Overview

Global Factory 365 is a B2B project that specializes in supporting Strategic Sourcing and OEM/Tier Sourcing. The main motto of this business is to facilitate B2B requirements in the business space where it connects Buyers with qualified, verified and trusted suppliers and aims for ‘procurement without borders’.

Backstory

The project had come to its initial discussion during September 2014 when the founder of the venture Mr. G.S Dang and team had an idea of taking their offline OEM/Tier sourcing related business to the next level. They had a plan of setting up an Online Platform to connect qualified Suppliers to their potential Buyers ensuring quality high level, cost to low level and best deliveries (QCD).

Problem/Challenge

The requirement of the Project was to set up a B2B Website with the following specifications:

  • Easy to use UI for both Buyers and Suppliers where they can register, submit RFQs etc.
  • An Admin Dashboard for managing Suppliers, Buyers, RFQs etc.
  • Search functionality for Buyers and Suppliers.
  • Easy to modify the content of the website with basic knowledge of using any Online system.
  • To establish an online brand identity.

During the early days of the venture, the primary focus of the client was on setting up an Online Platform to kick-start their project in minimal time and efficiency. So instead of having a costly dedicated, in-house setup, they decided to go for an agency with the expertise in the field of Web Designing and Branding.

Our Solution

As soon as we got the project, our primary focus was on two major aspects,

According to us, these two aspects would help the client jump-start in the online presence, as well as in the online and print marketing. Moreover, based on these two, future planning for scalability and expansion can also be done.

A Responsive Online Platform

As the primary requirement of the client was to set up an online platform ASAP with an easy to use system and ability to perform minor customizations without any technical proficiency,

Our technical team came up with the idea of building a system in Joomla!, a powerful CMS, and developing customized Components, Plugins and Modules based on the requirements.

This ensured the scalability of the system as required along with the ease of use for both a normal user and the administrator.

Following are the platforms/technologies that we used:

Front-end:

  • HTML / CSS
  • VanillaJS, jQuery

Back-end:

Website Screens

Branding and Marketing

Our design team worked in parallel with the client on the UI / UX of the website, keeping in mind the goal of the project, target audience, and other relevant specifics including existing positive and negative examples.

Global Factory 365: Branding and Marketing

We have also developed two explainer videos to explain the overall concept of the Project, below are the links for the same:

Global Factory 365 Buyer Story

Global Factory 365 Seller Story

Outcome

Within two months, the client had an up and running website with all the initial requirements: http://www.globalfactory365.com

Currently, the system has more than 400 registered suppliers and is increasing every day. A lot of public and private RFQs are also getting submitted.

This system is now maintained by the dedicated technical team at Global business services and is evolving continuously.

Shobhit is a full-stack Web Application Developer and Software Developer. He has been studying web development since 2010 and has experience in both front and back-end development. He is proficient in HTML/HTML5, JavaScript, PHP and frameworks like Bootstrap and AngularJS.