Our client is an accounting and HR management company, which decided to develop a Web platform to automate as many internal processes as possible — petty cash routine, accounting reports, payment operations, invoice and receipt scanning, HR documents and different workflows. The company also wanted to get a global view of customers’ activities and have all the information collected in one place.
Our clients considered using external online services first, but they had so many specific operations and workflows that it was not possible to find a set of services fully meeting their needs. The fact that Swiss laws vary from one canton to the other was one more reason to consider a custom Web platform.
Another challenge was to make the platform work not only for employees but for customers as well and to provide them with a flexible and easy-to-use platform. In the end, our clients decided not to struggle with the integration of external services, on which they would depend in the long term, but develop a custom Web platform.
Let's now review the solution provided by Vantino full-stack web development team.
The system was developed on the open-source Symfony 4 framework, which is one of the best PHP frameworks currently available. We connected the platform to various third-party APIs and Saas products, including Tableau (analytics software), Ogone (payment service), M-Files (document management) and Xtracta (data entry software). Also, our team connected the Web platform to various banking systems and ensured it was well protected.
A scanning mobile app was another solution provided by our full-stack web development team. It was customized to allow end-users to upload scanned bills from smartphones to the system. The app used Xtracta API to enable optical character recognition (OCR) and extract relevant information from receipts and bills automatically. The interface was designed carefully in order to create a great user experience. For those who were new to the ERP system — an interactive tutorial would be enabled.
In terms of management, we used Agile methodology that allowed us to deliver a quality product in time within the allocated budget.
When we in Vantino think about a tailor-made Web platform, we imagine a person wearing a custom suit — it's comfortable, lasts long, eventually saves money and has little imperfections, i.e. bugs.
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