Front-end approach gives speed and agility to finish web projects quickly
Netcetera is a software development company with over 400 employees in six different countries. Netcetera aims to produce “software that matters”, meaning that it develops software that helps their clients reach their digital business goals. Its diverse projects include for example the timetable planning software for the Swiss Federal Railways, easy and secure digital payment processing systems, or virtual reality apps for smartphones. Netcetera often integrates Magnolia in its custom solutions to get the best results.
A software company’s website is its most important calling card and communication tool. Netcetera re-designed its corporate website with Magnolia. It also used Magnolia to create a client website for energy provider IWB. Both websites are based on Netcetera’s own code-collaboration platform called Hibiscus. Magnolia’s fast front-end approach, called light development, gave Netcetera the speed and agility to finish web projects quickly, plus the flexibility to build and optimize the development pipeline that works best for their team.
Front and back-end developers are collaborating much better with light development. The code base does not belong to just the back-end devs anymore; front-end devs can contribute and stay in sync. We’re working together on the same thing, not blocking each other. On the front-end, I have control until the very last minute and can make changes on the code base.
Building Netcetera’s website was a new experience. As a leading software company, we have a very high standard and Magnolia had no problem meeting that standard. We are very happy with our new website. It’s very easy for me as a user to make adjustments in the CMS.