely technical skills required for the implementation of a Drupal update, the partner also needed valuable experience in e-commerce. The result is a modern website with an online shop with a focus on user experience and an optimized search.
Who is Verlag für Standesamtswesen?
Verlag für Standesamtswesen is regarded as the leading specialist publisher and software producer in the field of civil status. The company provides specialist literature to registry offices and their supervisory authorities as well as to all those who deal with civil status law. The quality is guaranteed by authors from science and administration. For decades, the publishing house has been developing expert systems for the special requirements of registry offices, including the implementation of the OZG, with its software products AutiSta and ePR-Server. Expertise in civil status and technical competence in software development are the distinguishing features of the publishing house.
Main features of the project
The transfer of the interface to SAP enabled a login process. The customer has access to the protected customer area via his SAP interface. This is done in consideration of the DSGVO.
For the search, which is available on all pages, SOLR was implemented in the backend.
The way VfSt publications are displayed has been structured more clearly and optimised for mobile display. Being clearly structured is crucial for finding publications and ultimately for the user's decision to buy.
By linking the existing checkout system to Drupal E-Commerce and the SAP system, shopping is carried out in the familiar systems.
Why was Drupal a good fit for this project?
The Verlag für Standesamtswesen publishes or updates new publications and software every year. The content provided on the website is for the information of customers and partners.
The most valuable funtions are:
For VfSt internally
- Simple, fast and modular expandability of the system
- Uniform appearance of existing pages and the new pages / sections
- Intuitive user interface for editors
- Data security for the protection of intellectual property
- Integration of external systems - such as registration (via SAP) & display of available products (via VLB)
For external clients of the publishing house
- Easy Login
- Powerful search
- Intuitive user journey up to the completion of the purchase / payment process
Drupal's CMS offers an extensive selection of modules and a uniform appearance with just a few clicks. Creating and editing a page requires no programming knowledge. Thanks to open source and efficient code maintenance, it is not only clearly structured and extensive, but also economical and has the highest security standards. Existing third-party products can easily be migrated into the structure.