Sales and Invoicing System (SIS)
Andiamo International Limited
Custom solution for UK based client, providing a Sales Ordering and Invoicing System for a major shoe manufacturer and supplier to some of the biggest UK high street stores.
Project Management, System Design, Project Planning, Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, Disaster Recovery Planning, and Systems Support
The SIS system has improved the way we work, we have a fully documented system (something we never had before), and in DSM and Bashworkz we have a reliable, skilled, and adaptable support, maintenance, and development solution that will take Andiamo forward for the next 10 years and beyond. –
Dawn Di Mambro (Owner of Andiamo Shoes / Walk London)
Andiamo International is one of the larger suppliers for many of the leading UK High Street stores. With a range of their own brand products, they have had to maintain high quality of their products, as well as competitive pricing in order to maintain their position and relationships with stores including Debenhams, River Island, and many others.
They had been facing difficulties and various performance issues and bugs with their legacy Access based system for a number of years, which had got to a stage that was restricting their ability to provide the best service they could to maintain efficiency.
Andiamo Core Requirements
1) New system (including conversion of their legacy system) using modern infrastructure and coding techniques
2) Resolution to historical issues they faced on their legacy system
3) Reporting tools to provide better auditing and ability for them to manage their own system
4) Secure Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, protecting Andiamo data, and enabling fast recovery in the event of system failure
5) System Administration and Support
6) System Documentation for training and operational purposes
Key elements of the Andiamo Sales and Invoicing System include –
– Dual Server infrastructure
– Bi-Directional Data Replication
– Development, Test, and Production environments, with full Change Control Management
– Infrastructure : CentOS 6.8, Apache 2.2.15, PHP 7.0.16, MySQL 5.6.35, Laravel 5.3.26
– Multi Company and Multi Element Invoice Generation solution
– PDF, XLS, CSV format Invoice production including built-in mailing functionality
– Built-in Auditing and Reporting
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Testimonial from Dawn Di Mambro (Owner of Andiamo Shoes LTD / Walk London)
As Owner of Andiamo Shoes / Walk London Shoes it is crucial that our in-house sales and invoice processing system gives us the ability to process orders in a quick and robust way, whilst allowing our team to produce accurate invoices so that we get paid!
We had been struggling with a very old system which had many bugs, frustrating performance problems, along with a lot of manual work, (including writing reports in Excel) in order to keep the company business processes functioning properly. It was so time consuming maintaining a crumbling system, instead of optimising our time in selling our products.
We approached Dynamic Social Media and Bashworkz to create us a brand new, bespoke system using modern software and infrastructure, to fix the issues and time consuming tasks we had, to give us peace of mind that our system and data was secure, and to support and develop the system as we face new challenges and opportunities in the future.
Not being particularly technical it was not going to be easy to write a spec for our requirements, but DSM and Bashworkz were extremely thorough and patient in working with us to understand business processes and even identified ways of optimising our processes, due to their knowledge of newer technologies. They were able to fully complete a Stage 1 system within 3 months. Over the following few weeks the finer clarification details and requirements had been implemented, and we were live. The ease of use of our new system is incredible and even for me, not being the most tech savvy I have been able to navigate it very easily and we now have built in customisable reporting!
Since then we have had various requirements and changes which have been coded and implemented very efficiently (normally within a few days), we have fully tested the system backup solution (as the Sales and Invoice System – SIS has been implemented in a dual server mirrored configuration for us), and we have started to add further improvements to the system to better suit the way we work.
Overall the SIS system has improved the way we work, we have a fully documented system (something we never had before), and in DSM and Bashworkz we have a reliable, skilled, and adaptable support, maintenance, and development solution that will take Andiamo forward for the next 10 years and beyond.