Building Kobayashi Pharmaceutical’s In-house Development Team
Having selected OutSystems, the company formed a small development team. It engaged an OutSystems partner for a three-month training and technical support phase to get the team established and develop operational standards.
The team’s first project was to provide a product sales analytics solution for sales and marketing use. “We had a combination of RPA tools and spreadsheets that we used to aggregate and analyze product sales data,” explains Tasuke Yao, Sales/Marketing System Group, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical. “But this still involved a lot of manual work to check for errors from the RPA process.”
By moving this application to OutSystems and using integration to pull the sales figures directly from the company’s core system, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical aimed to eliminate the manual data preparation effort and enable a near real-time level of reporting.
Data aggregation, which used to be weekly or monthly, could now be done daily, giving sales and marketing staff near real-time visibility of product sales to understand how different lines and campaigns were performing.