Helping a high-profile organisation with a huge data requirement

Le Figaro is the number one place for Stock Market News and Investing Tips in France. When they needed a competent team to solve complex Drupal problems, they chose Code Enigma to build their website, which was their second major Drupal project. The site is Le Figaro’s online stock market presence. This project is a fine example of our work with very high-profile organisations.

We collaborated with an in-house Drupal team and an external contractor. The feedback from Le Figaro was extremely positive, and demonstrated by the fact we continued to assist with ongoing development for over two years before dropping back to a support role.

The project also demonstrates how a remote team can work effectively on high-pressure projects; where the requirement is for near instantaneous updating of content and data, and where even temporary outages are not acceptable.

A site with as much data content as this is an ongoing exercise that we continue to work on, developing new features. The site now supports logins so visitors can customise information and notifications. We implemented a paywall. We also trained the in-house team so they can take increasing control.

The model of working intensively then gradually withdrawing to a support role is quite common for us. We may start with an initial very concentrated phase of development by a large team which is then followed up by code sprints by one or two developers.  In this case, the initial site was created and went live in under sixteen weeks, with the newspaper's finance section being frankly ecstatic to have done in four months what some rivals could not achieve in three years.

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