Phillips 66 is a company dating back to 1905, when brothers Frank and L.E. Phillips first struck oil in Oklahoma, leading to the 1917 launch of Phillips Petroleum Company. Today Phillips 66 is one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in the United States. The group gathered dozens of partners, Kendall and Red Line Synthetic Oil are among them, and has multiple online stores on the Internet. We were addressed by an agency working with the Phillips 66 Company to customize the store. Sam works for neXrm, a technology consulting company specializing in development and data integration. That was a fruitful work useful for both sides:
We have great confidence in their ability to deliver any reasonable customization for development we may require.
Implementing the Project
On the P66 Combined store, we want the search function to be smart enough to realize we have already filtered down into brochures, for example, and don’t want other products. It seems that after you click on Brochures and then put in a search word, it pulls up anything on the website associated with that search term
Single Sign-on Enhancement
We hired Simtech to develop a custom add-on for CS-CART to allow one of our multi-store storefronts to be able to secure selected categories or products with preexisting customer numbers with a larger project of helping implement Single Sign On (SSO) for selected Stores for our customer. The solution was required to work independently on multiple stores, allow for admin configuration and data imports and be compatible with any 3rd party Add-Ons or customizations.
- We created a module to protect categories and products;
- We added a page for entering the access code;
- If the buyer is not authorized and goes to the protected product or category page, then a redirect for authorization comes up;
- If the buyer is authorized and does not have access, then a redirect to the code entry page comes up;
- If the buyer is authorized and has an access code, then he or she sees a category or product.
Protect Numbers Modification
Some of the IDs are protected numbers on the site. These IDs include the employees and customers’ numbers. Protected numbers are the private information about users and some browsers did not save “employees #” due to security reasons. But the project needed to have this information shown in any browser.
We reached out to CS-CART after some support cases and were referred to Simtech for our more complex needs. The response was timely and extremely professional and organized. Being a technology consulting company ourselves we were very impressed by the level of communication either by email, ticket and even live Skype sessions with the actual team as well as the daily progress updates. Simtech also managed scope changes from our customers very well and communicated any issues or pricing changes BEFORE they became problems. It was, and is, a very pleasant and reliable experience.