“It completely changed our business. We win almost every piece of business we pitch. BC helps us beat everyone on two important components; features and price.”

Jason Tinnin, SimpleFlame
Partner since 2007, 60 Sites with BC

On the BC Platform…

What do your clients like about using BC?

Everything is all wrapped up in one simple package! There is no other system, that I am aware of, that contains the same level of functionality and ease of use. Our clients appreciate how everything is all integrated together. They have tossed out the 10 different passwords on the post-it note under their keyboard (everyone keeps it there, right?) in exchange for a single sign on. The days of 10 systems with 10 passwords all hack-jobbed together to create this mammoth maintenance nightmare of a website are gone.

How is developing on BC different from your previous development process?

BC was a cinch to get up and running. We’ve been able to pull off some pretty incredible functionality using technologies like jQuery and other JavaScript frameworks. BC is just like any other system, if you invest time to learn it, you will do just fine. From a design perspective, it doesn’t handcuff you to design in boxes like other systems.

What are the strengths of BC compared to other systems?

Everything is fully integrated. You can’t really compare it to another system because there is nothing else like it in the marketplace.... its truly unique.

On Being a BC Partner…

What are your favorite aspects of the Partner Program, and why?

We have been able to establish a significant recurring income model using BC’s commission structure. Since we also offer support services on top of our BC hosting offering, we are able to mark up our the standard BC fees to create an incredible source of consistent income every month. It equates to one less project we don’t have to track down and close each month.

Looking back, how do you feel about your decision to become a BC Partner?

It completely changed our business. We win almost every piece of business we pitch. BC helps us beat everyone on two important components; features and price. Now that Adobe has entered the mix, creditability is a huge selling point as well. We would do it again and pay double for it if we had to.

How has BC helped you grow your design business?

We grew our business by 320% in the first year alone. Another important factor is not re-inventing the wheel for every new project that comes in. This means that you can focus on a platform that offers many solutions instead of forcing your development team to learn a brand new technology on a per project basis.

Show Us Some of Your Work on BC…

  • Trevor Clark Photography

    Trevor Clark approached our agency because he was looking for unique branding, creative high quality design, and a technology solution that could help him showcase his photography and respond to all his contacts via social networking avenues.

    We recommended BC because of the all-in-one integrated system. It would be easy to use and manage. This would allow Trevor to focus on his photography and keep his portfolio and blog fresh with his work and content. A very unique feature we designed and developed was a custom photo gallery set up through a Web App. This gallery takes advantage of BC Web Apps and jQuery, which make for easy updating and management. Trevor Clark has enjoyed his website so much, he looks forward to working with us again and adding eCommerce to the mix. We are excited to share and participate in his success and look forward to updates in 2010.

  • Easy Ink

    Tom Hayes, Australian multi-business owner, learned about SimpleFlame as he scoured the Internet for agencies offering high quality Web 2.0 design and custom BC integration capability. SimpleFlame had a great time consulting Tom with web usability and refining his online business model.

    The end result was a bright and colorful Web 2.0 website that promotes easy ink ordering services for Australian businesses and organizations. We are fortunate to be able to work with business owners from all parts of the world – even if they are half way around the globe.

  • Spirit of Toys

    Spirit of Toys is a very unique toy company that wanted to have an extremely custom look based on their store atmosphere, business culture, and toy collection. Although SimpleFlame has participated in various eCommerce projects, this particular integration within BC included a lot of customization.

Thank you, Jason! You can find out more about SimpleFlame and what their clients had to say about their work at simpleflame.com