Advanced ERP System for Leading Metal Building Manufacturer
Impact: Starting ERP development from scratch, Existek’s team had the opportunity to deliver business-specific functionality and cover the needs of other involved parties. Besides the ERP system, developers created the integrated Unity app and built-in portals for customers and dealers.
What’s the solution for?
The development team focused on creating an integrated and efficient platform to improve the operational workflow and business processes. Our client, the manufacturing company of metal garages, carports, barns, and other buildings, looked for advanced software to cover the growing needs and adopt new technologies for simplifying daily operations.
With comprehensive ERP software, the client streamlines all the business-related processes, from distributing manufactured products to successfully fulfilling orders. The main requirement was connecting and integrating business operations under the unified tech solution.
Integrated Unity app
As for enhanced user experiences, the team drew special attention to dynamic and interactive components. The great solution was to create the Unity application to build realistic experiences. Customers, as well as the company’s staff, have the ability to visualize the data, design buildings, and make cost estimations.
Building and material catalogue
When creating the ERP platform for the metal building manufacturer, it was essential to include product catalogs as part of the functionality to facilitate efficient management of materials, order processing, purchasing processes, etc. It dramatically helps deal with a wide range of products, especially for complex order offerings.
3D estimator & garage builder
The 3D garage builder helps accurately place virtual building objects in 3D space, ensuring they appear realistic and align appropriately with the physical environment. Besides, this advanced functionality is integrated with the comprehensive pricing engine to estimate the total at once.
That’s a complex feature worth special consideration as it performs building cost estimations and makes detailed calculations. The challenging part is that every order completely differs, and the system has to make calculations based on the chosen building options, materials, sizes, materials, delivery and installation fees, etc.
Covering the growing business needs, the client looked for efficient tools to handle higher order volumes and streamline the operational workflows. This ERP module entails the entire process from the first contact with the potential customer to the final order processing.
This functionality supports better communication between departments, encourages stronger relationships with the customers, enables personalized user experiences, collects and analyzes user data and feedback, etc.
The continuous adaptation and evolution of dealer management practices simplify staff tasks and improve performance over time. In addition to the ERP system module, the development team presented a dealer portal to form orders, track processing, make informed decisions, etc.
The ERP platform also provides a separate functionality for workforce planning and management. Providing building installation services, the business needed additional tools to optimize resource allocation, enable effective workforce planning, improve performance, etc.
In order to enhance platform functionality and provide a comprehensive solution for managing different aspects of a business, the team has included a number of specific integrations. For example, Mapbox to draw the real-time updating dealer map or payment integrations to offer various payment methods for the convenience of the customers.
- Efficient management tools
- Smooth integrations
- Complex pricing engine
- Dynamic and interactive customer experience
Development and testing
The well-suited tech stack can enhance productivity, streamline processes, enable seamless integration with other systems, and provide a solid foundation for future growth and innovation. We've agreed on the following technologies after carefully considering project requirements and market tendencies.
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Integrated Unity app
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The assigned team aimed to collect expertise from all the related areas and share first-hand experience with our client. Engaging other required specialists besides developers was essential when creating the project from scratch. Existek’s team has been involved in every development stage and completed a wide range of tasks, including requirements analysis, design, software architecture, testing, etc.
How do we ensure effective cooperation?
At Existek, we encourage transparency and client engagement during the entire development process. The assigned dedicated team becomes a perfect extension and knows how to work in tight collaboration with the in-house team. We aim to achieve the same goal of building sufficient products and sharing the same business values.
It’s always been our top priority to meet customer needs and deliver reasonable market products. Existek’s team of experts has implemented the full-fledged ERP system from scratch while adding exceptional value with advanced functionality. We combinedd the product with extra solutions like the sophisticated pricing engine, the interactive 3D estimator, etc.
- ERP system
- Building and material catalogue
- 3D estimator & garage builder
- Pricing engine
- Order management
- User management
- Dealer management
- Installer management
- Advanced management