• Client: BMW Car Club of America
  • Date: Feb 2013
Launch Project

The bad news arrived in May of 2013. The BMW Car Club of America had lost its hosting provider. The Club would need a new host and Drupal support provider. Not a small task. BMWCCA boasted 70,000 members and their complex Drupal 6 site had been built with substantial amounts of custom code and third-party integrations. After an in-depth audit of their site, DrupalSquad helped migrate all 67 nationwide chapters to Acquia for hosting. Then established an enterprise maintenance plan for full time support and development. A year later, BMWCCA trusted DrupalSquad to upgrade their website to Drupal 7 and optimize their tools for the new hosting environment.

Related Work

Firmstep

In 2014, the U.K. based consulting firm, Firmstep, realized they had a problem we all wish we had. Their growth outpaced their capacity. As long time users of our a la carte maintenance and development ticket system, they turned to DrupalSquad for help. Happy to take the relationship to the next level, DrupalSquad managed the migration of over 30 of Firmstep’s client sites to one of our optimized drupal hosts, Pantheon. Then instituted a full time engineering team to give Firmstep the flexibility to match their growth. And the confidence to keep that growth growing.

SLM

Sustainable Life Media signed with DrupalSquad in 2014. And every month we perform a comprehensive maintenance checklist that keeps their digital publishing empire running on smooth rails. The peace of mind provided by a stable and secure web presence enables SLM to concentrate on what matters, their work to facilitate the shift to a flourishing and sustainable economy.

OCA

When the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) relaunched their website in 2014, they trusted DrupalSquad with the construction of a clearinghouse to service several thousand businesses across the natural and organic foods market. Built entirely from scratch on Drupal 7, the site was populated with over 25,000 articles migrated from a proprietary ColdFusion based content management system and integrates various third-party systems including Salsa CRM. The OCA site now serves as a hub to hundreds of thousands of activists who are looking to inform communities and activate consumers to change how we interact with food.

PDM

A few months before their famous, annual New York conference, Personal Democracy Media broadcasted an email campaign promoting early-bird registration. But their website failed to process registrations. With their hosting provider unable to help, each passing moment meant lost business or dissatisfied clients. PDM needed a reliable Drupal developer on the fly. DrupalSquad had helped PDM previously, and were first on their list. We quickly diagnosed a conflict between their version of php and a server upgrade. We instituted a short-term workaround and recommended PDM migrate to one of our preferred Drupal optimized host. Crisis averted for the second time, PDM signed on to a long term maintenance plan so we could keep them out of the ditch and ahead of the curve.