|Description||Find your ideal holiday accommodation in the west country by searching the Helpful Holidays database of individually rated properties.|
- Advanced property search
- Real-time availability info
- Notification of cancellations
- Personal shortlists
- Online Bookings
Helpful Holidays required a web site that presented up to date real-time information about their properties.
The main challenge for this project was to implement an architecture that allowed certain data to be synchronised between the frontend web site and their backend internal booking system.
Using a web services based approach, we have implemented a system whereby changes are automatically synchronised. This is especially important for online bookings where the latest availability information is critical.
"Any company we commission to work for Helpful Holidays must be
conscientious, imaginative and proactive in their approach to the work and to come
in on budget and on time. Forgecom have easily fulfilled all of these requirements
overcoming formidable technical challenges on the way. Mark and the team have been
great partners to work with, endlessly understanding of our ignorance, enthusiastically
pursuing our latest "great idea". Most importantly, our customers love our web site
they have created and regularly tell us it is the best of its type they have found.
We are doing significant business through it. We think that's great."
Moray Bowater, Managing Director