Our relationship with Spire began back in 2008 when they were originally looking to incorporate their website with their Access Dimensions database, used for account and stock management. The objective was to allow their customers to have access to personal, and often-complex pricing structures online, and to be able to place orders both on account using their agreed credit terms, as well as via an online payment integration. On top of this, their customers would need access to their account history, view statements of account, and be able to print their copy invoices.
Finally, a website administration area would need to give Spire complete control over how the website would be organised, ensuring product categorisation and filters were available and easily managed by their web team. Solweb were selected to take the project forward, which would include the redevelopment of a new website to work alongside a new Data Synchronisation tool (which would become The Data Bridge), and to automate the sales process.