Hadlow College is the well-established and fast-growing land-based college based in the heart of Kent. Its mission is to deliver excellent, accessible training and education in land-based subjects for all those who want to learn. Hadlow is rated by Ofsted as the best performing FE college in Kent and the 3rd best specialist college in the UK.

THE CHALLENGE
Following Fresh Enterprise and NeoWorks successful partnership in the development of their intranet and web site, Hadlow College have engaged both companies to redevelop their entire range of prospectuses and web site for the next two years.

The main objectives are to create a management system for the prospectuses and web site enabling Hadlow marketing staff to make changes to both the web site and the prospectus in real time, thus considerably reducing the time and money spent on the management of these key marketing resources.

With three prospectuses being published each year, it is important that the solution is developed in a timely fashion and to a strict budget. To reinforce their commitment to the partnership, Hadlow have engaged Fresh and NeoWorks for a period of 2 years.

OUR SOLUTION
NeoWorks have extensive knowledge and experience in developing applications using Microsoft’s SharePoint Portal Server and recently implemented this technology platform for Hadlow to form the basis of their intranet.

With their understanding of the client’s requirements and systems, NeoWorks are developing a bespoke prospectus management solution, using Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath integrated fully into the client’s existing intranet. This will enable Hadlow marketing personnel to make changes to their web site and to their FE, HE and part-time prospectuses in a straightforward and effective manner.

The solution also publishes the prospectuses directly to a CD-ROM, so that the college is able to distribute them in CD-ROM format as well as the traditional print versions, to prospective students.

SUCCESS
The project itself will be managed by Fresh Enterprise, the website management consultancy, who are coordinating the design and print aspects of the prospectuses, CD-ROM and web sites. The project will be complete in time to begin targeting the prospective students for the next academic year.

Leveraging proven SharePoint technology, the result is a rich system that is integrated into the intranet site for ease of use. The system reduces administrative overhead and delivers cost savings whilst streamlining the web site and prospectus production and offering flexibility for future requirements.

FEEDBACK

“As a proven and trusted performer, NeoWorks was our always our first choice as a partner to develop with solution. As always, they delivered a quality solution, on budget and on time, doing justice to the reputation of Fresh Enterprise as a first class solution provider.”
- Gregory Kris, Commercial Director, Fresh Enterprise Limited

“Hadlow College pride ourselves on being the most innovative and cutting edge organisation in our sector in terms of servicing the information needs of our students. The solution created by Fresh and NeoWorks meets the high expectations we have of them as trusted partners in the technological development of the college.”
- Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Director of Finance and Resources, Hadlow College

For further information please contact Karen Durham-Diggins on 020 8989 2541 or email kdd@easynet.co.uk

EDITORS NOTES:

NeoWorks: http://www.neoworks.com

NeoWorks develop, deploy and support high quality software solutions. A focus on well-designed and maintainable software ensures performance, scalability and low total cost of ownership. NeoWorks have over seven years of experience developing content management, e-community, e-business and desktop application solutions.

Published on: 12:00AM on 17th May 2006