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360 PSG Designed Website for the ECIDA Receives Statewide Certificate of Excellence Awardby system
On Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Cooperstown, NY, the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) awarded the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) the Certificate of Excellence for their 360 Professional Services Group designed website. The ECIDA was in competition with all other New York State IDA's to receive the second highest distinction offered by the Council.
When the ECIDA came to 360 PSG in 2009, the organization had three main goals for their new website. According to Systems Analyst, Brian Krygier and Business Development officer, Beth O'Keefe, "It was important to us to be able to update information on the website as needed rather than 'request' changes and 'wait' for them to be made." It was also vital that the amount of manual processing behind the scenes be limited, especially for ordered services (such as credit reports). Finally, the ECIDA was looking to improve their overall image and visibility online.
With these goals in mind, 360 PSG kicked off development of the new site by providing a full custom graphic design; improving the layout and organization of their old website information giving the ECIDA a more professional and vibrant look to welcome local business owners to their site.
When asked about the custom applications built into the site by 360 PSG's programmers, the ECIDA staffers responded, "specific features such as the Benefits Estimator and Worldwide Credit Report ordering allow our clients to make more informed decisions about the investments they plan to make in their businesses." The addition of credit report ordering to the website has also resulted in "significantly increased revenues" for the organization, Krygier said.
Two years after the website's launch, 360 PSG still works closely with the staff at the ECIDA to ensure their website maintains its newly appointed level of excellence. In the words of Krygier, "We couldn't be happier with our choice of web developers. They made the daunting task of a complete web overhaul easy as pie, with a transition as smooth as butter."
360 PSG is a full-service web development and web design company with offices in Buffalo, New York and Virginia. Catering to the needs of small to medium sized businesses, 360 PSG offers a complete range of web services and solutions, including: graphic design, search engine optimization, custom web applications, e-commerce, and secure web hosting.