Pharmaceutical Delivery App
Our client is a software company that specializes in the design and development of mission-critical software systems, with an exclusive focus on the design and development of systems for the institutional pharmacy marketplace.
When our client decided to completely re-implement their pharmacy delivery system to improve customer experience, it quickly became obvious that this would be a sizable effort and would consume all available development and test resources for a lengthy period of time. It was decided to bring vendors in-house to continue development on the delivery management solution, and get the work staffed.
Akvelon was open to the idea of complete on-site engagement. After a detailed evaluation of the project goals, technologies, and dependency on other products and timelines it became apparent that the work could be successfully executed in an on-site/off-site engagement model.
An on-site/off-site model was proposed as the most cost-effective and efficient method to address the client’s needs. Akvelon proposed to utilize a local project manager from Akvelon, with the development and test team being completely off-shore at one of Akvelon’s Eastern European development centers.
Through an initial trial engagement Akvelon was able to demonstrate to the client that an engagement model with local project management coupled with mature communication and development process of the off-site team guaranteed successful results even in the most demanding timelines. The project was then signed-off on to commence.
Benefits and Results
Akvelon delivered on the project, building mobile and desktop applications that allow our client to manage pharmacy delivery workflow and ensure compliance with government regulations. The system automates complex delivery processes, integrates pharmacy servers, dispatch workstations, and handheld GPS-enabled barcode scanners to ensure data consistency and address safety issues. It also provides support for disconnected scenarios to prevent data loss which is a critical part of compliance with federal regulations.
Akvelon helped the client to drive efficiencies through:
- State of the art processes.
- Zero permanent staff increase and zero team turn over.
- The ability to rapidly scale the team up as well as down as project requirements and timelines changed.
- Specific expertise and domain knowledge.
- Complete visibility into the team and mature communication process.
- Reduction in total cost of development by about 60% of originally budgeted