bison.box

bison.box. Full-scale ecosystem and data warehouse for property managers.
Identify risks and opportunities for making better investment decisions.

Client Background

Control.IT is the largest German provider of software that has been developing IT solutions for real estate and portfolio management since 1995. The company provides/maintains a database that helps property managers to identify risks and opportunities and make the right investment decisions. Control.IT products together manage more than 250 billion euros in the Real Estate field. Find more information on Control.IT.

Challenge

Control.IT pioneered with bison.box in 1995 and, with zero competition, introduced it to the market solidly. Still, it remains the company’s leading product.
Control.IT turned to us upon recommendation with a request for transforming its successful application into a SaaS solution. The main task was to re-architecture the infrastructure for more flexibility, shift it to the Cloud, and modernize UI/UX while keeping database structure changes to a minimum.

Solution

We’ve built complete infrastructure from scratch moving the database to the Azure cloud, which was chosen for its security and reliability. Some core application parts were set as NuGet packages.
Existing desktop features were modified and updated while front-end and API were created from scratch. Now the product has an intuitive and consistent interface and performs faster due to the cloud storage.

MAIN FEATURES MODIFIED:

  • Excel support
  • Fuel and Proda integrations
  • Reporting
  • Sharable smart lists.

Results

We’ve been developing the new SaaS since October 2018, and we are proud that nobody has quit in those 2 years.

SINCE THE BEGINNING WE:

  • Accessed SAAS market instead of RDP
  • Improved existing user experience with the latest practices
  • Implemented the cutting-edge technology stack
  • Increased the team from 0 to 30 in 1 year without loss
  • Passed certification and penetration test

The product is now released in alpha version, while its complete version is planned for October 2020. When the web application is released, Control.IT will redirect all customers to use the new version.

TECH STACK:

  • FRONT-END:
    Angular
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  • CLOUD:
    Azure Infrastructure
  • BACK-END:
    .Net Core
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  • QA AUTOMATION:
    Selenium with Java
  • DB:
    MS SQL

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