With disparate sources of information spread out across 6 individual websites and a database that contains 51 million immigration records, SOLEIF was looking for a robust system to manage their entire operations under a single instance. From content and donation management, to managing leads and donor data, to e-commerce transactions – the foundation wanted a seamless flow of information
across various systems and solutions. Moreover, they wanted to integrate their digital presence with physical kiosk systems located on Ellis Island to promote interactivity and engagement. The end goal was to generate long-term interest and increased funds for the Foundation. Operating on a cloud server with multiple physical locations, the data needed to sync on all servers in real time.
Due to the complexity and scalability of the entire system, there was no specific third party technology that mapped to a solution. The technology would be need to built from the ground up. To effectively capture and manage donors and leads, integrate the POS system,
and host a database of 51 million records, the information would need to flow seamlessly into a single backend. To allows users to feasibly make donations, purchase records and buy souvenirs, a single public-facing website would be required.
Make donations, get digital certifications, and search through 51 million records with physical kiosks located on Ellis Island.
With 51 million records to host and parse through, the search server architecture is spread across a web, DB and sphinx architecture.
Users can directly purchase immigration records from the website with the option of both digital, and physical copies.
In addition to purchasing records, SOLEIF has a robust e-commerce system where users can purchase SOLEIF souveneirs and products directly from the website.