Reusing prebuilt integrations and OutSystems Forge components also accelerates application development. For example, Duvel Moortgat’s developer was able to quickly integrate container load optimization features from Cubemaster to enhance the international distributor portal.
“International shipping is much more economical if we maximize container-fill,” explains Wesly. “By integrating Cubemaster, we provide a three-dimensional representation of the shipping container to help users optimize their container load. That’s good for our distributors—they spend more on our products and proportionately less on shipping.”
Duvel Moortgat’s portals support distribution across Europe and AsiaPac, and use is extending to the American market, where an additional developer will join the team.
Looking ahead, Wesly sees more scope for OutSystems for the brewer. “Our early focus was portals and a few simple apps,” says Wesly. “We’ve got a two-year roadmap of enhancements and new applications where we’ll incorporate ERP and CRM data to create novel solutions that improve efficiency and personalize the customer experience. We’re also collaborating more with marketing to ensure we exploit the portals more fully, to engage in new ways with distributors and customers.”
The team also plans to enhance its customized content management system to speed up visual design tasks and enhance the UX around product information and images.
Commenting on the difference that OutSystems has made to his role, Wesly says, “My role is less deeply technical and more solution oriented. We are much faster and more responsive to business requirements and able to support aspects like product launches and promotional campaigns. The business loves OutSystems—they don’t know what it is, but they appreciate how much more responsive we’ve become.”