Project solution SRS chose Polar Cape Consulting AB as the design and development partner for the new pooling solution. SmartPooling is built as a responsive web application, built with a mobile-first approach. The system allows users to easily create and approve transactions, and has a mediation workflow for disputes. It also provides self-service for the clients to easily add locations, users, and user rights to put the control in the clients hands and reduce administration overhead.
The system needed to be extremely reliable, high performance, and robust in order to handle the large volume of transactions. It is critical for the producers and shops to be able to rely on the information in the system, and to be able to complete transactions with a minimum of fuss and effort. This places high demands on the usability of the application, for example on mobile devices which are often used in loading bays around Sweden to receive goods.
Polar Cape’s model for quick, high quality, but cost-efficient software delivery is based on having a technical project manager on site in Sweden, and a nearshore development team in Skopje, Macedonia. The technical PM has full control over the scope and delivery with a tight cooperation with the client team, and the top-notch developers in Skopje. The team in Skopje works according to Scrum, an agile development methodology, to deliver features in sprints with continuous testing and feedback. In this way, Polar Cape could get the best of an agile product development with a cross boarder team.
The application is now live as of June 2017. This means it is fully rolled out to all clients who are actively using the new digital solution.
SRS has ambitious plans for the platform. In future they want to develop capabilities such as position tracking, and measurement of temperature, vibration and other metrics to provide even better service to their customers.