"We decided to use Manao Software for the development of our platform due to the wide range of resources available in Manao Software. We managed to build the perfect team, and we launched our product to market as expected, that would not have been possible if we had to build our own team first."
Anyday is an innovative fintech startup company based in Denmark which challenges the traditional way of looking at online payments.
In February of 2020 Anyday had just been founded with the goal to launch a fully functional Buy-Now-Pay-Later payment solution for e-commerce later that year. With no existing technical team of their own, they needed a way to quickly establish a complete development team and start building their new product: Anyday. Fintech products are very complex by nature so it was important that the team was able to cope with demanding requirements for security, reliability, quality, and scalability. Recruiting such a development team would likely add months to the launch date, and besides, as a startup company it was necessary to limit costs.
Manao Software got involved in the product development from the very start and quickly assembled a complete outsourced dedicated development team working full time on the project. The full time core team was supplemented with ad hoc specialist roles such as UX Designer, Product Owner, Solution Architect, and Project Manager.
Compared to recruiting their own team directly, outsourcing the team to Manao Software meant that Anyday could get a head start on building their product, while also getting access to specialists which would not make sense to hire on a full time basis at this early stage. Keeping the whole team physically together in one place also boosted productivity.
Anyday was developed as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform with a highly flexible and scalable microservice architecture utilizing:
- Microsoft Azure cloud services
- Microsoft ASP.NET Core backend
- Angular + Bootstrap frontend
- Docker + Kubernetes container infrastructure
- Payment gateway integration for VISA and Mastercard installment payments
Azure Cloud Service
The Anyday platform was successfully launched on budget and processed the first online shopper’s payment in October 2020, a significant milestone for the fintech startup.