Inventory Management Solution Grows into ERP System
The research and development team had already used OutSystems for some spreadsheet replacement applications. They consulted the OutSystems Forge—a repository of reusable modules, connectors, and business solutions—and found a generic inventory management application that gave them a head start.
Over just one weekend, the three developers built a modern web application that solved their inventory management headaches.
Compared to the legacy inventory package, the significant advantage was the ability to allocate assets to orders, customers, and specific customer sites. “Some large contracts involve rollouts to 500 bank branches,” explains Ruben. “So it was crucial for the new inventory app to support these complex relationships.”
Numerous enhancements to the system followed, including mobile support, multiple workflows, and configure, price, quote (CPQ) based on a comprehensive product catalog.
“The system is now called Business Operations Support System—BOSS,” explains Ruben. “We’ve adapted our entire way of working around the system.”