Lab Animal Buyers’ Guide

Web App

Client Solution & Benefits Desired

Online directory of products, services, and vendors.

Our client desired to rebuild their online directory to serve as a conduit between consumers and suppliers, and increase portal revenue.


How Eclarian Delivered

Eclarian created a Web App with a public facing online directory with password-protected Supplier Management back-end.

  • Created enhanced search functions and filters for consumers.
  • Created customizable Admin Portal with advertising blocks to increase revenues.
  • Integrated external vendor suppliers to update their own information, which shifted update responsibilities off client staff.
  • Built drag-and-drop product and category hierarchy management.
  • Integrated with an existing authentication API to maintain consistent user accounts across disparate systems.
  • Proactively seized the opportunity to deliver results beyond the required digital scope of work.
    • Integrated with Adobe InDesign scripting to auto-generate the printed buyers guide directly from the system database.
    • Reduced the buyers guide creation process from 26+ weeks to less than 1 week!
    • The printed buyers guide was not part of the project requirements; Eclarian seized an opportunity to create transformational software for the client.



Eclarian created a Web App that exceeded expectations and saved the client ~25 weeks of Adobe InDesign editing each year. Enhanced testing resulted in a system that is exceptionally resilient, and has required minimal maintenance since deployment (approximately 2.5 hours in 3 years).