DataArt Launches Official Web-Site for The Auction House of The Russian Federation

DataArt announced completion of its development work on the official Web site for The Auction House of The Russian Federation (AHRF), www.auction-house.ru.

The Auction House of The Russian Federation (a joint venture between Sberbank of Russian Federation, the largest credit institution in Russia and the CIS, and the Property Fund of St. Petersburg) was established in 2009 to sell a wide range of assets, including residential real estate, bankrupted corporate assets, state corporations assets, fine arts and antiques.

DataArt was engaged in late 2009 to develop a comprehensive Web presence for AHRF, complete with real estate and fine art catalogues, a cross-site search, multilingual support and real time Web- based information publishing system. DataArt developed the site on a LAMP platform, with Open Source products and Drupal CMS version 6.0, which allowed the client to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

“We were extremely pleased with the results of DataArt’s work,” said Andrei Stepanenko, General Director of The Auction House of The Russian Federation. “DataArt came up with an innovative technical solution complete with original design reflecting our ambitions.”

The site’s key technical advantage is its real time news and offerings updates, functional flexibility and ease of operation for non-technical users, in both Russian and English.