We helped bring Oxford Economics -a global advisory firm- into a new era of delivering context-rich event-driven economic analysis to customers.
Oxford Economics is one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 190 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 2,600 cities. It is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Its worldwide client base comprises over 700 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; universities, consultancies, and think tanks.
Oxford Economics needed a clean modern website that reflected the company's proficiency and experience according to its market position.
Thousands of reports and analysis tools needed to be available for economists around the globe for access on a daily basis.
A customer portal with secure and fast search capabilities, along with the backend generating dynamic content and allowing economists to upload and notify customers about their work.
A few months later, we had built a completely functional, brand new website fully integrated with Oxford Economics core services. The design and user experience was carefully created by us working closely with Oxford Economics Global Marketing Director and coded into the web application.
“At one point there was so much complexity the problem looked intractable. However, the architecture and design choices that Sophilabs made at the outset really paid off handsomely” Dr. Arvindra Sehmi - CTO - Oxford Economics
After the launch, we started working on migrating economy reports from the previous system to the new portal. Economists typically produce their work using MS Word. These reports need to be categorized so they could reach subscriptors accordingly.
We coded an importer program that took documents from different places and inserted them into the new CMS, while correctly categorizing so that users were able to access the information they subscribed to.
Oxford Economics’ strategy of providing critical information to customers would not be complete without a mobile app to allow ubiquitous access.
We worked in designing and implementing a mobile app that connects to the backend providing access to customers everywhere.
The mobile app allows users to easily access their subscriptions and bookmark reports to be read later on without an internet connection.
Oxford Economics has been expanding and growing their business over the past years. As their primary development team, we need to work with them closely to make sure we are using software tools that can get the job done.
We are currently working on integrating data from companies acquired by Oxford Economics, such as Stone McCarthy Research Associates. All these companies have different systems and complex ways of storing information making it a big challenge for us to integrate that data in a timely fashion.