They need a full stack development team that can build large features into their platform from the frontend to the backend. They lacked the experienced developers to build the architecturally challenging features into their complex application.
They wanted a team that could build complex application features from A-Z to continue innovating and bringing new exciting things to their project without distracting their internal development team from the things they were working on.
They didn’t want to work with a traditional agency. They wanted to work with an agency that could join their internal team, be on their strategy meetings and stand-ups. They didn’t want to deal with scoping or requirement documents. They wanted a execution partner that could be as nimble and flexible as them.
Built To Create provided qualified and experienced developers that could evaluate, plan, execute and deliver complex development challenges. Built To Create works very closely with their internal team to assess the challenges of each new project and figure out the best way to execute and move forward. It’s a team effort between Built To Create and Shoflo.
Shoflo is a very busy company with a million things going on at any given time. Built To Create extends Shoflo’s software development capabilities by taking on long complex projects that Shoflo doesn’t have the bandwidth to take on with their current team. Built To Create helps shoflo continue to innovate and advance their product capabilities so they can continue to dominate in the market and succeed as a SaaS company.
We continue to innovate and be an execution partner for Shoflo. We have delivered many large scale projects that have varied broadly in complexity and time frame.
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Shoflo has always represented what is possible in the live event production space through its fast approach with technology. Shoflo is a SaaS company that provides a platform to build, execute, and manage live events and all crew involved in real time for these live events and production industry. They work with some of the largest companies in the world to execute the most time sensitive and mission critical events.
Being a Saas product in a very niche industry we didn’t know much about their business offering, or their vast potential. The fact is, Shoflo’s small development team has developed a suite of tools which are provokingly powerful and are set to change the way the live event production industry is run.
Shoflo didn’t want to work with a traditional agency, they wanted to work with an agency that could join their internal team, be on their strategy meetings and standups. Shoflo didn’t want to deal with scoping or requirement documents, they needed an execution partner that could be as nimble and flexible as them.
The first task was to come up with a strategy when working with Shoflo to make sure they that we were apart of their team. They needed full stack developers that were capable of building challenging features to be integrated with their already complex application. Part of this strategy was about taking into consideration that we would be bringing these new and exciting features to their their project without distracting their internal development team.
We provided qualified and experienced developers that could evaluate, plan, execute and deliver complex development challenges. We worked very closely with Shoflo’s internal team to assess the challenges of each new project and figure out the best way to execute and move forward.
It was very important to us that to ensure that we brought our ‘one team’ approach to this project. Our developers would regularly go to Shoflo’s weekly standup meetings to plan out the week and there was constant daily communication using tools such as Slack and Github. This really allowed us to work together as a team and embrace Shoflo’s goals and principles, resulting in an experience both teams are proud of.
Infima is a cyber security SaaS company that provides IT Management companies with a security analysis, assessment, and monitoring platform. The IT Management companies use this software to protect and manage all the companies within their portfolio.
They had a strong backend team that could build the infrastructure but they lacked an experienced team to design and build the frontend (Web) of their application.
They needed a team that could execute fast and work as part of their internal team. They didn’t want the traditional agency experience where you scope out a requirements document and then hand off the project that they work on and hand back to you after a period of time.
They tried finding the talent to hire as part of their team but couldn’t find a developer quick enough so it distracted them from their goals and deadline for delivery.
We have a friendly and very experience frontend team at BTC that could build anything they needed done without them having to hold our hand.
Built To Create was frequently ahead of schedule and worked as though we were part of their internal team. We went to their meetings, were on their chat tool, were on their software management tool, and part of their strategy sessions. This allowed us to execute and adapt with them on a daily basis.
Infima needed an execution partner. They didn’t want to go through the process of a requirements document or negotiating detailed contracts. They didn’t know everything that would need to be done they just wanted a team member that could take on anything they threw at them. Built To Create was that team member for Infima. This is a structure that you couldn’t ever get with traditional agency partners.
Infima provides security analysis and assessment software for IT Management companies. Built To Create built the management, visualization and interactive portion of this application.
The technology used for the Application was React.js and GraphQL.
The IT Management companies have to manage all of the companies in their portfolio through this interface. So it’s important that it was secure, user friendly and efficient at performing all tasks associated with these complex organizations that use the product.
Infima is the go to cyber security expert for small to medium sized businesses. They are a SaaS company that provides IT management companies, with an unique approach to protecting their clients organizations, by offering them a security analysis, assessment, and a monitoring platform. The IT management companies use this software to protect and manage all the companies within their portfolio. Infima has created a mission with their company to develop optimized solutions for businesses to maximize security ROI.
Infima is a very technically savvy company with experience architecting out complex backend infrastructures. They were looking for a team to partner with that had experience in design and frontend frameworks, and who could execute fast and meet hard deadlines.
Infima needed a developer quick and hiring one for their team would take to long, and since they were seasoned technical experts they didn’t want to go the traditional agency route where the agency scopes out all requirements and then works on the project till completion and hands it back. They needed someone in the trenches with them to help come up with strategies as requirements changed and new unknowns were discovered.
We have a very seasoned frontend team that was ready to jump in with Infima to help assist them in getting them across the finish line. As a team we were confident that we could start building out the front end infrastructure without hand holding, which was what they needed.
We were present at all their meetings regarding the project to help assist in scoping out what work needed to be done. We became that execution partner Infima needed, ready to take on new requirements and plan for future unknowns. This allowed us to infuse with their team and take on their mission and goals. This resulted in an experience and product that both teams were pleased with.
Jenkins Auto Group is a large enterprise company in the automotive industry.
JAG is a large distributed automotive company with many sites across the US and hundreds of employees. They were having a very hard time managing approvals and payments of invoices and contracts across all of their locations.
Due to lack of accountability around contract/invoice approvals and inability for upper management to have insight into this process, hundreds of thousands of dollars was being spent and approved that did not contribute to the mission or goals of the company. They needed a way to make sure that the companies money was being spent on what was really valuable. They wanted to eliminate the waste and save money.
They did not have the software development expertise or know how in order to execute and deliver a custom software project.
Built To Create built a custom invoice and contract management and approval solution that allowed upper management to finally have the insight.
Built To Create guided them through the entire process. We spent time with them to make sure we understood the problem in depth and how it was effecting their organization. We then began planning and validating the solution with the key stakeholders of the company. Once we felt that we had a clear picture of how to solve their problem we began building the solution and delivered it successfully to them.
Built To Create is the active maintainer and custom software developer for all of their custom development projects. We partnered with them for the long run! We continue to help them build out solutions that improve process, save time and save money!
This solution allowed every invoice and contract to be upload or scanned into the application. Once the document was added, a user with the appropriate permission level would be assigned to approve the document. If the approving user found anything wrong with the contract or invoice, they could add notes, flag the document, or reject the approval of the document. The application has a built in audit trail that tracks all of the different stages of the document: who added for a particular site, who modified it, who approved it, when the invoice was paid, and even who payed the invoice. All of this information finally brought accountability and insight that resulted in the company saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Jenkins Auto Group is leading automotive group with stores spanning across the US. They have a high stakes operation run by a series of distributed systems requiring attention to detail at every turn.
Jenkins being a very distributed company across the country with hundreds of employees they needed a way to keep these different store locations accountable and get clear insight into location spend. Jenkins had hundred of thousands of dollars being spent and approved that did not contribute to the mission or the goals of the company. They were looking for way to eliminate waste and save money. Accountability and insight was the key focus for their organization. Built To Create built a custom document management, approval, auditing, and insight platform that gave them the control they needed as well as increasing efficiency around their current organization process.
This first objective for us at Built to Create was getting to know their process. We wanted to build software that mimicked their process as close as possible to make the onboarding smooth and painless. We went into planning and validating the solution with key stakeholders at Jenkins. Once we felt we had a clear objective of how to solve their problem we began building the solution.
We built a custom document and data management solution. The primary focus of the solution was on invoice and contract approval, data and spend insight, as well as accountability auditing. This allowed top management to gain insight on their company’s spending.
At a high level this solution allowed every invoice and contract to be upload or scanned into the application. Once the document was added, a user with the appropriate permission level would be assigned to approve the document. If the approving user found anything wrong with the contract or invoice, they could add notes, flag the document, or reject the approval of the document. The application has a built in audit trail that tracks all of the different stages of the document: who added it for a particular location, who modified it, who approved it, when the invoice was paid, and even who paid the invoice. All of this information finally brought accountability and insight that resulted in the company saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We, Built to Create, are still the maintainers of the custom software we built for them and since then have partnered with them for future projects. To this day we continue to build out solutions to improve process and save time and money for Jenkins Auto Group.
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