Strategic Wave

Avtex Created a Custom Solution to Give Strategic Wave Customers Real-Time Status Updates

Logistics support business for global chemical company. These companies ship their materials in specialized containers, which must be tracked by the companies shipping and receiving them.

Timeline
8 months

Avtex Services
Technology Innovation
App Development
App Development Workshop

Key Benefits
– Access to more concise, descriptive information on the movement of the tank

– Improved recording and reporting features for employees and customers

– Integrated management and tracking sides of the business into a single data source

– Increased flexibility for future evolution

Track physical location of tanks, and all of the data generated by the shipment back and forth. They provide a digital data feed for their clients, gather and report on key data. Also do maintenance information on the care of the data. Document management, etc.

Avtex took our direction and ran with it, and created a solution that is not only great today, but expandable for tomorrow.

Jim Harris – Strategic Wave

The Challenge

Their old application was specially written for them, was ten years old

Outdated and running on older technology, built on a custom business framework, making it less than functional with all platforms and applications today. Was just a desktop application, made it difficult to modify for each client as they came in. Limitations became too much to handle. Needed web-based application to provide clients a better service. Performance just wasn’t there. The architecture of the system made it difficult to input data into the system by means other than manual entry.

Results at a Glance

The platform gives us a foundation for everything we want to do in the future, including taking advantage of business analysis, intelligence and reporting tools. We would never have had that option with our old solution.

Key Partner Technologies

The Solution

As technology changed, the need for a new solution became clear.

Customized software built from scratch for them. Microsoft Framework based, but completely customized.

Able to implement the new solution with little negative impact to customers – the interface stayed much the same, making it possible for customers to transition without issues.

The Results

The development of the new solution offers many benefits, most notabley its modern architecture. Strategic Wave and its customers are now able to access more concise, descriptive information on the movement of the tank.

Additionally, the solution offers more reporting capability, now both Stratwave and the client can pick and choose the data they wish to see and track.

Finally, the solution integrates the asset management and tracking sides of the business into a single data source. This streamlines the process of tracking and managing valuable resources.

“The platform gives us a foundation for everything we want to do in the future, including taking advantage of business analysis, intelligence and reporting tools. We would never have had that option with our old solution,” said Jim Harris of Strategic Wave. “We had a vision and knew where we wanted to go. Avtex took our direction and ran with it, and created a solution that is not only great today, but expandable for tomorrow.”

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