Transportation Fleet Management Software Development

Success Story.

Transportation Fleet Management Software Development

About the Client

The client is a provider of operations management software for small to mid-size ground transportation companies. The client conceptualized the idea of building the Fleet Management software utilizing it’s over 13 years of experience in Transportation industry. The concept was to build a rich and user friendly client server application to reduce the time spent by end clients on managing their business.

Business Challenge

The initial software was developed in house by the client. The client was not satisfied with the results due to deficiencies in software quality, architecture and performance. The client was looking for a reliable partner to help transform the software to an enterprise grade application. The client selected Silicus for our expertise and track record on the Microsoft.NET platform.

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Silicus Solution

Silicus offered its services in 2 stages:

  • Bug fixes and Architecture changes to the existing software application
  • Functional enhancements

The following activities were conducted during the re-engineering stage:

  • Functional and performance issues in the system were identified, and prioritized
  • A build cycle was set to receive the new builds with fixed issues
  • QA procedures for software testing were implemented

For functional enhancements, Silicus conducted a detailed requirement  gathering exercise to understand and document the new enhancements required and got them approved by the client prior to executing the next phase of the project.

The following modules were enhanced and delivered by Silicus:

  • Account Management
  • Employee Management
  • Vehicle Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Destination Management Section
  • Dispatch Management
  • Payment & Credit Card Management
  • Integrated Chauffeur and Vehicle Scheduling
  • Advanced Search capability by Account, Customer, Reservation, Quote
  • Reports

Silicus used .NET compatible third-party controls to provide a rich, easy-to-use and intuitive user interface while maintaining application performance.

The product functionality was extended to integrate out-of-the-box with:

  • QuickBooks
  • Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
  • Message Paging via Nextel Wireless Services
  • Map Point
  • Tele-Track for flight information tracking

Technologies Used

Language
Language

C#, ASP.NET

Platforms
Platform

Microsoft.NET

Third Party
3rd Party Integrations

QuickBooks, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Message Paging via Nextel Wireless Services, Map Point, Tele-Track for flight information tracking

Client Benefits

The client has achieved multiple benefits working with Silicus as their product development partner:

  • Released a very competitive, new generation product with a host of new features and improved benefits for their customers
  • Rapid time-to-market with product launch
  • Significant positive feedback from their customers
  • Release of their organizational resources to focus on more strategic product development, sales and marketing efforts
  • A creative, reliable and highly productive development partner in Silicus that serves as a technical sounding board for their business
  • Cost savings of over 50% in the development cycle, using Silicus’ cost-efficient delivery model

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