Web Development & Integration
The need for a professional web site is an important consideration, and Copeland Data Systems recognizes that many of the companies that specialize in home page design do not appreciate the "business" side of the web. With the emergence of easy-to-use web publishing tools, many businesses left their website in the hands of a "friend of the family" and are now disappointed with the results. Before the birth of the web, Copeland Data Systems worked with companies to understand their specific business requirements and designed robust, easy-to-use solutions. Today, we bring the same level of detail and functionality that you require in your business system to the Internet. It is this level of integration that sets us apart from novices or design agencies that can sometimes miss your main objectives - service and functionality.
We take the time to understand each customer's business and website requirements so that we can develop solutions that are unique, customer-centric, visually appealing, optimized for both load time and search engine visibility, and programmatically sound. This attention to detail and understanding of the "whole picture" is not something you find with every web design company, and we pride ourselves on this aspect of our services.
Mobile- and tablet-optimized sites are a must-have item for many companies when planning a website project. Traditionally, companies ignored mobile/tablet layouts altogether or developed a handful of sites, each targeted towards a specific resolution. Maintaining several sites with the same content became a hassle and frequently resulted in inconsistent content across all versions. Responsive Web Design addresses this need by allowing a single site to scale and re-arrange itself based solely on the browser's current width. A responsive website doesn't care what platform or browser it is running on...it's only concerned with how much horizontal space it has to best display the individual blocks of content.
Here are a few recent examples of responsive websites we have built for our customers:
Epic Sports Center
Epic Sports Center in Williamsville, NY runs sports leagues and tournaments for all ages. They also offer open skate-and-shoot times for inline hockey, a variety of instructional sports programs, and host unique sports-themed birthday parties. Not only did we rework this as a responsive website, but we also built tools which allow Epic to maintain their site without "breaking" the responsive framework upon which the site is built. Content is updated with a custom CMS where edits are made right on the page (within a web browser), through back-end admin tools (to maintain their Hall of Fame pages), and an export/FTP upload from their schedule and scoring system to keep results up-to-date.
Epic Fun Center
The Epic Fun Center is Western New York's largest indoor fun complex. They offer electric go-kart racing, a video game arcade, dodgeball, volleyball, foosball, ping pong, pool tables, and an open athletic field. They may be booked for birthday parties and corporate meetings. The Fun Center site is both responsive and user-editable through the same CMS the Epic Sports Center uses.
CerMedia LLC uses state of the art ceramic process technology to produce a substrate that is designed for beneficial bacteria to flourish. CerMedia LLC products are used in all water and gas environments from fish tanks to large industrial systems. We worked with Cermedia's graphic designer, who came up with concepts and layouts. We took his vision and turned it into a responsive website.
Consumer E-commerce Shopping Carts
Treyco Products Corp
Established in 1946, Treyco product Corp has a long history of manufacturing blade sharpening equipment. Although they also sell replacement parts and accessories for the Model 2000 (their flagship product), we approached the design of their site as a one-product site so visitors can immediately know what Treyco is all about, easily learn the features and benefits of their product, and have confidence purchasing from a site that is cleanly designed and more modern than their competitors and other sites within their industry.
Just one of our Canadian customers, Blue Ribbon Covers manufactures custom spa/hot tub covers to customer specifications. Customers step through the design wizard, choosing the core, material, shape, measurements, and options. Orders are shipped free to Canada and the United States. From website and logo design to programming the wizard and shopping cart, Copeland Data Systems took this project from start to finish based on the initial specs and rules provided by Blue Ribbon Covers.
Reservation Business Systems/Websites
Island Packers has been providing transportation to and from the California Channel Islands since 1968. Copeland Data Systems designed their reservation website, which handles round-trip landing trips to all the Channel Islands, whale watching excursions, island wildlife (shoreline) cruises, special occasion dinner cruises, and tall ship cruises. Their website connects to their base reservation system developed by Copeland Data and Reservall to search pricing and availability, process credit cards, and email itineraries to customers.
Catalina Express offers year-round service to and from Catalina Island in California. With up to 30 departures daily from ports in Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point, over 17 million customers have boarded a Catalina Express sailing since 1981. Their website connects to their base reservation system developed by Copeland Data and Reservall to search pricing and availability, process credit cards, and email itineraries to customers.
Appliance Associates of Buffalo provides wholesale distribution of home appliances and electronics exclusively to independent dealers. They run their business on a system developed by CDS and the "store" website was written solely for dealer use. Each dealer sees his own pricing and can place orders to pre-established store locations or choose to ship direct to their customer.
Johnson Rose is a wholesaler, so their site cannot really be considered a full shopping cart, but they do have sophisticated integration with JIMS, their business system developed by Copeland Data Systems. Using CONNX, their website connects with their business system so information is updated in real-time. Johnson Rose manages products, sales rep territories, and bulletin board items ("New & News"). Their site is bilingual (English and Spanish versions).
Other Featured Websites
Our relationship with UPMR goes back over twenty years. Since the dawn of the World Wide Web, UMPR has realized its importance, as they are a global business with branches in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Eastern Asia. We recently redesigned their website with graphical elements and themes to match the branding of their new marketing materials. As a convenience to their customers, we also integrated web services to provide live spot market precious metal prices on their website.
Great Northern is a wholesale distributor of floor covering accessories in Upstate New York. We recently redesigned their website to better showcase the wide variety of products and services they offer.
The Notable Corporation
The Notable Corporation sells customized business forms and stationary products like letterhead or business cards. They also personalize apparel and promotional products with your company's name and/or logo. The Notable corporation is one of our oldest customers and we are proud to be one of their customers as well. The Notable Corporation contracted us to revamp their website, which we originally designed for them many many years ago. The new site went live in January, 2010. Besides the fresh coat of paint and content reorganization, CDS wrote an interactive system Notable's customers. They log in to check form inventory, release forms from storage, and reorder common forms. Since there was no need for real-time inventory, data is extracted and pumped out to their website nightly to drive the customer system.
W. J. Cox Associates, Inc. has been specializing in providing insurance and risk management services to the forest products industry since 1979. W. J. Cox runs our business system to process Workers' Compensation Disability, Term Life, and Property/Causality Insurance Claims. Their business system is extended out to their clients so they can securely log into their website and manage their claims. Copeland Data Systems also redesigned their main website to give a more modern look and better organize information for navigational purposes.
Our "Corporate Identity" $895 Web Identity Offer
Copeland Data Systems will design a custom "corporate identity" website with your logos and company colors, and have it active a matter of days. This basic package includes:
- Setup and design of five-page website
- Customer-supplied logo
- Customer-supplied images
If you do not currently have a domain name and the name you want is available, we can register it and manage its renewal for you.
This package is available for only $895 with no server setup fee.
"Corporate Identity" Examples:
Your investment into a well-designed Internet presence will affect your business for years to come. There are several companies, big and small, that offer website design and hosting services, but very few of have the dedication to customer satisfaction that has been our mission for 35 years. Copeland Data Systems is a company that will be there for you not just today, but tomorrow and well into the future to fulfill your needs in a rapidly changing business and Internet environment.
A basic web presence is a great place to start, but undoubtedly, you will think of new ways to use your website as a sales and marketing tool by streamlining the communication with your customers and employees. If you find that the need exists, Copeland Data Systems can go far beyond setting your company up with just a basic web presence. Below are just a few of the more popular examples for you to think about.
- Employee Portals integrate your business system with the web for remote employee and/or customer access.
- Add Google Analytics for customer tracking and navigation trends on your site.
- Build your site in a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.
- Integrate social networking plug-ins to connect your site with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
- Add HTML5 Video to your site so can be accessed by desktops and all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads that do not support Flash.
- Develop a lightweight version of your website for Mobile Devices, or a responsive website that scales and rearranges each page according to the dimensions of the browser or device.
- Integrate a News Feed into your website to keep content fresh and to encourage repeat visitors.
- Develop a simple or full-featured eCommerce Site to sell your products.
- Feed your Products into other sites like Shopping.com, Amazon.com, Google.com, etc.
- Create an Affiliate Program to have other website owners drive traffic to your site in exchange for a small commission.
- Add a Blog, Bulletin Board or Polls to your site.
Please contact us if you come up with an idea you feel would add to the value of your website. We will be happy to review your needs and provide you a free estimate of what your project would involve.