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colliers global Our Listings and .com maintenance

Colliers International is a leading global real estate services organization with more than 480 offices worldwide. Colliers International is backed by the financial strength of FirstService Corp, a strong, diversified capital partner. As a result, Colliers was cited by Harvard Business Review as a leading global real estate service provider, and in 2009 was named the Corporate Real Estate Partner of the Year at the CoreNet Global Awards.

Colliers International Global Head Office based in Seattle, Washington appointed OneClick in 2011 based on the highly successful projects delivered for both Colliers New Zealand and Canada.

OneClick was initially tasked with delivering a new global web based property management and listing system as follows:

Brief

The new property listing system project was required to address ‘Property’ and ‘People’ data access, distribution and management concerns for Colliers Global customers, staff and web-based projects on a global scale whilst maintaining a centralised property repository of all
Colliers property data.

The objectives for development were as follows:

  • Creating a new Master Property Database with the required marketing fields to drive the new colliers.com website and subsequently independent websites and other applications

  • Provide a globally accessible platform, free of license concerns

  • Providing multilingual capabilities, publishing workflow, and a flexible schema

  • Ensure the platform scalability

  • Capable of targeting Colliers.com and

Solution

Since the launch of the Colliers Our Listing System in 2011 it has now been successfully rolled out to over several different countries and hundreds of Colliers offices all over the world.

Over the last 7 years OneClick has have developed an deep understanding of the global commercial property market.

  • OneClick re-used the existing Colliers Canada property administration system which was accessed via Sitecore CMS.

  • OneClick removed our existing administration system from Sitecore and provided a standalone UI access point for the new ‘Our Listings’ system.

  • This ensured that the new Colliers listing system was independent of other systems such as Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM; Sitecore websites etc. and therefore, has more flexibility, less cost and risk associated should any of these systems change in the future.

  • This system also manages authentication and authorization of users and maps their permissions. This authentication information comes from ‘Our People’/’Colliers Hub’ as a base and then any further permissions and membership functions are be built on top.

Result

Since the launch of the Colliers Our Listing System in 2011 it has now been successfully rolled out to over several different countries and hundreds of Colliers offices all over the world.

Colliers Global - Stan Waldrop
We were looking for something transformational in our industry, and this work puts us firmly on that road. It’s a site we should all feel proud of. Stan Waldrop Colliers Global