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Cave Consulting raises the bar for EDC website developers

Added December 3, 2017

For over 16 years, Cave Consulting has been pioneering innovative ways of helping cities improve their operations so they can offer better services to their communities, improve employee productivity, increase data security, be better prepared for a disaster and waste less money.

Now, with the relaunch of the Pilot Point EDC website, we are officially announcing another specialized focus - making economic development corporations more impactful and cost-effective. 

Consider some of the Cave Consulting EDC website features: 

  • Online Forms and Registrations with robust backend databases for data management and manipulation.
  • Online Payment with popular tools such as Pay Pal that can integrate into financial programs such as Quickbooks. 
  • Posts that feed to Social Media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, etc...
  • Available Properties Page that synchronizes a Property address with a Google Map 
  • A calendar that integrates into an EDC's core productivity tools (email, calendar, contacts, calendar, documents, etc...)
  • Ability to let people "subscribe" to elements of the website such as posts, new properties, bids, etc...
  • Tools for website visitors to "Build a Report" of all of the relevant information they want to take with them
  • Newsletter creation, signup, and subscription to push promotional materials to prospective businesses
  • Management Tools that don't require you remember passwords - "Login with Google" 
  • Ability to manage website content form a mobile app

Just as our Municipal Websites are very competitively priced, so too are our EDC websites.

Making them even more cost-effective is the fact that they can tightly integrate into an EDC's core operations when running on the G Suite platform. So, instead of a "siloed" website that has built-in, proprietary features such as document storage and calendars, Cave Consulting websites leverage applications such as Google Drive which can serve to manage all of an EDC's internal and website documents, and Google Calendar which can be used to manage all of their events, both internal and website related. 

Plus, Cave Consulting can move an EDC's entire operation (email, documents, calendar, phone, SMS, forms, collaboration, specialty applications) into the cloud where employees can securely work anywhere, anytime on any device and costs associated with local networks and servers can be eliminated.

Cave Consulting can also help EDC's track prospects and manage projects with powerful tools that consolidate information into a single location so entire EDC teams can work on closing deals together with milestones and tasks automatically generated, assigned and placed on each user's calendar.

Combine all of this with some of the other services like SEO, marketing, advertising, broadband, cloud computing and economic development grants and plans, also available from Cave Consultilng, and it is easy to see how any EDC with a serious desire to grow would benefit from giving Cave Consulting a look when considering their next website.