Masterpiece Graphics (MPG) Web Design was a full service Thunder Bay web design & development firm founded in 1999. It was well known for their web solutions; Flex WIMS, Flex Wise and Flex Wrems. Each of their web products offered a unique service to their clients, such as managing website content and media, providing a shopping cart solution, and allowing realtors to highlight their latest listings.
In 2011, MPG Design’s clients were acquired by another Thunder Bay based web design & development company, Sencia Canada Ltd. Sencia continues to offer support to the former MPG clients as well as continues to honor any ongoing web service plans purchased prior to switching hosts.
Flex WIMSReferred to as their “flexible web integrated management solution,” Flex WIMS was a modified version of open source content management system Joomla. It highlighted such features as; membership areas, user subscriptions, geomapping, and web alerts. They also advertised community based add-ons such as; wikis, blogging, polls, and forums.
Flex WiseFlex Wise was an ecommerce solution, and an extended version of MPG Design’s modified Joomla CMS “Flex WIMS.” It featured a host of features that enabled a user to manage, modify, and maintain a shops inventory. It also opened up online payment options, such as through PayPal or credit card.
Another extended version of “Flex WIMS,” Flex Wrems is MPG’s ecommerce tool for realtors. It was originally developed for a single realtor company within Thunder Bay, and expanded due to popularity. The product was built to feature both photographic and video listings, provide advanced property search features, recommend listings, and more.