Intact Software provide an all-in-one ERP, Accounting & Business Management Software for Merchants, Engineering Companies, Wholesale & Distribution & Growing Businesses.
Intact Software had a mobile solution which allowed their customers to connect to their back-end ERP system. This mobile solution was built natively for both iOS and Android. Intact Software are primarily a .Net development company and so wished to be able to develop their mobile platform using Microsoft technologies.
The challenge was that the Intact Mobile Solution is a very large and complex mobile app and to redevelop this using Microsoft technologies would be take a considerable effort and upskilling on their part.
Engine Lab Software are a software and mobile app development company, we were well positioned to advise Intact Software on the technologies available.
ELS worked closely with Intact Software to understand their business and how the product was being developed. This required extensive consultation with Intact and also a lot of effort getting to know their development practices.
We agreed on a solution where Engine Lab Software would redevelop the Intact Mobile Platform using the latest Microsoft technologies available. We worked with Aidan Lawless to devise a platform and architecture which was both scalable and future-proofed.
We decided to utilise the Microsoft Xamarin platform as a b=hybrid solution to deliver the Intact Mobile Platform for both iOS and Android. Xamarin was the best fit for this project as Intact are a .Net development house and would be able to take over the support and maintenance of the mobile platform once development was complete.
We worked closely with Intact on this project and were able to redevelop their entire mobile platform using Microsoft Xamarin. We delivered this project on time and within budget. There were certain limitations with Xamarin Forms which forced us to create certain workarounds but these were acceptable given the ease of development going forward for the client.