City of Edina, Minnesota
Putting the extra in extranet.
City officials. Police. Public works. Every city has multiple departments keeping it safe and running well for its citizens. That includes beautiful Edina in Minnesota. To keep all the facets of the city working, they needed one place they could all connect. Looks like a job for a website, but wait, they needed a little extra.
Say hello to the Extranet.
Minnesota Association of Government Communicators
2020 Northern Lights Merit Award
An extranet is an internal layer of a website that contains layers of access and communication portals for different departments. It’s useful for companies or organizations that need to relay information to only certain sections of people.
Before any coding began, we laid out the sitemap. It had to be airtight. We tracked the paths users would take and removed any unnecessary steps. By working closely with Edina, we were able to provide the best user journey for every department.
The extranet provided security but also accessibility. Users could get to private information through a secure portal, but team members could also easily edit content through the content management system.
This project was complex. But our web developers and designers navigated every challenge with precision and problem-solving finesse. The results were a lean, mean extranet machine — that worked on WordPress. That’s impressive stuff!