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Upgrading a suite of web apps for fiber-optic communication management

GOconnectIT decided to increase its presence in the cables and pipelines industry by purchasing a fiber-optic management startup. They soon realized that the app they bought would need some serious improvements.

About GOconnectIT

GOconnectIT is an international corporation based in the Netherlands that is active in the cables and pipelines industry. The company has 20 years of experience, which allows it to offer smart software solutions, project management, and legal advice. 

GOconnectIT works with both excavators and network operators to ensure high efficiency of operation. In addition, the company supports various efforts to innovate and expand the infrastructural foundation of the cables and pipelines industry.

Country

The Netherlands

Industry

Technology & Innovation, Utility

Timeline

7.2020 – Ongoing

GOconnectIT is an international corporation based in the Netherlands that is active in the cables and pipelines industry. The company has 20 years of experience, which allows it to offer smart software solutions, project management, and legal advice. 

GOconnectIT works with both excavators and network operators to ensure high efficiency of operation. In addition, the company supports various efforts to innovate and expand the infrastructural foundation of the cables and pipelines industry.

25,000+

the number of users of software we made for GOconnectIT

17+

years of history

No. 1

in the field of cables and pipelines

Business context

GOconnectIT purchased a startup for fiber-optic communication management in a constant effort to innovate and diversify its portfolio of software for the pipeline industry

Soon after, it turned out that the application caused trouble in terms of performance and scalability. The company reached out to The Software House to improve the functionality of the existing app as well as expand it with new features.

The main goals of the project were:

 

  • to improve the speed of the application,
  • to introduce a read model in ES, 
  • to fix long running queries in the database and refactor parts of the app,
  • to introduce some new integrations, including with bouwportal,
  • to fix various bugs.

Partnership goal To revamp an existing app for fiber-optic communication management, help develop new features, and take care of the application’s infrastructure.

Before

GOconnectIT acquired a promising and innovative app but needed an expert technological partner for the product to reach its full business potential.

After

With a quick, major revamp of the existing system, the app is faster, more stable, and ready for further extensions.

The Software House hand picked professionals who worked with GOconnectIT's team under a hybrid model

We worked on:

Team formation

In order to revamp the existing app and work on new features at the same time, The Software House needed to deploy quite a large team.

The team included 12 PHP developers, 3 QA engineers, 2 DevOps specialists, a Windows admin, and a project manager.

"TSH has been able to help us in times of trouble.

They scaled up a team quickly, refactored the application while keeping the store open, and they did it all with strong project management and within budget."

Bart van Muijen

CTO, GOconnectIT

Our partnership

The intensity of development and size of the team changed in the course of the project. The priorities changed as well.

Technology choice

PHP with Symfony (backend)

The development

The refactoring of the application was a major priority early in the project. It was one of the reasons the team had to be scaled up to almost 20 specialists at the beginning. We’ll complete the process sometime in the near future. Simultaneously, the team has been working on other areas of the project – the development of new features and DevOps.

The future

Even with the refactoring completed, the cooperation will continue. There are still many new features to develop to make this app everything GOconnectIT wants it to be. We are excited to oversee further development and improvements!

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