RETAIL CASE STUDY: ELECTRONIC RECEIPTS

The Client

An Internet startup provides electronic receipts, in place of paper receipts, for retail stores reducing their amount of paper waste and cost of operations. The service provided allows customers to store, sort, and retrieve their receipts electronically.

The Challenges

The web-based business, and its Internet savvy executives, presented Strongback Consulting with myriad challenges across multiple arenas. Our solutions needed to:

  • Build a web site architecture to extremely specific design parameters
  • Create an immediately scalable website with gradual expandability to Java EE environments.
  • Provide a robust, evolving data management solution.
  • Integrate the variable technologies, systems, and applications employed by the client’s customers.
  • Secure the client’s, and their customer’s data and information.

The Strongback Solutions

Working with a startup company required its own, unique solutions. We were able to assist the client in generating revenue as soon as possible while concurrently preparing them for future expansion by:

  • Integrating existing applications into a cohesive IT Architecture.
  • Establishing a plan for future growth through scalable Java frameworks.
  • Modernizing database architecture, structure and media.
  • Increasing client’s (and their customer’s data and information security.
  • Launching the client’s new website as a secure, multi-faceted, and fully accessible revenue stream.

Products and Technologies

As a Software Value Plus (SVP) authorized reseller of IBM software, Strongback Consulting was able offer to assist the client in integrating these IBM products:

  • IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • IBM DB2 Enterprise Edition Database

Strongback Consulting utilized the products and services of these trusted providers as well:

  • Apache Tomcat and HTTP Server
  • Apache Struts2 Framework
  • Hibernate Framework
  • Spring Framework
  • Novell OpenSuSE
  • Rational Software Architect
  • Rational Team Concert
  • Java EE6

 


The Results

In less than three months of the project’s inception, the client was in full operation and generating revenue. While meeting the initial challenges, the client was also able to:

  • Reimburse initial investors.
  • Encourage additional and further, outside capital investments.
  • Neutralize its carbon footprint.
  • Increase their accessibility through variable media and devices.

If you would like to learn how Strongback Consulting can help your organization to identify, address, and resolve your IT challenges, contact one of our consultants today.