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.
The software calculates forecast values, supports investment and divestment decisions, enables value-oriented portfolio management, and delivers controlling and management reports at the click of a button.
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.
The client 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.
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
- Sharable smart lists
The updated platform was not only successfully launched but also transitioned to a subscription model. The model change has attracted many subscribers, cementing the product’s position in the market and solidifying its continued success. The platform has unlocked new opportunities for monetization, creating a reliable and recurring revenue stream. This shift has provided the company with a more stable financial foundation, allowing for better planning and resource allocation.
Furthermore, the increased number of subscribers demonstrates the platform’s growing popularity and the value it offers to its users. The positive response from the market reinforces the effectiveness of the platform’s updates and improvements, showcasing the company’s ability to adapt to changing customer needs and preferences.
Since the Beginning We:
- Accessed SaaS market instead of RDP
- Improved existing user experience with the latest practices
- Implemented the cutting-edge technology stack
- Passed certification and penetration test