CourseSmart (now part of Ingram) was the world’s leading provider of digital course material. CourseSmart LLC had been operating in the North American market since 2006 and had consistently been the leader in the digital textbook space. In 2011, CourseSmart made a strategic decision to expend in the International market. CourseSmart Ltd, it’s International subsidiary based in London, UK, engaged Excogis to manage the technology aspects of adapting its US based platform for the International market.
Excogis was responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the International platform’s launch. This included the coordination and expectation management of all stakeholders, the guidance and technical support of CourseSmart’s partner publishers and bespoke development. By quickly understanding the inner workings of the existing platform, our team was able to identify the key areas that would require modification, suggest alternative options for adapting the platform to meet the needs of the International market and agree a roadmap/development plan with CourseSmart’s management and its third party development & hosting provider.
Following the successful launch of CourseSmart’s International portal http://www.coursesmart.co.uk, Excogis continues to support CourseSmart Ltd with a focus on business development and bespoke Business Intelligence analytics reporting.
Over the life of the engagement, Excogis provided the following services:
- Product evaluation and selection
- Bespoke Development
- Business Case Proposals
- Project Definition and Planning
- Product Management
- Project Management
- Business Technology Liaison
“Excogis was instrumental in launching our International platform. They understood our business, our needs, our challenges and always did a thorough analysis to present different options along with their commercial as well as technical impacts.” Fionnuala Duggan, Managing Director, CourseSmart Ltd