Pimalion® – marketing resource management software
Pimalion® is a Belgian company that provides easy solutions for B2B and B2C marketing – online and offline. Retailers love it because they can get their hands on a high-performance engine they can use on a daily basis to create publications suitable for all channels and all media. There are five pillars that Pimalion’s business model relies on: optimization of the timeframe, boosting marketeers’ efforts, promotion, multichannel approach, management of the information flow. Bild Studio is working on this one in cooperation with our partners – Net2.
- Back-End: .Net Core 3, MongoDB, Lucene, Elastic Search
- AI: Google Vision, Microsoft Computer Vision, IBM Watson, Google Translation
- Front-End: Angular, Html5
- Infrastructure: 100% Cloud: Azure, MongoDB Atlas and managed services (LogEntries, Sendgrid…)
- DevOPS: Azure DevOPS, PowerShell
- Project Management: Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Trello, Slack
10 000documents automatically generated in less than 2 hours
>200publications per month
Safe Bikely – Lockers with a pinch of IoT
Do you know that 3.5M bikes get stolen in Europe every year? That makes it – six per minute. Yes, you can buy some kind of lock, but that won’t stop thieves in their malicious intent. Well, until now. We present to you a new breed in the bicycle storage world – Safebikely. In short – there is a big box on the sidewalk, in the park, or in front of your office and actually what it is – is your own bike parking space. And all you need to do is get the Safebikely app and rid yourselves of the worry. Plus, if you are in the rush, you can store some other goods, too. There is plenty of space.
Our partners from Norway had the app in hand, but it needed modifications and upgrades. The problems were related to pretty generic backend solutions. That meant a whole lot of pain for the client, because the performance of the app was poor and that further meant – bad user experience. Speaking of UX/UI – the client’s initial requirement was an immediate upgrade and coming up with new ideas. Also, one of the first tasks for our tech department was the creation of a new admin panel.
Bild Studio solutions
New admin panel is in the phase of development and it is going to be based on improved architecture. Bild Studio added a dashboard for easier business flow tracking. Our design team made a new logo for Safebikely and our third team is working on a new website. The mobile app is refreshed with new colors and there are new simplified registration flow and language picker. Since we’re talking about a sort of IoT solution, of course, we are on the cloud.
To be continued…
We are in the negotiation process with the client at the moment. We are thinking of how to proceed. Do we create a completely new mobile app or should we drastically redesign the existing one… Also, we are talking about the creation of a new device management platform.
- Back-End Developer: .Net Core
- Front-End Developer: React.js
- DevOps: Azure DevOps, Azure Cloud
- Project Management: Atlassian Confluence, Slack, Hangouts
It’s been long and fruitful 11 years. New day brings a sense of pride, because we’ve become premium partners to Europe’s most advanced and most dynamic startups and enterprises.
Bild Studio is constantly generating new ideas and custom software solutions for the disruptive world we are living in at the moment.
Everything we do is based on our design-driven ideology, while we try to embed the best customer-centric experiences into every pixel and line of code.
Check out a brief overview of our work done during the chaotic 2020.
Give us a line if you like what you see and if you consider developing some awesome project. We’d like to hear about it.
Enter the world of Zen.
“The migration to a new development partner with a platform that is having hundred thousands of visitors on a monthly basis is a big step. Ever since the first contact and all along with the migration Bild Studio has been an extended part of our team and family. With very clear lines of communication and flawless documentation, they have made light years of improvements to our product and the experience for our customers. We highly recommend Bild Studio.” (Bas Paul – Founder of Ekhart Yoga)
Ekhart Yoga is a badass online platform based in the Netherlands, with subscribers in 122 countries all over the world. With monthly traffic of 100K visitors, 40TB of video streaming and 80GB of content it is one of the biggest in the business. The biggest in Europe. It all started back in 2012, when Esther Ekhart’s dream became reality.
Today, 50 teachers offer 4.5K online yoga classes and much more…
In2018. the platform was a bit out of shape and it needed structural upgrades. Monolith application used meant – no microservices. Application tools were outdated too and everything was based on the old PHP version. That brought a lot of security issues. Bild Studio had to insure a balance between platform stability and building new features. At that point, Ekhart Yoga was unable to offer flawless experience to its emerging markets across the globe.
We set the team of 10 of our brightest and synced them with the goal of delivering contemporary, high-end, high quality, up to the standard – product. Our first aim was to keep the existing platform alive and stop it from crashing every once in a while. We started with the track record a.k.a – documenting the work which also serves as a foundation for the future steps. With it, the payment system was on the brink of collapse, too, so we had to implement a new one. By stabilizing the platform, we got to the point of making a new environment in Docker. From that point forward ideas kept coming. We made a decision to move to the cloud. Azure gave us the opportunity to have an open infrastructure. And then it was time to start polishing. Our UX team got its hands on changing the looks of homepage, on-boarding, new notifications flow, comments and FAQ redesign…
To be continued..
Even though EY came to us with a handful of requests, we became a sort of business family. We consult daily. The most important decision we made together was to move forward with a complete rewrite of the platform. At the moment we have a vision divided into three objectives: new scalable and stable environment, faster and more modern website and reliable and usable data. Basically, it means we are making the whole process easier – for the user and for the stakeholders, also. Prettier, too.
Now all yogis can focus on cleansing their minds and bodies, with no distractions.
To see what we’ve actually achieved check out the website, and of course the results below.
00:07:40avg. session duration
This story (kinda) began back in 2005. when big players began flocking into Montenegro. One of them, and we could say – one of the prestigious ones, was Deutsche Telekom.
To put it short – this telecommunications giant is present in Montenegro by the name of Crnogorski Telekom. With over half a million customers and ever changing business landscape, Crnogorski Telekom was in need of a brand new, custom built, corporate website. So we offered our know-how and team of 20+ people. In terms of work scope – let’s just say that the company has 50% share in internet coverage and 33% in mobile network nationwide. Oh.. And 500+ employees, too.
With such an amount of online traffic and a shift towards e-sales, Crnogorski Telekom tasked us with a specific request of building a platform, which should be intuitive, more dynamic and responsive.
One of the main challenges was automation of business processes related to: e-commerce, marketing, storage and payment.
Plus, the old platform was loosely integrated with the backend ordering system. We had to make an integration with Crnogorski Telekom’s AMDOCS back office system and a few others. All along the way we were obliged to follow Deutsche Telekom’s global guidelines.
First things first – Bild Studio completely changed the structure of the old website. We came up with unique design features and modules. Then, we turned to the development of completely new UX and dynamic e-commerce functionalities. E-Commerce platform has been developed with a fully functional product catalogue. Client’s essential request was – responsiveness, so we gave our best to match the desktop and mobile version.
To be continued…
Since it is a full custom built website, Bild Studio is in charge of maintenance and developing new functionalities.
- Back-End Developer: .NET Core, Entity Framework Core, MySQL
- Front-End Developer: Vue.js, Vuex, Nuxt.js, Kendo UI, Node.js (npm), Webpack
- Project Management: Atlassian Jira, TFS, Skype, Discord, G suite
Check it out: Crnogorski Telekom
Nilex – Nordic ITSM powerhouse
Following the breakthrough of technical advances in the 1990s, the market has paved the way for the development of effective ITSM solutions that could accelerate, improve and maintain continuity of a wide range of businesses. In this light we’ll present our long-term Swedish partner Nilex, who’s devoted to developing tools which help companies manage their own resources since 1993.
From 2015, Bild was able to participate in the full-cycle development and design of technologically sustainable solutions that Nilex provided to its customers. Considering the long-lasting nature of the project, at first it was challenging to take over the development of such a product that had a poor code quality and various performance issues. The aim of the client was to upgrade the system in terms of technology, and make it available on Cloud. Moreover their strategic approach to development required general specialisation in products that could create a slightly different sales model, turned at gaining new customers on primarily Swedish, Norwegian and Danish markets.
Since the growing tide of operational issues hampers the executives’ ability to focus on innovation, the ITSM solutions have to be systematically designed, scalable and open to further enhancement. In the last few years, Bild was involved in the end-to-end process of designing and developing functionalities that arise from customers’ needs. During the continuous development, engineers were careful in adopting practices that are adaptable to clients specific business models, making the product comprehensible and easy to use. On the other hand, the project has launched many functionalities that supported Nilex in reinventing their business strategy.
As a result, the product was significantly improved in terms of code quality and the overall structure of business architecture. Fully documented data models were produced to facilitate the collation and structuring of data. Over the time Nilex has launched several packages and versions that were able to streamline and structure service management for different types of enterprises.
The development of Agent and Self-Service portals centralized the communication command that recorded significant reduction in customers’ email contacts. Furthermore the majority of IT requests were pushed through the service catalogue, which made the customers able to track their inventories and manage other significant data archives. The tools for social media management, on the other hand, maximized the user experience in collecting data, thus enabling a better cross-channel communication in general.
The product was recently upheld with the powerful and complex billing system that allows customers to manage their finances and yet to provide meaningful outputs to their end-users. This is how the company can take care of the system as a whole, with finances being a very important managerial asset.
These solutions also gained prominence due to compliance with international ITIL practices and provisions related to data protection and privacy in the form of the EU’s GDPR.
Finally, minding the brand empowerment strategy, Bild came up with an exquisite website design that used an intuitive UX to reach the targeted niche on new markets and thus gain the brand new pool of customers.
Technologies and tools
- DevOPS: Private Cloud ( Mini data center)
- Front-End: AngularJs, Kendo-ui, JQuery
- Back-End: .Net, .Net Core, MSSQL, NHibernate, Visual Studio, Log4Net, IdentityServer, WCF, Windows Services, Entity Framework, MIcrosoft Bot Framework
- Mobile Developer: Cordova
- Manual and automation: web and mobile software testing
- UX&UI: JustinMind
- Project Management: TFS, Skype, Discord, G suite
60:40public vs private sector users
100+customers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Germany
50 000+end users
>40%Swedish municipalities use Nilex
>30%Danish municipalities use Nilex
These are several software packages with new features, implemented in 10.7.4 version, all presented in a new video that we made for our client and partner, Swedish company Nilex AB.
Nilex Service Management Platform (NSP) was developed to improve the company business, regardless of its industry and size, by increasing organizational efficiency, improving internal communication and creating a better experience for end-users.