NETFacilities is a part of the AMTdirect group. The company helps businesses manage their facilities and assets by deploying efficient solutions. The company also provides companies with expert resources to manage their assets and facilities. NETFacilities has created the ultimate maintenance and management solution and now services more than 14,000 locations and thousands of users.
Domain: Service ERP
Platform: Mobile App
The aim of the project
The goal was to rebuild a Mobile App with the same functionality as a mobile forms app. We were to also include a tastefully-designed dashboard within the app. The app had to be created together with UI and UX professionals, who would be able to design the dashboard.
The mobile app was to be based on a subscription model as it contained certain features that were available only after payment or a paid subscription.
We were to create the Mobile ERP App from scratch while reusing the existing code of Xamarin Forms by converting it into Xamarin Native.
The challenges we faced
The first challenge that we faced was to create an entire platform right from scratch and automate certain processes. These processes were earlier managed and controlled via a mobile app at an enterprise level.
The second challenge was to reuse the existing code that was specifically written in Xamarin Forms. Xamarin Forms are especially used to build native apps. Reusing the Xamarin Forms code was difficult.
A third challenge was to frequently change the way we worked on the project, as the client was not familiar with the Agile framework.
We created a mobile app version of AMT direct using agile methodology, with scrum implementation.
We made additional suggestions to the client based on our understanding of their requirements. These suggestions were much appreciated and were taken on board.
We implemented Google Analytics that would help NetFacilities to measure the user bounce rate on the Mobile App, and also to help them boost their sales.
Since the end-users are in the minimum age category of 45–50, we developed the entire Mobile App from Xamarin Native to give the users a better and seamless user experience. The user interface was designed so that the end-user had no problems using the interface.
We were able to do much more than just create a Mobile ERP App for NETFacilities. We also provided the company with ideas to manage the assets, assessments, domains, work orders through a well-designed dashboard. The dashboard is easy to use and sits within the app that boasts of an easy-to-use user interface and superb user experience.
We also included features like signature capture, offline/online sync, and on-the-fly sync to increase the usage and flexibility of the platform.