EIE had site collections created in its own web application, to allow for the configuration of external user authentication. Manged paths were configured to allow the system to be used for multiple funds in the future.
A single Managed Metadata Service and content type hub was used to share content types via syndication.
Due to security requirements, the EIE home, and Group/standalone employer sites had to sit in separate site collections. This ensured that when using people pickers/viewing profiles in each site, users from one site did not have visibility of users under another group.
Custom master pages, associated page layouts and content search web parts were developed to provide an on-brand engaging interface for users that allowed them to easily access both shared communications and private documentation.