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Learning @ Acerta

20 September 2013

Acerta.pro allows both individuals and groups to subscribe for professional courses and trainings organized by Acerta and it's partners. Using the faceted search, a visitor can quickly find the course that he or she is looking for. Being an HR services group in Belgium, Acerta is specialized in giving advice about, and the processing of administrative processes for payroll management, social security, child support, branching formalities and the professionalization of the HR policy. The group supports entrepreneurs in every growth phase and every HR process.

Using Drupal Commerce for group subscriptions

The website mainly offers courses geared towards professionals. So, in many situations the person doing the transaction on the website, is probably not going to be the same person than the one following the course. Also, it happens a lot that more than one person from the same company follow the training together. In other words, the system needed to allow that a customer could subscribe more than one person at once.

We could have just multiplied the quantity of the product (in this case the course) by the amount of subscribers to know the total amount. However, every course attendant has a personal space on the website where he or she can download course material for the courses they took part in. That meant that we needed more that just quantification. We also needed to identify them, store their information in the system and send them a personalized email allowing them to visit the personal space. Using the Drupal Commerce framework we were able to hook into the checkout process to make this possible. 

Some of the other most noteworthy features are:

  • Faceted search using Solr
  • Multilingual setup
  • Integration with their Learning Management System
  • Customized back-end for the management of courses and subscribers