The MAMUTplan project

“From the idea through the planning to the implementation leaned we continuously on Codecluster. They are an absolute professional team, who keep deadlines, and are always helpful and fast. Codecluster are a professional team, they will be with us also in the future.” - Szilárd Gárdonyi, Senior Ranking Officer at MAMUTplan
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DEVELOPING A UNIQUE FREIGHT SYSTEM

The MAMUTplan project is one of the several ideas CodeCluster helped to realise with its professional team through applying the newest technological approaches and available best practises. The aim of the project was to develop a freight registering and tracking system based on PHP language with Symphony framework, using MySQL database. According to the initial plan, the system consisted of 3 main components: (1) developing a map-based logistical and transport planning system for carrier agents; (2) setting up a registering system to record all the related data; and (3) preparing route-checking sheets for the freighters from the data collected.

ADAPTING TO NEW PRACTICES AND DEALING WITH THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

Since the technological background was provided by MAMUTplan, our developer team had to quickly learn and apply various not hitherto used or less preferred frameworks, practices or methods. Besides, as the client initiated some not foreseen substantial, as well as numerous slight changes in the system, we were challenged to develop new approaches and forge ahead to revise and rethink the current version. Nevertheless, we did so hand in hand with the client, by constantly supporting and keeping touch with them to better understand their desires and expectations.

IMPROVING FURTHER WITHOUT CAUSING DELAYS OR OVERPRICING

Regardless of the various challenges our team had to face, we were proud of being able to always meet the deadline. Also, we managed to avoid the overpricing of the project by making complementary second-round offers for the new additions of specifications or when the scope of the project changed direction.

OUR SOLUTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS AND A MODULAR SYSTEM

How we managed to achieve this? At CodeCluster, we grasped the opportunity and designed a modular system, so that adjusting the program to new needs or adding new components to the existing functions did not require any major changes. Besides, we put a great emphasize on compensating our shared lack of understanding regarding the details of the business industry in which MAMUTplan will operate. It allowed us to show the client the most possible functionality to develop and add to the system, thus creating revenue for us and additional value to the client. Furthermore, we also showed a proactive attitude towards designing and developing the functionality of the front-end side in order to reduce the burden on the client. Also, although the landing-page of MAMUTplan was created by an external team, the integration of the landing-page into the existing system was conducted by CodeCluster.

KEEPING MAMUTPLAN UP TO DATE AND FLAWLESSLY FUNCTIONING

The functioning, final platform is available on app.mamutplan.hu. Nevertheless, we still monitor system operation, manage the cloud-based infrastructure and keep it up to date, and provide development support and further direct assistance to the client. In this way, we can ensure that MAMUTplan always function properly and thus reflects our commitment to create value through applying the most advanced technological and innovative practices and approaches. We firmly believe that the system we developed helped MAMUTplan to become a successful platform that offers a unique solution to an existing issue.