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How Brocoders helped Anuel Energy to convert their business processes into the solid software ecosystem

Industry
E-commerce
Location
Uganda, USA
Clients since
April, 2018
Status
Finished

Anuel Energy Uganda is a privately-held renewable energy company headquartered in Kampala. Our team was pleased to meet a client with such an ambitious business spirit, as well as help them bring their revolutionary ideas to life.

The situation

Anuel Energy required a technical partner, who’d share their strategy and support the overall product vision.

Anuel Energy business deploys solar energy systems that meet the energy needs of the markets it serves, as well as invests in profitable renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions.

The Anuel Energy’s ground-breaking goal is to impact one million Ugandans by 2020. Moreover, our client is eager to become the number one choice for Uganda’s household, commercial and institutional solar segments that opt for reliable off-grid installations. Anuel Energy is committed to becoming a leading clean lifestyle brand that creates & stocks affordable, safe and efficient products of high quality.

To stay ahead of the curve, the Anuel Energy’s team decided to streamline the primary business flows back in 2018. Therefore, they were looking for a full-cycle software development team to handle business digital transformation and optimization from the idea right to the implementation.

After a few workshops with different companies, the client reached out to us to negotiate the details and define the key ideas. As a result, Brocoders emerged as a natural choice to carry out the project thanks to our cost-effective development practices and innovative approaches. To stay on the same page with the Anuel Energy’s team, we worked out the further strategy, along with the project’s schedule in the first place.

Solution

Brocoders supported the full-cycle development process of the clients’ business ideas, which faced several iterations of Change Requests and Market Fit evaluations. Our business analysts were involved from the initial research and modeling phases, Market Fit evaluation right to the final stage of Customer Support.

The dedicated software development team provided full-fledged software architecture and proper implementation based on prototypes and software requirement specifications. Thanks to the agile frameworks, which are inherited for all the company’s projects, all the delivery dates and increments were planned, scheduled and synchronized to the customer’s and external requirements.

In order to get the whole system done and entirely settled, the Brocoders team conducted workshops and interviews all along the road. To ensure the best possible market fit results, we had to readjust the process flow and system design several times during the development stages. Besides, the stakeholders and in-house employees helped to fix any emerged bugs by conducting various tests of the existing software product.

The resulting solution is comprised of two smoothly working platforms:

Fine web system.
The Fine web application helps Anuel Energy to automate and centralize their control over the involved parties and supporting activities, as well as remotely manage inventory and forecast supplies. The system also creates additional value with a new involved party, which allows platform users to benefit from postponed or installment repayments. Moreover, it provides associated functionality for stock management and control.

Fine mobile application.
The Fine mobile application allows to easily onboard new operators and is considered to provide more agility to the field operation processes. The implemented functionality covers major flows, which were already settled within the company. At the same time, the app handles additional ready-to-use and easy-to-customize options, designed for any other participants with different business flows or domains.

Our team

To exceed the client’s expectations, we assembled a proactive team of on-site seasoned professionals with years of software development experience. Our specialists examined the ins and outs of the current business issue to let people stay on top of their mental health.

They demonstrated their ability to meet tight deadlines while responding to the ever-changing business requirements without sacrificing the product quality. The team was comprised of:

  • Frontend developer

  • Backend developer

  • UI/UX designer

  • Project manager

“The platform has received positive feedback. For such an extensive, complicated project, Brocoders has taken scope changes in stride and has effectively implemented change requests. They're organized and communicative, even corresponding during after-hours. They're a flexible and patient partner."

Emmanuel Bukenya
CEO, Fine - Renewable Energy Startup

Business value

The whole backlog was kicked off within the six months of continuous development. Brocoders provided a certain level of agility within the management and development processes. That said, all the changes to the initial roadmap and planning were iteratively included in the final scope of work, including the proper corrections to the delivery plan and final budget.

The Fine solution achieved agility within the whole business process and made it more responsive to the external requirements of different businesses. Therefore, 2x more flows were fully covered and allowed for a certain level of customization within the system. Moreover, 80% of field operations were covered by the mobile application and didn’t require onsite manipulation any longer.

Our client adjusted their internal business flows to be more efficient and transparent. An additional value of digital transformation is the provided level of customization, which is currently considered as an option to extend the Fine app presence to other business domains, locations and target audiences.

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