A hat-trick of Client Wins for Gather

This month, Gather announce a hat-trick of client wins having recently won new work across a range of sectors (rail, eCommerce & science/pharmaceutical testing services).
The team has recently expanded after moving into their new Manchester city centre offices. The move was to accommodate their growth plans and a lot of effort has been put into developing new business which has now come to fruition. This work includes the development of data collection applications, product information management (PIM) systems and templating tools for the Pimcore CMS. This adds to a number of other new clients gather has added to their roster this year.

Working alongside ALS Global
ALS Global is one of the world’s largest and most diverse analytical testing services providers. With locations and websites spanning the entire globe, the company requires a website management platform that offers flexibility and scalability.
Gather has been approached to become a development partner to help with the build of a number of new templating tools to be rolled out for website admin to manage content more easily. There are a number of technical challenges to overcome when dealing with a large CMS migration of this kind which the team at Gather have a lot of experience dealing with.
Once the initial build has been completed, Gathers technical director Paul Clegg will oversee the migration of over 8000 content pages.

Developing new tools for the rail sector
Rail Diary, who supply software to the rail industry, have recently contracted Gather to develop a custom information management solution for construction workers.
The collection and management of rail infrastructure data is currently an archaic process and long been seen as a hindrance to effective management and reporting. The planned work will revolutionise the way data is collected and stored, bringing huge efficiencies and time savings across the industry.
Over the coming months Gather will be overseeing the design and development of backend systems to house and manage data whilst rolling out a number of tools that will aid in the effective collection of project critical information.
It’s likely this project will see a phased roll out starting later this summer.

William Doyle from Rail Diary said:
“In Gather Digital, we believe we have found an agency who are capable of delivering a high value product that will exponentially improve the current data capture and interpretation processes in the UK infrastructure market.”
Richard Silk at Gather added:
“We’re very happy Rail Diary have chosen to work with us on this project. Whilst we’re experienced in developing this kind of solution, the sector is new to us which presents an interesting learning curve. We’re currently getting up to speed with the industry specifics and looking forward to extending our knowledge in this area.”

A new partnership between Gather and Lyco Group

Leading lighting supplier Lyco have recently engaged Gather to develop a Product Information Management (PIM) system to manage the company’s growing product list.
With more than 20,000 products, sold across two ecommerce sites (Lyco and Lighting Direct), and the desire to add more products in the future, the requirements to separate product information from sales and other business activities are higher than ever.
Gather have been tasked with organising and consolidating all product data into a new single source before integrating with the company’s eCommerce platform.
The future roadmap of the project includes: developing organisational workflows, integrations with various marketplaces and the development of web-to-print features.

Mark Staffiere from Lyco said:
“We are excited to be working with a market-leading agency such as Gather. They share our commitment to data excellence and have fantastic experience in delivering well-run, high quality PIM projects.”
Richard Silk at Gather added:
“This is a fantastic project for us. Lyco are a well-established supplier with a great reputation and we’re thrilled to be working with them. PIM is something we’re passionate about as an agency and something that sets us apart from our peers in Manchester.”