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Municipal governments

Municipal governments have very different needs and objectives than their provincial and federal counterparts. Citizens also expect their municipal government to be more accessible, all of which must be reflected on their website. An effective and accessible online presence will provide the information citizens need quickly and painlessly, freeing up staff to devote their time to operational needs rather than responding to frequent public inquiries. The web has given individuals unlimited access to the information they need, when they need it - which is often outside of regular business hours. Online engagement and consultations are also key. The right online presence will reassure residents that their concerns are being heard and their needs met.

OPIN is a leading and award-winning provider of Drupal open-source software solutions. Since its inception in 2010, OPIN has been helping government departments at all levels to fully leverage the web’s potential, enabling them to better meet client expectations and achieve critical goals - all at significant cost savings.

For example, OPIN implemented the Eventbrite tool for the City of Ottawa. Eventbrite is a software platform that event organizers around the world use to sell tickets and registrations for their events - from yoga classes to tech conferences. It is ‘self-service,’ which means that Eventbrite provides tools to organizers so they can create registration pages for their own events and promote them across multiple social networks. OPIN can also apply task speci c options to your website that will reach the appropriate people in a timely fashion.

OPIN has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading web content providers. Having worked extensively and cooperatively with several government departments and agencies over the years, we are also quite adept at navigating through the bureaucracy to secure important decisions and meet key deadlines. 

Academic

Learning, research and innovation are at the heart of this community. University websites should reflect this dynamic. According to Nature Biotechnology, the university has been slowly changing from ivory tower to economic engine. University websites should not only be testament to a focus on innovation but encourage it in a very practical sense. Universities have been tremendous hubs of ideas, both inspiring them and sharing them to spur change. It is fitting that the World Wide Web was the product of a university graduate and should continue to support the objectives of academia. Fundraising is another crucial and time consuming activity for this sector, and there again, the right web presence can be a huge boon.

OPIN is a leading and award-winning provider of Drupal open-source software solutions. Since its inception in 2010, OPIN has been helping industry and academia fully leverage the web’s potential to better meet client expectations and achieve critical goals - all at a significant cost savings.  

OPIN helped increase collaboration and general productivity at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, for example. Thanks to the highly successful collaborative effort between OPIN and CIHR web staff, the new Intranet is now more effective and accessible, ensuring greater collaboration and increased clarity.  OPIN also converted a 10-year-old in-house web solution at the UNBC into the Drupal Content Management System to give the university more flexibility and range to meet current online expectations and fully leverage the web’s potential.

Drupal is the largest open-source content provider in the world. Because of its vast and diverse community of developers, open-source software and Drupal, more specifically, is about the best way for organizations to keep up with and perhaps even stay ahead of current online expectations. Drupal is flexible and adaptable and can allow seamless transitions between hundreds of web pages and platforms. In the current fiscal environment, board of directors and taxpayers are all demanding better return on investment - something that Drupal offers in spades. Estimates suggest millions can be saved from using the open-source software.

Open-source software like Drupal is also an important economic driver, providing revenue and opportunities to the small and medium-sized businesses that support it.

 

Sport Organizations

As a sports organization, there are many different goals you want your website to accomplish and it should seamlessly incorporate all of them within a very appealing and accessible format. Your website should offer the latest news, track scores, accept registrations and payments and possibly host sports pools. But above all, it should captivate and build excitement around your sport. Athletes are fast, dynamic and highly effective. Your website should measure up.

OPIN is a leading and award-winning provider of Drupal open-source software solutions. Since its inception in 2010, OPIN has been helping government departments and businesses fully leverage the web’s potential, enabling them to grow their audience and achieve critical goals - all at a significant cost savings.  

OPIN is proud to be an important online contributor to the 2015 Canada Winter Games. OPIN developed and implemented an online countdown timer to help promote the Games as well as create a sense of anticipation around them. OPIN has begun to develop a mobile app to further support the Games.

OPIN has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading web content providers. Having worked extensively and cooperatively with several government departments and agencies over the years, we are also quite adept at navigating through several layers of approvals to secure important decisions and meet key deadlines.

Federal Government

It is now widely understood that the vast amount of Canadian citizens are turning to the Internet to glean information about various programs and policies. It is also how they generally pursue practical matters and access their political leaders. Unquestionably, the Internet plays a key and increasingly important role in government business. Ensuring an effective online presence that is accessible, bilingual and in line with current online expectations is critical. There is mounting and well-documented evidence that open-source software and Drupal, more specifically, is the best option for meeting and exceeding those needs. While the Canadian Government’s has generally been slower in adopting open-source, a strong desire to improve efficiency, transparency and cost-savings is turning the tide to ensure that Canada does not lag behind.

OPIN is a leading and award-winning provider of Drupal open-source software solutions. Since its inception in 2010, OPIN has been helping government departments and industry fully leverage the web’s potential to better meet client expectations and achieve critical goals - all at a significant cost savings.  

For example, OPIN developed a more efficient online presence for the Canadian Transportation Agency that fully optimizes the web’s potential. As a result, users are assured a more engaging and efficient online experience. The revamped website also meets all government format and accessibility standards. OPIN was also able to meet all critical deadlines. Online consultations are also now standard government business. A successful initiative starts with the right infrastructure. Having worked so extensively with so many government departments, OPIN has become accustomed to working within the bureaucracy and quite adept at securing major decisions within a reasonable timeframe to meet deadlines and expectations.

Automotive

It used to be that buying a car was more of an in-person, sort of retro experience. Less so today. Ninety-four percent of consumers globally research cars online before they buy, and about a third would be willing to buy a car over the Internet, according to an annual survey by consulting firm Capgemini. Car buyers, both new and used, are turning to the web to be inspired, tempted and sold. New online services are emerging, offering the public a chance to buy cars from local dealers via the Internet. The Shop-Click-Drive website, where customers can browse new cars, obtain pricing quotes, select add-on features, apply for financing and confirm a purchase, has been doing quite well. The program has generated 900 car sales in less than a year. To maintain an appealing and alluring presence, you need a software that can seamlessly transition hundreds of web pages and platforms onto one main architecture. That would be Drupal.

OPIN is a leading and award-winning provider of Drupal open-source software solutions. Since its inception in 2010, OPIN has been helping government departments and industry fully leverage the web’s potential to better meet client expectations and meet financial targets - all at a significant cost savings.  OPIN applied all the benefits of Drupal to the 2015 Canada Winter Games website to give them the appealing, interactive online presence they craved. The organization needed a highly appealing and engaging web presence that would draw further attention and interest in the games. OPIN delivered.

Healthcare

Cooperation and consultation are crucial in the healthcare industry to share ideas, be on top of the latest research and demonstrate important achievements. Healthcare networks, such as the stem cell network, are emerging all over the country and around the world to leverage any advances in research and expedite treatments that could result. Fundraising is also another key consideration that commands a great deal of time and resources. The web offers tremendous opportunities to meet all these needs while reducing costs and making better use of resources.

OPIN is a leading and award-winning provider of Drupal open-source software solutions. Since its inception in 2010, OPIN has been helping government departments and industry fully leverage the web’s potential to better meet client expectations and achieve critical goals - all at a significant cost savings.  

OPIN helped increase collaboration and general productivity at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, for example. Thanks to the highly successful collaborative effort between OPIN and CIHR web staff, the new Intranet is now more effective and accessible, ensuring greater collaboration and increased clarity while helping to eliminate duplication and redundancy. 

Fundraising is obviously of critical importance to SOS Children’s Villages Canada. With OPIN’s help, online donations increased significantly. Dan Loftus, Director of Integrated Marketing at SOS Children’s Villages Canada said the company’s web redesign, which OPIN implemented, was a great boon - not only because the website is now more visually appealing, but because it is also easier to navigate, prompting  increased engagement and more donations.