EDL Consulting Wins Best Visual Presentation in Force.com Sites Developer Challenge

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EDL Consulting, a leading technology services firm specializing in the intelligent integration of eCommerce, CRM and business intelligence solutions, won the category of best visual presentation for the Force.com Sites Developer Challenge. The contest, hosted by Salesforce.com this past December named only three companies top submission awards out of 384 registered entrants. EDL's submission, Gamecraze, was built using the Force.com platform and combines eye-catching Visualforce and CSS graphics, together with effective Ajax updates. All of these spectacular graphics sit on top of an e-commerce store that allows the customer to easily purchase games online.

Our team was able to build this site using the Force.com platform in just under a week

EDL Consulting, a leading technology services firm specializing in the intelligent integration of eCommerce, CRM and business intelligence solutions, won the category of best visual presentation for the Force.com Sites Developer Challenge. The contest, hosted by Salesforce.com this past December named only three companies top submission awards out of 384 registered entrants. EDL's submission, Gamecraze, was built using the Force.com platform and combines eye-catching Visualforce and CSS graphics, together with effective Ajax updates. All of these spectacular graphics sit on top of an e-commerce store that allows the customer to easily purchase games online.

"Our team was able to build this site using the Force.com platform in just under a week," said Craig Traxler, EDL Consulting's Vice President, Integrated Customer Solutions. "This project truly allowed us to realize the power and discover new uses for the Force.com platform."

The award-winning site's brand, graphics and templates were designed by the team at Biersma Creative in less than three days. "The team was very excited to create a mock video-gaming website, but didn't know if they could deliver such a complicated design in such a short time," said Mike Biersma, President of Biersma Creative. "We took inspiration from several real video game sites, and were able to hand off everything to EDL to submit for the developer challenge, in record time".

EDL demonstrated that three skilled developers can produce tangible results extremely quickly. The entire project was completed in only one week from inception to delivery, and included time to provision the necessary environments needed to create the site. With less flexible, premise-based development solutions, it is always a struggle to purchase and setup the environment necessary to execute this kind of development, let alone complete the project. This example highlights EDL Consulting's tremendous functional experience with the Inquiry-to-Cash business process and eCommerce, and showcases their technical proficiency exploiting the power of the Force.com platform.

"EDL is able to marry our experience architecting Cloud-based solutions with the highly productive Force.com platform," said Bill Loumpouridis, EDL President and CEO. "This allows us to create solutions that are easy to build, yet still scalable with the power of Force.com."

About EDL Consulting
EDL Consulting is a national technology services firm specializing in the intelligent integration of eCommerce, CRM and business intelligence solutions to improve business performance. EDL solves the complex systems integration issues behind state-of-the-art technology solutions to make organizations more successful. The solutions EDL builds generate revenue, result in cost savings, promote differentiation and make it easier for clients to do business with their customers. EDL's integrated solutions optimize customer, supplier and stakeholder collaboration, rewarding clients with increased growth from retained customers and a steady stream of new business.

About Biersma Creative
Located in Chicago's River North area, Biersma Creative provides a uniquely far-reaching range of services including brand strategy, logo design, identity development, print design, web design and development as well as strategic marketing and communications for clients throughout the United States. They specialize in total brand makeovers for their B2B clients in a variety of industries.

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