'Strong in communication together', that is the Kentalis slogan. Listening to music or telling a story is not evident for everyone. Kentalis has been a specialist in diagnostics, care and education for 225 years. Kentalis is offering help for people of all ages.
In order to teach disabled people how to deal with their disabilities, Kentalis offers courses and teaching materials on DVDs and in books. As large numbers increasingly went online, the need arose to professionally organize their online channel. This means that it must be possible to register online for courses and that you can order and pay for course material online.
ISAAC developed a responsive website and Magento webshop for Stichting Koninklijke Kentalis with integrations into sector-specific systems, such as Electronic Learning Environment (ELO) and FIS. To ensure that the web shop is easily accessible to all users, the guidelines of drempelvrij.nl were used to ensure accessibility.
"ISAAC managed the entire process for us during the development stage. They even thought of the layout for the error pages!"
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.
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.
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!