Hampered by unstable and complex legacy systems and increasing customer concerns, supply chain management software provider, Nimbi, developed a new, modernized core system and a full toolkit of user-friendly solutions with OutSystems. They improved development speed by five times over hand coding with Java, increased overall productivity by nine times, reduced costs and time-to-market, and gained governance and control over the entire process. The new solutions handle annual transactions amounting to over $11 billion.
$20 million in cost savings
24 developers, down from 40
"We truly only mastered DevOps after adopting OutSystems. The platform has been vital in enabling us to replace our legacy systems while helping us develop the skills and establish the processes necessary to become a world-class technology provider."
Kinks in the Supply Chain Development Process
Challenge - Nimbi offers supply chain solutions that help clients increase productivity and generate savings. But in 2011, their legacy systems started to crack under pressure. Instability and crashing were common due to increased transaction volumes, and the complexity within the Java-based code left them with no apparent answers.
“We had highly customized projects built into the same code, making regression testing impossible,” explained Felipe Almeida, CEO at Nimbi. “Corporate clients were demanding additional developments to compensate for instability, which only furthered our problem. And on top of that, we were losing key developers due to the frustration and stress.”
Given the legacy solution’s instability, Nimbi opted to rebuild based on modern best practices and new technology. They chose OutSystems for a few key reasons:
- Game-changing speed and velocity of the low-code platform
- Simplified development and application maintenance
- Professionalism of the OutSystems team
- Ability to provide a low-cost solution to clients
"OutSystems was key in allowing us to address our problem head-on by reducing costs and time-to-market while guaranteeing governance and control over the entire process."
An Optimized Platform Helps Clients Optimize Business
Solution - Forty developers worked on the platform rebuild, which was completed within just 6 months. And with more agile development operations, Nimbi was able to launch new solutions that, when combined, have connected over 100,000 companies to its marketplace for over 100 corporate clients, with annual transactions amounting to over $11 billion.