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Based on a recent trip to the Microsoft build conference, the Elegant IT development team have embraced the use of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, one of our latest projects was to convert one of our existing customers from a standalone desktop application in to a fully Azure hosted web application. The process was extremely smooth and provided the customer with a solution that exceeded expectations.
Is this the future of application development and deployment? Probably… this method was simple, fast and flexible. Changes to the customers install were easy and instantaneous and support tasks were dealt with quickly and without the cost of a onsite visit.
Overall a good solution that makes everyone happy, below are the detail of the application, that went through the migration process.
Requirement: A leading pharmaceutical company wanted to be able to monitor batches of vaccines during the manufacturing process and identify any issues that arose to prevent them from becoming major problems and ruining the batch.
Solution: Elegant IT created a batch tracking system for the production and quality management departments. It allows each batch of vaccine to be added to the system along with a timeline to show what actions need to happen and when for that batch. The system then shows the management team where the batch is in its life-cycle and any issues that are affecting the batch.
The application was written as a web app, give the customer access to the data they need from any device any where in the world.
Outcome: The batch tracker gives alerts around each stage of the process then the manufacturing engineer physically checks on the batches and updates the system. A visual management system highlights issues before they become major problems using green amber and red warnings. Production and Quality Managers can take action to prevent the batch being ruined.
The batch tracker system connects with the Elegant IT Virtual Whiteboard to allow transparent communication of where the issues arise. It provides a meeting format or single interactive platform to create corrective actions and drive down the number of errors.
“The system developed for us has given us a view of what’s going on in our production facility that we’d never seen before. We now have a real time picture of each batch in the manufacturing process: we know which issues are costing us the most time and causing the most waste.”