A Digital Experience Platform for Quantore

Laptop Quantore website.
Introduction

Ready for the future

Market leader in office supplies Quantore wanted to take their corporate website to the next level in honor of their 100th anniversary. The outdated website no longer met the needs of the organization and its stakeholders. We entered into a partnership and worked together to make Quantore.com future proof with a Digital Experience Platform.

Digital Experience Platform

With a Digital Experience Platform (DXP) you do not choose a platform that only offers tools from the same supplier, but you put together your own platform. A Digital Experience Platform makes it possible to build your own Experience Platform modularly with various tools and software.

The advantage of this is that you can choose which software you use. This gives you the freedom to make strategic choices about, for example, the costs of software or the use of a tool that you think best suits what you want to achieve. Is a tool or software outdated? Then you replace the relevant software and not the entire platform. With a DXP you therefore have more freedom and you can switch faster to respond to changes in the market.

With a Digital Experience Platform you can switch quickly, because you can easily replace or add software to your application landscape.

The JAMstack

We developed the new Quantore website on the basis of the JAMstack principle. The JAMstack approach provides better security, less scaling costs and a better environment for the front-end developer. Ultimately, implementing based on the JAMstack means the following:

  • The developed application or website uses APIs for requesting data and content;
  • JavaScript is used;
  • The website can be generated statically, because the layout is developed in advance during implementation.

Do you want to read in depth about JAMstack? Read it in this blog!

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You can find more information about this at our thema page about the Digital Experience Stack. Here you’ll also find the whitepaper “Digital Experience Strategy: everything for an optimized customer experience” (note: the whitepaper is in Dutch).

The Digital Experience Platform for Quantore

Based on the JAMstack thought and the wishes of Quantore, we have compiled a Digital Experience Platform (DXP) with Gatsby.js as framework, Contentful as CMS and made strong use of Microsoft Azure to ensure automatic build and deploys, sending form data, hosting from the website and so on.

Gatsby.js is a framework that works very well within the JAMstack philosophy. This framework generates the website statically. As a result, a visitor does not have to wait until all code is loaded on a server, making the website safer and faster.

To enhance freedom within a Digital Experience Platform, a headless CMS such as Contentful is a logical choice. The built-up front-end in Gatsby.js is then linked to the Contentful CMS in which the content is managed. We chose Contentful because we have worked with this CMS before and have had positive experiences. Contentful works quickly, clearly, securely (ISO-27001 compliant!) and in addition, the content can be used for various APIs.

Laptop Quantore website.

The results

The implementation of the Digital Experience Platform has been successful and the new Quantore website is live. Floor van der Weiden, Marketing, Communication & Cooperation at Quantore, explains: “The collaboration with Iquality went smoothly. During the development of the website, the project team took all the time to support us and to implement our wishes. Iquality is knowledgeable and has been able to advise us well during the project. We switched quickly during the development phase and we are very happy with the final result.”

What's next?

Adding new features to the Quantore website works very well due to the composable platform concept. In the next phase of our collaboration, we will work on expanding the website with a search service.

Do you also want to get started with a Digital Experience Platform?

Do you want to know more about a Digital Experience Platform or do you need help with the implementation? We are happy to help you on your way. Contact us for an introduction.

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