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Website : LV.Com website
Multi Car, Car, Home, Pet, Travel, Life Insurance, Retirement And Pensions.
Liverpool Victoria is the largest friendly society in the UK.
The LV.com website acts as the gateway and touch point to the rest of the business and thus plays a key role for customers and key services.
Assemblysoft's involvement in the LV.com brochureware CMS project demonstrated not only technical expertise but also a keen understanding of regulatory compliance. Amidst limited in-house assistance, we developed a custom DevOps process and navigated the complexities of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and prudential regulation requirements, ensuring LV.com's seamless transition to a robust .NET platform over a five-year period.
LV= reached out to us to play a key role in maintaining, customising and developing their bespoke .NET based content management system (CMS) and the front door to the business.
With content changing rapidly on a daily basis by multiple internal teams, there would be much to consider.
Compliance, doing the right thing and protecting customers interests are paramount in the day to day activities of the business at every level, ensuring rigorous standards of conduct were maintained at all levels would be paramount.
We were required to be involved in the entire estate, spanning multiple business, technical and compliance teams.
- Limited In-House Assistance: Addressing the project's needs without extensive support or guidance from LV's internal team.
- Navigating Regulatory Compliance: Adhering to stringent financial and prudential regulations set by the FCA.
- Development of Custom DevOps Process: Creating and implementing a bespoke DevOps process to streamline and enhance release cycles.
- Maintaining Operational Efficiency: Ensuring the CMS remained functional and efficient during the long transition period.
FCA: Financial Conduct Authority
PRA: Prudential Regulation Authority
We acted as both consultants and worked hands-on fully customising, developing and supporting the LV.com website and supporting services close to 5 years.
We worked intimately with multiple diverse teams and acted as a bridge between them all to deliver change, security best practices, end to end testing, search engine optimization (SEO), analytics, reporting, and a host of other cross-cutting activities to deliver a stable and robust environment for the business to perform it's day-to-day duties.
- Regulatory Adherence: We meticulously ensured that all developments and updates complied with FCA and prudential regulations, a crucial aspect for LV’s financial services.
- Autonomous Operation: We took on the project with minimal external assistance, relying on our internal expertise and resources.
- Custom DevOps Development: Our team developed a bespoke DevOps process that was specifically designed to streamline the development and deployment cycles for the LV.com CMS.
- Continuous System Support and Improvement: Despite the transition to Sitecore, we focused on maintaining and incrementally improving the existing system.
We provided 24/7 support for any technical issues encountered.
We designed processes, built custom tooling and designed and implemented Developer Operations (DevOps) workflows to deliver change in a consistent and robust fashion.
We trained, mentored and onboarded offshore teams.
We supported and maintained the custom content management system (CMS) employed on the LV estate.
We also aided in the digital transformation process to the cloud to bring the tooling and processes forward enabling future capabilities.
We designed and developed the first DevOps pipeline in the cloud spanning Development, Test, Build, Release and Senior stakeholder signoff.
The project delivered substantial business advantages:
- Regulatory Assurance: Our adherence to FCA and prudential regulations provided LV with confidence in their compliance status.
- Operational Continuity: Our efforts ensured that LV.com continued to serve as the vital front door to LV’s insurance services without interruption.
- Increased Development Efficiency: The bespoke DevOps process enhanced our development agility and efficiency, setting a precedent for future projects.
- Adaptability and Resilience: Our ability to adapt and efficiently manage the project under challenging circumstances demonstrated our resilience and commitment to client success.
Assemblysoft's management of the LV.com brochureware CMS project underlines our ability to not only handle complex technical challenges but also navigate stringent regulatory landscapes. The introduction of a custom DevOps process, coupled with our commitment to regulatory compliance, ensured the project's success during a critical transition period, solidifying our reputation as a provider of reliable and compliant technological solutions.
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