STAGE 1 – CONSULTANCY
Our understanding of the confidential materials was already high, so we had already designed software in the past very similar. This made the consultancy process straightforward and we were able to understand the clients exact requirements. One major factor here was that the client required the application in a very short space of time, 5 days! Luckily due to our expertise we were confident we could deliver and we did.
STAGE 2 – TECHNICAL CHALLENGES AND SYSTEM DESIGN
As with any client, the technical challenge of navigating the network infrastructure and security was a big challenge. Another consideration was the software application had to be easy to use by all levels of staff (often casual labour) quickly. We designed the system to be entirely barcode driven, even to the point that each user had a credit card with their user name barcode. We also designed and built in an intelligent validation to ensure that all scans were valid, i.e. you could not issue a paper to an examiner incorrectly. We also designed a management console where team leaders and managers could see live progress at a glance.
STAGE 3 – DEPLOYMENT
Deployment was difficult due to extreme security measures but we worked closely with the client’s I.T. team to resolve all issues and get the application deployed. Due to the limited timescale, testing was limited but we were on hand during the project in case of any issues, of which there were none!