“Our app helps organizations of all sizes to optimize their supply chain management processes,” said Almeida. “By adopting our solutions, companies are able to significantly reduce procurement costs while guaranteeing governance and compliance.” The full toolkit of supply chain solutions includes:
- Certify, a supplier onboarding solution that allows clients to create a private network of endorsed organizations, saving time on finding the right partners.
- Buy, which gives clients greater agility and control in their purchasing processes to increase business productivity by up to 42 percent.
- Negotiate, a solution that allows clients to cost-effectively perform various auction procedures and request information, quotations, and market proposals.
- Analytics, which offers customizable reports for real-time monitoring of key indicators and results operated through the Nimbi platform.
With the platform transformation complete, Nimbi was able to reduce the number of OutSystems developers to a team of 24. They have developed more than 10 big applications and have five new projects in the pipeline.
The Switch-Out Leads to Sweet Savings
Results - Nimbi’s first app developed with OutSystems resulted in productivity of close to nine times greater than previously achieved with Java. Over five years later, Nimbi’s new service-oriented architecture allows them to quickly release new solutions.
"If it were not for OutSystems, we would not have survived the time and resources necessary to switch out our old solution."
Besides a considerable gain in agility, Nimbi’s deliveries are much more stable, and the team has been able to gain greater control over the development and deployment processes. “We truly only mastered DevOps after adopting OutSystems,” said Almeida. “It led us to establish multi-faceted technical teams with far greater business acumen and technical skills.”
And all of that was accomplished with considerable cost savings. Over the last five years, Nimbi has invested only $10 million using OutSystems, versus a conservative estimate of an additional $20 million without.