We redesigned the website for this occupational safety and industrial hygiene consulting firm and, at the same time, reprogrammed and expanded upon their intranet. With offices in Philadelphia, Syracuse, and Albany – and with consultants at work in the field around the world – Colden needed a web-based system by which they could track proposals and projects, manage the location and recalibration of expensive scientific field equipment, and share internal documents.
We designed and built a web-based intranet using Ruby on Rails. Complex business rules and scheduled reminders ensure a smooth flow of work:
- A new proposal can be turned into a job upon award, generating an email to the appropriate staff member(s) with reminders about insurance certificates needing to be filed;
- The system sends a reminder email to staff each night with reminders on equipment currently in need of calibration;
- Designated project managers receive an email each month with reminders to update status on open proposals.