For anyone interested in renting or buying high-quality villas, apartments and townhouses on Marbella’s Golden Mile or in the surrounding areas of Benahavís and Estepona East, Panorama is the ideal choice. Founded in 1970 by Christopher Clover, Marbella’s oldest real estate agency specializes in exquisite and unique buildings. The 30-strong team also manages and sells commercial and investment properties, including land for development, and also provides consulting services for investors and developers.

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The goal: A strong and competitive position

The city in southern Spain is known across the world for its sunny climate, beautiful sandy beaches and colorful   way of life. So it’s no surprise that so many people are drawn to Marbella to fulfill their dream of a life on the coast. A challenge on the real estate market is to stand out against well-known competitors. Panorama has had this in mind for a number of decades and in 2021 sought to strengthen the position of its website www.panoramamarbella.com in search engine rankings. The goal? A top SEO ranking to ensure that prospective customers would be able to find the site far ahead of the competition. To do this, Panorama relied on one of the best open-source software packages: Pimcore.

Key customer facts:

54 years of expertise

30 employees

Consulting in 13 languages

"After the development of our website stagnated on an outdated Pimcore version, we urgently needed help from an experienced and reliable Pimcore developer. We found that in codafish."

Alex Clover, Assistant Managing Director and Investments Consultant

Stagnation instead of development: A dead end

They quickly found a suitable agency and Panorama began its digitization project, however the project quickly stalled. The system was not developed in line with their requirements, individually required bricks were not implemented and the CMS was running on an outdated version. Alex Clover soon realized that something had to change – there were no two ways about it, a new partner who was capable of implementing the objectives had to be found. The team defined precise requirements for this. The new agency needed to have a good understanding of the internal structures and workflows at Panorama and understand the general requirements of a real estate project.

What might sound like a barrier to finding a new partner didn’t actually prove to be a problem for Panorama. After a further search, the team found exactly the right agency for their requirements in codafish.

Pimcore

"codafish not only rescued us from a difficult situation with our previous web developer. They have consolidated the stability of our website with Pimcore so much that we can now focus on SEO growth"
Alex Clover, Assistant Managing Director and Investments Consultant

Time for an update: Extensive Pimcore optimizations for the best results

After the initial discussions and a comprehensive review, it was clear to Timo Müller and Andreas Wroblewski: Pimcore would need to be be completely reinstalled. Once they had gained access to the Panorama website server, they began to set up a local development environment via Docker, implement hosting and migrate the repository from the previous agency to the new Pimcore environment. After the official project takeover was completed, the CMS Pimcore was rebuilt piece by piece and completely switched to the new instance within the codafish environment.

After completing the groundwork, codafish moved on to working through the individual support tickets and the underlying requirements that Panorama had already provided to the former agency so that the website could be optimized according to the real estate agency’s wishes and in perfect harmony with the best technical components. A lengthy process, which in the end yielded an impressive result.

"The Pimcore expertise from codafish is truly excellent," summarizes Alex Clover about the collaboration. "They have helped us from the beginning to bring our website to the best possible level. For that, I give the codafish team's support the grade of 'very good' at any time."

Pimcore

Growth thanks to the latest version of Pimcore

Following more than 3 years of support from codafish, the Pimcore CMS was renewed once again at the beginning of 2023 and the entire system was updated to Pimcore X. The success of this stability in combination with all the optimizations carried out is having an effect. Thanks to the resulting improved SEO rankings, Panorama has already recorded 15% more traffic than before the takeover.

The Pimcore expertise from codafish is truly excellent,” summarizes Alex Clover about the collaboration. “They have helped us from the beginning to bring our website to the best possible level. For that, I give the codafish team’s support the grade of ‘very good’ at any time.

We're here to assist you

Are you currently in a situation similar to Panorama’s? Then give us a call! In a free consultation, we will identify your challenges and devise a plan to elevate your digital project to a new level. As experienced web developers and certified Pimcore Gold Partners, we take care of transferring your repository from your current agency and completely rebuild your entire system in our hosting environments, ensuring a clean setup. Naturally, we ensure the migration of all data and comprehensively optimize your CMS according to your desires and objectives.

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