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Solutions4Strategy uses rapid business app development platform Evoke to drive international expansion

04-Aug-2017
David Jordan (pictured)
CEO, Solutions4Strategy
Solutions4Strategy uses rapid business app development platform Evoke to drive international expansion
Solutions4strategy a leading provider of innovative software and consultancy services serving the Australian, UK and US markets has used Evoke, a new Rapid Business App Development platform, to launch a series of business apps that is helping drive its international business expansion.

The challenge
Previously, the company installed software on its clients’ desktops. As the business grew, this process was resource intensive and costly to manage and maintain. When clients updated their technology, the software wasn’t always compatible and sorting out back-end integration issues was challenging.

To resolve integration issues, reduce IT maintenance time, drive down costs and expand globally, Solutions4Straetgy decided to launch cloud-based versions of their apps.

David Jordan, CEO, Solutions4Strategy said, “Moving into a cloud-based environment was a key part of our strategic growth plan. We wanted to scale our business internationally and producing mobile apps was critical. However, we wanted to reduce the number of developers, keep our costs down and our organisation lean and dynamic to respond quickly to customers.”

“We researched the market but found the app development solutions frustratingly limited – they weren’t customer-friendly or flexible. For example, some of the data entry screens and text boxes didn’t cover what we needed, but there were no options to change this – the software was too rigid and inflexible, allowing little room for customisation.”

David saw an advertisement for a new rapid development app platform from Bluefinity International called Evoke, which offered a cost-effective, flexible solution that would allow for faster app development.

Using Evoke
Evoke enables the rapid development and deployment of mobile, desktop and web, hybrid and native apps, enabling businesses to extend their enterprise applications to customers, employees, and partners in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.

One of the key attractions for Solutions4Strategy was Evoke’s rich data management capabilities and flexibility. The product integrates with SQL and MultiValue databases and allows full synchronisation between local systems and back-end databases.

This meant that during the development process, Solutions4Strategy could define the data it required for apps and transfer existing data into the new apps without any restrictions, saving time and money.

Another benefit was using a single app design and code base, apps could be created for multiple device types and operating systems including iPads, iPhones, Android and Windows phones and tablets, plus Windows, Linux and Apple desktops. This has enabled Solution4Strategy’s customers to access the apps using a variety of devices and not just be limited to their desktops.

The company was also impressed by Evoke’s designer technology which automates the creation of default information and files for base apps. It offers all the major features of a typical RAD environment including menu creation, integration of device specific features, styling and data management, along with a WYSIWYG screen.

Because the system is flexible, Solutions4Strategy could retain the existing screen design of its original apps and maintain the same design look and feel for the new apps – ensuring customers had a consistent experience.

The solution is also future proof - no matter how much the business needs change or the technology evolves, it offers an unlimited growth path. This was important for a growing business such as Solutions4Straetgy.

The solution
Using Evoke, Solutions4strategy has rolled out cloud-based apps for customers which are easier to manage, update and maintain. There are fewer client technical issues and the IT maintenance time has significantly reduced. The company has also enhanced its solutions, adding further customisation.

David Jordan explained, “We’ve introduced more sophisticated apps for our customers. We are now capable of managing different languages and different currency options. This was a powerful change which has enabled us to reach new customers internationally. The new apps also allow us to develop greater cognitive processes to simplify compliance, turn regulation into results and knowledge into action. We are able to deliver substantial improvements for our clients.”

“Throughout the development journey, we worked incredibly closely with Bluefinity. They supported us and helped us with all aspects of the development. We were able to feedback our views about Evoke and even suggest some tweaks to the product which has further enhanced the solution.”

Before using Evoke, Solution4Strategy’s development work was increasing and becoming costly. However, the company now uses the same developers and it hasn’t needed to increase their development time or their budget.

David concluded, “Our business is more dynamic and we can respond more easily to customer changes and recently, this has enabled us to expand the business and open offices in the UK. We are offering sophisticated cloud-based apps that enable our customers to keep on top of regulations and manage compliance more easily.”

Malcolm Carroll, Director, Bluefinity International said, “We are delighted to have enabled Solutions4Strategy to move into a cloud-based environment cost effectively and further innovate and expand internationally. Using Evoke it has the right platform in place to achieve further growth and success.”

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