Getting a handle on product
With over 16,000 products available, users needed a simple way to discover and filter products quickly. The previous websites lacked a good product overview and search function, which prevented users from both finding what they needed and discovering new products, but our developers knew Algolia could provide an enhanced user experience.
Algolia is cutting-edge search software that allows for lightning-quick response times and increased flexibility in delivering search results. Once our team implemented Algolia on the website, searches returned results that were comprehensive, relevant and instantaneous. The user experience was further enhanced by the option to filter products by series, material or finish, as well as individual product pages where users can easily navigate between product specs, finishing options and enquiries.
Going deep on data
Product data is the core of the site but we faced a challenge with the data integration strategy. Novas housed and managed their product data in a separate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and we needed the website to leverage this data source to avoid double-handling and risk inaccuracies. We collaborated with Novas’s technical team to find a robust solution that worked with their systems and processes without adding significant overheads or data risk.
Thanks to some creative thinking, it functions as an integrated part of Novas’s IT system, allowing their internal team to continue using their existing toolset to create and manage product data while seamlessly keeping the website up-to-date.