E-learning platform & webshopCase: Kentalis Academy
e-commerce and digital learning environment
Bridging communication barriers. That is the Kentalis slogan. Listening to music or telling a story is not a given for everyone. Kentalis has been a specialist in diagnostics, care and education for 225 years. From toddler to adult, Kentalis is here to help! In order to teach people to manage their particular disabilities, Kentalis offers courses and educational material. Educational material in the form of DVDs and books. This group of people also uses the Internet more and more and that is how the need arose for the online channel to professionalize. In real terms this means that there should be online possibilities to register for courses and educational material, including payment possibilities.
"ISAAC managed the entire process for us during the development stage. They even thought of the layout for the error pages!"
|Customer name:||Royal Dutch Kentalis Foundation|
|Particular:||ISAAC implemented a responsive website and webshop with integration to branch-specific systems such as ELO (Electronic Learning Environment) and FIS|
In order to achieve this, ISAAC developed a webshop based on Magento. The webshop makes it possible to register for courses. The educational material is also available through the webshop. Integration was created with extraordinary financial system FIS and ELO (Electronic Learning Environment). The connection with FIS has the advantage that transactions are directly booked onto the correct accounting post. ELO is an environment where courses are created on one side and participants are registered on the other side. When a new course is created, it is immediately available through the webshop and when a registration is completed, the details are sent back automatically.
Webshop based on Drempelvrij.nl
A lot of consideration was given to the target group during the development of the webshop. The target group of this care institution deals with limitations in language and hearing. This is why the guidelines from drempelvrij.nl (barrier-free) have been taken into account. The webshop is available in various colour contrasts, three different letter sizes and now has a read-out-loud function.
In order to allow visitors to quickly find what they are looking for, filter options have been used to increase usability. There are filter options for the type of course and their locations. The filter options are connected to ELO. The availability of the products and services has also been made easy to view. Available courses at specific locations can be chosen. For a clear, easy and fast ordering process, there is a one-step checkout. The link with payment service provider Ingenico e-Payments enables payment for instance through iDeal and PayPal.
Advantages of a customised webshop
The advantage of the new and improved web shop is that it allows Kentalis to reach a much broader audience by using the Internet. Because of the many integrations with ERP systems, there are major efficiency benefits. Courses no longer have to be manually uploaded online and registrations are sent through immediately. This means that Kentalis can now focus on what they are good at: improving the lives of people with language or hearing issues!