Jadu specialise in the design and development of rich web experiences that support websites, intranets and extranets and mobile web applications. Their UK clients include more than 50 local Councils, Directgov (Government Digital Service), the universities of Leeds and Northampton and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Braintree Council's decision to work in partnership with Jadu signals the start of a new phase in their web strategy.
Cllr Chris Siddall, Cabinet Member for Efficiency and Resources, Braintree District Council said:
"We look forward to working closely with Jadu to develop a fresh and exciting new website facility that will transform the way our diverse customer base can use, find out about and respond to the many services that we provide. Built into the new site will be improved transactional systems, social media and a mobile web application that will enable our customer's online access from all their devices such as computers, tablets or mobile phones.”
“With its experience and track record, Jadu has been able to provide a cost-effective and bespoke service that will ensure we are equipped to meet the needs and expectations of our customers as we advance into the 21st century."
Jadu's Universe platform is a future-proof, next-generation Web Content Management System (CMS) and mobile solution that enables all users, no matter how limited their technical knowledge, to create innovative, customer-focused websites and mobile applications. The technology will allow the Council to develop new online environments and ensure all content is up to date, relevant and properly managed. It will also enable them to handle increased volumes of online transactions and offer a new mobile service.
Suraj Kika CEO at Jadu said
"We are delighted to be working with Braintree District Council to deliver what their customers want - an efficient and effective online experience. At Jadu we believe that you can create exciting, easy-to-use, content-rich online experiences that are built both for the people who use them and for the people who administrate them. They don't have to be one or the other. Jadu's on-going investment in its web, social media and mobile solutions will ensure that the Council can provide the transactional platform required to meet their current and future needs and, most importantly, the needs of their customers."
About Braintree District Council
Braintree District lies at the heart of rural Essex, spanning some 236 sq miles (612 km2) between the key regional centres of Cambridge, Colchester and Chelmsford.
This is the second largest district, by area, in Essex and has the fifth highest population at over142,000 people*. The number of residents divides almost equally between those living in rural areas and those living in the main towns of Braintree, Halstead and Witham.
The council works to improve the well-being of people and communities in the Braintree district now and for future generations – ensuring that local needs are met, that development is sustainable and accessible and that its historic towns, villages and attractive countryside are maintained, improved and protected.
(* population count according to ONS in 2008)
Jadu is a leading global provider of Web Experience Management software, specialising in CMS, Forms, Search and Mobile for enterprise websites, intranets and extranets. Jadu powers hundreds of government, education and private sector organisations across the world and is a leading innovator in providing customers with the tools needed to simplify and empower the web publishing and management process. Jadu’s underpinning semantic-web strategy is “to make content accessible to humans and machines”. This is delivered by Jadu’s innovative transactional solutions that enable customers to organise, manage and publish their information across the enterprise. Jadu empowers organisations and users to generate a maximum return on their investment (ROI) in web and mobile technologies.
Innovation is a key driver in the ground breaking functionality delivered by Jadu solutions which include - mobile web app delivery, integrated online forms, mash up page design, integrated Google search, personalisation, full statistical reporting, web standards compliance, accessibility compliance, product and catalogue management, along with a host of other web productivity tools and unparalleled support service. Jadu MarketPlace enables users of the Jadu platform to access and implement new functionality and integration much more easily through web widgets (apps), re-usable mobile apps, web parts and forms.
For more information visit: www.weejot.com and www.jadu.net