What We Do… for you
Simple. We create custom digital experiences which help you extend your reach and engage your customers online.
We Do Digital
You have a website, right? But do you have a web experience? Innovasium designs and builds awesome custom web experiences so you can effectively promote, sell, interact, transact, or entertain your target audience. Oh yeah, and they’re built on Content Management Systems so the sites can be easily managed by non-techies (sorry geeks).
It’s no longer enough just to have a website. Your customers live, work and play online on other channels like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linked In, Flikr, and Pinterest. You need to meet them where they’re at. So we help you design a multi-channel digital strategy and presence that’s right for you.
Website, check. Social, check. So what next? Build an App of course. Apps enable a direct connection to your customer. Apps can be useful and productive or fun and engaging. Apps builds brand loyalty, frequency and referrals. Apps run in your website, in Facebook and on mobile devices seamlessly.
What about Offline?
We live in the Real world too, not just the Digital one. Branding, design, print and other “offline” needs are easily handled along with your Digital needs.
Who Do We Work For
We work with the best, both big and small…
Our industry focus is on Healthcare, Investor Relations, as well as Consumer Packaged Goods, Government/NGO and the Manufacturing & Distribution industries. Innovasium has helped clients achieve their digital strategy objectives by collaborating with them from the very earliest stages of their projects.
Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Kraft, Cadbury, UNICEF, WWF, PAAB, Tearlab, Plexus 360, The Data Group, Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario Ministry of Health, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, SolidCAD, CACDS, Novo Nordisk, Biovail, Kraft, ING Direct, and Nissan to name a few.
Stick to Your Knitting
We do digital, so you can focus on what you do best
Why work with us? We like to build cool stuff. We design and engineer it really, really well. We know the digital world and can be your guide. We work with you as a partner. We’re loyal, dedicated and committed to our clients. We’re easy to get along with! We’re affordable (sorry big agencies!).
How We Work
Critical Success factors for Innovasium’s digital projects include:
- Audience Engaging Creative
- Focus on User Experience (UX) and Responsive Design
- High user satisfaction through effective navigation and site engineering
- Innovative use of the latest technologies
- Faster project delivery by leveraging our software and components
- Rapid Application Development (RAD) process with dynamic wire-framing and Rapid Application Prototyping (RAP)
- Systems Approach to site foundation, components and architecture
- Platform independent, standards compliant, bilingual websites
- Easy to use content management tools for non-developers to maintain site
- High ranking in search engines = significantly increased traffic to sites
Innovasium has developed a proprietary CMS platform, e-commerce system, event registration system, and a custom development framework for creating web and mobile apps from a common code base. Innovasium is a Certified Adobe Technology Partner.
Our foundation is our software, but our strength is helping clients “do digital”
Innovasium began, like most tech start-ups, in a basement. Back in 2000, two IT entrepreneurs (Daniel Hageman and Robert Smith) determined that what clients needed was a website they could manage themselves. So we built our first Content Management System (CMS), called FOREFRONT and started building websites on it. This foundation let us focus our time and effort with clients on their online marketing and custom business-to-business (B2B) needs. It also let our clients focus on their online business needs, not the underlying technologies.
More About Innovasium
Wow, didn’t think anyone would actually click that button…
In 2003, we packed our servers in Rob’s truck and drove them to a real office in Markham, Canada’s High-Tech capital. By 2004, we had created Merchant, our e-commerce platform for online catalogs and sales. Our clients could then sell and distribute their products to their customers and business partners. Also in 2004 we created ADAPT, our web application framework, for building web apps to run across platforms and synchronize data with our servers and 3rd parties.
Our software has evolved each year and changed to suite the rapidly changing digital world and the needs of our clients. We now build responsive sites, social apps, mobile apps, secure modules, configurators, events systems, contests and surveys, and run them on multiple CMS platforms (Innovasium CMS, plus WordPress and Joomla).
In 2006, we helped renovate the Olde Markham Schoolhouse, and moved into our cool studio, complete with exposed brick walls, tin ceilings, wood floors, and giant double hung windows. Quite a juxtaposition with the high tech world we work in. We love our space. Clients love to meet us here.
Along the way, we transitioned from being software engineers and developers to offering a full range of digital agency services. We expanded our team to include not only developers and engineers, but creatives, marketers and consultants. We honed our skills in digital marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and customer relationship management (CRM).
In 2012, we used Rob’s truck once again to move the servers. This time we removed them from our co-location space at Telus as everything was migrated to the “Cloud” at Amazon. The upgrade gives our clients significantly more bandwidth, redundancy, fault tolerance, and scalability.
Today we still build websites for clients on our CMS. We still build cool stuff. But we really help clients create custom digital experiences. Let us help you get started realizing your digital dreams today. (Sounds like something from “Do androids dream of electric sheep?”)
We’re here to discuss your digital plans and help you chart a course. Contact us for a free website assessment.
To get your next Digital Experience started contact:
Daniel Hageman, President
55 Albert Street, Suite 200
Markham, ON Canada L3P 2T4