Connect | Case Study

Global Reach

Web content, market data, news & weather

Overview:
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Ames, Global Reach is one of the most respected and largest web development firms in the state of Iowa. Global Reach has a mission to develop high-end web applications for firms in a variety of industries leaving them with an impressive portfolio of loyal clients. With services in web development, internet marketing, graphic design, consulting and more, Global Reach has established a very strong presence throughout the Midwest backed by industry experience and a qualified team.


Global Reach

Challenge:
When Global Reach was approached by their agribusiness clients to provide them with a website equipped with commodity market data and information, Global Reach was unsure of where to obtain this content from a reliable and qualified provider.

"We had a couple of clients within the agriculture industry approach us to create them a website, but to also include commodity market data, news and weather," says Mark Bockenstedt, Senior Developer at Global Reach. "The clients who were looking for this content all found cmdtyConnect as the preferred data provider for this information," added Bockenstedt.

"The clients who were looking for this [type of] content all found cmdtyConnect as the preferred data provider……"

Solution:
Per their clients' requests, Global Reach turned to cmdtyConnect as a third-party data provider for commodity market data, agricultural news and weather to add to their clients' websites.

"Working with third party data providers is always a challenge, however, the team at cmdtyConnect has taken a number of steps towards making integrations with their data very simple," says Bockenstedt. "The interactive tools that are provided by cmdtyConnect to allow developers to customize web service calls for retrieving futures are easy-to-use and reliable. This reduces the amount of time we have to spend researching what the service can and can't do," added Bockenstedt.

Global Reach has found a dependable data and futures information provider through cmdtyConnect that they can turn to for their ag clients' websites. With a reliable and helpful support team, Global Reach has been satisfied with the quality of customer service and the product.

"When we first started working with cmdtyConnect, we had to clear the initial learning hurdle that comes with working through external systems. We got to meet with integration experts from cmdtyConnect and discuss what we liked about their services and what we think they could improve," says Bockenstedt. "Not only did they come to our office and listened to our feedback, but they even made some changes that we suggested," added Bockenstedt.

With a recent 20 year anniversary, Global Reach is looking forward to the company's future and also continuing to work with cmdtyConnect.

"Overall, cmdtyConnect has been proactive in helping us improve our integrations to provide the best results we can. We are extremely pleased with the services they have provided to us," says Bockenstedt.

For more information on Global Reach, please visit www.globalreach.com.



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