Bitergo is a German-based company that manages a Business App Store of business apps to optimize warehouse management, scalable from start-ups to 4PL companies
Managers of logistics companies and warehouses
The cost of logistics as a percentage of GDP comes up to 25 percent in some developing economies and to 6–8 percent in OECD countries respectively. Better industry efficiency boosts competitiveness and stimulates economic growth in emerging markets.
(Source: International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group)
The COVID-19 challenged the supply chain industry and forced the players to implement innovative solutions for being more resilient. Many companies, both corporations, and SMEs, intensified their digital transformation which became the opportunity for software suppliers who focused on the industry solutions for logistics and warehousing.
Our client Bitergo offers a collection of business apps to optimize warehouse management, scalable from start-ups to 4PL companies. These include web and Android apps. Companies can get their digital warehouse up and running within two days with Warehouse Star. Another unique feature of this collection is its ability to integrate other systems.
The client wanted to upgrade the front-end part of all their application to the last version of Angular. The user-friendly interface plays a crucial role in customers’ satisfaction and is one of the factors in the conversion rate increasing. By developing the updated front-end, the client aimed to promote to a certain target audience the opportunity to test the service and then convert the trial testers into new customers.
The client’s web designer delivered a style guide and UX concept that had to be reproduced in the front-end development. At that stage, developers had to address the challenges derived from the architecture of the existing platform.
There are multiple similar modules and components that are used in different applications. The total number of applications is more than 15, so the development of each component would take a lot of time.
Artelogic’s developers implemented Angular components strictly according to the requirements. In order to shorten the time period and use resources with maximum efficiency, we decided to use Storybook for the development of universal components that later will be integrated into the new grid of each application.
After implementing whole user front-ends Artelogic’s engineers completed the backend integration via REST and supported it with technical SEO.
Artelogic’s team has updated the front-end part of the Business App Store by developing with Angular.
The intensification of development through the use of Storybook lead to fast completion of the active and defined backlog. Besides that, the collection of reusable components was developed to streamline the further development of new applications. As the client stated, after the launch of the Business App Store the number of potential customers increased.