"Regarding the collaboration so far, it has been a pleasure in every way. Your team has impressed us in everything they did. The main message I want to give you is that our companies will be doing a lot more together in the future. Again, many thanks for a fantastic and valuable collaboration so far."
About Exato Co., Ltd.
Exato is a leading cloud and IT consulting company in Denmark specializing in hybrid solutions, interaction between local servers and cloud-based systems and services, online security, cloud backup, Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox and IT infrastructure. Exato is recognized as a great business partner to their clients rather than just as a supplier due to their dedication and commitment in serving their clients.
Exato wanted to launch a new web shop called Flexshoppen on a tight deadline. The requirements could not be met by any off-the-shelf software because they were quite specialized: The web shop was meant to be used by companies that offer their employees subsidized IT equipment. So, a custom solution was needed.
The web shop had to allow Exato to create agreements with companies and set up various business rules for them, such as:
- Setting lease periods and lease factors
- Offering different IT equipment and accessories for each agreement
- Setting service fees or subsidizations such as logistic fees and employer subsidization
- Setting insurances and product margins
The employees would go to Flexshoppen to select IT equipment such as mobile phones, notebooks and accessories, review the details including the monthly price and complete the transaction.
The deadline was two months.
To meet the strict deadline, Manao Software worked closely and collaboratively with Exato’s dedicated contact person. Manao Software’s development team coordinated with the Exato team in Denmark through emails and conference calls. The prompt response between Manao Software and Exato enabled the development team to quickly clarify questions and confirm the requirements.
In addition, to overcome the challenge in creating highly complex business rules, Manao Software analysed Exato’s existing system and the requirements, created example data and documents to confirm their expectations, demonstrated the application, and delivered to acceptance testing at an early stage. The development team also promptly changed the application according to the feedback from Exato. The key features included:
- Multi-tenant cloud application
- Product visibility depending on the setting of each agreement
- Limiting the number of items per order differently for each agreement
Price calculations based on different service fees, taxes, insurances and margins
- Adobe XD
- Visual Studio 2017
- Bootstrap 4
- Angular 6
- NET Core 2.1
- Microsoft SQL Server
Manao Software was able to deliver the complete product within less than two months and as a result, Exato successfully launched the application before the deadline.
“I told a large insurance company about you last night. They asked me whether I would come to tell about the experience in their development team. It has really been a success. This is the first development project I have been involved in and I admit I made a gamble by insisting to do it abroad.
We really got a fantastic treatment and sparring. The level of everything on your side was much better than expected. All agreements have been kept, there is 100% control of the project, technology, advice, and follow up. Others here in little Denmark could learn something from you. Even our CTO was impressed and has learned new things from you.” concludes Jan Kristensen.