Latest Project: Our New Adobe AIR Business Application
Having had our 1st client meeting back in April 2008, I’m delighted to confirm that we are now on the verge of launching phase 1 of our clients new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.
Regular follows of our blog will know that this project has been delivered using very much a user-centered design approach, something which our client C&O Powder Coatings knew absolutely nothing about until we introduced the concept to them back in April last year.
It is fair to say that if we didn’t use this user-centric approach to deliver bespoke web and business applications we would not have won the contract in the 1st place, as our client has heard countless horror stories of off-the-shelf business systems causing productivity and efficiency issues, in extreme cases nearly bringing some businesses to their knees.
2 months before the application has actually being installed, key members of the management team at C&O Powder Coatings shared their thoughts on a few key business areas:
- what are your efficiency and productivity issues?
- what are your customer service demands?
- what are your expectations?
- what does user-centered design mean to you?
If you haven’t seen the video then I’ve embedded it below:
You expect to hear much more on this project over the coming months, such as a case study and a run through of the technical development process of the Adobe AIR application from Rob.
In the meantime below are a few more related links:
- slideshow on usability for internal business systems
- AdobeAIR official website
- AdobeAIR showcase applications – Mini, Aol, Ebay