We were approached by Fox’s Biscuits to develop a New Product Development System that would be entirely web based. The new system would be designed to manage a new product through the development process; increasing ownership of the process.
Initial project targets outlined a need for improved project visibility across a variety of projects
An ability for multiple users to access it simultaneously from the different sites that Fox’s operate.
The system would also need to increase the level of MI available
The system was developed from scratch in ASP.NET. The benefit of this is that we were able to start with a blank canvas, delivering exactly what they needed - rather than trying to adapt existing functionality or fit Fox's into a position they didn't want. All aspects of the project were delivered by pixelbuilders. From project scoping and technical architecture to design, and development to user training- all the elements of the project were delivered by our in-house team.
Management information is a valuable commodity for an organisation like Fox's Biscuits. That's why throughout the process we were looking at how data could be captured, interpreted and reported on - this includes the ability for users to create reports based on their own chosen metrics.
The system is designed to manage a new product through the development process. It gives Fox's more control and visibility across a variety of projects and enables multiple users to access it simultaneously from the different sites from which they operate. The informative UI allows users to instantly understand key infromation and get overviews of key data.
We built a bespoke .NET solution for them to help improve their product development and packaging processes. The solution includes two separate websites which include single sign on across multiple domains and has the two sites interacting with each other at key stages of product development.
It also requests input from external Foxs suppliers at various stages. The solution also includes external bespoke Windows tasks that run at a set/date and time to inform users on the platform if they have any outstanding tasks.
Since launching these two bespoke web systems for Fox's Biscuits, they have benefitted from enhanced product visibility and easier product management. It has also improved user management and the ability for multiple users to access the site and not to mention significantly increasing business efficiencies and levels of MI available.