Since 2015, the company has gradually grown its in-house OutSystems development team, including five developers, a UI/UX specialist, a front-end developer, and a communications specialist.
As the company's OutSystems team grew, it tackled increasingly strategic projects. The company now has an integrated suite of 14 OutSystems applications in production.
The company's most important OutSystems project was to replace a legacy manufacturing scheduling system built originally on Access and SQL Server. "Schedule" controls the whole manufacturing process, taking CAD data from the company's virtual reality design software and translating this into precise manufacturing specifications scheduled across numerous factories.
The “Schedule” project started in 2017, and initially, the scope was just to use OutSystems to create a modern web UI on top of the SQL backend.
However, to prepare the company for greater growth “Schedule” needed completely rearchitecting. The project team included four developers, a project manager, a UX/UI specialist, a designer, and colleagues in communications, training, and documentation roles.