INFORMS Online

One architecture to support multiple sites

INFORMS is a professional association of about 10,000 members and the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science and business analytics. Think mathematical modeling and supply chain management.

INFORMS selected Beaconfire to design and develop their new enterprise website management system because of their expertise in multi-site platform building. INFORMS desired both their main site and dozens of sub-properties to be supported by one architecture and share content across properties.

The objective of this project was for INFORMS to have one platform, shared content and a template library to improve the efficiency of their site management and publishing efforts. Currently, they had their main site and dozens of sub-properties deployed on myriad platforms and some hard coded HTML sites.

During this process, Beaconfire migrated 2,400 files, 1,000 folders/categories, 3,000 pages and 2,900 images from the old site and other web properties (communities, meetings sites and journal sites and more.) The scale of the migration was one of the most noteworthy aspects of this project.