We delivered the front-end part of the system using the Mendix platform, a low-code application development platform. Low code development platforms enable developers to design and develop software quickly and with minimal hand-coding, allowing greater focus on user requirements, quality and innovation.
The team delivering the front-end of the new Stock Management solution comprised 20 people from Objectivity working with Mendix specialists. The team’s geographical distribution spanned Poland, United Kingdom, Portugal, and India. We held regular teleconferences and video conferences to stay aligned and informed.
The front-end was designed to be user friendly and can be used on both desktop computers and on tablets. The front-end communicates with the centralised back-end system using a Rest API. It extracts data from the entire supply-chain and allows users to analyse the data using Tableau or a built-in reporting system. It also allows users to send and receive files and issue automatic reminders via e-mails.
The system is designed to be used in hundreds of stores internationally, as well as in head office – there is initial capacity for 5000 users.