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From Design System to Final Launch

Icertis needed more than a new design — they needed a full design system, and they needed it built in a robust tool. Blend and Optimizely stepped up to help them out.

Client

  • Icertis

Writing, proofing, and executing a contract is a lot of work — from adding boilerplate passages to creating custom terms. It’s a building block approach, and it can be difficult to manage all of these moving pieces across dozens — or hundreds — of contracts.

Icertis knows this: it’s their business to help organizations manage the contract process. Blend also knows this: it’s our business to help organizations manage content in a way that helps, rather than hinders, their productivity.

“We needed a few things. A modern, journey-centric website built on an enterprise-class platform — and, of course, we needed it yesterday.

One of the reasons we chose Blend Interactive is because of its agile approach. Quickly we set out to define an MVP and a deployment schedule that would allow us to meet our deadline. We were able to work in tandem with Blend. They would release a feature, for example, our customer stories section, and while we were working to populate that content, they were working on the next feature.

Traditionally we would have had to wait for the whole site to be built before we could start populating content, which would not have allowed us to make our accelerated deadline.”

Garth Leach
Director of Web & Creative Strategy
Icertis

Blend Interactive is a Gold Solution Partner.

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Blend Interactive is a Gold Solution Partner with four Optimizely certified developers on staff.

A homepage that reflects the details of Icertis’ brand, while capturing their forward-thinking process.
A homepage that reflects the details of Icertis’ brand, while capturing their forward-thinking process.

Working toward a common vision.

It’s with this core understanding that Icertis came to Blend to help build a new site on Optimizely. And with this relationship, built on a common vision and trust, we got to work.

The first step was to combine new discovery and research with past findings to develop a content model that fueled both Icertis’ goals and the promise of an updated design system.

Then, it was all hands on deck to turn a site around on a tight deadline — a phased approach that allowed us to create the core functionality Icertis needed for launch, while also providing a framework designed for their future plans.

Partner pages highlight the partners themselves — as well as how Icertis has helped make them successful.
Partner pages highlight the partners themselves — as well as how Icertis has helped make them successful.

Strategy, design, and development: working together.

It's a testament to our relationship with Icertis that we were able to overlap strategy, design, and development to help push a project through ahead of a tight deadline. What's more, this combination of solid development and future planning created a foundation for a beautiful site launch, with the promise of future features still to come. 

And, Blend’s relationship carries on: phase two is already underway to integrate more of Optimizely’s top-of-class features. 

Project Results:

  • Creation and execution of a design system to represent Icertis’ updated branding
  • Integration of templates and blocks using Optimizely
  • Future-focused development planning and fast turnaround based on an MVP+ approach
A clean and mobile-friendly design system dedicated to supporting Icertis and its stories.
A clean and mobile-friendly design system dedicated to supporting Icertis and its stories.

Optimizely

Partners since 2008, Optimizely brings your project a best-in-class digital experience, backed by Blend’s years of experience.

Partners since 2008.

Blend has been working with Optimizely and Episerver since 2008, and was named North American Partner of the Year in 2009.

2023 Gold Solution Partner for Optimizely.

2023 Gold Solution Partner.

Blend is a Gold Solution Partner with four Optimizely certified developers on staff.

Setting you up for success.

Blend's history and experience developing custom Optimizely and Episerver solutions equips us to provide top-shelf co-development with your organization's existing development team.

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