Most people who look at our product don’t believe that we built it in the time frame we built it.
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launch lead time
Leading-edge collaboration features
Saved months of custom development
Full control with on-premises installation
Modern, reliable WYSIWYG editor
Code customisations to suit requirements
Build a collaborative customer onboarding platform from scratch – fast
Rocketlane is a leading B2B software product for customer onboarding and professional service teams. When CEO Srikrishnan Ganesan started building the company’s signature software, he set himself a challenge. Srikrishnan wanted the first release to be a fully featured SaaS platform, including project management, documentation, and chat, with collaboration as standard. And he wanted to build it as quickly as possible.
For an all-in-one platform like Rocketlane, document collaboration was a key requirement – allowing people to leave notes on files, share onboarding documentation with clients, and keep track of changes and updates. Building these collaboration features from scratch simply wasn’t possible in a tight time frame. So, Srikrishnan looked for a rich text editor which could serve as the backbone of the platform.
Rocketlane needed a rich text editor that was:
The fact that a lot of features came out-of-the-box, along with the customization potential, allowed us to innovate and achieve experiences that are not available in other products.
A customizable WYSIWYG editor with collaboration built in
When a client needs a modern rich text editor in their project, Flexum now turns to CKEditor 5. Modular plugins mean the team can configure the editor with the exact features needed for the project – there’s no fluff. CKEditor 5’s limitless customization options also extend to the UI, so it can fit the look and feel of each client’s brand.
After using CKEditor 5 for one project, it was the obvious choice for all future projects. “It was the ideal solution from our perspective. It’s become our number one choice, and we saw no reason not to use it,” says Myron.
Different projects require different functionality, so Flexum has become familiar with a wide range of CKEditor 5 plugins. When asked to name a favorite, Myron chooses a handful, including Premium real-time collaboration features like Track Changes, Comments and Revision History. “We also really appreciate the set of plugins related to tables – they’re very extensive and flexible.”
What we provided
Customizable WYSIWYG editor purpose-built for collaboration
Real-time Collaboration (premium)
Comments plugin (premium)
Revision History plugin (premium)
On-premise, self-hosted installation
A fully featured product launched in just 9 months
With CKEditor 5, Rocketlane’s developers were able to get the key features they needed with minimal development, freeing them up to work on important tweaks and customizations. Integrating CKEditor 5 instead of building their own rich text editor gave the team a big headstart – they were able to launch the first version of Rocketlane in just 9 months. Srikrishnan says the short development time still impresses customers: “Most people who look at our product don’t believe that we built it in the time frame we built it.”
Real-time Collaboration features make it easy for teams to use Rocketlane together, while Comments allow people to update client files quickly, and Revision History ensures proper document version control.
The option to install CKEditor on-premises rather than use the cloud-based version suits Rocketlane’s ongoing customization needs. The team are looking at implementing the Track Changes feature next, to broaden Rocketlane’s appeal as a solution for the legal sector. Looking to the future, Rocketlane will continue to depend on CKEditor to keep world-class collaboration at the heart of their platform.
If we tried to build everything from scratch on our own, we definitely wouldn’t be able to do that.
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