CASE

PROP TECH

CORE ARCHITECTURE IN PROP TECH

Where did it all begin?

In collaboration with a property tech company, Zool developed an MVP and the core architecture for this company’s smart building management system. We were approached for this project due to our extensive knowledge of IoT platforms, solution architecture, cloud native software development – as well as previous successful PoC work and products.

 

How did we carry out the project?

Our team worked on creating an MVP to be launched at multiple Swedish apartment buildings. Based on the initially defined requirements, our responsibility was to create an MVP. The Zool team had complete ownership of everything relating to software architecture and engineering – and we were also responsible for coordination with our client’s integration partners and suppliers.

 

Providing additional services

During the development of the MVP, we lent our support in the refinement of the product offering and product direction. This by providing enterprise architectural insights and investigations.

 

The Zool team had complete ownership of everything relating to software architecture and engineering.

 
 
 

AIR & FILTRATION

EXCELLENCE IN AGILE DEVELOPMENT

Where did it all begin?

In this project, we worked with a company providing solutions in industrial air and environment filtration. The goal of our collaboration was to develop a new product for our client’s monitoring system, part of their vehicle services.

Our first contact with our client was during their Request for Proposal period. At that time, Zool was one of several applicants. And in the end, we were chosen due to our solution-oriented proposal and our ability to get involved from day one of their journey.

How did we carry out the project?

Throughout this project, our team developed this product from start to finish, from the initial description of requirements to a complete product. For this client, the tech stack was based in .Net Core, C# and Angular – along with our client’s own terminals.

In the early stages of this collaboration, we analyzed the existing software, intended to be phased out. We also carried out workshops to extract our client’s requirements and to create a backlog, which the team based the budget requirements on.

The development was close to a schoolbook example of agile development with releasable software after each sprint – complemented with demos etc. according to our client’s needs.
And the openness and transparency throughout this project enabled us to release the product on budget and on time.

The openness and transparency throughout this project enabled us to release the product on budget and on time.

 

What was the outcome?

During the later stages, we took full ownership of what we produced by being on site when the software was being installed – as an extra precaution. The ongoing maintenance is flexible and handled continually as needed. We are for example resolving bugs and adding smaller features when required.

Since the release of our client’s product, it has been successfully deployed throughout Sweden.

 

AUTOMOTIVE

LAYING A GLOBAL FOUNDATION

Where did it all begin?

We were asked to be part of the formation of a new connectivity department. Our client is a technical research and development company in the automotive industry. The connectivity department was going to be responsible for all connectivity solutions across several markets, for numerous of the company’s subsidiaries.

How did we carry out the project?

Zool was approached due to its extensive knowledge of working within the connectivity field and seniority in the field of software engineering and architecture. Consultants at Zool got involved in all steps of building the connectivity platform, and were the driving force for agile development, solution and software architecture, software engineering and DevOps practices.

Additional assignments

Thanks to our work within the connectivity platform, Zool consultants was selected to work with the same client again – this time with their DevOps and Kubernetes journey. Both with the connectivity platform and in the client’s IT organization.

In the connectivity platform, Zool put together a SRE team that was responsible for setting up the core infrastructure at the cloud provider, setting the core DevOps practices and CICD foundation of the platform. Zool’s infrastructure architect was also responsible for driving the Kubernetes journey – which includes everything from setting up core infrastructure principles, designing the system for Kubernetes and educating developers.

We were approached due to our extensive knowledge of working within the connectivity field and seniority in software engineering and architecture.

What was the outcome?

The success of the SRE led Zool to be asked to have consultants to work with the IT organization’s on-prem Kubernetes offering. This also included providing the customer with a cloud strategy for how to handle cloud providers and on-prem infrastructure.

CONTACT

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