Lanner's in-house Predictive Simulation Modelling software delivers peace-of-mind to blue-chip clients around the world. The team were acutely aware that modern technology could disrupt their delivery model and there was a pressing need to embrace the potential offered by web technology.
They also understood the need for additional resources to help develop the next generation of their platform with a strong focus on web-based technologies. Lanner commissioned bluebox to partner and deliver insight in creating an engaging online application for their customers.
Software is generally considered to be led more by function than creative design, however a key goal for Lanner was to engage users and promote migration to the new platform.
The project was broadly approached in three stages. Initially a high-level specification was drawn-up favouring user-based requirement over technical detail to not limit the creativity of the project. Next we explored navigation, user interaction and routes through the software with wire-framing schematics and Photoshop creative.
The final stage, the core development, was perhaps surprisingly the shortest of the three phases. The fast build was achievable due to clear planning together with the early technical proof-of-concept leaving minimal obstacles. We worked closely with Lanner on the project implementing fortnightly reviews of progress.
The project has subsequently proven to be successful and the feedback from clients positive. From the outset the first delivery of the software was intended to achieve a "Minimum Viable Product" (MVP). In the subsequent months it has been iteratively evolved with enhancements based on user-feedback.
Now that the framework has been completed the application is being expanded to cater for new functionality as it gains greater significance within Lanner's overall company strategy.
The application is being deployed on the Microsoft Azure platform within a true cloud environment - this allows the system to scale horizontally and vertically for both high reliability and power on demand.